Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Mar 25, 2022 9:46:33 GMT -5
If anybody lives on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, has anybody listened to Coast 101.1 FM lately? I heard from a co-worker at my office that they likely play mostly 1980s through 2000s music now, and more in terms of light rock. 1970s music is rarely heard, and if anything from the 1970s is played, it's restricted to just the cult classics.
Also, it's possible that Coast-FM airs full episodes of AT40: The 80s on weekends now (I may have heard part of hour 2 of a 1981 episode in 2020, implying they now air the full episodes of the 1980s now, and no more 70s shows). I think it's pretty clear that the generation who enjoyed the glory days of The Carpenters, James Taylor, the Bee Gees and even older Donna Summer, are likely getting up there in age and is lower demand now. It turns out that disco really is dying for sure. The really peculiar thing is, there is a James Taylor concert scheduled for my city's stadium in April, but I have strong doubts on traffic for this concert. They already cancelled a Chris De Burgh concert planned for April, but it makes sense - he doesn't have that big of an audience anymore.
It sounds like the 1980s is the oldest decade that has demand now. I bet, in just over a decade's time, many radio stations will play nothing from prior to 1990.