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Old 07-10-2015, 04:17 PM
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Default Annoying disc jockeys, are they even relevant anymore?

I don't know who our local disc jockeys think they are but I think they are so annoying that I can hardly stand to listen to local radio stations.

We have one that calls himself Lord Grizzly the Beast and he calls his studio The Room of Doom.....really... What is Lord Grizzly the Beast supposed to represent? What can possibly be going on in his little room that he calls the Room of Doom? He must be a real badass dude with his made up persona.

We have another guy that calls himself "Your Lovin Uncle Jimmy".....what comes to mind when you think of Lovin Uncle Jimmy? Makes me think of a creepy child molester. Another local dude goes by Mookie.....WTF is a Mookie?? National guys Bob & Tom laugh hysterically about everything and they aren't even funny.

Does anyone actually listen to the radio because of the disc jockeys?

OK rant over.
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All radio is irrelevant anymore. Unlistenable.
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What is a disc jockey and what is a radio?
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XM radio jockeys suck too....
(Since I don't listen to regular radio anymore)
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XM and Pandora work for me....
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"It's 82 rocking degrees outside " *sigh*...
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Even Sirius is not immune from this BS. I like their 60s channel, but with Cousin Brucie yucking it up I have to go somewhere else.

These guys must have a following, but I just don't get it either.
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And the god damned guy/girl dj's and their stupid sophomoric sexual innuendo's. The incessant cackling at worst jokes ever told. Yeah radio sucks, Spotify for me.
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
XM radio jockeys suck too....
(Since I don't listen to regular radio anymore)
Agreed, but at least it's just the djs and not commercials too.

I do enjoy listening to either Rick and Bubba or John Boy and Billy in the mornings though.
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It's all a formula. Every large town, or more properly "market" has several stations trying to lay claim to "the personality station" for some demographic group. Get a "buy-in" to certain folks. Plus, it's all the same - nationwide & worldwide - because they all subscribe to the same writing service and consultants. They get their music list off another service, and have an incredible lack of local control... just the "formula"

Don't feel singled out that this rubs you the wrong way.

Howard Stern, Rick Dees, Ryan Seacrest... they all started this way. More shocking, more fresh, more topical. This hopefully means more commercials bought and higher commercial costs. The audience suffers but never realizes what a crock that entire industry has become.

I used to work in that industry... These days I mostly listen to NPR.
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It's mostly talk radio with music thrown in. That being said, my morning commute entertainment is Walton & Johnson.
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We have a local talk show that is pretty good. They take calls from the listeners and talk about just about anything under the sun. You never know what you'll hear. They have a motto of sorts - Music Radio Sucks. I have to agree. Listening to the same 15-20 songs over and over all day can only be geared towards 14 year old girls. And the DJ chatter in between songs is just stupid to thinking adults.
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FM sold its soul to the commercial interests years ago. Now it's nothing but format and playlists. I miss the days of Pirate Radio and the backside of albums.

These days, it's AM talk for me and I still want to throat punch those idiots 90 % of the time.

It's a vast wasteland now, regardless of city or call letters. I give commercial radio a few more years, at best.
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check out pirate radio...out of key west...it's awesome. you can stream online with an app for your phone or from their website.
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Around here we have two types of DJs: detestable professionals being paid for diarrhea of the mouth, and knowledgeable (about music) amateurs volunteering for school stations. The drawback is that the school stations are very low power so while driving around they're easily lost.
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I have not laughed while listening to radio since Phil Hendrie.

Sadly, I think Phil's mind imploded.

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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
XM radio jockeys suck too....
(Since I don't listen to regular radio anymore)
Agreed. I don't want to hear a washed up NY dj that I remember from 1985 waxing nostalgic.
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http://98online.com/homepage

Listen to the 98 Rock morning show till 10AM.
Not the typical "Disc Jockey" type. Quite the opposite.
Talk about current events, rants, have different local stand up comedy and adult entertainment people preforming in the area as guest, etc., then some music sprinkled in.

Then its WBAL, 1090 talk radio.
http://player.listenlive.co/35701

Jimmy Mathis on Saturday mornings.
http://www.wbal.com/shows/jimmy-mathis-show

Pandora anytime.


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Mostly working from a home office it's Pandora for me. Back in my 70 mile commute days I did get into Bob & Tom quite a bit, but I'd rather turn it off than listen to the local DJ's. Can't stand that crap.
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