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Title: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on September 27, 2012, 10:52:39 am
KMOD Tulsa's 27-Year Morning Hosts 'Fading Into The Sunset'

http://www.newson6.com/story/19656222/27-year-kmod-morning-host-says (http://www.newson6.com/story/19656222/27-year-kmod-morning-host-says)

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If Twitter accounts are true, Tulsa morning radio is going to see a major change for the first time in almost three decades.
KMOD hosts Phil Stone and Brent Douglas, who created the lovable but cranky character Roy D. Mercer, have announced their reign will come to an end next month.

"Thanks for the almost 27 years you folks have let us have fun and get paid for it. Don't know what's next but I'll bet it won't compareÖ. Out next week, then it's a weeklong blowout after over a 1/4 of a century. Few media people get the chance to say bye, so thanks KMOD." Douglas tweeted on Thursday morning.

Douglas further clarified by saying the duo was "fading into the sunset," but offered no additional details.

It's unclear if Roy D. Mercer, the fictional prankster voiced by Douglas, will also retire from the Tulsa airwaves. Since 1993, Roy D. Mercer has helped Green Country laugh while sitting in traffic and gain good-natured revenge over friends and co-workers.

Several Roy D. Mercer albums have been released on major record labels, and Douglas tweeted that a new one will be available in November.

Unless it's the ultimate gag, Phil and Brent will air their last show on Oct. 12.

News On 6 placed a call seeking comment and confirmation from KMOD Program Director Don Christi, and we'll update this story when we hear back.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: carltonplace on September 27, 2012, 11:29:19 am
They were still on the air? What is a "KMOD"?


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on September 27, 2012, 01:57:04 pm
They both have had numerous offers to go to a bigger market on both coasts and have always turned the offers down because Brent's family is here and Phil's is in Arkansas.
I don't think it's a money or opportunity issue. May be just good ol burn out.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on September 27, 2012, 02:13:59 pm
I can remember being in South Carolina a few years back and hearing them on someone's radio.

http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Iconic-radio-duo-in-Tulsa-leaving-KMOD/qjZnj2JpbEy59xtKmrCHpw.cspx


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on September 27, 2012, 02:37:48 pm
I was at a Tennessee truck stop in the mid 90s and saw a display with Roy D Mercer CDs for sale. I thought man they have hit the big time now.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: RecycleMichael on September 27, 2012, 03:03:39 pm
I'll bet it was a Clear Channel corporate motivated announcement.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: sgrizzle on September 27, 2012, 03:20:55 pm
I really could never stand either one of them. I listen to KMOD, but never in the mornings, for that reason.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Teatownclown on September 27, 2012, 04:11:14 pm
I'm sooprized they lasted this long. Gawd bless em. Nobody listens to regular radio anymore...just the idjits.

"Nobody left to run with anymore...no one left to do the crazy things we did before."ABB


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on September 27, 2012, 04:29:35 pm
Statement from Clear Channel is saying they could not come to terms on a new contract.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on September 27, 2012, 04:35:26 pm
Statement from Clear Channel is saying they could not come to terms on a new contract.

Well, there goes their Arbitrons....


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: swake on September 27, 2012, 04:44:40 pm
I sat next to them on a flight from Kansas City to Tulsa years ago. Back when there were flights from KC to Tulsa. Nice guys.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on September 27, 2012, 05:55:39 pm
I sat next to them on a flight from Kansas City to Tulsa years ago. Back when there were flights from KC to Tulsa. Nice guys.

Must have been Southwest.  I flew them to KC once.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 27, 2012, 07:54:17 pm
I have an old Rainbow Station t- shirt (back when KMOD was that) I got at one of the station remotes when Phil was there a while before Brent.  IIRC, Kitty Roberts was Phil's co-host for a little while at that time...or she did the news in the morning??

Had to get an FM converter to feed the AM only radio in my Cutlass, just so I could listen to KMOD - seems like it was about 1972 or 1973 when I ran across them.  Friend had a built in FM radio (he was richer) and got me hooked on it.  Chris Vandyke was dj for several years around then, too.







Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on September 27, 2012, 08:03:51 pm
I have an old Rainbow Station t- shirt (back when KMOD was that) I got at one of the station remotes when Phil was there a while before Brent.  IIRC, Kitty Roberts was Phil's co-host for a little while at that time...or she did the news in the morning??


Jeanne Summers AKA Jeanne Tripplehorn was his co-host.  She started as the midnight DJ when she was a junior at Edison and left when she went to Julliard in NYC.  There's your KMOD history lesson for the day.

Curious if revenues are falling and CC just can't pay what they used to.  I noticed they are now using syndicated programming in the evening.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 27, 2012, 08:09:51 pm
Jeanne Summers AKA Jeanne Tripplehorn was his co-host.  She started as the midnight DJ when she was a junior at Edison and left when she went to Julliard in NYC.  There's your KMOD history lesson for the day.

Curious if revenues are falling and CC just can't pay what they used to.  I noticed they are now using syndicated programming in the evening.

That's right - I remember - thanks!  Kitty must have just been news, then.

Wonder what Jeanne is doing today?  Do you know her?


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Red Arrow on September 27, 2012, 08:15:27 pm
Had to get an FM converter to feed the AM only radio in my Cutlass, just so I could listen to KMOD - seems like it was about 1972 or 1973 when I ran across them.  Friend had a built in FM radio (he was richer) and got me hooked on it.  Chris Vandyke was dj for several years around then, too.

It took a lot of looking in a lot of salvage yards but I found a factory AM/FM for my 66 Skylark GS.  The radio was out of a 67 but the only difference was a minor change in the buttons.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on September 27, 2012, 08:24:53 pm
That's right - I remember - thanks!  Kitty must have just been news, then.

Wonder what Jeanne is doing today?  Do you know her?


