channel Q105.1

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  1. kilroy

    kilroy Active Member

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    What the hell is this "New Now" stuff? Where is my channel Q?
     
  2. brentblum

    brentblum Brett Blume
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    ClearChannel, which owns about 7 stations in Des Moines and Ames, flipped both 105.1 and 106.3. 105.1 is now contemporary and 106.3 is alternative. So head up the dial to 106.3.
     
  3. isugcs

    isugcs Well-Known Member

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    what the heck.... what's the rationale?
     
  4. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
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    I'm not sure either why they flipped them.

    Anyone remember way back when when 105.1 (now 106.3) was 107.1 and 107.5 was alternative?
     
  5. UNIGuy4Cy

    UNIGuy4Cy Well-Known Member

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    What?? Wasnt 106.3 just playing Christmas music for 2 months, how can you flip from that to Metallica in just a few short minutes?
     
  6. brentblum

    brentblum Brett Blume
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    Not entirely sure....but I assume 106.3 was hitting too close to home to the big dog 107.5 in song selection/programming and they wanted different audiences for both. Just my hypothesis.
     
  7. dtlantz

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    I remember when 107.5 went pop. Changed my life forever.
     
  8. cowboycurtis

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    Get satellite radio. You'll wonder why you tolerated those stupid commercials for so long.
     
  9. kilroy

    kilroy Active Member

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    Holy crap had a scare there, is 106.3 still same old Q or is it alternative w a new line up? Hopefully same old Q.
     
  10. Incyte

    Incyte Well-Known Member

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    I remember when 107.5 went on the air. I think it was "the dot" or "the point" or something.
     
  11. twojman

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    I was a Godfather's pizza delivery driver in Ames when that happened. (shudders)
     
  12. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    This. I cant believe that people still dont have it. BRB, having 50 rock stations to choose from. No commercials.
     
  13. SalzundPfeffer

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    This may explain why Tarbox left earlier this year.
     
  14. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Its a giant ripoff though unless you threaten to cancel every 6-12 months. $160 a year plus fees? Yeah no.
     
  15. kilroy

    kilroy Active Member

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    I hope the crank the wattage up on 106.3 because I can't here up here in Webster city where I normally do!!!!!!
     
  16. kilroy

    kilroy Active Member

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    this, I and I bet Most of you don't pay for premium email or gaming apps w no ads
     
  17. garn91

    garn91 Well-Known Member

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    I had a feeling the Christmas music on 106.3 was a stunt and a new format would appear after Christmas. The demographic reach of new rock/alt. music is greater than in DSM than in Ames. Yes, Ames is a college town, but i'm guessing the format is hard to sell when the target audience is gone 4+ plus months out of the year.
     
  18. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I have a free year of XM in my truck and I like it but probably won't pay for it. If I traveled a lot I probably would.

    On the other hand, they just released an app that works with Pandora, Iheart, and Slacker that's pretty sweet and would be a good replacement for XM.
     
  19. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
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    My experience with XM is that it's great at first, but after a while you start to notice that stations play a lot of the same stuff over and over again, which is fine but a little disappointing. I found myself only listening to sports radio after a while and eventually cancelled it.
     
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  20. JohnnyFive

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    You still listen to the eight songs they play on the radio?
     

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