Letters to the Editor

From the week of March 6, 2003

KBCO used to play popular music from the past; this was refreshing, especially if it was a song that had not been played in a while. There must be an infinite library for them to work with instead of playing the same things. Fresh new music is great, but let's throw in some Smiths/Morrisey, New Order, Ocean Blue, Oasis, INXS, Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Sugar Cubes/Björk, Cure, etc.

KTCL is nothing like it used to be. It used to test the boundaries, playing various music to suit various moods -- from techno on the weekends to true alternative music during the week. Now it is just another mainstream station going through the motions. Give it back its freedom to explore beyond the mainstream.

KBPI is also running the same cycle of rock music, and when it does play something from the past, it is the same classic tracks. Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix have many more great songs than the handful this station plays. And heavy metal now has a great library from the past to work with -- Megadeth, Mötley Crüe, more Ozzy, classic Metallica, Scorpions, Ratt, etc.

When I am at home, I listen to radio stations on the Internet; I play CDs in my car. I will avoid these stations until they bring back some variety and there is some parity. Maybe radio is losing its audience to the Net for this reason.

Kevin G.
via the Internet

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