Thursday, December 15, 2005

Country Music Radio In The News

Several newspaper media columnists are watching country radio these days...

That's an incomplete list of the local stations that over the years have tried to make it in the country market, challenging KMPS-FM (94.1). None of those is playing country these days. KMPS, on the other hand, has a 30-year-plus heritage as a country station (first on AM, then moving to FM). But the station's position as the top-rated country format in the market appears to be too inviting to pass up (read more - Bill Virgin-Seattle PI)

The country music world has never been a real friendly place for liberal types.
God and the U.S. of A. are at the top of the priority lists of most country singers, even above trucks, guns and dogs. U.S. 95.7 FM, one of San Diego's two country stations, even proclaims its patriotism in its own name. So gung-ho patriotic songs should have been all the rage as the Iraq war passed its 1,000th day Tuesday, right? Well, not exactly (read more - Randy Dotinga-NC Times)

Jammin' Gone, Willie Rises In Denver
Some are wondering if it's a stunt, to presage a Free Radio launch in January... (me, among 'em..)

I would not have known if it hadn't been for Radio Daily News.

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