Friday, August 12, 2005

Philly radio vs. dance music

At one time Philly local Top 40 radio station Q102 used to play a lot of dance music. But these days you hardly hear any that. It's rare to hear two dance songs back to back on their mixshows, let alone during the daytime. They have been playing D.H.T.'s "Listen To Your Heart" a lot (about 115 times during the past week), but unfortuneatly they've mostly been playing the slow ballad version, playing the dance version only for the evening mix shows. That really ticks me off, considering that Q102 had a good opprotunity to give a dance tune some airplay, but they blew it. (Another CHR/Rhythmic station Wired 96.5 has also been giving that same ballad version prime airtime as well while ignoring the dance version.) Are the staff at that station being such a bunch of hip-hop nazis that they're afraid that if they do play some dance music that the studio walls will crumble like Sodom and Gerrmorrah? It's hard being a fan of dance music in Philly since the local commercial stations hardly play it these days. The constant rap they're shoving down our collective throats just does not inspire me at all. Looks like I'll have to go to the internet and satellite stations if I want a dance msuic fix.


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