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Xaman
11-18-2009 (11:06 am)
Hi,

Not sure this is the correct place to post this, but I would like to ask .977 to implement a way for us to hear the broadcast WITHOUT the ANNOYING advertisements. I would gladly pay a monthly fee for it, I just can't stand those american ads, I never heard such boring and annoying ads and since I'm not American they have ZERO interest to me. I sincerely hope this is not a typical example of American advertisement, I would suicide myself if I had to hear that everyday.

Please find a way for us to pay for your great service instead of having to listen to annoying ad spots which we have no care for, when I hear them I just want to slap the advertiser till his face falls off, not buy his products.

I love .977 (especially the mix channel), but every time an ad starts I just change station since neither me nor anyone at my office can stand hearing to them anymore, it's driving us nuts.

Peace.

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Jeff
11-19-2009 (2:06 pm)

And how do you propose we pay our monthly fees for websites, bandwidth, music licensing, people to help run things, etc?

If you'd like to write a check for 50 grand each month, I'd be more than happy to remove all advertisements.

Seriously, we run 2 minutes of advertisements an hour, that's 58 minutes of music.  Considering other radio outlets (satellite, terrestrial) can run up to 15 minutes of ads an hour, we're doing pretty good.

I think most people would rather listen to an ad or two than have to pay for this service.  Anyone else what to chime in?  maybe I'm wrong.



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luvsmusic
11-22-2009 (4:45 pm)

And how do you propose we pay our monthly fees for websites, bandwidth, music licensing, people to help run things, etc?

If you'd like to write a check for 50 grand each month, I'd be more than happy to remove all advertisements.

Seriously, we run 2 minutes of advertisements an hour, that's 58 minutes of music.  Considering other radio outlets (satellite, terrestrial) can run up to 15 minutes of ads an hour, we're doing pretty good.

I think most people would rather listen to an ad or two than have to pay for this service.  Anyone else what to chime in?  maybe I'm wrong.

Hello Everyone,

I agree with Jeff in that I could pay for the service: there are plenty of those out there.  As you can see, I choose to listen here and support the advertisers for they help to keep the site free.  Thank you 977 and their advertisers for making this a great place to surf to. 

Luvsmusic



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Xaman
11-25-2009 (11:05 am)

Hello Everyone,

I agree with Jeff in that I could pay for the service: there are plenty of those out there.  As you can see, I choose to listen here and support the advertisers for they help to keep the site free.  Thank you 977 and their advertisers for making this a great place to surf to. 

Luvsmusic

Many online radios have the option to pay to have a higher quality, ads free, broadcast. That's is HOW you can pay for your expenses, by having a subscription-based broadcast, with NO annoying ads. Isn't that a better solution than asking one listener for 50 grand or having ads which noone really cares about?

And those 2 minutes are a real torture, I wouldn't be surprised that if there is a hell, it's constantly playing those ads.

And I'm sure many listeners agree with me. The fact remains once the ads start, we at the office change station. This should give a hint on how annoying and innefective those ads are.

At least they should be much much shorter and split into several spots instead of a long highly annoying one. By the time it reaches half of the spot, after repeating their number 5 times, I just feel like dropping a nuke on their HQ. It's THAT annoying.

Love this radio station, but we can only listen so much of it due to the annoying/repeating ads. Which is a shame.

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Jeff
11-25-2009 (12:12 pm)
Many online radios have the option to pay to have a higher quality, ads free, broadcast. That's is HOW you can pay for your expenses, by having a subscription-based broadcast, with NO annoying ads. Isn't that a better solution than asking one listener for 50 grand or having ads which noone really cares about?

And those 2 minutes are a real torture, I wouldn't be surprised that if there is a hell, it's constantly playing those ads.

And I'm sure many listeners agree with me. The fact remains once the ads start, we at the office change station. This should give a hint on how annoying and innefective those ads are.

At least they should be much much shorter and split into several spots instead of a long highly annoying one. By the time it reaches half of the spot, after repeating their number 5 times, I just feel like dropping a nuke on their HQ. It's THAT annoying.

Love this radio station, but we can only listen so much of it due to the annoying/repeating ads. Which is a shame.

A while ago we tried a subscription based service and no one wanted it, so we shut it down. 

I appreciate you listening to our stations and would hate to see you go but you answered your own question / concerns:  There are other online radio services that might be a better fit for what you are looking for.  Why not just use them instead?



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Xaman
12-07-2009 (11:26 am)

A while ago we tried a subscription based service and no one wanted it, so we shut it down. 

I appreciate you listening to our stations and would hate to see you go but you answered your own question / concerns:  There are other online radio services that might be a better fit for what you are looking for.  Why not just use them instead?

What makes you think I haven't already? Just letting you know why we and many others do so. If you can't hear some constructive criticism you shouldn't have this forum.

Have a good one. As for your advertizers, I hope they die slowly and burn in hell for being the most irritating ads I've ever heard. ^^

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Jeff
12-07-2009 (3:23 pm)
What makes you think I haven't already? Just letting you know why we and many others do so. If you can't hear some constructive criticism you shouldn't have this forum.

Have a good one. As for your advertizers, I hope they die slowly and burn in hell for being the most irritating ads I've ever heard. ^^
Who said I can't handle constructive criticism?  Not sure where in my post it said that.  Having ads to keep the service free is our business plan at the moment and has been since it's inception.  If that changes you'll be the first to know.

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DimReaper
12-09-2009 (4:41 am)
Who said I can't handle constructive criticism?  Not sure where in my post it said that.  Having ads to keep the service free is our business plan at the moment and has been since it's inception.  If that changes you'll be the first to know.
I can relate to both Xaman and Jeff here. All though I apreciate the station is free, and not only for the financial reasons, but also for the fact that everything is about money these days, so seeing something this good and free is really refreshing.

But I also agree with Xaman, those ads are soooo annoying. I thought of the same thing as him. People who want, can subscribe to a payment plan for premium quality sound and add free.

Just my opinion :)

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DesolationBlvd
12-12-2009 (10:32 pm)
What makes you think I haven't already? Just letting you know why we and many others do so. If you can't hear some constructive criticism you shouldn't have this forum.

Have a good one. As for your advertizers, I hope they die slowly and burn in hell for being the most irritating ads I've ever heard. ^^
They're not as annoying as the insipid rants by the one who started this thread :)

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Queina
2-19-2010 (8:56 pm)

And how do you propose we pay our monthly fees for websites, bandwidth, music licensing, people to help run things, etc?

If you'd like to write a check for 50 grand each month, I'd be more than happy to remove all advertisements.

Seriously, we run 2 minutes of advertisements an hour, that's 58 minutes of music.  Considering other radio outlets (satellite, terrestrial) can run up to 15 minutes of ads an hour, we're doing pretty good.

I think most people would rather listen to an ad or two than have to pay for this service.  Anyone else what to chime in?  maybe I'm wrong.

I like listening to music on here MUCH better then the local stations because of the fewer ads. Especially since the local ads are getting more and more annoying.

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