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Desktop Confessional

Sunday, October 09, 2005

The state of Malaysian media sometimes depresses me. I look at the field I will be venturing into in about 2 years and I feel ... excited, and yet put off by its redundancy.

Fly FM disappointed me. Before its grand launch a few days back, I had so much hope for them. They played interesting music, and the lack of advertising made them GOD SENT. Of course I understand eventually they'd fall into the trail of destruction that Hitz walked on with 1001 senseless ads in an hour .. and that would still be bearable if music was still good. Imagine my disappointment when now, after tuning into them for almost a month and a half, the only songs I remember them playing are:

Bow Wow - Let Me Hold You
Pussycat Dolls - Doncha
Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes

I mean COME ON. They can't possibly think that listeners want to listen to crap they can easily tune into on some other frequency. What is the point? You're just jamming the airwaves even more with the same crap. The only consolation is that I haven't heard Simple Plan ... I want to add an ominous "YET" but I will give the station more credit.

I could be too pessimistic. Its new, and it could grow into something great. I've certainly heard some truly impressive tracks that just could not be found on any other channel. But if any Fly FM execs are reading this: do something with this sudden deterioration in music selection. I'm not asking for completely weird, bordering on pretentious, so-called elite music but it would be nice one day, to come back from college, turn on the radio and OMG, IS THAT THE VERVE ON RADIO? And it isn't Bittersweet Symphony!

Please consider it for the future of Malaysian radio.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    One of the reasons why I quit listening to radio... overplayed crap!


  1. Blogger ButterRoll_sama said:

    resistance is futile! succumb to the truth! MALAYSIAN ANYTHING IS GHEY!

  1. Blogger c.ho said:

    hey.. that reminds me.. i haven't heard 'bittersweet symphony' in ages!

    man.. hitz fm has become superbly lousy la! the last time i was back in malaysia i was repulsed by it. so homey the music.

  1. Blogger simonsta said:

    corp ho !

  1. Anonymous sasha said:

    this is just like NOVA106.9 at briz that play non-stop top40 and 90s hits before official launch.but not too bad though with their not more than two in-a-row ads after launched. this is the model msian radio should adopt if they are targeting teenage to 30s listeners.
    this is my first visit to ur blog. sarah looks lovely.

  1. Blogger simonsta said:

    sasha i love you !!!

  1. Blogger sarah said:

    kawa: mp3 players should be made compulsory in all cars eh.

    butter roll: haha.

    cho: hitz fm is notorious for playing bad music but yet it is #1. dammit you teenyboppers!

    simonsta: stop throwing yourself at sasha!

    sasha: i dont mean to sound rude but omg, are you the real deal!? (my first reaction was, "impersonator?")

  1. Blogger Albert said:

    HAHA I so agree with the Fly FM sentiment... same old same old. No WOW factor. :D

    Well I was pleasantly surprised because last year, hitz.fm played 'ghetto' music mostly in the few times I've been in cars listening. This year was a pleasant surprise with British (or perhaps American) new wave/electro hits hitting hitz.fm. Ala Twilight Action Girl. I suppose Brian V from Channel V who came over to hitz.fm did these playlist changes. He's also a regular at TAG. Figures.

  1. Blogger KY said:

    aiyoh, just listen to RTM1 lah.

  1. Blogger sarah said:

    have they? awwwrightt ;)

    actually i do.
    traxx fm.

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