Title: WCBS FM 101.1 Returns?
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(Date Posted:07/08/2007 12:56)

Just for anyone who may be interested, it seems that sometime this week WCBSFM 101.1 will reportedly be returning to its oldies format as read about in the Saturday editon of the NY Daily News. It was not clear on whether or not any of the original DJ's will be coming back as well so we will all have to have patience. "Jack" FM will soon be history...and let it stay that way!!!
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(Date Posted:07/09/2007 02:14)

Thanks Richiedo,  I hope tht they will be back on AOL Radio too.  When they switched from Oldies to JACK-FM AOL did too.  I just did a quick search on AOL Radio stations but didn't see WCBS-FM or JACK.  If AOL Radio doesn't carry it again, I hope that WCBS-FM will do a web simulcast.  Thanks once again.
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(Date Posted:07/10/2007 03:04)

The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that CBS-FM will officially return to its oldies format this Thursday, July 12 at 1:01 PM (EDT), and end their miserable experiment with Jack-FM. 

Bob Shannon will be on the air at that time, and hopefully the very first song he will play is "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles. Dan Taylor is also reportedly returning to the station as well, for their morning drive.

The format apparently will not include music from the 1950s, as was the case in the last few years before the station changed formats in 2005. They will return to an oldies format, but will adapt it to try and appeal to a younger audience. So don't expect the new CBS-FM to be anything like the Golden 101 of the 1970s or 1980's -- or perhaps even like the watered-down oldies station from the early 1990s to 2005.

Notwithstanding, it will still be infinitely better than the format they have today.

   

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The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that CBS-FM will officially return to its oldies format this Thursday, July 12 at 1:01 PM (EDT),and end their miserable experiment with Jack-FM.Bob Shannon will be on the air at that time, andhopefully the very first song hewill play is "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles. Dan Taylor is also reportedly returning to the station as well, for their morning drive.The format apparently will not includemusic from the 1950s, as was the case in the last few years before the station changed formats in 2005. They will return to an oldies format, but will adapt it to try and appeal to a younger audience. So don't expect the new CBS-FM to be anything like theGolden 101of the 1970s or 1980's -- orperhaps even like the watered-down oldies stationfrom the early 1990s to 2005.

I started listening devotedly to CBS-FM in the 2000s, actually...it may have been watered down but was still pretty good.  And I am really glad it is back now.  Yes they play '80s, yes they only use '50s music on proper occasions, and yes they shouldn't pigeonhole themselves by mentioning certain years (they made the same mistake before the flip, only they just had "'60s and '70s."  They should just use the "NY's greatest hits" slogan and leave it at that)

Still, I guess so long as the next generation gets a taste of what we grew up with (or even spent time as adults during), then all the power to them.  And hey, either way, it beats having a robotized format peppered with Howard Cogan's smartass voice and attitude. 

And this is a personal preference, but let's be lucky that while they now have more '80s (and didn't they before, for a while?  I mean pre-2005), that they don't consider the '90s+ as part of the "greatest hits."  I consider that decade to be when music jumped the shark, along with most of pop culture.  So good that they are sticking with when music was GOOD either way. 

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