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.

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