I remember in about the late 80s when 4BK (before converting to FM and becoming B105) were advertising themselves as “The Innovator,not the Imitator” referring to 4KQ as the imitator as they both had a similar format back then.
Since it’s nearly all over for 4KQ I thought I’d mention this and does anyone else in Brisbane remember this too?
Something interesting just happened while listening to GNFM today, I noticed that the signal disappeared and another one came over it and there wasn’t any E-Skip around and the reception was brief, so that must be a car MP3 Transmitter.
On 702 I heard Grinspoon last night for the state of origin. It sounded great. Any reason why there isn’t any live concerts on radio these days? It would be great if for example WS FM did a Eurogliders concert “live” (I am not saying prerecorded) . I am not sure the youth network JJJ does it from time to time?
Some concerts i guess could be streamed on online but I think having it on terrestrial radio would be a good idea.
It might not be cost effective in this day and age.
Perhaps maybe it might give more exposure. If I could listen to a concert in WA and I am in Sydney that would be great. Its like saying, they should not put the test cricket on the radio as it might affect the gate receipts. I guess radio may not want to pay the artist to be live, its more like the artist would need to pay the radio station so that doesn’t work for sure…
I remember in the early days, I think Billy Joel use to play to a live radio audience and it was released as an album.
I remember around 1986-87 FOX FM used to have pre-recorded live concerts on Friday nights, one of them was Aretha Franklin. EON FM/Triple M used to have them as well, there was also “Electric Lunch” where they play four live songs from an artist at lunchtime. These days only Triple J and Double J have “Live at the Wireless”.