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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 63
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.236.201.38
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Hi this is Kev-Lo tell me something SD's do we really support classic soul,the reason why I ask this question because I know some of us live in different cities in and around the country some of us live in philly,chicago,detroit,in the south,and right here in new york. I feel that here in new york clssic soul does,nt get much air play. we,ve had some radio stations that play it but they don't play what you want to hear.The only time I get to hear some real classic soul is when I'm playing my own music.so tell me SD's are they playing a lot of classic soul in your hometown
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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Username: linda_di_fsg

Post Number: 34
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 165.170.128.66
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Honey, if you think classic soul doesn't get much airplay in NYC, ya oughta be here in Rochester. There is nothing, notta. It's dead, over, kaput. You might occasionally hear a decent song overnight on the only African American owned radio station, but ya gotta go through hours of Ashanti and whoever to get to one good song. Soooooooooo ... I have my own radio station -- WLCD -- Linda's CDs.

I was in talks with one of the local school's radio stations about doing my own radio show one evening a week. It was all good, til they told me I had to do jazz. Me and jazz -- I like it but know nothing about it. So it would be a disservice to the music.

I'm determined to win that Lotto jackpot and buy me a classic soul station for western New York state! And y'all can come to the grand opening and pick the records we will spin!
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 64
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.236.237.94
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Hi this is Kev-Lo hey Linda Di what's up dear I wish you would Get your own classic soul station and I would love to be one of your DJ's because I to would love play my classic Soul Collection and man do I have a collection the most popular and rare soul I also Have My Soul buddy The Chancellor Of Soul we both are deep into The music
and we would tear the Roof Off the sucker and baby
that's no Joke.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 689
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 8:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Kev-Lo!

The problem here in NYC is that they have a tight reign on the classics that they play. The only two who play a wide spectrum of classic soul is Felix Hernandez & Hal Jackson. Do you remember when KISS changed to a classic soul format. It seemed that they played the same 59 songs over & over.

Lack of knowledgable program directors is to blame as well. These folks don't seem to have their finger on the pulse of the music of those days. Additionally, as they follow their target audience, that audience came of age in the 80s & 90s. Of course, that was the Rap era & now, we're gonna be hearing more of those Rap hits from that period. Those of us who came of age in the 60s & 70s, are starting to be left behind. It seems that nostalgia picks up from a generational perspective. As we're in 2004, the music they're focusing on now is that of the 80s.

We also lost a classic soul station 105.1 that converted to Hip Hop. There's just less room for classic soul. The advertisers want that 18-34 demographic, the ones who are more prone to impulse buying. As for those of us who are older, they're simply not acknowledging us. Advertisers today want to appear to be hip & cutting edge. To them, we're like so yesterday! Imagine that! These stuffed shirts couldn't find a 4/4 beat if you spotted them the 1,2 & 3. They make the rules....it's sad!
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Soul-Brother (soulbrother)
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Username: soulbrother

Post Number: 81
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.234.191.12
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 2:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why worry...
http://www.soulcellar.co.uk/Pl aylists.html
over 40 one hour shows of 'real' classic soul...
do I have to beat the drum any louder??

Barry
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Username: harlem_144

Post Number: 125
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 66.207.40.18
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey KevLo !
This is the reason why I'm starting to put
REAL Classic Soul on my website. This is just
the beginning buddy, trust me. And yes, you do
have a wonderful music collection and it was
an honor dee jaying with you last summer at Rory's
gig.
Hey Linda Di ! Sorry to hear that in Rochester
is not kicking any Classic Soul. Man that's
gotta be rough, musically speaking. Good luck
and I hope you do hit the Lotto so you can buy
that Classic Soul station for all us to come there
and spin !
Juice my man ! I do remember that horrible KISS-
FM format. The 12 Days of KISS-mas. They used
a top 40 format that played the same OLDIES (I
hate using that word, lol) over and over!!!
The two songs that got on my last nerves were,
Gene Chandler's " The Girl Don't Care", and
Aretha Franklin's " Ain't No Way". Much as I
like those cuts, KISS forced me not to feature
them in my own playlist at home. Jammin' 105
format was more catered to disco than 60's.
This was the reason why the station had more
listeners, even when Felix Hernandez had his
Rhythm Revue Show. Felix who is friend of mine,
was more or less afraid of losing his radio
audience, if he kept his WBGO format, which he
played more rare 60's back then. This is why he
became more commercial.

