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Saturday, November 10, 2007 |
( 11/10/2007 07:47:00 AM ) Bill S.
JACK OF ALL SONGS: Good bud and periodic reader Karl Neidershuh writes to tell me that the one-name radio format that I kept coming upon during our trip west is called "Jack radio," after Denver's originating FM station KJAC. The format is designed to simulate a shuffling IPOD in its seemingly random play of songs, though considering how often I heard many of the same '70s and '80s era AOR "classics" from station to station, I'd guess randomness is not all it's cracked up to be . . .
UPDATE: In Comments, Ken Lowery rightly chides me for forgetting to mention that he'd first commented upon the one-name radio format. (My reason for even writing this brief post was primairly to include a link Karl N. sent me to a Business Week article on "Jack radio." But I foolishly blew the html coding when I first posted it.) My apologies, Ken!