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Old 08-15-2012, 06:50 PM  
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I banned Taylor Swift today

...OK not ALL Taylor Swift... although I'd like to... but I did ban her new song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Nashville goes a little more pop every single day and this one is so bubble gum teeny sweet blinding sugar high bullshitfest that I couldn't see adding it to my stations playlist and keeping any semblance of respect from actual country fans. So naturally I did what any decent Program Director would do... tested it in front of a live listening audience.

The results were staggaring. 98% "don't ever play it again," 2% "I like it." The nays win. I posted on the stations facebook today that we appreciate your opinion more than anything and we're listening... Taylors new song will "never ever" be played on this station again. Our facebook has blown up today with responses... positive to about the same percentage and we've gained 52 new "friends" simply for NOT playing a song LOL.

The best thing is that our in market competitor posted that "FTR we are playing Taylors new song because we believe in letting our listeners decide for themselves" and half the posts on their page are in support of us or just generally trashing Taylor and the song. Thanks for the added attention and support cross-town dumbasses.

I realize not many of you probably care about this but it's made my day. It's the first time in 22 years in radio that I've banned a song. I should do it more often.

*shit thread*
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***and not a shit was given***

tl:dr Taylor Swift blows... and not in the good way
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #271
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umad bro?


No, just not my thing. Neither is the new country.

Would rather listen to the Statler Brothers over any country music today.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #272
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Why don't you play this instead of taylor? get the kids minds moving!
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I'm just saying there's all sorts of shit i could be doing! I could watch a movie, play a video game, rub one out, read a book, learn a foreign language, etc.. But i'm still watching the assholes because i love them, and I hate myself
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #273
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Why don't you play this instead of taylor? get the kids minds moving!
Heh. You don't want the real answer. It'd be all tl;dr.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #274
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Heh. You don't want the real answer. It'd be all tl;dr.
I would read it
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I'm just saying there's all sorts of shit i could be doing! I could watch a movie, play a video game, rub one out, read a book, learn a foreign language, etc.. But i'm still watching the assholes because i love them, and I hate myself
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #275
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I would read it
Short version. I do commercial radio for a living. I love it and I believe I'm pretty good at it but I'm not trying to fool anyone into thinking commercial radio is for the top minds of our time. It's meant to be a release for the masses so that's what it is. There's some good music and a lot of bad. The really quality stuff, like Curtis Mayfield, doesn't attract a large audience which in turn doesn't sell advertising which in turn doesn't keep us in business. That's the long and the short of it. It is what it is. Thank God we all have the option to listen to what we want that isn't on the radio. That's my personal saving grace.
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I know you were giving me shit... all good. Keith does a lot of music the ladies like yes. There IS actually real talent there though fwiw... and dude can play.

I have 2 Toad The Wet Sprocket cd's. Always loved them. Besides it's among the best band names ever.
He is a phenomenal guitar player, I work with several ladies that really attest to his shows being some of the best out there. He is a talented musician and a heck of an entertainer.

And yes Toad is a great name.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #277
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He is a phenomenal guitar player, I work with several ladies that really attest to his shows being some of the best out there. He is a talented musician and a heck of an entertainer.

And yes Toad is a great name.
Toad The Wet Sprocket... a charactor in a story I believe?
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Toad The Wet Sprocket... a charactor in a story I believe?
This is all I could find.

Trivia:Band members are: Dean Dinning, Randy Guss, Todd Nichols and Glen Phillips. They named themselves 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' after a Monty Python sketch.
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This is all I could find.

Trivia:Band members are: Dean Dinning, Randy Guss, Todd Nichols and Glen Phillips. They named themselves 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' after a Monty Python sketch.
God I should have known that being a Monty Python fan.

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Watching GAC Countdown. "The song" by Taylor is #1 tonight.

Faith lost.
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I was on it for a week or two, but dropped it and added "Begin Again" to replace it on my Country station. It's doing VERYwell on my Hot AC though.

Edited to clarify.
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I was on it for a week or two, but dropped it and added "Begin Again" to replace it. It's doing well on my Hot AC though.
Well it fits there. Don't get me wrong I'd play it if our listeners wanted to hear it. They're in charge in the end no matter how bad their taste is. Luckily I played it once to test it and they revolted massively lol.

(and Taylors tv commercial for "Red" comes on as I post)
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LOL Edited my post. I meant on my country station. No real negatives but no real positives either. Tests real well on the HAC.
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LOL Edited my post. I meant on my country station. No real negatives but no real positives either. Tests real well on the HAC.
I saw your edit... I got it anyway. We both live in the midwest and I'm guessing you might have a lot of the same experiences as me in that listeners aren't generally THAT reactive to any song good or bad. Certainly more for the good than the bad when they do react over something because when they love it they'll request it 8 times a day. This song was easily the strongest bad reaction I've ever gotten. Almost violent lol.
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Oddly the strongest positive reaction song I've seen on the format tests HORRIBLY. Red Solo Cup. People either LOVED it or coudn't ****ing stand it. There was no in between.
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