Posted by FormerMerlin on October 18, 2018, 11:47 am
This is a very long email from October 2012 sent out by the Q87-7 program director that was circulated around what was then the offices of The Loop and Q87.7 when we were owned by Merlin and still at Merchandise Mart. |
"Is there anything about the music, personalities and programming heard on Q87.7 that you'd like to share with station management? Remember, this is your chance to provide your opinion and tell them EXACTLY what you think."
a little bit of news now and again would be nice
a little less talking and more music would be nice
A morning show would be good to add to the line up
Absolutely love this station. They play the right amount of older/newer music and I constantly have it on my car radio and at home! Keep up the great work!
All of the DJ's are amazing. And a well rounded variety of alternative music.
As being a newer radio station i think things are awesome the way they are. I would like to see a great morning show.
As the station grows I believe the personalities will follow suit.
awesome songs, this is the best station for alternative, i wish you guys would play some harder rock though. there hasnt been a good hard rock station in chicago sine 94.7 the zone got cancelled here
Be real on the commentary make it witty and make me laugh Best alternative to fill in Q101 void.
Bring Elektra to Q87.7
cannot pick up 87.7 on my radio
Consider creating play list for hits from the past 20 years. Play some old school hits and mix them with new hits. Announcing the groupu2019s name and song after its played was a much needed change for radio, I noticed that needed to be done while watching
Could focus more on new artists and new songs...some throw backs are nice but get old quickly. Most young adults want to be in with what's new.... gotta keep yourself up to date!
DJ's are good but I love driving to work pre 0600cst and between each song it has the simple song name and band name and then goes on playing the next song. you dont have disk jockeys making lame jokes and talking about celebrities and the filth that they
DJ's are good, but would like to hear some veteran Chicago alternative DJ's (I.e. q101 people other than Lou). Eliminate all voice tracking, one of the appeals of traditional terrestrial radio are the personalities.
DJ's need to talk more, right now it's mainly just a stream of music with a little interjection naming the song. I've heard highschool radio stations that talk more.
DJs are great. Perfect amount of talking inbetween sets and it's always relevant to alternative music and the audience.
Do not play the same music over and over again. Switch it up a lot and be original! Doing a great job!
Every one at Q87.7 is doing an excellent job. I'm so glad that we have an alternative radio station in Chicago again.
Everyone's very friendly on air and in person. I have not a single complaint. everything sounds great!
Finding Q87.7 on the dial was an absolute breath of fresh air!
Get Sherman & Tingle on air!
Glad an alternative music station is back in Chicago.
Glad an alternative station is back in Chicago.
Glad to have an alternative radio station back on Chicago radio. I would like to hear more local bands and older 90's-early 2000s music, as I'm sure most of your demographic includes listeners ages 20-35.
Good music selection, I like that there is not a lot of commercials.
Good station, Little talks, Jump into the fog, Bloody Mary are good songs and should be played more. Songs similar to are good and I like the siri tone that says the song name.
Great when you hear the name of the song and who is playing.
i absolutely LOVE how you guys still play Nirvana. And it also surprised me that you also play Cage the Elephant, Weezer, etc. When I first discovered the station I was listening to it with my Mom and we were both rockin' out to the foo fighters. You guys
I am loving having an alternative station on the radio again. The longer you guys are on the radio the better your personalities are getting. I am really enjoying listening to this station but you guys could play a better mix of old and new alternative. Mo
I am LOVING this station!! I found it on my birthday this year (early June) and I've been listening ever since. I have discovered bands I hadn't heard before that I now love. Thank you, and keep it up!!
I am much happier now that Chicago actually has an alternative station again. I love Q87.7 and I think it's great.
I am so freaking stoked you are here in Chicago. I like that there's not a lot of chatter - there's that lady's voice that will quickly say the song/artist then it moves right to the next song. AWESOME.
I am so so happy that alternative radio is back! Laura is incredible, always keeping me laughing. I am so excited for Q87 and am definitely a devoted fan!
I am so very happy to have found a radio station that plays music that I love to listen to. I have found a station that I can listen to all day and never hear a song that I don't enjoy to listen to.
i am totally in love with Q87.7 Never change!!!!!
I appreciate the limited amount of advertising and talk, as well as the announced song title and artist after each song. However, the range if alternative at times is too limited to punk/hard rock as opposed to more variety.
I didn't hear a lot of commercial breaks, which is something that I think other stations could learn from...it's nice to hear longer stretches of music
I didn't hear to many personalities on the radio. I tuned in mostly in the afternoon or at night. But I did like that music was playing alot. and commercials were seldom on.
