Posted by This Ain't Nashville on September 23, 2011 at 14:48:40:
Well it's been long enough now to comment on the changes at both stations. Tracy and Mike: Following the John and Tammy formula of the male/female interaction in a sort of
stereotypical fashion (Guys like sports! Girls like hunks!) It's somewhat interesting, better than Jason and Nicole. This type of morning show seems to work best in Madison,
with Connie and Curtis and Fish and Ashley doing basically the same thing. Star still seems to be using the morning show as their showcase, anchoring their appeal as
personalities as the reason to listen.
Q has taken to imitating Star's style, emphasizing personalities now. The problem is that they're missing out on the core idea. Star Country DJs are always speaking in terms
of audience relations, trying to see through their eyes. Q's personalities talk more now, but they're selling themselves and the music. That's only the surface reason why
people are listening.
Q plays a better variety of music, but my preference goes to Star who at the very least pretends to give a damn about their listeners.
There's no going back to Q's sound in the 90s. WJVL has managed to preserve it. Radio formatting has shifted with the times. John and Tammy understood radio in the new
millenium and that's why their departure hurts Q even to this day.
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