Thirty Years Later, Has Pop Radio Learned Anything?



It’s funny what a simple Google search will yield. Seeking airchecks from WHTZ “Z100” in New York, the famed Top 40 station, from thirty years ago, we stumbled across an article inĀ The New York TimesĀ from July 28, 1991.

Upon reading it in its entirety, it was remarkable to notice just how similar today’s Top 40 radio issues are to back then.

Dude … that’s just sad. Hasn’t the recording industry and radio station owners and operators learned anything from those “dark days,” perhaps a bit more bleak due to the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic?

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