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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
Goodbye, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys.

Best way to give your listening audience a coronary:

At 5 p.m. Friday, just as Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" faded out, WCBS listeners heard a voice announce: "Why don't we play what we want? There's a whole world of songs out there."

The first song played on the new 'CBS-FM: "Fight for Your Right" by the Beastie Boys.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16

Interesting. The oldies station here in Nashville did the exact same thing & are now called "Jack" as well.

It's pretty refreshing to hear "Stayin' Alive" right before "Highway to Hell" :)



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
    Originally posted by The Goon
    Goodbye, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys.

    Best way to give your listening audience a coronary:

    At 5 p.m. Friday, just as Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" faded out, WCBS listeners heard a voice announce: "Why don't we play what we want? There's a whole world of songs out there."

    The first song played on the new 'CBS-FM: "Fight for Your Right" by the Beastie Boys.








After they started the Beastie Boy song, did someone yell Booga on the air?
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We have a "Jack" here in the Twin Cities. It took over for our old "80s Pop" station. Actually it saved a lot of bickering at work as it's the only station that's pretty much guarenteed to play something that everybody likes. As an old "radio guy" I hate it, because I hate the automated DJing, and I miss listening to live DJs in studio (especially market specific ones), but I think their playlist is probably the best one in the market so, I guess I'll keep tuning in.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Excalibur05
    We have a "Jack" here in the Twin Cities. It took over for our old "80s Pop" station. Actually it saved a lot of bickering at work as it's the only station that's pretty much guarenteed to play something that everybody likes. As an old "radio guy" I hate it, because I hate the automated DJing, and I miss listening to live DJs in studio (especially market specific ones), but I think their playlist is probably the best one in the market so, I guess I'll keep tuning in.


I'm pretty sure the Jack in Toronto uses in-studio local DJ's still.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by Excalibur05
    because I hate the automated DJing
The automated DJ voice here in LA is kind of a jerk too. I dont like him. I wonder if it's the same guy in every city? And do any of these stations do the occasional news/traffic reports?




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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I dunno, Jack's weather report is always good for a laugh.

"Now time for the weather report. Go to the window. Look outside. See that? That's the weather."

I, too, am a fan of the cool playlist, and the auto-DJ's prickishness is a long-awaited respite from the stereotypical hyper or perky DJ.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.54
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by Excalibur05
      because I hate the automated DJing
    The automated DJ voice here in LA is kind of a jerk too. I dont like him. I wonder if it's the same guy in every city? And do any of these stations do the occasional news/traffic reports?
Toronto's JACK FM 92.5 (925jackfm.com) has a listen live option; hopefully that helps. The snarky/sarcastic/bored sounding person who does that "Playing what we want" line did some Wendy's a while back, and...well, they sucked.



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#10 Posted on
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by Excalibur05
      because I hate the automated DJing
    The automated DJ voice here in LA is kind of a jerk too. I dont like him. I wonder if it's the same guy in every city? And do any of these stations do the occasional news/traffic reports?



Our oldies station here in Chicago was switched to Jack the same day as WCBS. As for the automated DJ, I think he's quite funny.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.83
    Originally posted by Gerald
    As for the automated DJ, I think he's quite funny.


    Originally posted by Automated DJ 3000
    Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.


How does it keep up with the news like that?

The whole Jack format for me seems like a way for terrestrial radio to catch up with satrad; it's basically the same as I have on XM 25 "The Blend," along with the decade formats on 4 through 9. Just no commercials on the bird.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.95
    Originally posted by PeterStork
      Originally posted by Gerald
      As for the automated DJ, I think he's quite funny.


      Originally posted by Automated DJ 3000
      Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.


    How does it keep up with the news like that?

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.72
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Originally posted by PeterStork
        Originally posted by Gerald
        As for the automated DJ, I think he's quite funny.


        Originally posted by Automated DJ 3000
        Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.


      How does it keep up with the news like that?

    Don't...praise...the machine!


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