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Thread #134321 Message #3055325
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
17-Dec-10 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: Why do folk music radio programs fail?
Subject: RE: Why do folk music radio programs fail?
WFDU-Ron Olesko: Let's face reality. FOLK MUSIC, either traditional or contemporary, is really a "fringe" format. I'm convinced that the audience is bigger than most people give it credit for, but it is not as large - or as recognizable for spending on product - as some of the other genres tend to be. Commercial stations go with advertisers, and advertistes cater to a different demographic than what constitutes the "folk" audience."
So, do you think it possible to change that situation, if the 'folkies' got more serious, and creative????....or is it 'over' as far as ever getting into the mainstream, wider influence of things??
All ears, as to your opinion.