I dislike some of the new music. You can tell which songs are being played in order for the station to make money (but I'm not really sure how important that is for a station to be profitable) and those songs are overplayed. I like new music, almost as muc
I don't tend to listen during commuting times because there is no news, no weather, and no traffic. All of which I find very important on my way to and from work downtown each day. I do however love to listen during housework or middle of the day travel. I
I dont have any isssues with this station they are very down to earth and tell it like it is. Very witty and incredible entertaining love lissening to it when I'm going on road journeys and when I have to walk up before the streets light goes off. Great e
I enjoy hearing a variety of newer and older music, as well as a variety of the types of alternative genre music played.
i enjoy how you dont play the same music over and over like most stations
I enjoy listening to the radio personalities because they don't talk for too long. They get their message across and move on back to the music. They are also very knowledgeable of the music, artists, album releases and concert dates.
I enjoy the fact that there is less talk and more music. A big problem I notice with some of the bigger stations is the fact that there is to much small talk and not enough music.
I enjoy the fact that there is more music and less personalities. Over all, everybody is doing good job.
I enjoy the new start. Loving the mix of old, and new. I do miss some of the old programs like Electra, as well as Sherman and Tingle
I enjoy this radio station. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the survey!
I find myself comparing the new Q87.7 to the old Q101 (for obvious reasons). I feel like the personalities on Q87.7 are a little more mature and grown up, at least at the times I listen. Definitely dig it.
I find your choice of music perfect for the target audience. Being 20 years old, a lot of the music I heard on the station suited my mood and I found myself trying to sing along, whether I knew the words or not! Personally, I like the older rock music, so
I get tired of hearing Nirvana all the time. They haven't put anything new out for 20 years! I think they should be played less. Same thing with Black Hole Sun, etc. Basically, if it was popular when I was in 8th grade and the bad isn't currently pumpi
I had a longer response but the survey would not submit it, a word cap perhaps. In short, keep up with the good work!
I had never listened to this station before, and was pleasantly surprised when I consistently tuned in. I have noticed there isn't too much interaction with the DJ's or the listeners.
I hope this station has a plan on how to continue broadcasting after 87.75 MHz is no longer usable in 2015. I enjoy the format.
I just wish u would mix it up more all radio it too repetitive
i like how it is.
I like how the song name and artist is stated after the song most of the time.
I like how they announce the name and artist after every song, not just every few songs.
I like it all an I'm glad there's an alternative radio station back again. Unlike the old one however I like the variety of music on this one better
I like some of the music, but too much of it is 'easy-listening, pop-ish.' Miss the format and personalities of Q101 VERY MUCH. I also miss the inclusion of bands like Metallica, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson. The one-named DJs have added a little bit of perso
I like that the DJ's seem like regular people. Some on-air personalities seem too over the top. The DJ's your station has say things that I would say and I like that. Makes everything seem more real somehow. Also really like that you announce the name
I like that there is finally and alternative station in the city if Chicago again
I like that there is not alot of talk at all and the talk that is found on this station is quick and minimal. I love that I can listen to this station on my Comcast cable on channel 877 and I listen to it both day and night many times falling asleep to thi
I like the dj's but it would be nice for some veteran Chicago alternative dj's (former q101 people) to be on the air as well.
I like the fact that you guys have more music than talk. Something other stations seemed to have lost. I like the newer hosts
I like the ratio of old and new alternative that you play, all I would ask is that I would like to hear a larger array of artists on both sides. Thank you.
I like to hear more older Alternetive, ie. 90's and past decade of the 2000's and keep with the older stuff before the 90's is awesome with me
I like to hear new music that has the same fun kick as the old stuff does. Q87.7 does pretty good at that and I think the hosts also convey a similar fun, entertaining message.
I like what's been done to this station, there isn't any real time wasted with talk, when I'm listening to a music station, I want music! But honestly people, more Linkin Park! They hardly play them when I'm listening! Still, great job, you've got me to li
I listen in the morning and afternoon, so far the personalities I've heard are a good match for the station
I loooove Foo Fighters but you seem to only play the same Foo Fighters song over and over, can you please grab another one off of the album?Thanks!
i love all of the personalities i have heard so far. I love all the djs
I love alternative radio! Welcome back!!!
I love everyone!
i love everything about it
I love everything about them!
I love everything about this station. It is perfect.
