11 March 2008
No woman, no ratings
Rich Appel's Hz So Good newsletter contains the following tidbit of Scary Information:
Emmis [is] launching a third Rock FM in the Apple. I believe the last time that occurred, the third Rock FM was "The Apple." Two words here, and you faithful pains should already know what they are: Marley Curse. I'm watching this one closely, because if 'RXP fails, it will be the 4th NYC radio station in the past nine-or-so years to do so which, during its tenure, was the only NYC radio station to play Bob Marley. The Buzz played him, they're gone. Blink? Gone. Jack? Gone. I tell you, Marley is bad luck. If I were running a commercial FM, I'd ahem dread playing him. Apparently Legend was meant to be enjoyed privately. Don't ask me why.
I'm wondering if perhaps this explains the general stability of the Oklahoma City radio market: you couldn't get these guys to play a reggae record if Jamaica became the 52nd state.Posted at 8:16 PM to Overmodulation