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Comments on: A random musical musing https://blog.zone38.net/2004/05/05/569/ Random ramblings from a relatively rational recluse. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:03:23 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.18 By: brianl703 https://blog.zone38.net/2004/05/05/569/comment-page-1/#comment-261 Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 //?p=#comment-261 I noticed that top-40 went pretty much to hell by the early 90s, due to a change Billboard made in the way they ranked sounds: Soundscan.

Soundscan listens to radio stations and each time they play a song, it increases that song’s ranking.

If you think this would result in a positive feedback loop, you’re exactly right.

The songs that got ranked higher got more airplay so they got ranked higher so they got more airplay so we got crap like Mariah Carey songs staying on the charts for 6 months, 2 of them at #1!!!

I have Sirius in my car. I am happy.

By: Paul https://blog.zone38.net/2004/05/05/569/comment-page-1/#comment-262 Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 //?p=#comment-262 I have an MP3-CD player in my car. I am happy.

I have a question, but let me set it up first. A little more than three years ago — say winter 2000-01 — there was an awesome modern rock station at 92.3 on the FM dial. It rocked. All the kids loved it. I left for spring break rocking out to it, and I returned from spring break to find the classic rock station that recently went under. Now, that classic rock station wasn’t bad, but we already had Q106, so I was pissed.

Anyone know who owned that modern rock station, why it left, and how we can get one back?

By: codeman38 https://blog.zone38.net/2004/05/05/569/comment-page-1/#comment-263 Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 //?p=#comment-263 (in response to Paul…)

And now it’s an urban station!

It was owned by US Broadcasting, which was the same company who owned B95.1, Z93.7, WAYS, and WDEN. It, and all of its US Broadcasting sister stations, are now owned by national conglomerate Cumulus, though they’re still largely under local control.

As for why it went off the air? No clue… pity, though, because I liked that station as well, and was really miffed when it changed formats.