I love hearing the brand new songs and being introduced to new bands like M83 and Imagine Dragons, but I really miss the old gems like Sponge, the Nixons, Garbage, the Cure, Poe, and the Meatpuppets. I really would like to hear some old deep cuts that peo
I love how Q87.7 is completely different then anything else on the radio, uncensored with middle fingers up, that's what rock is supposed to be! Don't change anything Q87.7!
I love it all.. Great a station with that format is back on the air
I love it that Chicago has an 'alternative' station again, but the playlist leaves a lot to be desired. I'd like to see it go true left of the dial and become an indie rock outlet. I heard 'Wonderwall' in back to back sessions on 87.7, but not once did I
I love it. I would not change a thing. It's great that one song is new followed by an older one, and do on. It's the perfect balance between new and old.
I love it. Just need more variety in artists and songs of artists played.
I love Q87.7 and have since it was Q101. I went to the Jamboree in Summer 2011, and hope for more to come in the future. I wish I could have heard new music from blink-182, Angels and Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars, and even some more heavier stuff, but over
I LOVE Q87.7! Its great to hear a variety of music on the air, including Linkin Park, Green Day, and Killers, both older and newer music. The other radio stations in Chicago play the same ten songs over and over. Its great to have a station that plays a
I love Q87.7! I've been listening since it was Q101.
I love Q87.7! You guys are awesome, I commute into the city 4 days a week singing my heart out with the music!
I love that alternative music is back on the air in Chicago... thank you!
I LOVE that its not talk radio in the morning. I dont mind talking by the on air dj's but it seems on other stations the music is not all that important. With Q87.7 I know thats not the case and when I am driving to work in the morning I know I can hear mu
I love that there isn't a morning talk show. I work construction, with the radio on all day, and it's impossible to find a station that plays more than a few songs per hour in the morning. I also think the selection of music is the best of any station I
I love that this station is a better version of the old Q101... I love all of the music played!!
I love that you say the name and artist of the song that plays!!
I love the balance between older and newer music, and there's really little for me to complain about. I'd be nitpicking if I listed my complaints
I love the concept of Q87.7 continuing what Q101 did. Maybe more active and hard rock though. I understand the need for alternative but there are a lot of great unknown rock bands out there that may get attention on active rock stations but not on altern
I love the fact that it's more music than commercials.
I love the fact that they say the band name and song title after all the songs, its really helpful. the little funny commercials about Q87.7 are hilarious keep them coming
I love the fact that this station so closely resembles iTunes - lots of music from a few select bands. It's like a mini Pandora.
I love the fact you tell the audience the name and title of each song. I also like the mix of old and new alternative.
I love the hosts. They're cool. they're not dweebs, and they know when to stop with a joke and when to talk.
I love the minimal amount of commercials in the morning. Would prefer a mix of more up beat faster songs in morning to keep me awake driving.
I love the mix of music your station plays. There isn't a single song played that I don't love I love the station and I'm glad we have an alternative rock station again!!!!
I love their attitude towards the upcoming concerts and the up to date music mixed in with amazing classics.
i love them all, very people-like...not phony...and the night girl is frkn hilarious!!!!!!!
I love this new station! The problem is as I am coming into Bourbonnais IL, the station cuts out usually when I am enjoying a great song! I enjoy the mix of new and old. I would not change a thing.
I love this radio station. It is a lot better than the previous alternative station, Q101, which played the same 8 songs over and over. I love the variety, the freshness, and the attitude of the station.
I LOVE this station!
I LOVE THIS STATION!!! So glad to have the music of Q101 back in Chicago
I love this station. It is almost exactly like the old Q101.1 that I missed. I was very upset that Q101.1 was gone but I am very happy that I have found Q87.7. I do not listen to many other stations that often. Thank you so much!
I LOVE this station. The alternative format was sorely missed after Q101 went away. I love all the new music, and the mix of music that reminds me of my highschool years. LOVE IT!! The DJs are fun to listen to, and I like following them on facebook.
I love to hear Rise Against an I wish they were played more but you guys are doing a wonderful job and yushould keep up the good work.
I love when you say the name of the song and band after the song plays. The only thing i would say negative is you sometimes play songs that are not popular in clusters. Which in turn makes me change the station.
I love you guys! You're hilarious & witty! You couldn't make me more happy ! The only thing I would love is if you made a live stream app!
I miss Love Line
I really enjoy listening to this station and it really compares to my old favorite station Q101!! I hope they keep it up!!
