June 18, 2014 at 10:08 am #113162
In this election, people outside the money demos don’t get a vote.June 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm #113198
Another really good streaming source for oldies…….Top Shelf Oldies, with live shows in the evening and automated music all day with approx 1/4 to 1/3 hits and the rest uncommon oldies…..thru the Tuned In app or at http://topshelfoldies.org/June 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm #114536
Elsewhere on this site I read the text of Scott Shannon’s message on Facebook. He says he works for WCBS-FM, which plays “the greatest classic hits”. Really? I read on another site that WCBS-FM plays mostly 80s music. Which means it can’t be the greatest classic hits. It could, however, be the greatest mostly 80s hits.June 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm #114546
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MattParker wrote:</div>
Because the target is moving. The target is the money demos, people ages 25 to 49. The station plays songs that were popular when people in the money demos were roughly 12 to 24 (middle school, high school, college, single and dating). The 50s and 60s have fallen off the end of the treadmill. That’s music for the money demo’s parents.
It’s no longer Oldies (music Baby Boomers grew up with). It’s now Classic Hits (music gen X’ers grew up with). Oldies is disappearing. Just as music for Baby Boomers’ parents (standards, nostalgia, music of your life) disappeared.
While absolutely true , what you said just made a bunch of us feel old, thanks :-))
Seriously though WGNY-FM Oldies 98.9 Newburgh, NY mixes in some late 50′s into their 60′s and 70′s mix.
I don’t really listened to “Fox Oldies” anymore, they played too much 50’s mixing with 60’s and 70’s and no 80’s music. One example was “Morse Code of Love” by the Capris, that was a doo-wop classic from 1982, and one song that “Fox Oldies” played is “In the Still of the Nite” by the Five Satins, and that was a quintessential New York song, a #1 song in the original “WCBS-FM’s New York Top 500” that goes back a long time. If you look at today’s “CBS-FM New York Top 500”, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles is now the quintessential New York song as #1. “Hey Jude” was a #1 song and it became the longest Beatles single to hit #1 and it clocked in at over 7 minutes.
To get back to “Fox Oldies”, they played song like “Stand By Me” by Ben E King, but that was from 1962, and it became a hit again in 1986 but thanks to the movie with River Phoenix, and then they played “Do You Love Me” by the Contours, and that was also from around 1962 or 1963, and it also became a hit again in 1988, thanks to the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack. The “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack was a great album when it came out in 1987, they had some songs that “Fox Oldies” plays are also included on the soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing”. And then, there was one song that “Fox Oldies” plays is “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers. That song was from 1965, and then again in 1990, but thanks to the movie “Ghost”.
This is why I don’t listen to “Fox Oldies” anymore. The DJ’s are horrible, but I wish WEOK and WALL should move Van Ritshie, Buffalo Bob Corsino and Joe Manglass to AM, but thanks to these two stations for dropping the True Oldies Channel this morning, but I listened to it, everything is jockless, and Scott Shannon is not there anymore, so he is now doing mornings on WCBS-FM, so thanks to him, he does a great job. He is now continue to run TOC via web stream, but not on the radio anymore. Like I said, WEOK and WALL needs local DJ’s from “Fox Oldies” to join in.
Enough said, “Fox Oldies” is a station that I can’t stand it anymore. If you a better oldies station, you should listened to WROW’s “Magic 590” up in Albany. They did a great job of playing the music that “Fox Oldies” doesn’t really care about it. In addition, Jay & Ben did a great morning show, and so does Bob Greene and many other jocks that are great station. Good job on the oldies bandwagon. They also had the jingles that “Magic 590” uses is from JAM’s “Do it Again” and “Home of the Hits” jingle packages, they sounded a lot similar to the CBS-FM jingles, great job for the station.
I listened to “Magic 590” yesterday when I was going to Brooklyn and hear it on my TuneIn. It sounded way better than “Fox Oldies”, and I hope “Magic 590” will do better. Keep it up.July 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm #115822
Long Island’s WLNG Oldies is a another great Oldies station. WLNG offers 24/7 live local DJ’s.