She just started as a new character on "Criminal Minds" on CBS last night...


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on September 27, 2012, 09:08:13 pm
That's right - I remember - thanks!  Kitty must have just been news, then.

Wonder what Jeanne is doing today?  Do you know her?


She's had a pretty steady career in Hollywood for the last 20 years after a break-out role in Basic Instinct with Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas.  She just landed a steady gig on Criminal Minds.  I never really knew her, she was a few years older and ran with a different crowd.  Her half sister and I were classmates though and her half brother was in charge of distribution for Urban Tulsa when I was the ad director there.  That was about the time she was making it big so I had some insight into the backstory of her journey to Hollywood.  (I remember thinking "yeah, right your sister landed a role in a movie with Michael Douglas...Suuuuuurrre!!!")

Another random piece of trivia is I believe she may have the honor of being on the cover of Uptown News (predecessor to Urban Tulsa) more than any other subject.  She was a favorite of photographer Lavada Nichols and could do some of really hip & quirky modeling.  She has a sort of unusual or exotic look to her.

I was told at the time I was working with her brother Jason that she had been discovered by Don Henley of the Eagles at an off-Broadway production and that he was somewhat responsible for getting her around some influential Hollywood types.

Her dad, Tommy, has played around Tulsa for years and like Leon Russell, had recorded with Gary Lewis & The Playboys.

I figured I'd post her IMDB for anyone who is interested in what all she has been in:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000675/


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: swake on September 27, 2012, 09:28:00 pm
Must have been Southwest.  I flew them to KC once.

Yeah, SWA used to have a flight to Midway that stopped in KC halfway.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 28, 2012, 07:28:27 am
She's had a pretty steady career in Hollywood for the last 20 years after a break-out role in Basic Instinct with Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas.  She just landed a steady gig on Criminal Minds.  I never really knew her, she was a few years older and ran with a different crowd.  Her half sister and I were classmates though and her half brother was in charge of distribution for Urban Tulsa when I was the ad director there.  That was about the time she was making it big so I had some insight into the backstory of her journey to Hollywood.  (I remember thinking "yeah, right your sister landed a role in a movie with Michael Douglas...Suuuuuurrre!!!")

Another random piece of trivia is I believe she may have the honor of being on the cover of Uptown News (predecessor to Urban Tulsa) more than any other subject.  She was a favorite of photographer Lavada Nichols and could do some of really hip & quirky modeling.  She has a sort of unusual or exotic look to her.

I was told at the time I was working with her brother Jason that she had been discovered by Don Henley of the Eagles at an off-Broadway production and that he was somewhat responsible for getting her around some influential Hollywood types.

Her dad, Tommy, has played around Tulsa for years and like Leon Russell, had recorded with Gary Lewis & The Playboys.

I figured I'd post her IMDB for anyone who is interested in what all she has been in:



Thanks.  Very interesting. 

I still think of her as a "kid" on the radio - and suddenly realized a minute ago - she is almost half a century old!!  Cripes!  Where have all those years gone...???



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on September 28, 2012, 11:15:39 am
Yeah, SWA used to have a flight to Midway that stopped in KC halfway.

When did they drop the TUL-MCI route?  I just pulled it up and you have to connect through Dallas?  Hell even if the layover is only 30 minutes at DAL, I think it would be a wash between driving to your destination in the KC metro from home (figuring in the early arrival at TUL, parking, then picking up a rental at MCI), especially if you were going to Johnson County or even into downtown KC.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Teatownclown on September 28, 2012, 11:25:06 am
Saw Jeannie at Whole Foods last year dressed down floppy. Did not bother  but assumed she was in to see her family. Tommy is a bigger star for me. Over the years he has been a huge part of the old Tulsa sound.
If i were Phil and Brent I would take my act to the live venues. I'd rather hear their act than anybody else especially opening acts. Maybe politics ala Al Frankin...



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: swake on September 28, 2012, 11:50:26 am
When did they drop the TUL-MCI route?  I just pulled it up and you have to connect through Dallas?  Hell even if the layover is only 30 minutes at DAL, I think it would be a wash between driving to your destination in the KC metro from home (figuring in the early arrival at TUL, parking, then picking up a rental at MCI), especially if you were going to Johnson County or even into downtown KC.

It's been a few years. I always preferred to drive to Kansas City when traveling for myself. I went to KU so I have driven it many, many times, but I would fly there for work, now it just makes no sense to fly at all.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: carltonplace on September 28, 2012, 02:35:07 pm
Way off topic, but what's the quickest way?

75 to 35
169
44 to 71


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on September 28, 2012, 02:45:16 pm
Way off topic, but what's the quickest way?

75 to 35
169
44 to 71

Depends on where you are headed.  I could do 169 from Tulsa to State Ave in KCK in 3:45 late at night with little traffic.  Olathe in 3.5 hours is realistic.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on September 28, 2012, 02:52:08 pm
Depends on where you are headed.  I could do 169 from Tulsa to State Ave in KCK in 3:45 late at night with little traffic.  Olathe in 3.5 hours is realistic.

44 to 71 was always faster for me...depends on the construction though, especially on the WR.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on September 28, 2012, 02:52:29 pm
Depends on where you are headed.  I could do 169 from Tulsa to State Ave in KCK in 3:45 late at night with little traffic.  Olathe in 3.5 hours is realistic.

True. 169 seems a little more scenic with not a whole lot of stops.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: swake on September 28, 2012, 04:19:48 pm
Way off topic, but what's the quickest way?

75 to 35
169
44 to 71

169 is the fastest route. 169 to 59 to I-35 is a close second. I-44 to 71 is MUCH longer, even with 71 now being limited access almost the whole way. Bartlesville alone makes 75 not a good choice.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on September 28, 2012, 04:44:13 pm
169 is the fastest route. 169 to 59 to I-35 is a close second. I-44 to 71 is MUCH longer, even with 71 now being limited access almost the whole way. Bartlesville alone makes 75 not a good choice.

