Posted by For Free on March 31, 2010 at 06:44:30:
In Reply to: Q Wants You (or is it your $?) posted by Empty Pockets on March 30, 2010 at 07:12:04:
I agree when you say it would be nice to hear the jocks say something that's not a liner, but you're missing the fact that Q is GIVING all this stuff away (ex. Country USA tickets, $1,000) I don't see how that equals a solicitation when it's all free things for the listener. At least they're really active with giveaways, but I miss the days when the DJ's could have some personality!
: This is nothing new to most of you, I'm sure, but I must ask: Why is practically every DJ break on Q106 (and other MWF stations, probably) a solicitation? I feel like I'm listening to telemarketers instead of announcers. (Buy tickets for this Q event! Go to Country USA! Enter to win $1000!) There comes a point when such shameless salesmanship makes it obvious that the station cares much more about your money than you. Why not allow Sara Freeman to have a free break to say: "Oh, the Eagles! I feel like I'm back at the Lake again!"? --Something that shows the human side of the announcers-- If sales messages are all they want to put out, why not cut out the middleman and just put the salespeople on the air? (Being sarcastic, of course)
: By the way, HD2 stations and satellite radio offer an alternative to this constant panhandling. I think that over-the-air stations (Q in particular) should recognize their Achilles Heel and nip this in the bud before people excercise their options and tune them out.
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