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"new" album radio

Postby jjoyce » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:29 pm

Remember when it was illegal to spin an entire record on the radio? Some stations would spin an entire side, I seem to recall.

In any case, entire albums are showing up on NPR.org/music. Am I late to the party on this? Today, for instance, Broken Social Scene and The Hold Steady both have their new albums available for streaming.

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:38 pm

WORT used to play the "New Disk at Nine" at 9pm several days a week. I don't recall if they played the whole thing or just a side at a time.

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby snoqueen » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:31 pm

NPR.org has been making entire albums available for a while now -- can't tell you how long, but not just a few weeks. I like their selections, too. Usually it's a link-in with an interview or feature they aired. They are trying very hard to connect their on-air world with their web services in an effort to attract a younger demographic, and I think they're doing a decent job.

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby Detritus » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:13 am

Otis Hart of WNYC and http://www.dustedmagazine.com/ was just hired away by NPR, and will settle in there mid May. That should further improve things.

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby meowzamusic » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:34 pm

The Wilson Brothers play all of (or as much as the FCC will allow, usually due to content issues) a new or reissued record every Tuesday at 9pm on WORT. I have no idea if they stream this part of the show--I assume they don't due to the Digital Millennium Act but locally they do broadcast it. How does a website get away with streaming when WORT can't?

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby Marvell » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:17 pm

meowzamusic wrote:How does a website get away with streaming when WORT can't?

They're Unitarians?

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby depinmad » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:15 am

new new pornographers. sounds pretty great:

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Re: "new" album radio

Postby chainsawcurtis » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:53 am

I don't know if it was ever "illegal" to spin an entire album on the radio. When I was in high school in the sixties WRPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Troy used to do it all the time especially the overnight jocks (Firesign Theatre was a favorite). They weren't commercial, of course.

When I moved to Chicago in '77 the NBC FM station WKQX used to play and entire album every night at 11 - one side, flip - the other side. That was youngster Bob Pittman's format who went on to create MTV. I still have a cassette or two from those days. The radio compression made the sound bad but I wound up buying some of those albums.

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