That City has more stop and go than QuikTrip.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: RecycleMichael on September 28, 2012, 05:39:45 pm
169 to 59 to I-35 is a close second.

That is my prefered route.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 28, 2012, 11:03:03 pm
169 is excellent when you finally get out of Oklahoma.  4 lane a lot of the way, with bypasses around most of the towns past Coffeyville.

Wouldn't it be nice if Oklahoma could pull it's head out and fix the road like it should have 30 years ago...?



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: sgrizzle on September 30, 2012, 02:24:32 pm
If i were Phil and Brent I would take my act to the live venues. I'd rather hear their act than anybody else especially opening acts. Maybe politics ala Al Frankin...

They may be better doing syndicated bits or a podcast.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on October 01, 2012, 10:38:01 pm
They may be better doing syndicated bits or a podcast.

The "weeklong blowout" farewell plans, well...

The pair's original last day was set for October 12th, but officials at the radio station say KMOD will run "best of" shows this week, and the pair will not return after their scheduled vacation.
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Phil-Brent-hang-up-their-headphones/XLiVT3R2PE28OVXu-uvYjg.cspx


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on October 02, 2012, 03:12:08 pm
Well, it's Clear Channel....what can you expect?

Idiots.  Most of whom are Harvard School of Business graduates.


Won't be bothering with KMOD any more....


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 03, 2012, 09:16:08 am
Big Mad Morning Show from 92.1 taking over the morning drive on KMOD?

Boy there went their Arbitrons deep into the tank.  I listened to the 92.1 show on the way in this morning to see if it was anything worth listening to: the topic was "Facebook fishing".  They are a truckload of suck.

I suspect local programming is going to fade away entirely in terrestrial radio over the next 10-20 years.  Much sooner for KMOD it would appear.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 03, 2012, 09:27:07 am
Big Mad Morning Show from 92.1 taking over the morning drive on KMOD?

Boy there went their Arbitrons deep into the tank.  I listened to the 92.1 show on the way in this morning to see if it was anything worth listening to: the topic was "Facebook fishing".  They are a truckload of suck.

I suspect local programming is going to fade away entirely in terrestrial radio over the next 10-20 years.  Much sooner for KMOD it would appear.

You're definitely not their demo.

NPR.  It improves a person.



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on October 03, 2012, 09:51:18 am
I agree Conan. They have the worst morning show I have ever heard. If you are lucky they may play two songs a hour. Nothing but unfunny smut radio. They have this idea that they are the local Howard Stern.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 03, 2012, 09:55:30 am
I agree Conan. They have the worst morning show I have ever heard. If you are lucky they may play two songs a hour. Nothing but unfunny smut radio. They have this idea that they are the local Howard Stern.

Buzz by a remote.  You'll get an idea of their audience and you'll understand.

I watched 3 guys chug glasses of cream gravy to win fight tickets.

If that's your thing, then that's your thing.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 03, 2012, 10:12:04 am
Inzinga and Spinozi on BobFM in OKC is actually a really good morning drive show.  I'd be a listener if CC could lure them to Tulsa for KMOD. 

The writing is on the wall.  Not enough revenue to keep Phil & Brent and they are already doing Nikki Sixx's syndicated show at night.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on October 03, 2012, 10:17:55 am
Agreed Towny. Just hard to swallow that once again us old guy's are being kicked to the curb.
It's nice to hear my favorite 80s music in most of the new commercials since most all ad execs are around my age.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 03, 2012, 10:20:36 am
Agreed Towny. Just hard to swallow that once again us old guy's are being kicked to the curb.
It's nice to hear my favorite 80s music in most of the new commercials since most all ad execs are around my age.

Remember when 106.1 was an oldies station?  Originally that meant 60's music.  By the time it ended being an oldies station it was playing '80's music.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on October 03, 2012, 10:27:14 am
Agreed Towny. Just hard to swallow that once again us old guy's are being kicked to the curb.
It's nice to hear my favorite 80s music in most of the new commercials since most all ad execs are around my age.

Up until a few weeks ago, one of the Tulsa stations carried a program called "The Deep End with Nick Michaels"  which is a 2-4 hour syndicated program of the type of music KMOD used to play when I used to listen to them.

http://www.thedeependwithnickmichaels.com

If I could remember which station dropped it, I would send them a nastygram.  


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on October 03, 2012, 10:50:37 am
That also is true Patric. I haven't listened to KMOD on the regular in years. Their style of Rock started to border on the EDGE radio type of music.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Red Arrow on October 03, 2012, 11:43:53 am
Remember when 106.1 was an oldies station?  Originally that meant 60's music.  By the time it ended being an oldies station it was playing '80's music.

I remember 106.1 as a mix of 50s and 60s.  (That was in the mid to late 80s)


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: AngieB on October 03, 2012, 12:25:43 pm
Remember when 106.1 was an oldies station?  Originally that meant 60's music.  By the time it ended being an oldies station it was playing '80's music.

I loved that station. They, too, unceremoniously dumped their on-air talent, Kevan Seal. I remember the day I was scanning through the dial and heard Echo and the Bunnymen. I about flipped. Now if I want to hear the real music of my youth, I listen to XM First Wave.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 03, 2012, 12:31:04 pm
I loved that station. They, too, unceremoniously dumped their on-air talent, Kevan Seal. I remember the day I was scanning through the dial and heard Echo and the Bunnymen. I about flipped. Now if I want to hear the real music of my youth, I listen to XM First Wave.

I'm surprised more people don't just load their own stations on Pandora.

New vehicles are coming out with Pandora and Stitcher apps already loaded on a touch screen.

