History DorkAge / Radio

15th Mar '16 7:08:59 PM kablammin45
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* In late 1999, despite its well-earned reputation as a family show for the past sixteen years, ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' was re-tooled specifically to appeal to younger listeners. This was apparently interpreted to mean "water everything down." Simplified stories with morals more {{anvilicious}} than ever showed up, peaking with a wave of ten-minute "twofer"-style episodes. Characters stagnated, continuity dried up, and some of the series' most interesting characters (including Katrina, whose appearances had been rare enough to begin with, and Whit's son Jason) dropped off the map altogether. While a few good episodes still got by, (among them being the DarkerAndEdgier episode detailing [[BigBad Dr. Regis Blackgaard's]] [[DarkerAndEdgier intense near-return]] and the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments legendary]] "[[AprilFoolsDayPlot I Slap Floor]]") the listener backlash was strong enough that the series got back on track by the same time next year.

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* In late 1999, despite its well-earned reputation as a family show for the past sixteen years, ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' was re-tooled specifically to appeal to younger listeners. This was apparently interpreted to mean "water everything down." Simplified stories with morals more {{anvilicious}} than ever showed up, peaking with a wave of ten-minute "twofer"-style episodes. Characters stagnated, continuity dried up, and some of the series' most interesting characters (including Katrina, whose appearances had been rare enough to begin with, and Whit's son Jason) dropped off the map altogether. While a few good episodes still got by, (among them being the DarkerAndEdgier episode detailing [[BigBad Dr. Regis Blackgaard's]] [[DarkerAndEdgier intense near-return]] and the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments legendary]] "[[AprilFoolsDayPlot "[[AprilFoolsDay I Slap Floor]]") the listener backlash was strong enough that the series got back on track by the same time next year.
15th Mar '16 7:08:34 PM kablammin45
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* In late 1999, despite its well-earned reputation as a family show for the past sixteen years, ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' was re-tooled specifically to appeal to younger listeners. This was apparently interpreted to mean "water everything down." Simplified stories with morals more {{anvilicious}} than ever showed up, peaking with a wave of ten-minute "twofer"-style episodes. Characters stagnated, continuity dried up, and some of the series' most interesting characters (including Katrina, whose appearances had been rare enough to begin with, and Whit's son Jason) dropped off the map altogether. While a few good episodes still got by, the listener backlash was strong enough that the series got back on track by the same time next year.

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* In late 1999, despite its well-earned reputation as a family show for the past sixteen years, ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' was re-tooled specifically to appeal to younger listeners. This was apparently interpreted to mean "water everything down." Simplified stories with morals more {{anvilicious}} than ever showed up, peaking with a wave of ten-minute "twofer"-style episodes. Characters stagnated, continuity dried up, and some of the series' most interesting characters (including Katrina, whose appearances had been rare enough to begin with, and Whit's son Jason) dropped off the map altogether. While a few good episodes still got by, (among them being the DarkerAndEdgier episode detailing [[BigBad Dr. Regis Blackgaard's]] [[DarkerAndEdgier intense near-return]] and the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments legendary]] "[[AprilFoolsDayPlot I Slap Floor]]") the listener backlash was strong enough that the series got back on track by the same time next year.
15th Feb '16 10:30:06 AM hydrix
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** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place. What soon followed is a sharp rating decline as it turned out that many viewers loved them so much that they were willing to leave ''Radio Donna'' and subscribed to ''Q-Music''. A lot of radio presenters also felt themselves uncomfortable with the ratings decline and left to go to VRT ''Radio 2'' (Which was since then in a golden age. As of 2015 it has a market share of 28,44%.). There was a renovation operation in 2004 that did not succeed, as ''Q-Music'' became bigger than ''Radio Donna'' and Radio Donna started to decline so much in viewership that ended with a market share of 12,2% by 2008 (which is the lowest it has ever gotten). A renovation operation was done by the VRT to make it a success once again and while its market share rose to 14,3% it remained unsatisfactory for the VRT, who decided to axe it in on 2 january 2009 in favor of a new radio station in 5 january under the name ''MNM'', which due to its at the time competitive programming (of which one program directly competed with the highest rated show on ''Q-Music''), was considered as being better. As of 2015 Q-Music has a market share of 14,69%, it is probable that it will take some time to become again the biggest radio station.

