The number of classic hip hop radio stations are on a rise, in fact its been reported that: “…Radio executives say that more classic hip-hop stations are expected around the country in the year 2015…”. This scenario is interesting especially since most radio stations almost refused to play the era’s music selections too often in the past.
Here in the city of In Philadelphia, 107.9-FM, became Boom Philly back in November Nielsen reports, “…the stations listeners increased from 534,000 in the month immediately before the change to 736,000 after….according to artsbeatblog, “… Once the format Houston based station KROI flipped, their audience more than tripled, going from 245,000 to 802,000, and its share — meaning the percentage of radios in use and tuned to a station — went from 1.0 to 3.2. KSOC-FM in Dallas, which turned on Nov. 14, went from 524,000 to 724,000…”
While listeners have soared upon initial changes, there are some concerns since, “… and a great deal of local and national attention in the news media, some listeners moved on to other things…” Many say the station tend to repeat the same songs to often, here in Philly would like to here more music from local classic hip hop music.
So it looks like there is going to be some changes amongst the airwaves very soon. You can listen to 2 hours of nonstop old school (classic hip hop) music every Sunday 6-8pm on the #1 internet radio station >>pcradiolive.com
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