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Feb. 28th, 2005

04:46 am - Like Woah Man

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The WEFT overnight is hilarious tonight. The person doing the show just started playing Stairway to Heaven. Before that he played In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (uneditted), White Rabbit, and DOZENS of other similarly overplayed cliche drug hits of the late 60s/early 70s. I laugh because in airshifter training years ago we were told that WEFT let's you play anything EXCEPT Stairway to Heaven. The idea being that it is completely overplayed on a million radio station so why waste WEFTs time (which is dedicated to providing an alternative) with it?

You know, WEFT turned into an oldies station so gradually, I didn't even notice. Yeesh!

Despite my amusement, I am guiltily enjoying the mix this guy has put together during my workathon tonight.

Current Music: WEFT

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From:mr_ducktape
Date:February 28th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
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I remember disagreeing with you about that when we had our show. Me feeling that not playing the other songs and artists that other radio stations play was a good *guideline* to follow, but shouldn't be a hard and fast rule. You seeming to feel that such songs and artists should pretty much never be played.

To illustrate - although that set list was unusual to hear on WEFT ... it was unusual to hear on WEFT! And, y'know ... you enjoyed it.

*grin*
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 28th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
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See assclouds' statement below. Apparently this is NOT unusual on WEFT because this guy's sets are ALWAYS like this.

It was enjoyable enough for me last night but I'd REALLY not want to have to listen to that every time I turn on WEFT overnight. I like for WEFT to expose me to new stuff. If I want to hear those songs I'll go to any random bar with a jukebox.

Anyway, I'm not going to "bust" the guy or anything. I'm just going to mock him.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:February 28th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Hm. That's very different then!
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From:fuzzio
Date:February 28th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
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I think I've heard this guy too. I always wonder if the WEFT police need to get over there and bop him with a Nerf bat.


Then again, maybe he's taking requests ...
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 28th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Yes. More community organizations should use Nerf bats as their primary enforcement and dispute resolution system!
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From:assclouds
Date:February 28th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
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More than likely that's Kier. He's not so new - been around for about a year or so. He tends to cover overnights for people and all his shifts are like that. The current PC presents the overnights as "do anything you want, just play your 25%, don't swear, and don't play anything too mainstream". So this might actually be something to bring forward to them...
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 28th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Last night he didn't play any new music, he swore, and almost everything was mainstream. :)
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From:assclouds
Date:March 1st, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
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Would you attest, as a listener, that he did in fact swear? Can you be specific as to the language he used?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 1st, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
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He said "shit" once as a one off. It was carelessness rather than disregard for the rules. I've made the same mistake on the air. Besides, it was after 10pm and that kind of offhand accidental usage may well be legal even before 10pm. I'm not inclined to officially report him unless I personally hear it being a repeat problem.

Like I said, for all that I don't want this to be the kind of programming that WEFT normally has, this one time I didn't mind it. It fit my mood that night. I'd get sick of it REAL quick. We'll see what I hear if I tune in next Sunday night.
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From:assclouds
Date:March 1st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
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It's quasi-unknown-maybe-legal. The PC has an "indecency waiver" that they reserve the right to give out to shows between 10 and 6, but only because a) they feel it necessary to allow and b) it's safest to allow at that point. Someone could still call the FCC and complain no matter what time it is, it's just less likely between 10 and 6.

I guess more of my concern is that he's ignoring the PC's programming decisions.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 1st, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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I am concerned about the same things as well, but my concern does not rise to the level of being the WEFT police. It will if I tune into the same show next week.

The LAW on swearing after 10pm is that the swearing must be considered Obscene (offensive with no merit) rather than Indecent (offensive, regardless of merit) in order to violate FCC regulations. Getting an obscenity charge to stick is REALLY HARD.

I know that WEFT is more strict than the law itself after 10pm and I am concerned that this guy is ignoring his responsibilities. Does he have that slot every week or is he a regular substitute or what?

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From:assclouds
Date:March 1st, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
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To the best of my knowledge he is a regular substitute, though I don't know if he has a regular slot that he regularly substitutes with regularity Metamucil. Yes.

Generally it is my concern over this that makes it an issue for me; your observations are merely convenient.
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