Who anonymized the radio stars?
June 24, 2010 5:11 PM Subscribe
When, and more to the point, why, did, do, radio stations stop identifying the songs they broadcast?
posted by IndigoJones to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've gone for long periods, years even, of non-music radio listening, but sometime between my childhood and now, the identifying of songs before or after the set has become the exception rather than the rule (at least in the NYC tri-state area).
Obvious answer is so they could squeeze in more advertising minutes, but on the other side, the record labels would surely have put up a fight. So what gives? Is there a behind the scenes story out there anyone knows about, or is it just standard screw-the-customer think? (Previous posts v. interesting on current radio SOPs, but nothing on this particular question.)
Many thanks, as usual.