I really enjoy the DJ's on this station. I love that they get a little racy sometimes and I would hope to hear less editing in the music content. I don't think every terrible word needs to be removed. It really takes away from classic songs when they are a
I really enjoy the station and like that there isn't a lot of talking. The music selection is awesome! The only thing I would change is better reception
I really enjoy the variety of music and the genres played. However, I wish the song catalog was a bit larger. The DJs could use a little more personality.
I really like that there is a new alternative station, and for the most part I enjoy the music selection. However, some of the music is clearly not alternative and belongs on another station. Listening to Bands like Coldplay when expecting true alternative
I really like that there is less talk and more music. I do not enjoy all the talk on the radio.
I really like the music selection, and I like how the DJs keep it short and sweet. I never thought a station would be able to replace Q101, but other than the nostalgic attachment, I think Q87.7 is better because it plays the music that led me to listen to
I really love the facts that you play Nirvana.
I tend to prefer the older music selection offered over the newer stuff. Nirvana, Offspring.... and the like. But a great breath of fresh air!
I think an engaging morning/afternoon show that is representative of Chicago's diversity and rich rock/alternative history would definitely increase my time spent listening to this station.
I think everyone does a great job. They keep it edgy enough and I like the music story updates.
I think everything is great. They are doing a wonderful job. Not too much talk and a lot music. I love it
I think it might be better if there were morning shows or something to break up the day a bit, instead of just hearing a few songs repeatedly.
I think it's a great twist on the old Q101. I was a huge fan, but I think the music variety is much better on the new Q87.7. I listen every day online from the Phoenix area. They should consider a station out here! Love, love, love it
I think that is a great station, I love most, if not all, the music that gets played. Sometimes I wish there was a bit more variety, sometimes I feel that the same songs get played too often, but not over played like other radio stations such as 103.5 and
I think that the personalities are great. I love that they announce almost every song title and artist that is played on the station. Also very glad they added the text to be ale to have song info sent to you. Have been very pleased with the station since
I think that the song selection can get repetetive at times. A larger song selection would make the station even better.
I think there are some artists that get played too frequently, like Foo Fighters (whom I actually like) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I think those repeats can be replaced by some good old school songs, or some newer bands.
I think you guys are doing a great job so far, i like the personalities and the music variety
I understand there are a million other people listening to the radio during the day. But some of us listen to it all day during work. And when you hear the same song played 15 times the same day. That song , which you liked at first. Becomes an ear sore. U
I use to work early in the AM n catch the morning show and it was great. I miss Sonic Boom when they used to do it a lot. Seems like the on air personalities are just trying to find there place on the station and get the fan base they once had again. I loo
i used to have sirius radio and then i cancelled it. i like listening to 87.7 because i hear a lot of the music i heard on the alt nation sirius channel
I very much enjoy the fact that they don't use frat guy shock jocks in the morning. i want to listen to music when I drive to work, not the crap that sherman and tingle talk about or hyper masculinity, just play the good music, alternative of the 90s to to
I want Sherman and tingle back
I was pretty happy w/ the music, never listened to this station before but it is now on my presets & will continue to listen in my car, but I can not get this station in my house.
I was sad when Q101 was bought out, and hearing you guys on the radio everyday brighten up my day. Chicago radio sucks without Q87.7
i was so grateful for the launch of Q87.7. you guys ROCK keep up the great job!!!
I wish the commercials were shorter. Sometimes they seem like they go on for ever and there is no music playing. I also wish you would play more music from the 90s.
I would just suggest mixing up the tunes! Quite often, same songs are played multiple times a day; which get's pretty old considering the amounts of music that is out there to choose from (I don't need to hear the same Green Day and Foo Fighter songs 6 ti
I would like more alternative music. Muse, and Foo Fighters, and Nirvana is fantastic, yes. But there are so many local bands, and globally alternative (Pussy Riot) music out there right now. Also, less Pearl Jam. Please.
I would like to hear a higher percentage of older music like smashing pumpkins, radiohead and oasis. The Silver Sun Pick Ups song is played WAY too much!
I would like to hear more hard rock added in considering there is no hard rock stations in the chicago area that I know of.
I would love to hear more older alternative songs played.
I would prefer to hear more deep cuts and harder rock such as stone axe or black water rising.
I would really love if they would bring back programming similar to the old Q101, such as Love Line
I'd like to have a morning DJ/news update at least every 15 minutes give a snipet of news during rush hours
I'd say about 90% of the music played is pretty awesome, but I do feel like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins get played far too often. It's somewhat understandable because they have such a huge base of songs, but maybe play them a bit less and
I'm gald your back. I missed listening to a good radio station when Q101 went away. Thank you for coming back!!!!!!
