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Jack FM
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Radio Personality
    (2000- )
    Created by Bob Perry
    First aired on an Internet radio stream
    First FM broadcast in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2002)
    Airs in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Las Vegas, Dallas, Baltimore, Seattle and many other cities
    Mainly plays hits from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's
    Howard Cogan is the voice of ‘Jack’
    Slogan is ‘Playing What We Want’
    It claims to be named after ‘Cadillac Jack’ Garrett, a person who does not exist.
    It doesn’t have DJs, traffic or weather reports, or morning shows.
    It swallows up stations without warning, and puts long-time radio personalities out of a job.
    It then replaces them with a sarcastic, generic, pre-recorded voice.
    When it took over a New York City oldies station, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly said: ‘I’ll never listen to that fucking [station] ever again.’
    Steve Van Zandt said it was like replacing the Statue of Liberty with a blow-up doll.
    Despite its independent, ‘hipster’ image, it’s actually heavily market-tested to appeal to aging Gen X'ers.
    ‘Newsday’ called it ‘another step toward the McDonaldization of radio.’
    It spawned copycats calling themselves ‘Bob FM’ and ‘Dave FM.’
    When people call the station to complain, the voice of ‘Jack’ mocks them on the air.
    Some people say DJs, traffic and weather reports, and morning shows were the worst things about commercial radio anyway.
    Its catalog contains up to ten times the songs played on regular commercial stations.
    It plays a greater variety of music than most other formats.
    Despite its ‘generic’ format, its stations are individually managed, and tailored for specific markets.
    The ‘Jack’ station in Springfield, Illinois, calls itself ‘Abe FM’ (for Lincoln), and in Philadelphia it’s ‘Ben FM’ (for Franklin).
    ‘Time’ magazine called it ‘possibly the catchiest, most democratic radio format yet invented.’

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 77.27% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 94 Votes: 78.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 106 Votes: 75.47% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 173 Votes: 71.68% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 101 Votes: 67.33% Annoying
 
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