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** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place. What soon followed is a sharp rating decline as it turned out that many viewers loved them so much that they were willing to leave ''Radio Donna'' and subscribed to ''Q-Music''. A lot of radio presenters also felt themselves uncomfortable with the ratings decline and left to go to VRT ''Radio 2'' (Which was since then in a golden age. As of 2015 it has a market share of 28,44%.). There was a renovation operation in 2004 that did not succeed, as ''Q-Music'' became bigger than ''Radio Donna'' and Radio Donna started to decline so much in viewership that ended with a market share of 12,2% by 2008 (which is the lowest it has ever gotten). A renovation operation was done by the VRT to make it a success once again and while its market share rose to 14,3% it remained unsatisfactory for the VRT, who decided to axe it in on 2 january 2009 in favor of a new radio station in 5 january under the name ''MNM'', which due to its at the time competitive programming (of which one program directly competed with the highest rated show on ''Q-Music''), was considered as being better. As of 2015 Q-Music has a market share of 14,69%, it is probable that it will take some time to become before it is again the biggest radio station.station or at the very least can provide actual competition to ''Q-Music''.
10th Feb '16 2:24:10 PM hydrix
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** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place. What soon followed is a sharp rating decline as it turned out that many viewers loved them so much that they were willing to leave ''Radio Donna'' and subscribed to ''Q-Music''. A lot of radio presenters also felt themselves uncomfortable with the ratings decline and left to go to VRT ''Radio 2'' (Which was since then in a golden age. As of 2015 it has a market share of 28,44%.). There was a renovation operation in 2004 that did not succeed, as ''Q-Music'' became bigger than ''Radio Donna'' and Radio Donna started to decline so much in viewership that ended with a market share of 12,2% by 2008 (which is the lowest it has ever gotten). A renovation operation was done by the VRT to make it a success once again and while its market share rose to 14,3% it remained unsatisfactory for the VRT, who decided to axe it in on 2 january 2009 in favor of a new radio station in 5 january under the name ''MNM'', which due to its at the time competitive programming (of which one program directly competed with the highest rated show on ''Q-Music''), was considered as being better.

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** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place. What soon followed is a sharp rating decline as it turned out that many viewers loved them so much that they were willing to leave ''Radio Donna'' and subscribed to ''Q-Music''. A lot of radio presenters also felt themselves uncomfortable with the ratings decline and left to go to VRT ''Radio 2'' (Which was since then in a golden age. As of 2015 it has a market share of 28,44%.). There was a renovation operation in 2004 that did not succeed, as ''Q-Music'' became bigger than ''Radio Donna'' and Radio Donna started to decline so much in viewership that ended with a market share of 12,2% by 2008 (which is the lowest it has ever gotten). A renovation operation was done by the VRT to make it a success once again and while its market share rose to 14,3% it remained unsatisfactory for the VRT, who decided to axe it in on 2 january 2009 in favor of a new radio station in 5 january under the name ''MNM'', which due to its at the time competitive programming (of which one program directly competed with the highest rated show on ''Q-Music''), was considered as being better. As of 2015 Q-Music has a market share of 14,69%, it is probable that it will take some time to become again the biggest radio station.
10th Feb '16 2:21:20 PM hydrix
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** VRT ''Radio 1'' was once a radio station with a huge reputation, giving people great and very detailed news coverage with some music in between some segments. In 2007 (when they had a market share of around 15%) there was an attempt to restyle it and it became a horrifying mess after it. Not only did the music on it after that become so awful that it would require WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to think that music this awful was ever aired on any radio station, but anything that was serious news was removed and changed to the kind of daily news you would find in your average news pages of ''The Sun''. Unsuprisingly, the fans were not too kind with their attempt at pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator and ratings dropped massively until 2011 (by then they had a market share of 6,4%). As of 2014 the radio did do attempts at making the music of better quality and did some programming changes, but they did not WinBackTheCrowd they lost (their market share in 2015 was 6,56%).
** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place.