I'm new to the area and didn't know about this station before. I love it! It's a great mix of alternative music from my generation (I'm 31). I love that I recognize most of the songs and/or artists and sometimes hear something new too. Don't change it! I t
I'm really glad there's an alternative station back in Chicago! And thank you for not playing Nickleback, seriously.
I'm so happy that you guys are on the air again. One thing for me is you guys play way to much Cold Play. Other then that you guys are amazing
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I'm soooo glad rock Alternative is back!!!!!
I'm very happy to have the alternative sound back on the Chicago airwaves
I've been liking the newer hosts
I've never really heard the radio personalities.
If there where programs that would put unknown bands in the spot light... and have an underground hour.
If you can add some disturbed, avenge sevenfold, rob zombie, and NIN, that would be awesome! Also if we could get more variety instead of the same songs playing over and over. Love the fact that we have an alternative rock station back since Q101 was taken
Im just annoyed slighty that I hear the TOP 20 everyday or the same drown out songs... Play older material, 90's and new stuff BUT NOT THE SAME SONG Artist have 12 plus tracks on cd mix it up
in my personal opinion, i think that 87.7 needs more song variety. i mostly like what you play (except linkin park...seriously guys you're not 101.9) but when i turn on the station, i know exactly what songs will eventually play. you need more artists, and
In the beginning his station played new alternative music. Recently, more old music is getting played which is not as enjoyable to me.
It frustrates me that a lot of the programming is almost identical to XRT. I am a huge fan of Alternative/Hard Rock/Classic Rock/ Whatever Rock. The whole point of being an alternative station is that you aren't supposed to sound like everyone else (Quit
It is all good, nothing had to be changed
it is really unique
It seems like the dj's are all preprogrammed/recorded. I'd like to hear live broadcasts instead.
It would be great to showcase local bands in Chicago's alternative scene. Bands like The Audition and Spitalfield were my favorites growing up.
It's good to hear more music less talk I mean that's why I listen to the radio for music if I want to hear people talking that's what am radio is for right!!!
It's great I missed it since its been gone!
It's nice to have alternative back on the air. However, it is even better than Q101 because it isn't just straight alternative. Indie music like of Monsters and Men and such is really great to hear as well. It is a nice mix.
It's the closest station to the former Q101
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its great to have alternative music back in chicago! whith alternative/indie music being susch a growing industry, i would love to see a segment dedicated to up-and-coming artists, like q101 used to do with their local 101 segment. but great station and ke
Its refreshing to hear the name of the song that was just on as a Segway in to the next song. To many other stations either tell you the name of the song before they play it, so if you tune in half way you won't ever know the name of the song. or they just
Just keep up the good work.
Just that during different times of the day, there are many songs that are played quite often. When the station first came on the air, it had a nice variety. Maybe I feel that way because we havent had any alternative stations in the area for a while. Just
Just work on getting a stronger signal out so I can listen more often.
keep it going, you are doing great. i love the mixture of older and newer.
keep the music going. and also bring mancow morning mad house into the mix.
keep up the good work! I'm so glad alternative is back on the radio!
Lauren in the mornings rock and in the afternoon Shark is awesome!
lauren is AWESOME! she always texts me back when I tell her about a song i dont like. Keep up the good work Q87.7!
Lauren the dj is awesome. Love this station.
Lauren's my favorite because she sounds hot. PJ's pretty witty.
less comercials ,unless they are informative
Less commercials would be nice
less music i can hear on 3 different stations
Less talking, more music, and no commercials.
Live them they're great funny random and crazy and put on great songs best alternative station ever!!!!! Lots of Music is a huge plus. Sometimes the genres don't match up, but that is rare.
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love all the different types of rock played. its not the same old thing like it was on q101
Love the Alterative music, would be great to mix more of the older songs in with the new ones
Love the djs. Wondering if there will ever be a morning show.
Love the humor of the Q87.7 commercials! love the west coast vibe, but needs moreACDC/Metallica/classics.
Love the mix of music, but sometimes too much of the old gets in the way. Commercial breaks seem excessive at times.
Love the music and personalities, just wish I could get it on my car radio. Love the music...great selection
Love the Q87.7 spots. Funny. Keep the commecials to a minimum, i know you have to make money but I change the station when they come on so you lose me for a while.
love the song id after the songs play. it is always nice to know a song and not have to wait for a long title list after 20 songs in a row. it makes finding new music fun again.
