So, rather than sit back and be quiet, I wrote the "Head Hog" a letter with my thoughts. I present it here for you observation.
Back in August when you changed formats, I was hoping the station would get
better. You had gotten Lazer into the rut of playing Metallica twice an hour and
more at night. You play whatever band was playing the Rock Stage at Summerfest
for 2 weeks and then rarely again. There was a lot hype over new bands that were
one hit wonders while ignoring some of the great music you used to play. While
the Dee Snyder's House of Hair was sounding great, you were playing the same
crap again and again.
But then the Brew came to town and started kicking
your ass. Started stealing your listeners because they played what people wanted
to hear. Yes, I switched over to hear the 80s rock. Yet the Brew wasn't that
great either because they played some crap as well (really, who wants to hear
the Starship sing We Built this City?). Too much 80s pop, not enough rock.
So when the Hog came along, it sounded like a gift from heaven. The Hog
was playing some great music. Motley Crue, Deep Purple, Bon Jovi, AC/DC,
Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Night Ranger, and the right amount
of Metallica. It was great hard rock from the 80s plus the best of the 70s and
90s. But unfortunately, things would change.
It may have started when
you copied the Brew and their commercials. It was bad enough they would make
tesitmonial commercials with drunk people saying stupid things just to hear
their voice on the radio. That was a terrible concept to mimic.
had to make it sound like you were playing something different. And you were. At
first. But it was changing. The Hog was going soft.
The Merry Kissmas
and Happy Crue Year were good ideas, but they couldn't cover up the other music
you were beginning to slip us. Suddenly we were getting Styx ballads. Peter
Gabriel? The Police? The Smithereens? John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band?
Eddie Money? It was like you raided the Brew's playlist! Next thing you know you
will be welcoming these bands to town.
What happened to the hard rock? I
am scared that you will play Phil Collins next. You probably have a new version
of Sussidio readly to go. Or even John Mellencamp. No, wait, you are playing
The Hog is playing the same music as the Brew. Some change.
Way to bring Milwaukee radio back to the suck hole that it is.
p.s. This will also be posted online for others to
see. I look forward to a response.