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

chancellorofsoul.com

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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Username: harlem_144

Post Number: 127
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 63.78.189.114
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 4:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ooops......what I meant to say was that Jammin'
105 format catered only to music from the late
70's and disco. This is the main reason why it
was converted to 105.1 (rap). The ratings I was
told was extremely horrible, and the station
was stuggling to maintain it's listeners.This
was another reason why Felix remained commercial.

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DyvaNaye (westside314)
5-Doyen
Username: westside314

Post Number: 342
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.212.74.216
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 4:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I come from the day of WLIB WBLS WNJR WXLO WWRL WRVR WWOR WPAT WPIX and after about the mid 80's, radio as I knew it was gone. WBGO in Newark has a the show Filet of Soul and he plays classic and rare soul. It is not 'old radio' as we knew it in the classic sense, but it does represent better than what is known as classic soul today on these radio stations such as Kiss, who are forced to mix the format with that 'today's R&B stuff'...the one asset that KISS has is Bob Slade, who does a classic soul review show 'Soul Beginnings' which focuses on a year by year basis of history of classic soul and R&B and radio/televsion media they way it was 20 years ago or better...credit where credit is due, it is an informative show.

As old as Hal Jackson is and as long as he has been in the 'game' he should be able to command his own format, but it appears by what they play on WBLS decisions are made for him. When radio went extremely FM in the early 70's, WBLS stood prominent with DJ's like Frankie Crocker, Vaughn Harper, LaMarr Renee, Ken Webb, and the like and these people played diversified formats that has R&B , Soul, Pop, Jazz and Latin music. They even played Rock on WBLS at one time...I remember hearing Edgar Winters FRANKENSTEIN and Elton John's Bennie and the Jets and Yellow Brick Road...Frankie exposed EVERYONE that made his foot tap and helped us tap our own. There is no diversification in the DJ format anymore ..they are not allowed becasue radio has a corporate focus. DJ's used to be personalities that were of celebrity status, sometimes more popular than the artist themselves, and had the ability and power to promote certain artists themselves...the power of the DJ has been diminished as well...it is all about money now, not quality of music....

Music once had the focus and the capability to form and unite communities, make stars out our local dj's, promote local talent and create a level of social stance fro an individual known as the night club owner...another extinct entity.

more later...


(Message edited by westside314 on May 12, 2004)
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Username: westside314

Post Number: 347
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.212.74.216
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 5:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...and to add Kev...I have made up my own station...lol....'WPMM Radio' ...

'Play My Music Radio'...with DyvaNaye spinning the wheels of steel, tape decks and 8 tracks (ok cd's too) for your listening pleasure...'soul for the soul, todays R&B for the toilet bowl...'

DANG! I better patent that! LOL.
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Username: harlem_144

Post Number: 134
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 63.78.189.114
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 5:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.......
todays R&B for the toliet bowl......LOL LOL LOL
LOL LOL.......you are crazy
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Username: westside314

Post Number: 348
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.212.74.216
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 5:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(In my best Elvis pose)...'Thank You Very Much...'
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 67
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.184.167.116
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 5:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi this Is Kev-Lo hey DyvaNaye You are too much But Guess what I feel you 100% when you say todays R&B For the Toilet bowl
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Username: harlem_144

Post Number: 135
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 63.78.189.114
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 5:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL (COUGH) LOL LOL LOL LOL
Yall are crazy !

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