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Herr Professor Doktor Doom

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« Reply #255 on: January 22, 2005, 12:51:00 am »
HFS' meandering around the dial -- this is its third spot on the airwaves in its history that I can remember -- nicely parallels its steady decline.  It's hard to imagine it getting any worse at this new frequency than it already is, and the blatant racism expressed by fans at the thought of it being replaced by a Spanish-language station shows better than anything else how far it has fallen.
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« Reply #256 on: January 22, 2005, 09:44:00 am »
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« Reply #257 on: January 22, 2005, 11:22:00 am »
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  just received an email saying the station would be back tonight starting at 7pm on 105.7...
 
Did this really happen? [/b]
Yeah, I heard a few minutes of it last night.  I'm pretty sure the DJs were drunk.  Good for them.
 
 I actually have hope that maybe the new station will loosen up a bit and give them some freedom in what they play.  Who knows - maybe this is the kick in the ass they need to turn HFS back into a decent station.
 
 In the 10-15 minutes I was listening they played promos that referred to themselves as "legendary" 3 times.  Damn that gets on my nerves.

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Re: WHFS is now......a salsa channel?
« Reply #258 on: January 22, 2005, 11:29:00 am »
Fuck HFS!
 
  KHS is what it's about in Balto.

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« Reply #259 on: January 22, 2005, 12:13:00 pm »
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« Reply #260 on: January 24, 2005, 12:37:00 pm »
my friend in Minneapolis told me this station just started there
 
 http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/thecurrent/
 
 and artists played so far include:
 Son Volt
 Wilco
 Death Cab for Cutie
 The Jam
 Hank Williams
 Luna
 Iron and Wine
 Frou Frou
 Depeche Mode
 Bob Dylan
 Low
 Matt Pond PA
 Radiohead

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« Reply #261 on: January 24, 2005, 12:43:00 pm »
Easy Listening
 By ROB WALKER
 
 KCRW.com
 
 As part of the CMJ Music Marathon this past October, a New York band called Brazilian Girls performed a danceable set of songs in multiple languages before a crowd at the Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan. The sponsor of this particular event was KCRW.com, which presents live music on a regular basis in New York these days, at venues like Joe's Pub and the Mercury Lounge. But residents of the tri-state area who look for the station on their FM dial will be frustrated. KCRW is based in Santa Monica, Calif.
 
 Why is a Southern California public radio station promoting events on the other side of the country? Because while new media and old media are supposed to be enemies, KCRW.com is trying to make them allies, by building an online listener base -- and in the process trying to create what amounts to a national brand. For the past few years, KCRW.com has broadcast three ''streams,'' including a 24-hour music option.
 
 It's hard to come up with a solid figure for the number of online listeners, since the station's Netcasts travel not just from its own site but also through AOL and Apple's iTunes software. But one gauge of popularity that seems relevant to a public radio station is the number of people well outside the traditional broadcast range who become ''members'' -- that is, who donate money. With each KCRW pledge drive in recent years come scores of comments from contributors who listen online. ''I adore your station and listen to it every day here in beautiful Brooklyn, U.S.A.!'' one donor wrote recently. More than 1,000 New Yorkers have become members since 2000; similar comments come from all over the country.
 
 KCRW has long had a certain tastemaker status, centered on the weekday show ''Morning Becomes Eclectic,'' which lives up to its name by giving time to artists across a swath of genres, from Eleni Mandell, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter, to club favorites like the Scissor Sisters and indie-rock bands like Franz Ferdinand. That has continued with that show's current D.J., Nic Harcourt, who has been the station's music director since 1998. He says KCRW was the first radio station to play Norah Jones, and the first in the U.S. to play Dido and Coldplay. (He is also host of a weekly sister program, ''Sounds Eclectic,'' now syndicated on more than 30 public radio stations in cities across the country.) Evening shows like Jason Bentley's dance-and-electronica-oriented Metropolis, and Tom Schnabel's and Chris Douridas's wide-ranging weekend programs, all combine to give the station a playlist that's full of surprises. Along the way, these D.J.'s and others at the station have become music supervisors (basically song pickers) for film and television soundtracks and commercials.
 