Love the station!
Love the station! Play more newer alternative.
Love the station, Shark and Lauren very great at what they do. love selection of music please try not to repeat or overplay certain songs easily heard on other stations across town. please bring back local music gallery similar to what used to be local 101
Love the station, wish it had more power to reach further since I drive a lot.
Love the station...would like to see a broader range of new music, more songs from ALTnation's weekly top 18 countdown would be great.
Love the variety of music from newer alternative to older, sometimes 90's music and everything in between. Love the minimal commercials.
Love this station, especially the variety! Maybw play some 70s 80s punk
mix it up. its the same songs over and over again. you need to get Sherman and Tingle back in the mornings. that made my hour morning commute complete. i know its not Q101 but they were the best morning show
More concert updates
more mainstream rock metal
More variety - there is a plethora of music from today and the past 2 decades to choose from, and yet I'm hearing the same songs repeating far too often, sometimes as often as once an hour.
More variety. I know it's radio and songs get played over and over, but I feel like I'm hearing the same songs every day with one or two random other ones.
Much of the music played is very slow alternative. there needs to be much more heavy up beat music.
Music is awesome. They play all the songs of the 90s and early 2000 that I loved in high school/college along with some great new songs so I don't feel so old. I love that they regularly give the name of the songs and the artist.
Music is great, but could use more variety instead of hearing a song being played a lot. Maybe put in some disturbed, avenge sevenfold, rob zombie, nin, as well. Mix it up well I'm happy to have an alternative rock station back, ever since q101 was take
My kitchen radio is the only place I can tune to station. I live hearing rock/alternative on the radio again but I would also live to hear some lesser known but popular fan base bands. Kill Hannah is one. HIM is another.
nah, there doing great
Needs more power to reach more areas.
Night time music playlist seems better than any other time of day but love the station completely no
not at this time, i really like everything about this station
not gonna lie, i kinda miss a morning talk show.
Not many commercials that I noticed compared to other stations, which is nice.
Not sure. I enjoy the music!
not too much a fan of the type of music played. also, the same songs are played over and over it seems, with a little variation in between. there's many other bands out there. you don't have to rely on the older rock classics.
Nothing at all needs to be changed... unless you lessen the commercials! XD
Nothing at all needs to change! XD
nothing at this time
Nothing. I love that song names and artists are said at the end of the song instead of before.
Other than the occasional hum on the internet feed, Q877 has a very laid back no BS style that I've come to like in radio. Keep up the good work!
Overall a great new station, stay away from the BS music like Goyte and stick to the bands above and a maybe some of the great songs from the last 10 or 15 years
Overall I like this station. Normally I flip to different stations often. While participating in this study, I stayed on this station rather than flipping. From that, I found that many of the same songs are rotated frequently. The songs I enjoyed most
overall I think the radio station is really great, but they are slowly starting to repeat songs a lot. Perfect radio station! Keep it up guys/ gals!
personalities are generally boring and don't provide anything to the station's content. I like radio personalities and wish stations would have the guts to allow them more air time. the music is good which is what keeps me coming back, but if the talent
Personalities are generally fun and engaging. They, at least, give the impression that they will always say whatever they are thinking. Not very reserved. Looking for more variety, though I know that's nothing they can control.
play different songs. maybe korn some more heavier stuff. other than rhat im glad its back
play some kill hannah
Play some more alternative songs from the 1980's
Play too many of the same songs over every day. That is one of the reasons that I quit listening to other stations as it is so repetitive
Please stop voice tracking this station. The music is fine. But the station has no personality whatsoever. At least give us a live and local morning show or something along those lines.
Q87.7 has been delivering a great source of music since they started up a few months back! Its awesome that they have live DJ's on the air during the day! (not many stations have that anymore) The DJ's that they have are super awesome and friendly. (Met
Q87.7 is great, but im getting tired of hearing the same bands playing the same songs. i personally request more Muse and Radiohead. its the best station in Chicago, just needs more diversity
Q87.7 needs to try and avoid having the reputation of playing the same song more than 3 times within a period of two hours
Q87.7 Saved alternative in Chicago i would like to thank them for all the hard work that the staff does. More radio events are need to help spread the word about this great station.
Really enjoy the mysic variation. Its not your typical overheard nor overplayed songs. Creates a good balance to the radio hearer.
Really glad you guys put Q87.7 on the air.
