From the dept. of unintentional howlers
I just noticed that a while back Daniel Mount asked:
Would it be a good idea or a bad idea for local Southern Gospel stations to have an amateurs hour?
Would it cause even less professional acts than some stations currently play to get aired? Or would it have a positive effect of isolating amateur acts in that segment?
Uhm, isn’t most of every sixty-minute bloc of programming in sg radio pretty much amateur hour already, more or less?
Honestly, I defy anyone in sg radio to figure out a way of distinguishing between the amateurs and the hackilicious craptastic vapidity that passes for vast segments of “professional” southern gospel. Which is to say, I’m with Kyle. Playing amateurs for the sake of playing amateurs is nonsense, and it’s a version of this thinking that’s made sg radio such a mess … they say they’re a nationally touring group? Well, then cue it up, Coy. Heck, let’s chart it in the No. 1 position. “And now brothers and sisters, here’s the new No. 1 song in gospuhl music, ‘You’ll Never Run Out of Blood!’”
Thus we find ourselves in a place where it would be far easier or more logical to have a Real Live In The Flesh Professionals Hour than to try to distinguish the amateurs from the amateurish, and even then most stations would struggle to fill the slot if they were (capable of) being honest about the quality of the music.Email this Post