They Just Don't Get It!
WUPE is one of the few radio stations in my area that has good reception and plays my favorite music which is classic hits / oldies. This station plays great music but I find it very hard to enjoy listening to the station for any length of time. I can only take so much of the amateurish DJ's and the very annoying "childish humor" style of commercial ads for local businesses. It's all very repulsive.
Even though you would think that this station's music is mainly meant for mature, intelligent, adult listeners, their ridiculous advertisements seem to be meant for kids and immature people who would find just about anything to be funny and cute. Even the name Whoopee Radio is getting old and is totally "corny". This station has been stuck in limbo for decades and never improved or changed with the times. Evidently the owners or management of WUPE never conducted any surveys or research to learn about the opinions of their listeners.
As far as the DJ's / announcers, one is so annoying with his sickening childish little jokes and remarks that I sometimes get so disgusted that I turn the radio off and go without. This self proclaimed comic really seems to believe that he is a funny guy and everyone is entertained by his stupid humor. It's nice to have some humor from time to time but we are adult listeners out here and we don't want to hear "Looney Tunes" level of humor.
The rest of the DJ's are a great relief from "The Comic" but are kind of boring and amateurish. They seem to be running on empty when it comes to having an interesting, exciting and entertaining personality. The station may as well use automated announcers in their place.
When you tune in to radio stations in bigger cities, such as the Albany - Troy NY area, you notice a world of difference right away. It's like night and day. Those DJ's have that attractive personality and professional quality that makes you want to stay tuned in.
A FEW MORE POINTS I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP ABOUT WUPE THAT ADDS TO THE CHAOS.
The radio auctions are totally intolerable especially when you have to listen to "The Comic", his side kick and that irritating ringing bell for hours with no music. I can't believe that there are people who would actually participate in such foolishness. They must be very bored with their lives.
I can't stand the ridiculous dubbed in voice expressions like the girl that yells out "Oh Yea" and "Cool", etc. No, it's not cool. It's idiotic.
I am totally sick of the constant local Toyota dealer commercials with the very annoying "Holy Toledo Guy" who sounds like he was perfectly cut out to be a front man for a carnival freak show. Sure, "George wants to keep your business in the Berkshires". Of course he does. He wants to hook as many local suckers as possible. If you believe you will get a good deal from them you are a dreamer. I also get a kick about the tires they claim to sell at cost. Do they actually think that is believable?
This station likes to use young children to speak in many of their commercials. Nothing against children but I tune in to enjoy the music, not to listen to cute kids and irritating childish commercials.
How about the "Vacuum Cleaner Guy" and grand-kid, with his foreign accent and cute little giggle. Oh, and the 11 year old CEO, and the two "Boston Accent Guys" doing the "Hodwaya" store commercial. All very irritating and barely worth putting up with just to hear some music we like.
Apparently, this station's primary mission is to entertain people who want to hear comedy shows and not music.
LETS STAND TOGETHER AND DEMAND CHANGE BY THE OWNERS OF WUPE.
Each and every one of you WUPE listeners out there that agree with my comments about this station need to demand change from the owner of WUPE, Townsquare Media of Connecticut.
Go to their website by clicking on the following link. www.townsquaremedia.com On their home page click on Menu at upper left. Click Contact from the drop down menu to open the form. Don't be afraid to fill in your name and email address. That way they will know they are not receiving multiple emails from any one sender. You will most likely never hear from them anyway. Click on Topic then General Inquiry from the drop down menu. You can then copy and paste the following two paragraphs into the message box. Note that there is no "complaints" listed under topic but that's OK. As long as they keep getting bombarded with our message it will get the attention of the key people.
I agree 100% with the comments and complaints about WUPE Radio as stated on the website www.wupe-radio-follies.com and I demand a complete overhaul of WUPE including the replacement of all management, announcers, DJ's and everyone responsible for all station programming and creation of all commercial advertisements.
LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD THAT WE DEMAND A RADIO STATION THAT HAS "CLASS", RAN BY A PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND CLEARLY FOCUSED ON CATERING TO US MATURE, INTELLIGENT ADULT LISTENERS WHO CAN DO WITHOUT ALL THE IRRITATING "FUNNY BUSINESS".
I'll be the first to admit that I am not a writer but I'm sure everyone understands exactly what I'm talking about.