Dear AOR Programming Managers,
For no reason anyone understands, you all do exactly the same thing over and over again: you start with a decent concept, make the mistake of hiring a bland, greasy content consultant and next thing you know you’re playing this:
Soon, your radio station circles the bowl and everyone wonders why when you started out with a great idea. Matt Pinfield’s station in New York is headed in this direction, bleating the dubious slogan, “The only rock station in New York playing new music.” This is a KILL ME NOW situation, programming managers, but that’s your problem, really. No, I’ve got another problem and it’s your blindness to 51% of the population. Programming managers, I’m sick to fucking death of songs describing violence against women.
When I hear any of the following, I will change the station.
Better yet, I might turn off the radio. Music is full of sex, which is great, and drugs, which is awesome, but I’m not going to listen to musicians rhapsodize about killing me and I’m not going to just get over it.