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Thursday, May 21, 2015

THE END OF THE RETRO ATTIC MAY BE NEAR

It's starting to look like that my programming of The Retro Attic for 4 years is about to come to an end. Hardly anyone these days is even listening(at least not anyone authentic for a significant amount of time - Google bots, internet radio directory testers, and foreign users recording to their hard drive using the Tapinradio program don't count) and 9 times out of 10, my Facebook/Twitter posts announcing upcoming blocks/shows/contests fall on deaf ears.

Song requests are also apparently a thing of the past. Either people got sick and tired of calling/e-mailing radio stations with their requests and not getting any acknowledgment or else if people want to hear a certain song badly enough, then they can get instant gratification through various means on the internet..why wait an hour for an internet station to hopefully play your request?

People complain that they hear the same old overplayed oldies, yet the stations out there that have high listener counts play mostly familiar stuff with the occasional wow factor. Perhaps I'm playing too many obscurities, but I refuse to succumb to peer pressure for the sake of a sudden spike in listener numbers.

A lot of work goes into what I present, and I was really hoping that I could offer something a little bit out of the ordinary. If some of you want to offer your criticism/advice, then I am willing to listen and will try to keep operations going. If not, then I will finish out the month and will thank those of you who dug my concept.

Once again, The Retro Attic is located at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com. If you think I'm jumping to conclusions too fast, then please try to convince me to carry on!

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