I just play it from my phone.  Much more pleasant than local offerings.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: BKDotCom on October 03, 2012, 12:54:44 pm
I loved that station. They, too, unceremoniously dumped their on-air talent, Kevan Seal. I remember the day I was scanning through the dial and heard Echo and the Bunnymen. I about flipped. Now if I want to hear the real music of my youth, I listen to XM First Wave.

First Wave is currently my fav station/channel.
I haven't had to listen to insipid "Tulsa" (clear-channel) radio for 8 months now.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my freebie XM subscription ends.   :(


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: AngieB on October 04, 2012, 06:24:43 am
I'm surprised more people don't just load their own stations on Pandora.

New vehicles are coming out with Pandora and Stitcher apps already loaded on a touch screen.

I just play it from my phone.  Much more pleasant than local offerings.

I play Pandora and I Heart Music on my phone during the day at work...even with the occasional commercials, it's much better than over-the-air.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: AngieB on October 04, 2012, 06:26:17 am
First Wave is currently my fav station/channel.
I haven't had to listen to insipid "Tulsa" (clear-channel) radio for 8 months now.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my freebie XM subscription ends.   :(


I didn't think I would subscribe after the free trial either...but I got hooked. Now we have it both cars and even in the house!


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 05, 2012, 08:06:12 am
A little preview this morning played on KMOD:

Talking about mice up the butt.  That might be funny to 14 year olds won't play with KMOD's traditional demo.

Where's the fork?  Clear Channel is throwing in the towel on the KMOD format.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: swake on October 05, 2012, 08:42:18 am
A little preview this morning played on KMOD:

Talking about mice up the butt.  That might be funny to 14 year olds won't play with KMOD's traditional demo.

Where's the fork?  Clear Channel is throwing in the towel on the KMOD format.

KMOD is dead. That vapid morning show yesterday morning and some lame syndicated show last night from LA. They should change the call letters.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on October 05, 2012, 08:47:17 am
KMOD is dead. That vapid morning show yesterday morning and some lame syndicated show last night from LA. They should change the call letters.

Why?...it's pretty fitting currently.

K-Mode

Kamode.

Yep, close enough.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 05, 2012, 09:05:56 am
When I worked in advertising in the early '90's, I got to know Carl Lund, (IIRC Blake's dad and Jeff's cousin) he had been around Tulsa broadcast and print media for some time.  He said he was at KMOD when it first went on the air in '73 or '74.  (I want to say it was '74 as KMOD did a promotion the summer I graduated from high school with an upside-down logo and the catch phrase "Turning Tulsa Radio Upside-Down For 10 Years").  He said first order of business was to hit up every head shop in Tulsa and then any other bar business or place someone would go for munchies in the middle of the night and get them to buy as many 30 second spots as they could for $10 a spot.  If you saw a car with a KMOD rainbow sticker or passed by a house with one of the stickers on a bedroom window, it was a better than safe bet that at least one occupant was a stoner.

That was a great format which worked for many years.  I confess to not being much of a listener as I've gotten older, I don't really relate to Nickleback, Seether, or whomever the other popular acts are.  On the flip side, how many times can you listen to Baba O'Reilly, Cashmere, or Smoke On The Water, or Crazy Train before you realize they have been beaten way far into the ground.

I guess I need to get with Pandora or XM, terrestrial pretty much sucks.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 05, 2012, 10:55:24 am

I guess I need to get with Pandora or XM, terrestrial pretty much sucks.

Load Pandora on your phone, start an account, type in a favorite artist as a new station and listen.  That's all there is to it.

Start a new station the same way with another favorite artist.

You'll hear all new music from good artists in the same style as your favorites.  If you don't like a song that pops up you can "thumbs down" it and you won't hear it again.  You can also skip a song if you're not in the mood to hear it.  You can "thumbs up" a song if you want to hear it more and other songs like it.   That's how you design your own station.  Free for some commercials or a small annual fee for commercial free and unlimited skips.

It's addictive.  I've got a Charlie Christian station and a Louis Armstrong station that are my go-to's.

XM is ok but since it was taken over by Sirius, there's been mistakes made.  Also their billing department can't be trusted.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 05, 2012, 11:00:43 am
Load Pandora on your phone, start an account, type in a favorite artist as a new station and listen.  That's all there is to it.

Start a new station the same way with another favorite artist.

You'll hear all new music from good artists in the same style as your favorites.  If you don't like a song that pops up you can "thumbs down" it and you won't hear it again.  You can also skip a song if you're not in the mood to hear it.  You can "thumbs up" a song if you want to hear it more and other songs like it.   That's how you design your own station.  Free for some commercials or a small annual fee for commercial free and unlimited skips.

It's addictive.  I've got a Charlie Christian station and a Louis Armstrong station that are my go-to's.

XM is ok but since it was taken over by Sirius, there's been mistakes made.  Also their billing department can't be trusted.

Actually, I've had Pandora for a couple of years, I just never think to use it, instead relying on my own music library when I'm working out.  I really never listen to music at work or at home unless I'm on the bike trainer.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 05, 2012, 11:14:26 am
I really never listen to music at work or at home unless I'm on the bike trainer.

Aside from children's music, it really does make a day better.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on October 05, 2012, 11:33:26 am
If you saw a car with a KMOD rainbow sticker or passed by a house with one of the stickers on a bedroom window, it was a better than safe bet that at least one occupant was a stoner.
That was a great format which worked for many years.  I confess to not being much of a listener as I've gotten older, I don't really relate to Nickleback, Seether, or whomever the other popular acts are.  On the flip side, how many times can you listen to Baba O'Reilly, Cashmere, or Smoke On The Water, or Crazy Train before you realize they have been beaten way far into the ground.

They had some innovative clear rainbow decals that were reverse-printed so you could stick them to the inside of a window.  Saw too many examples of people who couldn't figure out that last detail.

