Results for - Oldies Radio

2,655 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you regularly listen to any radio stations specializing in oldies?

Yes
41%
1,075 votes
No
47%
1,230 votes
I'm unsure; what do you consider oldies?
11%
295 votes

2. A friend of mine about a decade my senior is an oldies stickler; when it comes to rock('n'roll), he believes nothing released after 1969 should be considered an oldie. I'm more flexible, though I believe that by the 1980's, the sound of much of popular music had changed enough that its makes sense to me to make aesthetic and, for radio, formatic distinctions. If we all start in the the mid-1950's with Bill Haley, Elvis Preseley, Fats Domino, Pat Boone, et al, where does the era of oldies stop for you?

In the mid-1960s, before the Beatles started having North American hits
13%
335 votes
At the end of the '60's
17%
438 votes
Some time in the '70s
24%
612 votes
Some time in the '80's
16%
416 votes
Some time in the '90's
7%
189 votes
Some time in the '00's
2%
50 votes
Some other distinction I may mention in a comment
2%
45 votes
I've no stake in this issue and would rather not think about it.
20%
515 votes

3. It has come to my attention that some radio stations that once played 1960's-'70's material have shifted to played '70's to '80's or '90's music. Most or all such stations seem to also shift from identifying as being "oldies" outlets to being broadcasters of "classic hits." Does tha seem to you as a fair way to (re)brand a radio format?

Sure
27%
696 votes
Not really
22%
578 votes
Unsure
25%
659 votes
I've another suggestion in a comment!
1%
38 votes
I've no stake in this issue.
24%
629 votes

4. No matter the variatiobn of oldies or classicx hits format, it's been my experience that most or all such stations don't have in their rotation certain types of records that were hits in the eras the formats encompass. If you'ds an oldies radio aficionado, which of these tyoes of records would you like to hear more, or at all?

Country crossovers
17%
438 votes
Novelty/funny songs
12%
321 votes
Non-sung comedy shticks
5%
139 votes
Topical songs relating to certain news stories or cultural trends
8%
199 votes
Non-comedy spoken word records
4%
93 votes
Records that were popular in the city where a given station is located, though they may have not been national smashes
13%
342 votes
Foreign language songs (granted, there haven't been many of those in the U.S. on English language pop radio)
4%
103 votes
Disco crossovers (perhaps beyond a handful of titles, especially any preceding the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack contributions)
16%
421 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
51 votes
Not Applicable
49%
1,282 votes

5. Another thing missing from most oldies stations is the general atmosphere of pop stations from those olden days:announcers wth their own jingles and more animated, idiosyncratic oratorical style than radio personalities nowadays. Paired with this question is one of a series of albums released in the '70's and '80s wherein that older style of disc jockeying-when DJ's actually played discs!-is recreated by radio jocks of the '50s's and '60's, including music and commercials from back then. Do you miss this now seemingly antiquated style of broadcasting?

Yes
20%
508 votes
Some aspects of it, but not others
26%
678 votes
No
13%
349 votes
Not Applicable
27%
694 votes
Unsure/Unfamiliar/Not an issue for me
14%
371 votes
08/20/2019 Music 2655 48 By: jlrake

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