Posts Tagged ‘protest’

TeXas Video Showdown and KERA

October 24, 2017

Musea Readers know that I have my problems with both NPR and local stations KERA and KXT for their lack of support for artists.

So I was surprised, when googling my name to find this posted in April of 2015 on the KERA Art and Seek site.

I had sent them a story and link feeling that they would never do anything about it.

Take a look, and know that the TeXas Video Showdown, worst video ever made… on purpose, is still going strong with thousands of hits.

When you go to the link, note that there is a place to add comments. Please do if you would like to support the cause.

Now when I criticize their coverage I have to change, “never covered” to” that one time!”


KXT Radio, Won’t Donate, Here’s Why (Musea Email Club #533)

September 27, 2011

KXT, the NPR affiliated music station in Dallas, is having a fund raiser. I’m not supporting it. Here’s why:

1. There was hope this would be an open music station. Instead it’s a rigid format that follows other similar stations. AAA format (see below).
2. They have put trendy ahead of quality music.
3. They don’t support local music well. They play some – a token amount; but in the almost two years that they’ve been operating they haven’t found one real hit. They could do a top ten of local music, they could have listeners request local music, they could do a lot of things to build up the local music community – that would in turn build up their listeners. Instead they’ve played it safe and generic.
4. They are too conservative in their choices of music. You won’t hear anything about post-bands music the new music revolution that started in their own back yard!
5. They seem to block out genres of music, kids music, religious music, country, jazz, classical, foreign language, etc.
6. They seem to block out all protest music or music with lyrics that say anything. What’s left is music that is safe, bland, shallow, and white bread.
7. The on air personalities are so laid back they seem drugged. Show some awake-ness and spirit. It’s alright to like the music on air. It’s alright to have a personality.
8. KXT is an AAA format radio station. That stands for adult album alternative format. It is way too constrictive and dull for our town. Here’s what clone AAA stations are all about:
9. The music should be chosen by more people and more points of view. The selection are all beginning to sound alike – slow, depressing, under the influence, over produced, plodding, generic, 60 year old style, rock band music . Been there and heard that! Why not more opinions, why not more input from others – listeners, music experts (Dallas has a lot of them) , etc.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 18 year old zine Musea)
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