Sunny 105.9

Okay, so O-Rock is now Sunny 105.9–Orlando’s Greatest Hits! Soft rock hits of the seventies, eighties, and today.

The little I’ve heard suggests a refreshing degree of cheesy DJ patter and interstitials, mixed with songs that are largely inoffensive and overplayed–basically, the usual when it comes to corporate radio.

I was however terrified by one of their homepage banner images:

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PLEASE STEVIE NICKS DO NOT TEAR MY THROAT OUT WITH YOUR WITCH TALONS.

10 Comments so far

  1. Ulyses (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

    They just won’t let those oldies die. How about some new music please? No wonder I don’t listen to the radio anymore. Long live personal digital music.


  2. Lauren (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

    Great new station! A lot better than that rock nonsense. Wish they’d play a bit more sixties than they do though, but oh well. Have tons on my ipod anyways.

    I’m 14 and I’d rather here this than that O-Rock nonsense. Why anyone would want to listen to music that makes you feel angry is beyond me. The thing about Sunny 105.9 is that it’s music that makes you feel GOOD.

    And are you upset because it’s not RAP?


  3. Lauren (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 11:09 pm

    Great new station! A lot better than that rock nonsense. Wish they’d play a bit more sixties than they do though, but oh well. Have tons on my ipod anyways.

    I’m 14 and I’d rather here this than that O-Rock nonsense. Why anyone would want to listen to music that makes you feel angry is beyond me. The thing about Sunny 105.9 is that it’s music that makes you feel GOOD.

    I guess Ulysses (is it like the Roman translation of the Odyssey, or is it more like Ulysses Everett McGill off of O Brother Where Art Though?)


  4. Terry Howard (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    Everyone should have a wider appreciation of music. I really can’t respect a person’s musical tastes if they cancel out broad swaths of music from their potential pool of experiences like saying they hate rap or hate oldies. You’d do yourself a lot of good trying out new things and not limiting yourself.

    In regards to the post, Matt, I was in stitches! Stevie Nicks will haunt my dreams!


  5. Matt (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    Lauren, at age 14, it’s great that you’re so enthusiastic about these songs. (It’s a bit disappointing that your mind is already so closed to other musical styles, but anyway…)

    When you get to be my age (and hey, 31 ain’t even that old), you might get a bit sick of hearing “Love Shack” on the radio. Trust me on this.


  6. Anastasia (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

    You know, guys, I love the oldies stuff. I like hearing it. I would rather listen to that than to some of the annoying things they talk about and play on 101.1, but why would they take away a radio station that people were actually listening to only to replace it with something completely different?

    This reminds me of 103.1. That was also a very sad day. Of course, it was coming for a long time, with all the transitions and what not, and the “Alternative”, so to speak, music they began to play towards the end was beginning to get hard to listen to.. But 105.9 could in no way be compared to 103.1, and now we have a void in our musical selection.

    Very disappointing. Go oldies, damn the man.


  7. Matt (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

    I’m gonna guess that the format change had something to do with ratings and getting more of them, Anastasia…given Orlando’s reputation as a haven for retirees, this station is probably right in the “sweet spot” for that demographic.


  8. Terry Howard (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

    Well, I think it might have a lot to do with fiscal viability as well. Think about the demographics as Matt mentioned. As someone who is involved in marketing and advertising, the desirability and ROI of using radio as a way to reach the mid 20’s to mid 30’s demographic is shrinking if not altogether gone for all intents and purposes. When you have the option to better reach that audience online in a more direct and measurable manner with incredibly superior value on your dollar, radio quickly dries up as something you would even consider dropping a dime into.

    I know of ALL the mediums I have access to radio would be the absolute last place I would spend a marketing dollar. Not because it’s so horrible, but because everything else is so much better.


  9. CURTIS NELSON (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 12:30 am

    LOVE THE MUSIC!!! I’ve noticed they don’t always play the tune all they way thru. which sometimes is the best part! anybody else heard this


  10. Dalia (unregistered) on January 27th, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

    Seriously sweet! Just found out about the new switch and must say I’m loving this station! I remember when they used to have oldies on this station a couple of years ago and was sad to see them move to a new station and then disappear completely. It’s good to see a station like this around again.



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