Saturday, September 3, 2016
WCBS-FM is doing an All 80s Weekend
My radio listening habits have certainly changed over the years especially after internet radio came into being. I used to listen to WCBS-FM for hours every day, but now I only listen for a few hours on weekends. I just don't like the "Morning Zoo" type of morning drive radio that is heard on the "Big Show" with Scott Shannon. When I was a lot younger they used to play hits from the 1950s to 1970s, but now they are trying to attract listeners aged 25 - 54 who are attractive to advertisers. Thus most of the music heard is from the 70s and 80s and even a bit of the 90s. The station is not interested in old people like me.
This weekend they are doing an all 80s weekend. I listened for an hour or so on Sue O'Neil's show and was pleasantly surprised to hear hits that are not in their usual rotation. I heard Handle With Care by The Travelling Wilburys, my favorite supergroup. You just can't argue with success as the stations is consistantly #1 or #2 in the ratings.