Why do they play the same songs over and over on classic rock stations?
I mean there are certainly more than the few hundred or so they play
- GJLv 56 months agoFavorite Answer
$$$ It all about the money$$$
- BettyLv 76 months ago
Because there's nothing new coming out that's worth listening to.........
- 6 months ago
It's to keep the ratings up. People tune into the radio to hear familiar songs. If the stations start playing the deep cuts that most people don't know they will lose listeners.
- KillmousekyLv 76 months ago
Uncertain. It seems by personal music collection is many times larger then the average station. They over-concentrate on a handful while omitting a wide range of artists who were actually much bigger during the period they supposedly devote themselves to.
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- 6 months ago
To make money.
The point of radio stations is to cater to the average commuter and as such, they're playing to someone who is going to listen to their station for roughly 20 to forty minutes. Call it three to six songs with advertisements and Morning Zoo antics.
The average person just wants to hear a song they recognize and like in that whole twenty minutes to forty minutes of music they listen to every day.
Classic rock or for that matter Top Forty fulfills that purpose.
If this isn't you, you're basically complaining about a product which is not orientated to you. As if you went to Taco Bell not wanting Tacos or diarrhea.
- BillLv 76 months ago
New songs aren't classic rock. Classic rock stations play mostly the biggest hits by rock performers from the 1960s to the 1980s. They may also play later hits by bands that were famous during that era, like Aerosmith or Van Halen.
- PearlLv 76 months ago
cause they think people like to hear it that way
- Michael ELv 76 months ago
'Cause no one is writing new classic rock songs.