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Rumbles in the radio jungle

3 May 15

Tricky times for pop radio If you look at what’s playing at radio, you’ll mostly find bleakly repetitive fare.

Here’s five stations, three local, two digital, with their current most-played artists, from the Compare My Radio site. Everyone is playing Taylor Swift . Four out of five are playing Sam Smith : a depressing uniformity. It’s been this way for the past fifteen years or so. Most commercial stations go for safe, reliable and familiar, especially…

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