The Demise of WAAF

Lately WAAF has been putting a lot of advertising in to having more rock than before. Usually, I would take this as a good sign. Sadly, it is not.

The more rock they are advertising is the rock they never played before. More popular type stuff and classic rock. The best part about WAAF was it being a heavier alternative to WBCN. You’d hear bands who were much more on the metal side of things rather than the rock side of things. Now, WAAF is basically a clone of WBCN. Sure, the DJs are different, but the music played is pretty much the same.

I’d been thinking about this for a while and then riding home from work the other day, I heard “Sweet Home Alabama”. Now, I love this song as much as the next guy, but on AAF? Never! Now, they are playing it along with all sorts of other stuff, I never wanted to hear on WAAF.

It’s a sad time for Boston radio.

2 Comments so far

  1. Borderline (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 9:07 am

    Got that right. The other day I heard the Eagles or someone in that vein. I thought I was on WROR. It was during “Mistress Carrie” or whatever her name is. If they kick off Mike Hsu and “Harder Faster” then I know it’s game over for WAAF ….

  2. Tom (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 10:08 am

    It’s pretty obvious why they are doing this… with Stern out of the picture a lot of x-WBCNers are at a loss for what to listen too, especially in the mornings.

    The new play list is an obvious attempt to appeal to a broader audience. If it succeeds, good for them… they’ll make lots of money while alienating their loyal audience and pushing them to whatever the next AAF is. If they fail… they’ll alienate their loyal audience for no reason.

    It makes sense from a business standpoint and I can’t blame them for trying to take it to the next level. I do think they went a little too broad in their music selections though.

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