Monday, June 18, 2007

Q101: Now Shuffling For Relevance By Tangoing With The White Stripes

So remember that White Stripes versus alternative-rock cesspool Q101 battle about the Chicago based station playing a leaked version of the now newly-released Icky Thump a week in advance?

The Chicago Reader (Chicago Reader= Chicago as City Pages=Minneapolis) had an article about the dust-up and what the aftermath of the confrontation says about the way music is now being consumed, in the age of the iPod, and how terristrial radio is getting lost in the shuffle. Spike, the music director from Q101, openly admits that radio is being made irrelevent by the internet.

It's a very interesting read, and you can see the article for yourself here. In addition, P4K has a review of the album on its website right now. Expect an MFR review of the album in the next few days.

(Jonathan Graef)

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Blogger April said...

I have got to say that Chicago has the worst radio for a big city I've ever heard. However, by flipping abou between stations, you can find a U2 song playing at every second of the day, so that's ok.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Meg White drum solo maintains steady beat for 23 minutes."

Tee hee...

10:16 AM  

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