Sadly, the chance for a station like this has begun to sunset. The person that was 18 in 1985 is now 51 and is almost at the end of the 25-54 demo, so that eliminates a lot of the WBMX days. 18 in 1975 is 61, out of the demo, so Disco and WDAI are a no go. 18 in 1995 is 41, which is OK but they are shoving Classic Hip Hop and WLS-FM down their throats, which leaves very little room for a "Classic Rhythmic dance" station modeled after B96 & Energy.
For it to work, the station today would have to debut with music 1985 and forward. But a majority of the music would be 1990 - 2000 heavy. When the format starts getting stale, start adding in more pop hits to keep it going on.
The programming suits are so bass ackwards, they have no clue and would label this as "Gay" "Trans" or "Fringe" music. (like they did back then and still do). I mean, heck it was only at the top of the ratings between WBMX and B96 between 1985 & 1995. Why would it work? (sarcasm) When you have old White men that have no clue what Freestyle or House or Dance pop means, you are ####ed, listeners are ####ed, stockholders are ####ed.
It is not only here. In New York WQHT and WKTU were dance powerhouses. The music is missing there today. Same thing in LA. Power 106 was a staple. But I can assure you the Classic Hits stations there are spinning spinning Bon Jovi (You Give Love a Bad Name), Whitesnake (Here I Go Again) and GNR (Sweet Child O Mine) for the 99th time this week, like WLS-FM is!
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