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    Does anyone get annoyed with some radio stations playing the same songs over and over again?

    For example, every time I listen to capital, I guess there is a maximum of 20-30 songs they play for 24 hours.

    I am not sure if other radio stations are the same, I think they play more songs on heart and magic. I prefer capital, as the music is more up to date, more current.

    But, I do get annoyed when some songs I disliked keep getting played over and over again. I think some songs are being played every day for at least a month.

    Why do capital do this? Isn't it better if they play new songs from artists or bands. To be fair, they do play new songs once in a while, but not enough!

    I don't want to list the songs that keep getting repeated, but if you listen to capital, you would know.

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    Yeah, I agree with you so much! The same things are repeated endlessly. Especially songs that were big 3/4+ months ago, they don't like to let go of them.
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    People still listen to the radio? Why?
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    Listen to Radio 1 then instead then, it plays current music but it has a bigger playlist with more variety on it and plays music that isn't famous yet and has specialist shows for Hip-Hop/R&B/Dance/Dubstep/Drum & Bass/Rock/Indie etc... on weekends and weekdays after 7pm which play underground music many of which feed through onto daytime radio every now and again. Radio 1 usually creates hits which Capital ends up playing (on repeat) a month or two later.
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    Why do you think? the songs are popular, people want to listen to them.
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    I run my student station, our tracks go into a database and a computer selects which songs to play when based on their last play. As a student radio station we have total control over what songs go into the playlist.
    Commercial radio stations often enter contracts with record companies stipulating that their tracks must be played so many times a day. Independent radio is the way forward.
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    (Original post by GuyUK)
    Does anyone get annoyed with some radio stations playing the same songs over and over again?

    For example, every time I listen to capital, I guess there is a maximum of 20-30 songs they play for 24 hours.

    I am not sure if other radio stations are the same, I think they play more songs on heart and magic. I prefer capital, as the music is more up to date, more current.

    But, I do get annoyed when some songs I disliked keep getting played over and over again. I think some songs are being played every day for at least a month.

    Why do capital do this? Isn't it better if they play new songs from artists or bands. To be fair, they do play new songs once in a while, but not enough!

    I don't want to list the songs that keep getting repeated, but if you listen to capital, you would know.

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    It is called RadioFORMULA.
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    I will also add Capital's target market is for white girls between the ages of 11 and 17 the type that listen to only One Direction, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Eminem etc...

    So if that's there target market then they need to play the same songs all the time because most Pre-Teen and Teenage girls don't have a clue about music and will get bored and turn over if they hear more unusual songs being played which they don't like and Capital won't make as much money.
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    they get bribed by record labels to play certain tracks.
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    I swear if Nicki Minaj gets into the charts one more time I will lose all faith in humanity...
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    They respond to listeners' requests I guess. Radio stations like Capital FM only play current mainstream music, and there are only so many tracks that are current and mainstream, before they have to repeat the same songs again.

    I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to listen to music on my iPod unless I want some generic background noise (if I'm in the kitchen baking or revising and I cba to get my iPod and I'm infront of the tv), so I don't tend to notice the fact they've repeated the same songs throughout the day.
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    this is the reason why I never listen to the radio. sometimes they even play the same song four times an hour!
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    (Original post by ugk4life)
    they get bribed by record labels to play certain tracks.
    it's this. Remember, it's the same 4 massive record companies that release the music of the musicians you're talking about. Capital is very closely affiliated with them, they work together to dominate.

    They're all guilty of it really, Kiss, XFM, perhaps BBC Radio 1 less so, they have a larger playlist. They still go for the largest labels and the popular stuff but they like to sneak in the less famous stuff and cover lots of different labels with they're specialist shows.
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    In my opinion capitol radio is the WORST for repeating songs, and for variety. Other radio stations are much better
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    Usually stations such as Capital have a playlist of 13 or less songs which are played on loop. As a result, they are incredibly boring to listen to. Local radio is often best to listen to, such as my local station, if you want lots more variety of chat and music.
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    Heart FM in Devon is absolutely atrocious. What is worse is that their tagline is 'more music variety'.

    Shut up, you just play Adele and Alesha Dixons 'New York' on repeat to appease my mothers demographic.
    Atleast Radio One plays half decent music over and over. Everytime I hear that 'ill manors' song from Plan B, the more I like it.
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    This is why I usually listen to BFBS. Even though I'm not in the armed forces myself, I was drawn in by the better music variety compared to Capital and Kiss. With that being said, the army stuff they do is fairly interesting. :cool:

    So,

    Independent > Radio 1/BFBS > Heart > Kiss > Capital

    or something like that
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    (Original post by Shabalala)
    Listen to Radio 1 then instead then, it plays current music but it has a bigger playlist with more variety on it and plays music that isn't famous yet and has specialist shows for Hip-Hop/R&B/Dance/Dubstep/Drum & Bass/Rock/Indie etc... on weekends and weekdays after 7pm which play underground music many of which feed through onto daytime radio every now and again. Radio 1 usually creates hits which Capital ends up playing (on repeat) a month or two later.
    Thanks for the advice.

    I am listening to radio 1 and all the songs are new compared to capital.
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    They are required to play songs on a certain playlist every so often.
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    Because they pander to the lowest common denominator.

    In any case, there has never been any radio music programme with any real originality since John Peel died.
 
 
 
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