The radio station printed chart would list 30-40 songs. WOR-FM (98.7) had 98 singles and 7 album cuts!
http://las-solanas.com/surveys/WOR/WOR_1967-05-23_1.jpg and then Drake went to 30.
Most stations I remember had 30 to 40. Too, there were tie-ins with the frequency as with WOR-FM. WLTH Gary had 37 for 1370, KFYR (K-Fire) had the Torrid 20, WABC had 7+7, and so forth.
There were rock songs! Rock is totally missing today.
I am convinced stations go with 13-17 songs over & over and beat them to death for months on end! (WNKS and WXXX go 100+ plays a week!)
Too, when few companies run the radio business, there are no/few individual program/music directors what would one expect?
How many "record" companies are there vs the indy labels or garage bands of years gone by?
Is the pie so thin that one rock song between endless Katy Perry, Kesha, Pink & Taylor Swift songs would kill a format?
IMO, Perry, Pink & Kesha all have peaked anyway.
Was refreshing hearing Headstrong/Trapt and Come Go with Me/Kongos recently on CHR radio!
I posted the above on a different message board: no response. The comments below on WKQX WEBG WLUP where CHR was brought up let me know I'm not alone in my thinking.
Any intelliegent comments are welcomed. Thank you!
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