KMOD's "Active Rock" format is just modern rock broken up occasionally with some classic rock, which banks on the premise that someone button-punching in their car will stop for Pink Floyd or The Who and then stick around to hear some LMFAO or Five Finger Death Punch.

It's "The Station You Grew Out Of"  fer sure, but where do they go now, back to their Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) roots with the deep "FM Voice"?
This market is already drowning in Country, Gospel and wingnut Talk... maybe Polka or Bigfoot Sightings?


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 05, 2012, 12:43:52 pm
They had some innovative clear rainbow decals that were reverse-printed so you could stick them to the inside of a window.  Saw too many examples of people who couldn't figure out that last detail.

KMOD's "Active Rock" format is just modern rock broken up occasionally with some classic rock, which banks on the premise that someone button-punching in their car will stop for Pink Floyd or The Who and then stick around to hear some LMFAO or Five Finger Death Punch.

It's "The Station You Grew Out Of"  fer sure, but where do they go now, back to their Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) roots with the deep "FM Voice"?
This market is already drowning in Country, Gospel and wingnut Talk... maybe Polka or Bigfoot Sightings?

I dunno, but KMOD's gravy train just left the station for sure.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on October 05, 2012, 02:02:07 pm
My Boss said that Star 103 offered Phil and Brent the opportunity to go ahead and do a farewell blowout on their station if they were interested. I don't know if that is true or not. But my boss knows a lot of Radio people around town with all the advertising he has done.
That would be a great fit if they went over to 103.3


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on October 05, 2012, 02:03:41 pm
My Boss said that Star 103 offered Phil and Brent the opportunity to go ahead and do a farewell blowout on their station if they were interested. I don't know if that is true or not. But my boss knows a lot of Radio people around town with all the advertising he has done.
That would be a great fit if they went over to 103.3

103 did.  They posted the invite on FB.  I don't know if the offer was taken.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: swake on October 05, 2012, 02:08:23 pm
They probably are still under contract for awhile and are just being paid to not be on the radio for now. CC clearly (no pun) didn't want them back on air once they knew the contract wasn't being renewed.

Do radio contracts have non-competes?



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on October 05, 2012, 02:15:43 pm
I believe so. Most likely a minimum of six months.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on October 05, 2012, 02:33:34 pm
Do radio contracts have non-competes?

You would think so, but I was also told No-Compete clauses have no teeth in right-to-work states.
Dont know what that has to do with the price of tea in China...


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on October 05, 2012, 03:21:02 pm
No compete should only be relevant if they broke their own contract.  If the contract expired and did not renew, they have a right to make a living without moving 1/2 way across country.  Seems pretty crass for CC to unceremoniously dump a couple of guys who made them millions over the last quarter century and not even give them a decent send-off.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on November 24, 2012, 07:13:56 pm
No compete should only be relevant if they broke their own contract.  If the contract expired and did not renew, they have a right to make a living without moving 1/2 way across country.  Seems pretty crass for CC to unceremoniously dump a couple of guys who made them millions over the last quarter century and not even give them a decent send-off.

With the passing of Phil Stone   http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=19656.0 
the damage is now irreversible.

Is it time to stick a fork in KMOD yet?   Maybe the numbers havent caught up to the current reality yet, but I would have laughed out loud a few years ago if someone had said I would be listening to KBEZ.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 24, 2012, 09:15:05 pm
I caught some KMOD a couple weeks ago in the morning.  Don't know anything about the clowns there now, but I couldn't handle more than about 3 minutes of it....and everyone knows how patient and understanding I am.  It really stunk up the place.



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Red Arrow on November 24, 2012, 10:16:26 pm
but I would have laughed out loud a few years ago if someone had said I would be listening to KBEZ.

Oh please.   KRMG before KBEZ


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on November 25, 2012, 05:01:51 pm
With the passing of Phil Stone   http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=19656.0 
the damage is now irreversible.

Is it time to stick a fork in KMOD yet?   Maybe the numbers havent caught up to the current reality yet, but I would have laughed out loud a few years ago if someone had said I would be listening to KBEZ.

I replaced KMOD with KWGS on my FM programming.  I go to 103.3 when I want programming similar to the old KMOD.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on November 26, 2012, 11:49:01 am
I caught some KMOD a couple weeks ago in the morning.  Don't know anything about the clowns there now, but I couldn't handle more than about 3 minutes of it....and everyone knows how patient and understanding I am.  It really stunk up the place.



Completely different demographic now.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: DolfanBob on November 26, 2012, 01:54:53 pm
Completely different demographic now.

Just like MTV. They are about anything but music videos. There is a spoof video of their CEO telling it like it is on YouTube. If I could only imbed it(or knew how) I would.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on November 26, 2012, 03:13:01 pm
Oh please.   KRMG before KBEZ

Does KRMG still play music? 

Havent visited that spectrum since John Erling left.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on November 26, 2012, 03:16:38 pm
Does KRMG still play music? 

Havent visited that spectrum since John Erling left.

It can provide you with news at certain times.  There's a 3 hour Hannity show on air right now.  So do with that as you will.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on November 26, 2012, 03:42:37 pm
It can provide you with news at certain times.  There's a 3 hour Hannity show on air right now.  So do with that as you will.

I'm guessing that 3 hour Hannity show you wouldn't consider 'news'...


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on November 26, 2012, 03:46:09 pm
I'm guessing that 3 hour Hannity show you wouldn't consider 'news'...

Weekly World News kind of thing.  Batboy, "I had Bigfoot's baby", etc.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on November 26, 2012, 03:49:33 pm
Weekly World News kind of thing.  Batboy, "I had Bigfoot's baby", etc.

You wouldn't happen to work with people who have letters for their full names, would you?   ;D


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 26, 2012, 05:14:37 pm
Batboy...

Batboy is being held against his will. We need to raise money to get him out and prepare his legal defense. I will accept donations whnever I see you next. 