 Harcourt has been a particular champion of raising KCRW's profile. The station has sponsored and held more and more music events in Los Angeles, and in the last year or so, has done the same in San Francisco and New York. The idea is that as commercial radio has become increasingly timid, canned and predictable, there is an opportunity for a station like KCRW to leverage its tastemaker status. And while satellite radio is providing one alternative, it's built on the idea of restricting your tastes one genre at a time. So stations like KCRW (along with Philadelphia's WXPN and its syndicated ''World Cafe'' show, and a few others, like WFUV in the Bronx) are now crucial to idiosyncratic bands like Brazilian Girls, the smaller record labels that promote them and the music consumers who want to be surprised.
 
 The Brazilian Girls, a kind of house band for the East Village club Nublu, made an EP last year that found its way to Harcourt. Their music got a lot of KCRW airplay and even earned them a live set on ''Morning Becomes Eclectic.'' They have an album coming out on Verve. According to Jill Weindorf at the label, early promotional posters include a blurb from Harcourt. ''Because of the dot-com following, and some of the music supervision he's done, he's actually becoming a name that even a consumer would recognize,'' she says, noting that she has seen Harcourt quotations on CD stickers as well. ''KCRW is starting to be a brand that means cool.''
 
 
 http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/magazine/23CONSUMED.html?oref=login

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« Reply #262 on: January 24, 2005, 12:47:00 pm »
That Minnestota station looks amazing. In Pittsburgh there is an NPR music station, but it mostly plays standard AAA - liberal doses of Sting and Sheryl Crow between the decent songs. But this is a great, crap-free playlist - and they even carry Morning Becomes Eclectic!

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« Reply #263 on: January 24, 2005, 01:29:00 pm »
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Originally posted by pollard:
  my friend in Minneapolis told me this station just started there
 
  http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/thecurrent/
 
 and artists played so far include:
 Son Volt
 Wilco
 Death Cab for Cutie
 The Jam
 Hank Williams
 Luna
 Iron and Wine
 Frou Frou
 Depeche Mode
 Bob Dylan
 Low
 Matt Pond PA
 Radiohead
Not much better than HFS I see.

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« Reply #264 on: January 24, 2005, 03:31:00 pm »
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  KCRW.com
 
Always the leader. It's encouraging to see others follow.  They are the reason for Indie 103 in LA, not KROQ.
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« Reply #265 on: January 24, 2005, 08:00:00 pm »
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Originally posted by pollard:
  my friend in Minneapolis told me this station just started there
 
  http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/thecurrent/
 
last 6 hours of what they have played
 
 some fine music'n

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« Reply #266 on: January 24, 2005, 08:23:00 pm »
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  last 6 hours of what they have played
 
 some fine music'n
Curse you for getting me to tune in for Tegan & Sara.  I can't stand those two.
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« Reply #267 on: January 24, 2005, 08:31:00 pm »
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 Curse you for getting me to tune in for Tegan & Sara.  I can't stand those two.
I dont think I have ever actually heard them, for some reason I cant get the stream to work for me from home

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« Reply #268 on: January 24, 2005, 08:52:00 pm »
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  I dont think I have ever actually heard them, for some reason I cant get the stream to work for me from home
I had to use a preinstalled Winamp 5.1 (of all things) for the AACPlus because I don't have iTunes on my office machine and the WMA stream did not work on my WMP 9 in my office.
 
 I'll test others when I get home.
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« Reply #269 on: January 24, 2005, 10:31:00 pm »
iTunes won't play the stream for me at home either, but Winamp does with no problem.
 
 And WMA 10 plays the Win stream just fine.
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