Really like the music and on air staff, but wish they would say title and artist more for the new stuff
Sharks good. That woman during the afternoon is meh. Texting to submit to contest/ talk to host is cool feature.
so far so good! i must say, i like nirvana, but, can we not get back into playing them or other older groups over and over and over again.. and if you do, they have alot more than the same 6 songs that always seem to play. thank you
So glad Q87.7 came about after shutting down Q101. Chicago deserves a great alternative station, keep up the good work!
So sick of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Play Under The Bridge once a day and that's it please.
Some more diversity would be great! I love hearing new bands but I also really love 90's grunge. Thanks!
Some of the music played is a little to pop, I'd like it better if they stuck more to alternative/indie music, though I guess sometimes that gets different when indie bands begin to crossover onto other stations/genres as well. Overall great station, love
Somehow the station always plays exactly what I'm in the mood for, and if I don't have my iPod on me it's the first station I tune in to since it is pretty in tune to my music tastes.
Sometimes a new song will come out, and you play it every 10 minutes; too often.
Sometimes a real good song starts and then suddenly just stops and either another song is taking over or there is an ad, that really annoys me a lot. Then there are the same companies advertising over and over again instead of having a bigger variety. I do
Sometimes I feel like its too much 90s music. I like to hear the new stuff that I can't hear anywhere else on the radio
Sometimes people at Q87.7 make inappropriate/strange comments Sometimes they try too hard to be ironic, or sarcastic.
Stop letting the coasts (east and/or west) dictate which songs we hear and when we hear them. We are the third largest city yet our exposure to new music can only be had from satellite radio, which I don't have. Do we really need to hear M83's Midnight Cit
Stop voice tracking
Talking about Nickelback brings shame to the dojo, texting is swell
THANK YOU for bringing back alternative to Chicago! I LOVE this station, I'm so so happy it's here! The only minor suggestion would be to rotate songs from different bands, instead of the same 3 popluar new ones, throw in some more old ones! But honestly,
Thank you for playing alternative rock music --new music from established artists and older music that is just as good... but for some reason hard to hear on any other station
That talk radio is not what people want to hear all day and nice try with buying out q101.1 but 87.7 is relatively nice i think that you should play more up and coming artists. Fight with monster, counterfeit eye, wily thuggins intents (intense), fight wit
The Adam and Eve commercials have GOT to stop! I listed to this station in my office at work, twice now one of those commercials has come on while my boss was in my office.
the advertisements are short and the DJ's are quick and curt; i really only listen for the music, nothing else
The mix of era's has become better and with live Djs, I feel that we aren't just getting a programmed loop via a computer. As the station grows I would like to hear more deep tracks from popular bands as well. Not just cookie cutter mixes
The morning guy is pretty offensively sexist. There's just no place for that in society at all.
The music is awesome, radio personalities are good, and haven't really noticed a whole lot of talk or commercials. Seems to be a good alternative to the old q101
The music is awesome. The personalitites are awesome. I love the fact that there are SHORT commercial breaks! I listen to it all day even on my iphone
The Music is the best in the Chicagoland area! Alternative all the way
The music provided by this station is nothing but spectacular. It is by far the most reliable station to play the best of alternative music at all times. There's nothing I would change as it is already perfect.
The music selection is good with the exception of repetition. I listen to Q87 in the morning and hear a song and a couple hours later I have heard the same song again. Aside from that anytime I am near a radio that picks up the Q I am all ears and would l
the music when it was played on q101.1 even though it was the same somehow it started to become bland. i guess it was the mood that was being put out by the personalities. i feel rejuvenated and excited when i hear it on q87.7 . i guess the personalities d
The only thing I can say is that they play the same songs too many times a day. I like the music a lot but there needs to be a bit more of variety rather than the same old songs on some continous loop!
The personalities are awesome. The station stays current and updated on all local events and news on the station and on the facebook page. The music is a perfect combination of new and old alternative music I would prefer more new and less 90s but that's j
the personalities are kind of boring.
The personality of the host is oddly peppy for the type of station it is.
The programming is great and unique, it is exactly what is missing from other stations in the area.
The radio personalities seem really genuine. You get the feeling that you know how they would be should you meet them on the street.
The radio personalities they have seem out of place for the type of station it is. The same songs are played way too often.
The same songs are repeated too much, even older songs. Feels like every day I hear the same Green Day and Gorlliz songs. I like this kind of music but would just like a little more variety in song selections. Newer songs are also on a frequent rotation.
