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  • southisup
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Radio hosts failing to announce song titles and artists
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introducing or back-announcing every song ''would be annoying and fatiguing for our listeners''
From: Name that tune, by Jeff Jenkins, in The Age Green Guide, 2011/10/27.

Some good points, but I think actively discovering new music has become a minority interest.

  • ojdo
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Radio hosts failing to announce song titles and artists
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I don't see how "radio" and "discovering new music" fit together. The major radio stations in my country play highly standardized pop/rock/singer-songwriter juice on rotation, heavily advertising every addition to their playlists as the new discovery by artist XYZ.

  • southisup
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Now, yes, but having grown up with John Peel on the radio I like to think it wasn't always the way things were. I imagine radio in the late sixties & early seventies was how the majority got to hear all the new music that was creating such waves. Perhaps I'm just romanticising.
  • Last Edit: 09 November, 2011, 07:12:16 AM by southisup

  • Chibisteven
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Radio hosts failing to announce song titles and artists
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Simple: RDS compatiable radio that displays it in text.  Hear a new song, look at the display.  In fact if more radios had it as a basic feature, they would be less chatter between songs.