Yes i am probably getting old and crochety but....
Its apparent to me over the last few months that station software is not performing as, in my opinion, it should be. We have way to many bands on here for SAM to pick a band and play it 4 times a day (Yngwie, Bon Jovi etc...). If these bands are requested thats one thing, but SAM should not be picking them as often as it does.
I will give it credit though, lately it has been picking a of bands that i really had no idea who they were so it is picking new stuff, at least to me, so thats good. Gotta be a balance somewhere.
Speaking of bands, IMHO there are way to many bands that should not be on here. I realize they were added several years ago and probably by users who are not around as often, or at all, like they once were. I remember a debate on what bands should be on here and that the HR80"s term is mostly a general guide on who should be on. That being said, i would like to see a number of bands removed from here that either should never have been put on here, or everytime they play they get rated a 1 star on their songs. James Durbin comes to mind and you cant even rate his songs. Oh look, speaking of, its another Yngwie song being played.
Thin Lizzy does not belong in my opinion. They cant even spell power chord.
Ritchie Kotzen. So he sang for Poison once. His music is not HR80's related
Black Stone Cherry. Band was formed in 2001. Not 80's.
The list goes on. I think we went through a time when some people had too much leeway on getting things on the station.
I wish we could go back to the basics.