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New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 3rd, 2012, 11:52 pm
by StraitTalk
Now that I have your attention....

A new radio station appears locally. As the CRC has recently announced they will start accepting applications for experimental FM-IBOC (HD Radio) stations, this station is HD/DAB hybrid meaning both traditional radios and HD Radios will be able to tune in.

Said Radio Station has found a way to broadcast not-for-profit, with extremely minimal advertising, enough to sustain the radio stations operational requirements with surplus going towards future fiscal years, and less advertising occurring as a result.

This is where it get's a little, unrealistic, but possible.

This radio station does not fall under most of the CRTC's requirements for content ratios. This radio station is given a license allowing it to play whatever content it deems fit as long as it is appropriate and as long as it maintains a sizable user base. In the evenings, the radio station could play music that would not normally be appropriate, preventing the need for censoring language with disclaimers and warnings before any content that may be offensive. (The BBC does this in the UK.)

The radio station plays a wide variety of music with certain "shows" throughout the day and night that focus on different genres or styles.

There are no news aspects, no talkshows or morning programs except short blips pertaining to relevant music-related events.

This is not a radio station where you would hear much, if any of the music you would normally hear. It would stray from the norm and play a lot of underground, local and generally less mainstream music.

Now ask yourself. Is this a radio station you would make a point to listen to? Would this format appeal to you? With quality hosts and programming, is this something you feel would do well in the Okanagan?

PLEASE VOTE HONESTLY.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 12:33 am
by grammafreddy
I listen to radio 24 hours a day - and I have radios tuned to different stations in different rooms in the house. Even my PC and my laptop are used to listen to radio stations too far away for normal reception.

But you lost me totally when you said "no talk shows". That's what I listen to.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 5:38 am
by Bsuds
GF you stop talking long enough to listen to the radio!
:127:

I don't listen to the radio at all any more. With my poor hearing it's just noise.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 8:52 am
by Phoenix Within
StraitTalk wrote:In the evenings, the radio station could play music that would not normally be appropriate, preventing the need for censoring language with disclaimers and warnings before any content that may be offensive. (The BBC does this in the UK.)

See, this I don't get about arund here. When I lived i AB, they often played the uncensored versions of songs without the need for warnings. Here, all there is, is the censored version of the music. Why OK in one province but not another?

That being said, gimme a radio station that plays some indie and up and coming bands, instead of the canned and repetitive "top 40" that the corporate drones want to program everyone with, and I'd listen to it.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 11:26 am
by StraitTalk
Keep the votes coming guys! Feedback is huge as well.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 11:30 am
by Captain Awesome
Personally, I'm amazed at how many people still listen to radio.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 11:59 am
by Takin it easy !
People "will" listen if you give them something worth listening too !

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 4th, 2012, 3:53 pm
by gardengirl
The only station I have listened to for the last 15 years is CBC. That said, it is not the station it used to be. Many of the good programs are gone and the quality of the hosts has suffered greatly. Call me old fashioned, but I think that our National broadcaster should employ people with a good command of the English language. That includes using proper grammar, pronunciation and having an adequate vocabulary. The latter not including filth.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Nov 12th, 2012, 8:42 pm
by TimmyE
Gee, how many radio stations can we support in this neck of the woods. I only listen to my radio just to put me to sleep.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Dec 4th, 2012, 6:25 am
by dmno
I have given up on local radio, I listen to internet radio. I enjoy new rock and some indie music and since I was in high school (I am in my 40's now) I have waited for this type of format, which never happened. What we have here in Kelowna ( generally) is 3 stations that play pop music and 3 stations that play old rock. So boring and repetitive but I'm assuming they are playing to the people they believe who have money so they can sell comercials. I don't enjoy our stations, nobody I know actually enjoys our local stations and I get tired of switching stations trying to find the one that sucks the least.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Dec 8th, 2012, 1:16 pm
by JustAnotherGuy
Sounds like CBC Radio 2 to me... Indy, local, eclectic. Aside from the classical show mid-day it's all I listen to any more.
No commercials, no excessive DJ drivel / trashy-talk.
If that's what you're looking for, it already exists.

Re: New Kelowna Radio Station - Poll.

PostPosted: Dec 10th, 2012, 12:00 am
by StraitTalk
JustAnotherGuy wrote:Sounds like CBC Radio 2 to me... Indy, local, eclectic. Aside from the classical show mid-day it's all I listen to any more.
No commercials, no excessive DJ drivel / trashy-talk.
If that's what you're looking for, it already exists.


I listen to that as well, but I am thinking a little differently as Radio 2 is still a little laid back and boring.