The songs played are kind of repetitive. The station is doing a fantastic job!
The station is great! I was so excited to find the station. I believe it would become my number one station if it had more of a variety. I feel there is a lot of repeats and it seems as the music is from the 90s and today. Not much from the early to mid 20
The station should put together an all day concert for every summer in Tinley Park the stations commercials are really unique abd funny
There are days where the music played seems like its on a playlist that is on repeat. I have a long drive to and from work, and somedays it seems as if I heard the exact same songs in the exact same order a few hours earlier. There's such a wealth of music
There are more than enough new alternative music out there to save you from playing the same songs over and over again. Also there are several groups that you play that are played on many other non alternative stations. Why play them? Isn't your station s
There are so many great Chicago bands that never get any airplay. I'm a huge Chevelle, Disturbed, Local H fan. Would love to hear more old school alternative like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc and some harder hitting music mixed in with the new aweso
there are some songs that are repeated often and it can get annoying hearing the same song over and over
there are too many repeats, I love this station they can play songs less frequently there okay, i have troubles where i compare to q101, and i know i cant do that. theres a lot of too frequent replays on popular songs
They are awesome
They are cool... I honestly was expecting you to just bring back q101's crew back like electra and the two guys in the morning.. Sherman and Tingle.. I loved them. But your guys are cool. I love that after every song you say the artist name and the name of
they are great!
They do a great job!
They don't talk too much, yet their personalities still show through, ... Without being annoying.
They play a great mix of new and old alternative. By far the best radio station in Chicago!
They should stop playing music like Gotye. All the other stations play it. But other than that I love the station!
They're all great and have a great mix of voices.
Theyre funny as F***
This is a perfect radio station. The DJs are fantastic, not too much talk or commercials, perfect mix of old and new music.
This is the best station on the radio!! So happy to have it.
This is the first time I'm hearing about this station but I will definately check it out. This radio station rocks! I love it all!
This station is exactly what Chicago needs!
Traffic updates in the AM
Try not to play the same songs too often. I know its bound to happen, but try to keep it to a minimum
We love the variety of alternative music you provide. And I enjoy the fact that your station does not over play your songs.
well, I don't exactly care to much for alternative but there are certain groups that I do like and it's older stuff that I enjoy. So it's nice when older music does come on.
well, since it's called underground alternative, i wanna hear stuff that's not played often. most of the time it's same stuff over & over again, & it gets to the point where people get sick of the same music ALL the time. try gettin' some REAL underground
when i first started listening to it there was a lot of good vierty, but now there is a lot of repetitiveness with the same songs being over played.
When the station first started out it was exactly what I was looking for. However, after about a month or so the station started getting repetitive like other stations. Don't play the same stuff every hour! This isn't the Top 40 stations!
While the variety of newer and older music is good, some expansion could be wonderful. Having some more metal or punk or even folk rock (such as Mumford and Sons) would make the station even better.
Wish it came in on my car radio.
Wish the Alternative would be reverted to the 101.1 (Q101) frequency. It would be more accessible. Many don't know Q87.7 even exists, 101.1 has been strongly identifed as an Alternative station for nearly 20 yrs
would be best if you worked out something to get q101 back on the air also if the format could be adjusted to closer to what q101 was it would do wonders for your listener base, other then that you need an airstaff with more personality then what they have
would love to hear your even older songs... like siouxie and the banchees, more cute, ministry, maybe even depeche mode, erasure...
Would prefer not hearing the same songs repeated a million times (or the same bands, ie: linkin park, pearl jam, etc) mix it up! Don't be like old Q101 where everything was over played! The radio personalities on the other hand do not compare to old Q101,
You guys are doing a great job, really. Work on getting a more diverse group of DJs, and keep up with the concert info. Music diversity is top notch.
You guys are doing a great job. I recently dropped Siruis XM and I was pleasantly surprised to hear new underground music on the public radio. Please keep bringing the new stuff!
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You guys have a blended mix of old and new. In Indianapolis they have X103, which has a little more newer than older stuff. They are an excellent station. I'd like to see some more new stuff. You guys are awesome, thanks for rockin'!
You guys play a lot of the same music in 10-15 minute loops... or play the same 5 song through out the day... Those artists have more than one song that could be played.. That's why I don't listen to that station much anymore
You play too much Foo Fighters. I'd like to hear some more newer acts or some stuff that isn't played on other stations, maybe having 1 hour request line where we can hear what people have asked for from e- mail, twitter etc.