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** VRT ''Radio 1'' was once a radio station with a huge reputation, giving people great and very detailed news coverage with some music in between some segments. In 2007 (when they had a market share of around 15%) there was an attempt to restyle it and it became a horrifying mess after it. Not only did the music on it after that become so awful that it would require WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to think that music this awful was ever aired on any radio station, but anything that was serious news was removed and changed to the kind of daily news you would find in your average news pages of ''The Sun''. Unsuprisingly, the fans were not too kind with their attempt at pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator and ratings dropped massively until 2011 (by then (in 2011 they had a market share of 6,4%). As of 2014 the radio did do attempts at making the music of better quality and did some programming changes, but they did not WinBackTheCrowd they lost (their market share in 2015 was 6,56%).
** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place. What soon followed is a sharp rating decline as it turned out that many viewers loved them so much that they were willing to leave ''Radio Donna'' and subscribed to ''Q-Music''. A lot of radio presenters also felt themselves uncomfortable with the ratings decline and left to go to VRT ''Radio 2'' (Which was since then in a golden age. As of 2015 it has a market share of 28,44%.). There was a renovation operation in 2004 that did not succeed, as ''Q-Music'' became bigger than ''Radio Donna'' and Radio Donna started to decline so much in viewership that ended with a market share of 12,2% by 2008 (which is the lowest it has ever gotten). A renovation operation was done by the VRT to make it a success once again and while its market share rose to 14,3% it remained unsatisfactory for the VRT, who decided to axe it in on 2 january 2009 in favor of a new radio station in 5 january under the name ''MNM'', which due to its at the time competitive programming (of which one program directly competed with the highest rated show on ''Q-Music''), was considered as being better.
10th Feb '16 2:02:02 PM hydrix
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* 2 Flemish radio's, both owned by the VRT group, have earned notoriety for being in one:

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* 2 Flemish radio's, radio stations, both owned by the VRT group, have earned notoriety for being in one:



** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. Back in the late 1990's and early 2000's, when it was still on the air, it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%).

to:

** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. It was made in 1992 to prepare the VRT for competition from commercial radio (which was legalized in 1987) and allowed for more commercial time than other radio stations that were owned by them. Back in the late 1990's and early 2000's, when it was still on the air, it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%). It has to be bitter irony that the one thing that caused it to have a sharp ratings decline was a commercial radio station by Medialaan by the name of ''Q-Music''. Medialaan hired a lot of the radio presenters that made ''Radio Donna'' so successful in the first place.
10th Feb '16 1:45:39 PM hydrix
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* 2 Flemish radio's, both owned by the VRT group, have earned notoriety for being in one.
** VRT ''Radio 1'' was once a radio station with a huge reputation, giving people great and very detailed news coverage with some music in between some segments. In 2007 (when they had a market share of 15%) there was an attempt to restyle it and it became a horrifying mess after it. Not only did the music on it after that become so awful that it would require WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to think that music this awful was aired on a radio station, but anything that was serious news was removed and changed to the kind of daily news you would find in pages of ''The Sun''. Unsuprisingly, the fans were not too kind with their attempt at pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator and ratings dropped massively until 2011 (by then they had a market share of 6,4%). As of 2014 the radio did do attempts at making the music of better quality and did some programming changes, but they did not WinBackTheCrowd they lost (their market share in 2015 was 6,56%).

