The music sweeps that you get that conclusion from are OLD!!! And im talking 5-8 years+ old.
last year all the imaging was updated to 'Playing Your Summer Favorites' for the summer months with a 'Playing Your Favorites' alternative also made for the rest of the year but never got loaded in to the playout system/clocks
2EC has many poisoners
'Your Sports Action Station, 2EC
'Your Footy Action Station, 2EC
'Playing Your Favorites, 2EC
'Playing Your Summer Favorites, 2EC
Only the music sweeps refer to the old posisioner 'A Better Music Mix' All the other Imaging and on air use the above.
Here's another side-by-side hourly playlist that I've completed just now, this time between 2EC & 2CA.
I've done this before, but this was when 2EC were in automation mode. This time around, it's when both stations are live-and-local & when more people are listening as they head home from work.
Anyway, here it is (done by flicking between the live streaming of the aforementioned two stations).
Friday, 6th August 2010
2EC - Bega/Batemans Bay, NSW
"A Better Music Mix"
"It's Still Rock n Roll To Me" Billy Joel
"Fireflies" Owl City
"Slipping Away" Max Merritt & The Meteors
"Amazing" George Michael
"Show No Mercy" Mark Williams
"World Where You Live" Crowded House
"Let It Be" The Beatles
"Lyin' Eyes" The Eagles
"How Will I Know" Whitney Houston
2CA - Canberra
Mini-Countdown - 1975
5. "Beach Baby" First Class
4. "Angie Baby" Helen Reddy
3. "I Can Help" Billy Swan
2. "Junior's Farm" Paul McCartney & Wings
1. "Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas
End of Mini-Countdown
"Waiting For A Girl Like You" Foreigner
"Different Drum" Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt
"Life In A Northern Town" Dream Academy
"Day After Day" Badfinger
"Going Up The Country" Canned Heat
"Leave A Tender Moment Alone" Billy Joel
"I'll Be Around" Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star Band
Someone here in this forum may find this surprising for me to say this, but I believe that 2CA had a better hour of music than 2EC in this instance, and it's not for the first time either that I've come to this conclusion, even if the 'mini-countdown' is taken out of the equation. However, at least 2EC does keep up its targeted older listeners up to date with some of the newer music they play that 2CA (as well as 2GN & 2XL) don't play, as well as playing some of the favourites from the 60s to the 00s.
The above songs played on 2CA's mini-countdown on 1975 wouldn't even be heard on WS-FM's "Classic 9 @ 9" on 1975, in which you'll more likely to hear The Eagles, Pink Floyd ("Wish You Were Here") & Kiss, among a number of other rock-skewed acts.