That explains it

WSJ (kinda):Pop Singer Falls To Strike a Chord Despite the Millions Spent By MCA

"Deregulation of the radio industry in 1996 has led station owners to consolidate into a few big companies, which are under pressure to maximize profits and pull songs off the air that aren't instant nationwide hits."

So that's why I have to listen to that damn Nickelback song* 5 times a day and never hear anything more than 4 months old. That's one thing I've not yet complained about (YYSW). Listening to music on the radio down here sucks ass big time.

* Never made it as a wise man
I couldn't cut it as A poor man stealing
Tired of living like a blind man
I'm sick of
hearing this song every time I turn on the radio.

And to think, Nickelback is Canadian... they rock, but hey, even Don Cherry is only given the mic once a week!

BTW, I found that story on Matt Goyer's weblog. He's posted some great stuff in the last while, I read his entire homepage top to bottom. (Another good Canadian kid ;-))

Written on March 3, 2002