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* 2 Flemish radio's, both owned by the VRT group, have earned notoriety for being in one.
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** VRT ''Radio 1'' was once a radio station with a huge reputation, giving people great and very detailed news coverage with some music in between some segments. In 2007 (when they had a market share of around 15%) there was an attempt to restyle it and it became a horrifying mess after it. Not only did the music on it after that become so awful that it would require WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to think that music this awful was ever aired on a any radio station, but anything that was serious news was removed and changed to the kind of daily news you would find in your average news pages of ''The Sun''. Unsuprisingly, the fans were not too kind with their attempt at pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator and ratings dropped massively until 2011 (by then they had a market share of 6,4%). As of 2014 the radio did do attempts at making the music of better quality and did some programming changes, but they did not WinBackTheCrowd they lost (their market share in 2015 was 6,56%).6,56%).
** It would be unfair to say that ''Radio Donna'' is DeaderThanDisco, given that ''MNM'', its successor, still has a solid market share (10,41%), but it definitely is past its prime. Back in the late 1990's and early 2000's, when it was still on the air, it was '''THE''' biggest radio station in Flanders and perhaps even of the entire world (its market share was on average more than 30% and has a peak of 37,9%).
10th Feb '16 1:29:33 PM hydrix
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* 2 Flemish radio's, both owned by the VRT group, have earned notoriety for being in one.
** VRT ''Radio 1'' was once a radio station with a huge reputation, giving people great and very detailed news coverage with some music in between some segments. In 2007 (when they had a market share of 15%) there was an attempt to restyle it and it became a horrifying mess after it. Not only did the music on it after that become so awful that it would require WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to think that music this awful was aired on a radio station, but anything that was serious news was removed and changed to the kind of daily news you would find in pages of ''The Sun''. Unsuprisingly, the fans were not too kind with their attempt at pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator and ratings dropped massively until 2011 (by then they had a market share of 6,4%). As of 2014 the radio did do attempts at making the music of better quality and did some programming changes, but they did not WinBackTheCrowd they lost (their market share in 2015 was 6,56%).
15th Jun '14 1:07:25 PM MarkLungo
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* GlobalRadio rebranding Galaxy to Capital and attempting to make a national station out of it (well, according to Digital Spy, which has [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this]] on multiple occasions. "Local radio" Capital, done in the same way as Minster FM, Stray FM or 96.4 The Eagle (UKRD) ''would'' work. However, their digital presence (websites etc.) [[AvertedTrope have not yet]] fell into a DorkAge; they're [[ShownTheirWork well-designed and easy-to-use, with understandable schedules and nice DJ photos]].

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* GlobalRadio Creator/GlobalRadio rebranding Galaxy to Capital and attempting to make a national station out of it (well, according to Digital Spy, which has [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this]] on multiple occasions. "Local radio" Capital, done in the same way as Minster FM, Stray FM or 96.4 The Eagle (UKRD) ''would'' work. However, their digital presence (websites etc.) [[AvertedTrope have not yet]] fell into a DorkAge; they're [[ShownTheirWork well-designed and easy-to-use, with understandable schedules and nice DJ photos]].
27th May '12 7:29:18 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In late 1999, despite its well-earned reputation as a family show for the past sixteen years, ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' was re-tooled specifically to appeal to younger listeners. This was apparently interpreted to mean "water everything down." Simplified stories with morals more {{anvilicious}} than ever showed up, peaking with a wave of ten-minute "twofer"-style episodes. Characters stagnated, continuity dried up, and some of the series' most interesting characters (including Katrina, whose appearances had been rare enough to begin with, and Whit's son Jason) dropped off the map altogether. While a few good episodes still got by, the listener backlash was strong enough that the series got back on track by the same time next year.
* GlobalRadio rebranding Galaxy to Capital and attempting to make a national station out of it (well, according to Digital Spy, which has [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this]] on multiple occasions. "Local radio" Capital, done in the same way as Minster FM, Stray FM or 96.4 The Eagle (UKRD) ''would'' work. However, their digital presence (websites etc.) [[AvertedTrope have not yet]] fell into a DorkAge; they're [[ShownTheirWork well-designed and easy-to-use, with understandable schedules and nice DJ photos]].
* GMG Radio, their competitor, has fell into this trap too; RyanSeacrest has a syndicated show, Monday - Friday 11pm-1am, which [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment does not fit in with their image one bit]].
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