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REAL Country music anyone?
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 05:49:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I recently located a small commercial Country station in Texas which plays a decent selection of Country music, including some Western Swing. It's a refreshing change from all the usual crap which so-called "Country" stations pass off as Country. Can you believe that NYC with a metro area of over 20 million people, does not have a single Country station? The only staions which broadcast some vintage Country are the college and public radio outlets.

Dreamweaver    Posted 07-28-2002 at 17:58:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe - yes, I'd believe NY does not have a single country station. LOOK AT NEW YORKERS!!! My advice to you is to RUN, NOT WALK, to your nearest airport and get the heck out of Dodge! RAP, HIP HOP...........GRRRRRRRRRRRR - OUT AND OUT CRAP IF YOU ASK ME!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2002 at 19:05:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes. Spent a week in Prescott, AZ area this past month. Nice and hot, but beautiful country.

DW    Posted 07-28-2002 at 17:59:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
And before I get bombarded by people telling me I'm bad-mouthing New Yorkers especially after 911, I'm not. I'm just not into that fast-paced, insane, lifestyle MOST of them lead and that music that makes your ears bleed!!!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-28-2002 at 19:07:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
DW - Would you have a spare tourniquet to stop the bleeding?

Sleepy in Mexico    Posted 07-27-2002 at 12:13:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Joe; Thanks for posting that! I agree that most of the crap the so-called Country stations play in the USA is just glazed over Pop. I mean when you have so-called Country stars singing duets with N´Sync...C´mon.

Although they have excellent Ranchera and Mariachi music here in the state of Jalisco, I still need to hear Western Music on a daily basis. Thank goodness for the Internet! I listen to a station called Twangcast, and I will try to post the link below. There are some Music stores in the Malls in Guadalajara about two hours due west of here that sell some George Straight, Brooks & Dunn, etc., but they never have Wylie or Ian Tyson in stock. Try Twangcast, I think you will like it,

Funny thing; one time we were in my wifes hometown of San Juan de los Lagos, and we saw some Mennonites doing (dare I say) a Western line dance. There were two sets of twins, boys and girls, and an older girl and they were dressed like Rodeo cowboys. They were dancing to what sounded like Canadian (most of the Mennonites in Mexico moved here from Canada about 85 years ago) fiddle music with Spanish lyrics! And afterward the girl twins came right over to us, and started speaking to us in a low German dialect, then they tried Spanish. Anyway, it was a rather unusual experience. Sleepy

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 14:11:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sleepy - Good post. Check out my links page "listen to" There you'll find links to live and recorded radio/internet shows featuring Western music. If anyone else knows of other classic WESTERN music radio shows please post the link(s).

WallSal55    Posted 07-27-2002 at 08:32:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it all has to do with exposure. I know
my sister-in-law went into town to work at a
little bluegrass festival they decided to host. She said she actually liked it!
I have noticed the older I get, I really am
enjoying the sound of a banjo. Believe me, nobody
around here plays one. But when I catch the sound
on the radio or opry, by chance, I have to stop
what I am doing!
I am sure it's to each, his own. I have always
thought that music someone likes --usually reflects what's in that person's soul.
This is my opinion though--I hope "today's
country" continues to broaden--and open doors
for all types of country--and all music!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 14:13:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree.

Les...G'mornin, Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 06:46:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most of these modern "country" stations don't do anything for me with their screamin guitars, drums and hoky lyrics. Fortunately I can't see who's doing the singing because that would, no doubt, alienate me further.
When I'm riding around at work, I listen to a "Real Country" station out of Randolph, Vermont which is far superior in its music selection to any other so-called country station I can get.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 07:35:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
LES - Good morning to you. What's the URL of the station in VT?

Les    Posted 07-27-2002 at 08:48:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's but I couldn't get it to come up for some reason.
It must be part of a chain of "real country" stations. I'm very sure that they don't have their own DJs. I believe I've heard the same DJs on other stations around the country.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 14:14:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les - I tried it also. No luck.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-27-2002 at 05:53:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought I posted the link to KCLW. Let's try it again...

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