December 5, 2009

Hating on 103.3 The Edge

Lately I have attempted to listen to music on the radio in Buffalo, however I was soon reminded of why I stopped listening to it in the first place IT SUCKS. The rock radio station (103.3 The edge) is the worst musical offender, besides "Mandatory Metallica", Trapt, Andrew WK, Chevelle, and Nickelback there is barely any air time for music that is truly alternative and groundbreaking. In fact I think the radio station caters to white men who vainly attempt to relive their youth through music they used to hear in smoke filled scummy bars as they binged drank and picked up chicks. Nothing wrong with that...but usually regional radio stations showcase how cutting edge and forward thinking an area is, so that must mean Buffalo is practically in the stone ages. Usually the more indie/alternative/cutting edge radio stations are located in the cooler, bigger cities. So its sad to think that Buffalo has the worst of everything...not surprising though, I mean I recently went to a party and the "playlist" was a steady stream of T-Pain's "Buy U A Drank" followed by Owl CDity's irritating sickeningly cutesy song "Fireflies" very classy (it was a fun night though...thanks Darien! ha). But getting back to the subject of radio stations, if the edge really does showcase the "pulse" of the city which I think all decent radio stations do...Buffalo is on life support. What we really need in this city is a decent independent indie/ rock radio station as well as a good underground/ indie hip hop station (don't even get me started on our hip hop station 93.7 WBLK). Radio stations like these are supposed to cater to the young but I think its obvious to see that everyone young, smart and hip is leaving the city if the radio is marketed to disheveled stupid and past their prime.


  1. I've always been interested in DJing, and the conversation we had about the Edge the other day at school made me really want to start an independent radio station in Bflo.

    I've actually begun looking into what would be needed to start one re: capital, tech, equipment, licensing. And as far as I can tell, one doesn't have to have a degree in broadcasting or a lot of money to start up.

    And I don't think the Edge does "showcase the pulse of the city" as there are increasingly more and more people who constantly hate on that station. But I could be wrong.

  2. Wow, this was a brilliant analysis!

  3. Yeah too much indie/new wave crap that's basically pop rock. No good old hard rock anymore the new stuff is all soft.