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    Walker said:
    The window treatments do give it that “rural barn” sort of vibe that you see out there… though the black metal fencing certainly clashes with the New Albany white fence aesthetic. ;)

    So, what… more like Dublin? ~:0)

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    bjones7 said:
    I believe it was the most unique station in Columbus. It was really the only station that PLAYED A TRUE MIX of the best hits from the last 40 years. You never knew what would be played next.

    +1

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    This is an epic bummer. Jack was the only station I could listen to besides Classical 101 where I didn’t get tired of listening after an hour (I’m looking at you Sunny 95 and WNCI!)

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    turbo ninja said:
    Is this the format Salem was trying to put on 102.5 a few months back, shortly after CD101 moved their frequency and relocated their studios and then had to re-organize itself under Randy Malloy? If so, the net loss to Columbus radio would’ve been even worse and Randy deserves all the gratitude in the world for fending off the takeover.

    what

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    bjones7 said:
    Wow you guys really do get lost in your own mess, don’t you? I don’t think the point was to call the Italian Village a dump. It was their sense of humor.

    Exactly. Self-effacing humor was part of their schtick. E.g., they announced on-air that they were sold on Craigslist, for $98.90. Only a handful of people would’ve known what building they were actually broadcasting from anyway.

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    For those like me who liked Jack (in my case REALLY liked it) it’s sad to note that the Arbitron ratings that came out literally on their last day of operation showed a BIG leap up for the station — by far their highest ratings to-date. So the proverbial rug was pulled out from underneath them just as they were getting traction. Given that, if anyone but religion + hate-talk owner Salem had bought them, they might have stuck with the format. OTOH, maybe the ratings timing was good as the progress might encourage another local station owner to take over the Jack format and build on the momentum.

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    Posted in error – will ask mod to remove.

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    Posted in error – will ask mod to remove.

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    The best radio station ever in Columbus was Crazy 103. They would play a great mix of stuff from the decades, but then the DJs would call people and fart. Just a good way to start your day.

    Fav. station now is Farmer FM, don’t remember the # but it’s just songs about being in the country. NOT “country music” but rap and other stuff about farms, animals, mountains, etc.

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    dogfart said:
    what

    Is that a “what” because you don’t remember what happened, or a “what” because I’m glad there’s still an independent, locally-owned, relatively alternative radio station on the air in Columbus?

    You lose JackFM and you lose someone’s iPod. You lose CD102.5 and you lose all the low-dough shows, Frontstage, Andyman-a-thon, and everything else they do beyond the music.

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    turbo ninja said:
    Is that a “what” because you don’t remember what happened, or a “what” because I’m glad there’s still an independent, locally-owned, relatively alternative radio station on the air in Columbus?

    You lose JackFM and you lose someone’s iPod. You lose CD102.5 and you lose all the low-dough shows, Frontstage, Andyman-a-thon, and everything else they do beyond the music.

    +1000 Who cares if another mass-market franchise went off the air? That’s like mourning the closing of a Wal-Mart. If you want to hear the best hits of the last 40 years, invest in a good record collection.

    It amazes me how little people value the fact that we have one of the last remaining truly independent radio stations in the country.

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    ChrisSunami said:
    +1000 Who cares if another mass-market franchise went off the air? That’s like mourning the closing of a Wal-Mart. If you want to hear the best hits of the last 40 years, invest in a good record collection.

    It amazes me how little people value the fact that we have one of the last remaining truly independent radio stations in the country.

    So what your saying is that you drive, bike or take the bus around Columbus with your record player attached? Yes investing in great records/cd’s/mp3 is a great way of listening to the music you want, but records are not mobile and last time I checked you can’t make a mixed record. CD’s you can only mix 10-13 tracks on one CD. mp3′s are great, especially you can buy them from walmart for what .89 cents. However when I’ve ever made a mixed anything I know while listening to the mix music that I’ll be picky because I have too many music selections to choose from or I’ll listen to a handful of songs until I’m singing them in my sleep. Unlike radio that unless you change the dial your forced to listen to that song. 98.9 gave you that EXTRA option of music and different type of humor, that other radio stations in Columbus do not bring.

    I’ll listen to a band like Fun on WNCI, then change it to 106.7 to listen to System of a Down. Then maybe even a classic rock station or even Power 107.5 but all those stations are pre-formated. Now Jack F.M was nice because they played what they wanted, aka music that at one time was top 40 on charts.

    Again, records/cd/mp3 collections are nice, but i highly doubt that unless your a music guru you’ll find that right mix of songs like you would on 98.9.

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    bjones7 said:
    Again, records/cd/mp3 collections are nice, but i highly doubt that unless your a music guru you’ll find that right mix of songs like you would on 98.9.

    http://www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile

    http://www.spotify.com/us/mobile/overview/

    http://www.last.fm/hardware/apple

    http://www.siriusxm.com/iOS

    http://tunein.com/mobile/

    http://somafm.com/mobile/

    http://www.slacker.com/everywhere/mobile/iphone/

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    Walker said:

    http://www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile

    http://www.spotify.com/us/mobile/overview/

    http://www.last.fm/hardware/apple

    http://www.siriusxm.com/iOS

    http://tunein.com/mobile/

    http://somafm.com/mobile/

    http://www.slacker.com/everywhere/mobile/iphone/

    Sounds great for those of us that have high speed internet connections in our cars. Especially with the death of unlimited data plans on cell phones.

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    Most newer car radios have an auxiliary jack of some sort you can plug a phone/ipod into for music. bjones did say “drive or bike or bus” so it’s not too hard to listen while busing or biking. ;)

    Sorry about your data plan. :(

    Sorry about your JackFM. :(

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