In case anyone hadn't heard, the Fabulous 690 will go away for good next Sunday night 2/5 - a not so "Super Sunday" for the station's many fans.
On Tuesday, Daisy Torme will start off a countdown of songs leading to the "last song" voted by fans on the station website. After that, the countdown will repeat sans announcers until next Sunday night, when a company from Madrid will take over ownership of the Baja-based station and program in Spanish.
Originally Posted by daddyb
I say not over-programmed as much as over-researched. Too much dependence on focus groups in shopping malls and less reliance on expertise of those who know a good song when they hear it.
And while ClearChannel has done a good job with this particular station, the de-regulation that now allows companies to own thousands of stations has led to hard times in the business overall.
On the bright side, fans of the Fabulous 690, and it's air staff, have been given plenty of warning and a good chance to say goodbye.
Compare that to the usual radio practice like occurred at Arrow 93 last year...jocks were contacted on the phone...not even face to face...and told that there services were no longer needed...and the next day, they're gone...and a nameless, faceless computer named "JACK" is there instead.
Having said that, I share sadness with Morrigoon and others who have posted here about the loss of a great station. There are some FM's in the LA market that could do a whole lot worse than to bring Brad, Daisy and the bunch in.