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Classic Rewind: Del Reeves – ‘Anywhere USA’

4 responses to “Classic Rewind: Del Reeves – ‘Anywhere USA’

  1. luckyoldsun March 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I’ve been listening to XM Radio since I bought a new car six months ago. Willie’s Roadhouse plays a lot of Porter, Billy Walker, Buck Owens, some David Houston, even Charlie Walker. I don’t think I’ve heard them play Del Reeves even once. I don’t know why.

    • Paul W Dennis March 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      It may depend on the DJ. I usually listen during morning and evening drive and I’ve heard “A Dime At A Time” . “Looking At The World Through A Windshield” , “Girl On The Billboard” and “Belles of Southern Bell” within the last few weeks. Del never was a big star so he doesn’t get played a lot , but he does get some airplay

      • Ken March 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm

        The DJ’s at Sirius/XM are not allowed to choose their own music. The entire playlist is created by a computer from a library of songs selected by the program director for the channel. All songs & artists are not created equal so some will receive more frequent airplay than others based on the preference of that program director. Sirius/XM does not spend money on actual music research so what you are getting is one person’s musical opinion. If they don’t like certain songs or a particular artist it will never get played.

        The DJ’s are not “live” either. They pre-record their talk segments (called “voice tracks” in the industry) usually several days in advance of the broadcast. Low paid part time workers then assemble the music files and the talk files into a completed show. You are not listening to “live” radio.

        Generally for a country song to be played on Sirius/XM it has to have been a “hit” – usually top ten or better. Del Reeves had less than 10 big hits in his entire career so he would not be played as often as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson or other singers with a lot of hits in their catalogues.

  2. luckyoldsun March 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I guess generally listen on weekends or evenings. Wade Jessen and Dallas Wayne usually seem to be DJ’ing. Maybe I’ve just missed Del Reeves.

    I like when they throw artists like Johnny Darrell and Stony Edwards into the mix–which I heard recently.

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