Should WKHR focus more on late 40s to early 60's music?

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    #187558

    Listening to WKHR tonight and they are play a lot of the pre-rock and roll 50’s music mixed with some 40’s and even early 60’s. With WMJI basically 70s and 80s now, WKHR is basically the only station in Cleveland to play pre-1970 music. I know WKHR also plays 1920s and 1930s music. Very few people are alive who grew up with that music. I guess my question is should WKHR change focus to 1940 through 1970 music? Throwing in just some pre-1940 music. I think that would have wider appeal. The person born in 1915 would turn 100 this year. Or should WKHR stay as is? Just think there is a lack or radio outlets for good 50s and 60s music

    I know that this is an old post, but WDLW “Kool Kat Oldies” (1380 AM – 98.9 FM and streaming at wdlwradio.com) concentrates on rock and roll from the late 50s to the early 70s.

    Unfortunately, WDLW is just a rim shot. As is Ted Alexander’s station in Madison. And I’m not going to be streaming in the car or anywhere else for that matter. It would be nice to see a 50s/60s station that serves Cleveland.


    Participant
    #187646

    ” And I’m not going to be streaming in the car or anywhere else for that matter.”

    And why not?  Makes no sense.  The music you want is right there.  WDLW Kool Kat stream is high quality and sounds better than FM.


    Participant
    #187651

    For a city that is supposed to be the rock and roll capital of the world, there should be a Cleveland radio station playing oldies from the 50s & 60s.


    Participant
    #187652

    QUOTE:  “For a city that is supposed to be the rock and roll capital of the world, there should be a Cleveland radio station playing oldies from the 50s & 60s”.

    I would like that too, but if the advertisers aren’t there, how would it sustain itself and be able to pay knowledgeable staff to be on-air?  If it would go the non-commercial route of relying on donations and the selling of Underwriting, would the audience open up their wallets enough and would there be large enough business support to make it a successful operation?  OR, is it legal for a station to be a commercial operation, that sells ad time AND also asks for listener donations?  That might work.


    Participant
    #187655

    QUOTE: “For a city that is supposed to be the rock and roll capital of the world, there should be a Cleveland radio station playing oldies from the 50s & 60s”. I would like that too, but if the advertisers aren’t there, how would it sustain itself and be able to pay knowledgeable staff to be on-air? If it would go the non-commercial route of relying on donations and the selling of Underwriting, would the audience open up their wallets enough and would there be large enough business support to make it a successful operation? OR, is it legal for a station to be a commercial operation, that sells ad time AND also asks for listener donations? That might work.

    QuoteWAVO Charlotte did it for several years. Then they decided they weren’t getting enough donations and went back to Christian radio, simulcasting a co-owned station with a limited signal.
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