Re: New topic please!
Posted by RYO on November 4, 2018, 1:10 am, in reply to "Re: New topic please!"
"The Bus" was truly a unique station. I remember them playing some pop, alternative, rock and rythmic. |
I remember a lot of friends either loved or hated that station. They would sometimes mix up the different styles in a set, at other times, they would do a set of rock/alternative(think Q101), take a SHORT break(they never played more than 3 mins. of spots at a time), then they would do a rythmic set(think B96 light) and every once in a while throw in a classic from someone like the Rolling Stones.
They broke quite a few songs on that station that would show up on stations like B96, WTMX and GCI weeks, sometimes months later once they took off on the charts.
These are the type of stations I really miss. They were a suburban stick, never got more than a blip in the ratings, but, they were locally owned by radio people, not investors.
I can remember many times when CD's would skip or cut out on WBUS and the DJ would joke that you won't here this kind of radio downtown. They just had fun with it...AND they were live in the studio to notice it and fix it in a few seconds.
Y108 which is now WLEY, was like WBUS a little bit also. They were more AC than Top 40 like WBUS was, but, they often strayed from pure AC.
The first time I heard "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochran was on Y108. It popped up a couple weeks later on "The Loop"
We won't ever have radio like that again, which is sad, no stations now will ever take risks. I get it, times change, we have phones and streaming now, but, if radio was actually fun to listen to, maybe, just maybe, people would go out of their way to seek it out more.
On a sidenote, which is a little off topic(something new for me of course lol), the first time I heard "Hard to Handle" by the Black Crowes was on Steve and Garry in the afternoon on AM 1000. It was brand new, I don't even think that 97.9 had even played it yet. Within a few weeks that song was all over The FM Loop, Z95, The Bus and many others.