Re: some changes at the beat?
Posted by disman00911 on November 18, 2018, 10:39 am, in reply to "some changes at the beat?"
Checking out their playlist from the past 2 days, The Beat still play a lot of early/mid 80s. They still sprinkle a few 70s disco cuts and even 60s (Temptations' My Girl for example) |
On a side note, I think WCKG should split its AM and FM stations, making the AM brand Fox Sports and the FM brand The Beat 24/7. Notice nobody talks about this station anymore after switching to Fox Sports compared to earlier in the year.
The Beat could launch a bunch of mini-channels focusing on a specific style alongside the more broader main channel that is occasionally heard on 102.3 FM. The Beat's predecessor WBMX.com had a nice collection of niche Sub-Channels a few years ago. So did Q101.com (current alternative, 80s, 90s, etc) but all of those are gone now. Same with Addictedtoradio.com. They used to have a large diverse collection of online radio stations and I would listen to their channels nearly every day. I think it is due to higher music royalties.
Hot Mix Channel - played many of the mixes that were recorded on tape on WBMX and in some cases WGCI and B96 as well as original mixes This channel is still up.
Studio 54 Disco - self-explanatory.
Jammin Oldies - 70s disco & 80s dance-pop modeled heavily after long-defunct 103.5 The Beat. When 102.3 the Beat 1st launched it was mostly focused on the old Jammin' Oldies format with some 90s B96 stuff and a hint of 00s.
Steppers -the stuff you hear on V103 every Saturday Night.
Great Golden Grooves - 1970s R&B/Soul with some 60s/Motown and bit of 80s.
Funk - 60s/70s/80s with a bit of newer songs.
Quiet Storm - 70s/80s R&B love songs. The original channel didn't have any 90s or 00s cuts but those should be included if they ever decide to relaunch it.
1980s R&B/Skatin' Jams - R&B/Soul music that the original WBMX and WGCI played during that decade.
Hot Mix Classics - many of the tracks heard on the WBMX mixes from boogie to disco to house to synthpop to freestyle to hi-NRG to electro and so on.
Classic House - house records that were heard on WBMX in the 80s and later B96 from 1989 onward.
Hi-NRG - space disco, italo imports, and other non-house tracks from the WBMX mixes.
Freestyle Express - George Lamond, TKA, Cover Girls, Expose, etc as well as some B-Boy electro cuts.
Old School Rap - focusing on 80s/90s hip hop.
1990s R&B/Hip Hop - how many urban contemporary stations like WGCI sounded back then.
1990s Dance - all the club, house, techno, Euro tracks from that decade.
B96 Classics - a combo of the 90s Dance & R&B/Hip Hop channels modeled after how B96 sounded that decade, plus dance-pop like Spice Girls, Ace of Base, etc. It appears that the Beat is moving toward this direction.
Energy Classics - dance music from the late 90s to the 2000s modeled after the old Energy stations in Chicago, San Francisco, and Phoenix.
00s Hip Hop/R&B Throwbacks - what 104.3 Jams is playing these days.