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Hoss on November 26, 2012, 05:24:11 pm
Batboy is being held against his will. We need to raise money to get him out and prepare his legal defense. I will accept donations whnever I see you next. 

This should be Townie's new avatar.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Bat_Boy.PNG)


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Red Arrow on November 26, 2012, 05:50:32 pm
Does KRMG still play music? 
Havent visited that spectrum since John Erling left.

I mostly listen the radio in the car.  It's been a while since I listened to KBEZ.  I remember it as elevator music.  I didn't want to be sent to sleepy land while driving.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Vashta Nerada on June 27, 2016, 06:43:16 pm

Now its KMOD thats done.

Clear Channel Radio is history, and it's successor I-(heart) Radio is moving out of its present location at 26th & Memorial to make room for competitors like KRMG.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Breadburner on June 28, 2016, 06:09:04 am
Now its KMOD thats done.

Clear Channel Radio is history, and it's successor I-(heart) Radio is moving out of its present location at 26th & Memorial to make room for competitors like KRMG.

Maybe you will be next....


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on June 28, 2016, 09:51:20 am
Now its KMOD thats done.

Clear Channel Radio is history, and it's successor I-(heart) Radio is moving out of its present location at 26th & Memorial to make room for competitors like KRMG.


I am out of range today...are they gone, or just an administrative change?





And do you think we should throw Breadhead a bone...?  He tries so hard with such limited resources....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwHtjAxO6KA



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on July 01, 2016, 11:18:59 am

I am out of range today...are they gone, or just an administrative change?


And do you think we should throw Breadhead a bone...?  He tries so hard with such limited resources....



I was at a friends house last week, a block of commercials on KMOD blasting away.  I MADE him turn it off.

Off.

There are some things Im glad about being wrong about.  Paying for radio in my car just wasnt gonna happen, but once I became an extraterrestrial, I never looked back.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 01, 2016, 12:15:00 pm
Got back in time to listen for a while on Tues night and again Wed morning - the BMMS.   What a waste of kilowatts.



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on July 01, 2016, 02:42:19 pm

I was at a friends house last week, a block of commercials on KMOD blasting away.  I MADE him turn it off.

Off.

There are some things Im glad about being wrong about.  Paying for radio in my car just wasnt gonna happen, but once I became an extraterrestrial, I never looked back.

I started with XM  in 2006 and have been a subscriber ever since. Mainly it was to cut down on the number of CD's  on road trips, but just so much more to listen to, and the sports package is really good. Where I live now regular radio is so limited  it's not even funny.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Vashta Nerada on July 02, 2016, 03:35:10 pm
Got back in time to listen for a while on Tues night and again Wed morning - the BMMS.   What a waste of kilowatts.






I saw they are re-building the tower there.  Increased seating?

No clue where (or if) KMOD will re-locate.



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: rebound on July 05, 2016, 02:19:08 pm
I started with XM  in 2006 and have been a subscriber ever since. Mainly it was to cut down on the number of CD's  on road trips, but just so much more to listen to, and the sports package is really good. Where I live now regular radio is so limited  it's not even funny.

Same here.  I loved the old formats on XM when they were separate from Sirius.  Much more emphasis (IMHO) on the music and less on the DJs.  "CrossCountry" was one of the best and most unique mixes of blues, Americana and RedDirt and related.  I'm still mad they dropped that station in the merger.  But yeah,  I would listen to local radio (even with the ads) if anyone played a mix that I liked.  But I don't like Rap, or boy band pop or Nashville country, and I can only listen to classic rock for so long,  so I guess I'm out of luck.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Conan71 on July 05, 2016, 02:32:01 pm
Same here.  I loved the old formats on XM when they were separate from Sirius.  Much more emphasis (IMHO) on the music and less on the DJs.  "CrossCountry" was one of the best and most unique mixes of blues, Americana and RedDirt and related.  I'm still mad they dropped that station in the merger.  But yeah,  I would listen to local radio (even with the ads) if anyone played a mix that I liked.  But I don't like Rap, or boy band pop or Nashville country, and I can only listen to classic rock for so long,  so I guess I'm out of luck.

My wife and I spent an extended holiday weekend in New Mexico.  On the way home, we finally realized we hadnít even played the radio after we left the Cimarron area until we got to Guymon.  We ended up turning it down again until the OKC stations were in range.  What was out there was pretty crappy.

Todayís music seems to lack a certain creativity or level of interest to me.  We both used to be country fans but I canít stand the crap coming out of Nashville today.  All the pop music seems centered around female vocalists who sound like they have sucked down helium.

And like you, Iím beyond tired of hearing Sweet Home Alabama, Stairway To Heaven, etc. ad nauseum.

Probably just a sign of old fartism advancing.  ;D


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: carltonplace on July 05, 2016, 02:41:21 pm
The EDGE isn't much better, they never heard a dismal '90s song they didn't love hearing over and over again. Who in the world out there loves Soundgarden's "Spoonman" that much?
They should not be able to call themselves "alternative".


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: rebound on July 06, 2016, 08:54:05 am
Probably just a sign of old fartism advancing.  ;D

And I will fight it with every fiber of my being!.  But yeah, I'm right there with you.  Seriously though, if a local station would just work off an amalgam of the Americana-related charts on this link, it would be number-one on my presets.   I haven't actually listened to most of these people, but if they are on these charts I'd probably find them interesting:

http://www.americanaradio.com/charts.htm (http://www.americanaradio.com/charts.htm)


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on July 06, 2016, 11:23:28 am
Why are you guys depending on local stations or XM?

Why not Pandora or Amazon Music?

Pandora is free with commercials or incredibly cheap commercial free.  You can program your own preferences on Pandora.

Amazon Music is included if you have a prime account.

Just bluetooth to your car from your phone.

