Is the Jack format working??

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Is the Jack format working??

Post by batcave » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:07 pm

I heard a convo the other day between a few individuals talking about how radio's lost its edge and they brought up the Jack-FM station (won't say which city) When I butted in they told me that they felt as though the station didn't care enough about the music to put a jock in their. They looked at it as radio was turning their back on them and I couldn't find a good argument to defend it.

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Re: Is the Jack format working??

Post by hitzmaker » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:30 pm

Yes its sad, but if you look at the amount of money and some difficulties saved without
on-air talent most stations would say that its worth it.

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Re: Is the Jack format working??

Post by beerhelmet » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:25 am

Its not sad.. Its economical its what works!! I think that more stations will convert to this. Most jocks now rarely say anything that isn't an ad. "Wow my car insurance is so cheap thanks to..... " This eliminates this completely. I'd really like to see this happen with a rock station or country station to see what their numbers would be.

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Re: Is the Jack format working??

Post by javiergonzalez67 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:11 pm

Let me give you a clue, if you think "The Pina Colada Song" is the reason why someone would forget about all else during their busy day, to tune in to dated songs from the 70's & 80's, I suggest you get a GRIP ON REALITY!! Personality radio is what it's about. Personalities, not dumb songs, not Lady Gaga, not Bruce...but an entertaining host, not a stupid song.
The question then becomes, not is the Jack format working???
But are the disc jockeys working??!!! Do they entertain & inform? Do they have a sense of humor?
Get w/ the program.

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Re: Is the Jack format working??

Post by wgcl985fm » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:08 am

please look at the latest ratings for whlk 106.5 fm the lake in cleveland ohio. it is now number 2 in the market after being on the air for 4 months. it came on the air in janurary 2010. clevealnd ohio has a good radio station. thank you clear channel. please do not change a thing. for me it is wgcl G98 fm on the air again. a top 40 station in the 1980's in cleveland that was either number 1 2 or 3 in the cleveland ohio radio market.

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Re: Is the Jack format working??

Post by mike720 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:14 pm

No, but Let the Market decide. If you have a good air signal but are stuck at 0.5 give Jack a look.
In Vancouver BC, how of the original and highest Rated Jack, they have air personalities helping Jack out. They have a 3 person morning show and they have live talent all day. Nothing comes off the bird.
And the market loves it. It doesnt hurt that their Jack also has a monster signal.
Jack made a big splash in Seattle and now has settled into the pack. (Jack still beats "K-Rock" and "The Point" which preceeded it. 96.5 has a very favorable air signal and never got the ratings to match it.) Maybe its a tax shelter for CBS?
Let it fly or die. Theres a reason Jack failed in New York and Chicago and why there has never been one in San Fransisco (KQJK is a Rim Shot at best) or Philadelphia (Although MAX and BEN respectively bombed) . Live and Local win in the Books. Love and Local win PPM. Live and Local win Cume.

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Re: Is the Jack format working??

Post by chrocket87 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:14 pm

Guess it depends on the market. It bombed in NY and Chicago, but it's doing very well in Detroit and Cleveland.

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