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http://www.globaltuners.com/receiver/share.phpAugust 7, 2014 at 10:46 am #118073
WLNG is amazing, and a radio treasure. On other threads, we’ve proven they still are playing the 60’s, and the ratings are strong.
As long as the great Scott Shannon is using the world oldies, as in the True Oldies Channel, I’ll continue to use the word as well.August 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm #118111
WLNG is the WORST possible excuse for a radio station. It was the manager’s personal plaything for over 40 years. Now he’s dead, the owner is making plans for when he passes on — and when that happens the new owners will throw it all away.August 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm #118124
I never could fathom this professional loathing for WLNG. This sour-grapes crap has gone on for a few decades now, and is completely without justification along business lines.
Remember those? The bottom line?
Without reference, that is, unless their existence torments people who are more corporately oriented, making WLNG’s success uncomfortably antithetic to certain lemminglike philosophies.
In the short-lived years of the Riverhead-Hamptons book, WLNG was at the top each time, with 8’s, 9’s and 10’s.
The only back-room wagering would go something like, ‘Okay: which station is going to finish a distant second to WLNG this time ?’
12+ or 25+ or 55+, the word was that WLNG did not buy the book. Their local saturation and reputation was *that* good, that well-earned.
For them to’ve excelled in the face of all the standard-issue rules obviously has made some people uncomfortable enough to’ve posted with their veins throb in helpless wrath all these years.August 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm #118125
Something just occurred to me. In 30 years, today’s 40 year olds will be 70. Will they continue to follow current trends or revert to the music of their youth at some point?August 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm #118126
Here’s a simple fact about how time works. It marches on.
“Oldies” are like teenagers. They are songs that are a certain number of years old. With each passing year, every song gets another year older. Eventually, just as a teenager eventually turns 20, and is no longer a teenager, every song get to be “older than the oldies”.
Lots of really great songs, many of which are timeless, don’t get played any more. That sucks. But that’s life.August 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm #118128
Avid ListenerMemberAugust 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm #118140
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>semoochie wrote:</div>
Something just occurred to me. In 30 years, today’s 40 year olds will be 70. Will they continue to follow current trends or revert to the music of their youth at some point?
Here’s a definitive statement on (or by) a 70 year old rocker.
I based my point on the fact that 40 year old women now actually like current music. They didn’t used to. This is a recent phenomenon.August 8, 2014 at 9:08 am #118180
I turned on CBS FM last night, I forget what song it was, but the song I heard was from the 90s!!!August 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm #118199
I turned on CBS FM last night, I forget what song it was, but the song I heard was from the 90s!!!
I didn’t listen to CBS-FM, but they throw in a few songs from the 90’s, but here the songs that CBS-FM is going to play as of now:
“U Can’t Touch This” (MC Hammer)
“Ice Ice Baby” (Vanilla Ice)
“Beauty and the Beast” (Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson)
“Losing My Religion” (REM)
“I’ve Been Thinkin’ About You” (Londonbeat)
“The Postman Song” (Stevie B)
“Everybody Everybody” (Black Box)
“Where Does My Heartbeat Now” (Celine Dion)
“The Sign” (Ace Of Base)
“Another Night” (Real McCoy)
“A Whole New World” (Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson)
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John)
“Strike It Up” (Black Box)
And don’t forget, the classic dance song of the 90’s
“Gonna Make You Sweat” (C+C Music Factory)August 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm #118211
And don’t forget, the classic dance song of the 90′s
“Gonna Make You Sweat” (C+C Music Factory)
…featuring Martha Wash of the Weather Girls.
The one early ’90s song CBS-FM should definitely play is Lenny Kravitz’s “It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over”, since it sounds EXACTLY like a 1970s R&B song! For a long time, I actually thought it was a ’70s song, until I found out it’s from 1991.
Also, “The Motown Song” by Rod Stewart featuring The Temptations, also from 1991… but ironically so, since CBS-FM probably won’t be playing any Motown anymore…
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