Aside from Public Radio Tulsa, local stations have been crap for decades and XM is just too damned high.




Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: patric on July 06, 2016, 11:35:45 am
Why are you guys depending on local stations or XM?

Why not Pandora or Amazon Music?

Pandora is free with commercials or incredibly cheap commercial free.  You can program your own preferences on Pandora.

Amazon Music is included if you have a prime account.

Just bluetooth to your car from your phone.

Aside from Public Radio Tulsa, local stations have been crap for decades and XM is just too damned high.




My last figuring indicated the $10/month for Mostly Music XM in my car is cheaper than blowing up my cellular data, but things can change.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on July 06, 2016, 11:50:39 am


My last figuring indicated the $10/month for Mostly Music XM in my car is cheaper than blowing up my cellular data, but things can change.

It's worth that for the sports package alone since I'm not in the market of the teams I'm a fan of, and there are areas here where I can get Sirius/XM and not get cell coverage.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on July 06, 2016, 12:14:18 pm
It's worth that for the sports package alone since I'm not in the market of the teams I'm a fan of, and there are areas here where I can get Sirius/XM and not get cell coverage.

I forgot...you're in a place where people make friends with rocks.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on July 06, 2016, 12:15:15 pm


My last figuring indicated the $10/month for Mostly Music XM in my car is cheaper than blowing up my cellular data, but things can change.

low data limits?  gross


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on July 06, 2016, 01:48:23 pm
I forgot...you're in a place where people make friends with rocks.

Nah, they've  gotten past the Ernest T. Bass phase, but they do give me that odd look every now and then and say "You're not from these parts are ya."


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: rebound on July 07, 2016, 07:14:29 am
Why are you guys depending on local stations or XM?

Why not Pandora or Amazon Music?

Pandora is free with commercials or incredibly cheap commercial free.  You can program your own preferences on Pandora.

Amazon Music is included if you have a prime account.

Just bluetooth to your car from your phone.

Aside from Public Radio Tulsa, local stations have been crap for decades and XM is just too damned high.

I do use Pandora, and pay for the commercial free option.  I use that mostly for when I run or work out.   My issue with Pandora is the (relatively) limited song list.   I've got a few channels created, and after a while I start getting repeats.  Also, The Pandora play list is generate via an algorithm, not a real person.   Which is great if you want a song list that is "just like this", but not if I want a Person (who is paid to do this sort of thing) to put together some tracks that I haven't heard yet.

I do hear good things about Spotify, but haven't used it yet. 


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Townsend on July 07, 2016, 11:49:19 am
I do use Pandora, and pay for the commercial free option.  I use that mostly for when I run or work out.   My issue with Pandora is the (relatively) limited song list.   I've got a few channels created, and after a while I start getting repeats.  Also, The Pandora play list is generate via an algorithm, not a real person.   Which is great if you want a song list that is "just like this", but not if I want a Person (who is paid to do this sort of thing) to put together some tracks that I haven't heard yet.

I do hear good things about Spotify, but haven't used it yet. 

I gave up on local radio because nothing they played was anything new to me.  And Jeebus...I can't handle the teeny bop crap on the pop stations.

The jazz and classical stations on 89.5HD and 88.7HD are the only presets I have.

I agree there are repeats on Pandora so I have about 20 stations that I listen to...and I delete and build new ones as my tastes change.

Let me know what you think of Spotify.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Ibanez on July 07, 2016, 01:49:04 pm
I do use Pandora, and pay for the commercial free option.  I use that mostly for when I run or work out.   My issue with Pandora is the (relatively) limited song list.   I've got a few channels created, and after a while I start getting repeats.  Also, The Pandora play list is generate via an algorithm, not a real person.   Which is great if you want a song list that is "just like this", but not if I want a Person (who is paid to do this sort of thing) to put together some tracks that I haven't heard yet.

I do hear good things about Spotify, but haven't used it yet.  

Try Google Play Music. Like you I was a Pandora subscriber, but their limited song selection drove me nuts so I started looking around. After trying several Spotify, Slacker, etc...I decided to go with Google Play Music. It works in much the same way Pandora does in that it lets you curate your own "stations" and has the benefit of not being limited to 6 skips per hour like Pandora is. Another feature it has that I love is that you can upload up to 20k songs of your own. I keep it in sync with my iTunes install on my home pc using their music manager app. The music manager app will sync any additions/deletions from iTunes and will also sync any playlists you have created in iTunes. I use my phone + bluetooth for everything, but my wife is still a big iPod user so it is nice to have everything sync so that no matter what vehicle we are in we can have our music/playlists as well as the "stations" I have curated over the last couple of years.



Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: AquaMan on July 07, 2016, 05:19:58 pm
Google Play is good for me too. For some reason Spotify tried to take over my Android phone and replace my wallpaper. Just seems irritating to me. But the Google Play waits for me to turn it on and makes suggestions based on my previous usage. I put some "Pool Party" music on through my Bluetooth speaker on my tour bus and it played seamlessly for two hours. I haven't had time to create some party collections but it looks pretty easy.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: rebound on July 07, 2016, 05:44:13 pm
Well, sounds like Google play is worth a listen.   I'll check it out and let you know.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: Ibanez on July 07, 2016, 08:56:36 pm
Google Play is good for me too. For some reason Spotify tried to take over my Android phone and replace my wallpaper. Just seems irritating to me. But the Google Play waits for me to turn it on and makes suggestions based on my previous usage. I put some "Pool Party" music on through my Bluetooth speaker on my tour bus and it played seamlessly for two hours. I haven't had time to create some party collections but it looks pretty easy.

