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Sounds like the Russian programming has begun. Can’t say much else about the programming, since I don’t speak or understand Russian, except that there’s a lot more talk, and a lot less music than the previous Chinese language programming.
Sounds like 1450, KBPS has also made the official annual Christmas flip. Not sure exactly when the flip took place, but I noticed it late this morning. Therefore, if you’ve heard everything from the other two playlists, you now have another alternative. Also, for those that have one, you can fire up your C-QUAM Stereo receiver for the holidays.
In a previous post, Radio Geek stated he thought this Christmas music starting in Mid-November would continue unless someone writes some catchy Thanksgiving songs. Well, I don’t know if there are enough out there to do a whole Thanksgiving format, but here’s one for a start. Thought some of you might want to check it out on this upcoming Thanksgiving week.
As for Christmas music, I’m actually a big fan of it, but I find that the limited selections played on most of the stations around here that play Christmas music get quite repetitive and boring after a while, to the point that, by Christmas day, I find myself thinking that the best gift they can give us listeners is to stop playing them, and get back to the regular format, no matter how repetitive and boring that might be. It seems to me that there is enough Christmas music out there that it should not have to be that way. I imagine this is one reason I never made it in the world of today’s corporate radio.
Well, whatever the issue was, it appears to have finally been discovered and corrected, and there is now Mandarin programmingg being heard on AM 1040 once again. I still say that seems like an awfully long time to have nothing on the air. Now, all they need to do is fix that crazy website, which still shows all those server errors.
Anyway, I just thought I’d update this thread to let you know they’re back.
Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!
nosignalallnoise wrote in part, “I don’t know why the Mouse even bothers. Its target audience barely knows what AM radio is, I bet even fewer know what “HD” radio is. They can’t possibly be making any bread from it.”
Well, I’ve been listening for awhile tonight, and I have noticed that HD radio is being very heavily advertised on this station. I’m guessing that those same ads are playing on their online stream, so if any kids are listening to that, it won’t be long before they hear about HD radio. Perhaps the folks at Radio Disney hope the kids out there will influence their parents to get them an HD radio. Of course, other than car stereo receivers, there aren’t too many options left for them to buy out there right now, but maybe they are hoping this advertising trick will help the HD radio cause.
Well, it’s December 31st, but if you’re still looking for some Christmas music, it’s playing right now on K-Love’s second channel, available here in the Portland Metro area at 97.9 HD2. Don’t know how long it will last, or what they’re planning to do with their HD2 signal once the holiday season is over, but that’s what’s playing right now.
Just thought you might like to know.
Have a great New Year!
I can confirm that Sheila has been on the Afternoon Drive as of this week. She was sounding pretty good when I happened to tune in this afternoon.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but the branding of this station, “Talk 1640” seems rather generic and uninspired. Guess it’s just another symptom of the unimaginative nature of corporate radio these days.
Well, I guess this leaves us with three stations (KKOV, KBMS and KBPS) presenting formats that are largely music related on AM (in English, at least). There actually may be a music program or two still being carried on KXPD, but I’m not quite sure about that, since they seem to have made some program lineup changes recently.
You can be sure of one thing. You probably won’t be hearing much music on the new 1640.
Looks like I’ll be looking for a new music station to play at my office. I had my work office radio on Radio Disney primarily because 1640 is one of the few frequencies on AM or FM that do not seem to get bombarded with interference from all the computers, and other office machines I work around.
Guess we’ll se how Salem Media does with their format on 1640. Not being much of a conservative talk radio fan myself, I probably won’t be spending too much time listening.