I had bad experiences with Spotify on my Android phone as well. Additionally I never liked the way Spotify would go "wonky" after playing for a while. For example, I was once listening to a Spotify generated playlist that was supposed to be based on music by MC5. It did a great job for a while, a bit over an hour if I remember correctly, when totally unrelated music started creeping in. First it was Madonna, odd but I skipped past that and it went back to music it should have been playing. A bit later a Buck Owens song came on, odd but since I like Buck I went ahead and listened to it. Then it was back to music that made sense in the playlist for several songs, until it then tried to play Janet Jackson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Madonna again, then three songs in a row by Information Society. Who knew Information Society even had 3 songs in total? Frustrated I switched to a different playlist. This is just one example, but I found that Spotify would go crazy after a while and start playing totally unrelated music.


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 10, 2016, 09:28:34 pm
My wife and I spent an extended holiday weekend in New Mexico.  On the way home, we finally realized we hadnít even played the radio after we left the Cimarron area until we got to Guymon.  We ended up turning it down again until the OKC stations were in range.  What was out there was pretty crappy.

Todayís music seems to lack a certain creativity or level of interest to me.  We both used to be country fans but I canít stand the crap coming out of Nashville today.  All the pop music seems centered around female vocalists who sound like they have sucked down helium.

And like you, Iím beyond tired of hearing Sweet Home Alabama, Stairway To Heaven, etc. ad nauseum.

Probably just a sign of old fartism advancing.  ;D


Sucks big time!


No one ever plays Iggy Pop anymore.  Or Lou Reed.  Joe Satriani.  Any of the Blind Willie's...Johnson, McTell, etc (waiting for Breadburner Beavis comment...).  Savoy Brown.  Son House.  Or even Johnny Winter. 








Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: rebound on July 10, 2016, 10:24:26 pm
Sucks big time!

No one ever plays Iggy Pop anymore.  Or Lou Reed.  Joe Satriani.  Any of the Blind Willie's...Johnson, McTell, etc (waiting for Breadburner Beavis comment...).  Savoy Brown.  Son House.  Or even Johnny Winter. 

"And I know one thing, nobody can sing
Them blues like blind Willie McTell" - The Band (RIP Levon Helm)


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 10, 2016, 10:57:45 pm
"And I know one thing, nobody can sing
Them blues like blind Willie McTell" - The Band (RIP Levon Helm)


Statesboro Blues.  Might sound familiar to a truly discerning musical ear.  (Hint: think Allman Brothers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnWxZtI3ONY&list=RDfnWxZtI3ONY#





Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 10, 2016, 11:08:31 pm
And in the same vein....something I am sure most here have heard.  Just not the 1933 version.  Leadbelly did a version in the 40's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=147kS8O59Qs




Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: godboko71 on July 16, 2016, 10:42:40 pm
Spotify as a build your own list beats Pandora, Pandora with enough thumb ups and downs is great for radio. Like others my goto now is Google Play Music. I have 5-6 GB of music synced with Google Play Music, so I don't miss my Spotify playlists, and its station recommendations are good. 

Unrelated: I no longer subscribe to Pandora (ads free) but I do still listen to stations I have made over the years, their algorithms for station and customization is still good. Normally I am not a fan of mergers but I think Spotify could "stay" on top of steaming music with the absorption of Pandora for its radio stations, they could even keep the because you listen to this you might like stations, they would just work loads better.

Slightly Back on topic: I miss KMOD and edge Tulsa, while edge Tulsa corporately has closer ties locally than in the past it's turning to much into an oldies station. That is what separated the edge from KMOD their focus was on current and NEW rock. I also liked KMOD it had a good mix of older rock and new rock, maybe I just hate the iheartradio branding and marketing. Just too much repeat music on both stations, which is ridiculous, they both should have access to so much content. Anyway blah.

XM: If I spent more time in my car it may be worth it, but really I can't justify the cost. Shrug


Title: Re: Phil and Brent done?
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 18, 2016, 09:00:41 am
Spotify as a build your own list beats Pandora, Pandora with enough thumb ups and downs is great for radio. Like others my goto now is Google Play Music. I have 5-6 GB of music synced with Google Play Music, so I don't miss my Spotify playlists, and its station recommendations are good. 

Unrelated: I no longer subscribe to Pandora (ads free) but I do still listen to stations I have made over the years, their algorithms for station and customization is still good. Normally I am not a fan of mergers but I think Spotify could "stay" on top of steaming music with the absorption of Pandora for its radio stations, they could even keep the because you listen to this you might like stations, they would just work loads better.

Slightly Back on topic: I miss KMOD and edge Tulsa, while edge Tulsa corporately has closer ties locally than in the past it's turning to much into an oldies station. That is what separated the edge from KMOD their focus was on current and NEW rock. I also liked KMOD it had a good mix of older rock and new rock, maybe I just hate the iheartradio branding and marketing. Just too much repeat music on both stations, which is ridiculous, they both should have access to so much content. Anyway blah.

XM: If I spent more time in my car it may be worth it, but really I can't justify the cost. Shrug


Very sad what has happened to them....I listened to them from the 70's - had to add a small FM modulator to translate the signal down to the AM only radio in my Olds.  Still have it in that car!  Don't know if it works now, though.

Anyone remember Chris Van Dyke?  Or know what became of him?  Always enjoyed listening to Scary Mary - sleep deprivation as a way of life!

Phil came along and then Brent showed up and those two made magic!  Always liked Kitty Roberts - but I knew her outside of the radio world through American Theater Company.   I have a couple of VERY old t-shirts from live remotes done back in the deep, dark past.  KMOD - the Rainbow Station!  Gonna have to dig those up and see if I can post some pics...


I spend some time in a car and occasionally get the opportunity to listen to Sirius XM - pretty good stuff.  And Sirius before that....used to get to listen to "Sirus Disorder" quite a bit and that was really good.  Even bought a couple dollars worth of the company stock a few years ago, and it went up about 4 times, so I like it even better!

NPR is good car listening, especially in the evening.  Some interesting music going on out there.