KTU Drops Dance!!! Mix FM Likely to Sound Better

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sounds like I'll be switching stations.. sorry speedy i still love you.
better yet.. time to play my old freestyle cd's when In getting dressed in the morning!!!
 

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When all is said and done, I really stopped caring when Hot97 "switched". Radio has never been the same since.. KTU started off nicely. Party 105.3 was very cool, but short-lived.. Hot 103 and Hot 97 were amazing in the 80s and early 90s...
 

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Sal Collaziano said:
When all is said and done, I really stopped caring when Hot97 "switched". Radio has never been the same since.. KTU started off nicely. Party 105.3 was very cool, but short-lived.. Hot 103 and Hot 97 were amazing in the 80s and early 90s...

Sal, PARTY 105 is back on air now. they have an incredible selection of music that is by far, 10 times better than what KTU plays. They also have the "freestyle fridays" with DJ IMPACT, who is an active member here. I cant listen to it alot because the signal is very weak where I live.
 

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well, at least we know its just a rumor that KTU was dropping dance! it was confirmed by Johnny Budz.

that rumor was never based in fact, it was started by the nitwits over on the NY radio message board as pure speculation because all the 'changes' happend at the same time and they thought there was some "master plan" unfolding :rolleyes:
 

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Still wondering how much is left of either mix fm or ktu.. Both stations have the potential to be huge if they just played the right music. A few weeks ago on a friday nite KTU was playing the most slamming dance music I heard in a while while then on Sat Nite Dance Mix they played songs i havent heard on the radio since Hot 103/97 such as Sonya's "Never stop loving you"
 

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lets face it even if james anthony knew that ktu was going to change its format would he tell us? I am sure if that info was leaked out before the official announcement is made the big cheeses would be pretty angry. All I know is that more and more people keep telling me that the Judy Torres show is next on the cutting block... So James Anthony you can deny all you want but sooner or late we alll will know the truth. Thats a shame because Im sure most people only tune in on Sunday nights for the lovable Judy Torres. Mix 102 please give Judy job on your station because we will miss her dearly if she is taken off the air. ... KTU sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I tried getting some info from Speedy last week and he just wouldnt "budge". he told me he couldnt tell me, as much as he wanted to. so, I know something is up, but I dont know what exactly.
 

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maybe they all signed a confidentiality agreement that prohibits them to discuss unannounced changes. we can't blame them but I would rather they say they don't know than to flat out tell a lie. meanwhile people who are not employeed with the station are telling me that the whole format is changing and the judy won't be there much longer.... lets add up the facts!!!!
fired all the good DJ's
hired Whoopie Goldberg - whoopie talks 98% of the time about her pet peeves like anyone really gives a shit!!!
giving the wack as goumba johnny a job

you know what F*CK KTU..... We LOVE you Judy so whatever happens we will support you 100%
 

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maybe they all signed a confidentiality agreement that prohibits them to discuss unannounced changes. we can't blame them but I would rather they say they don't know than to flat out tell a lie. meanwhile people who are not employeed with the station are telling me that the whole format is changing and the judy won't be there much longer.... lets add up the facts!!!!
fired all the good DJ's
hired Whoopie Goldberg - whoopie talks 98% of the time about her pet peeves like anyone really gives a shit!!!
giving the wack as goumba johnny a job
you know what F*CK KTU..... We LOVE you Judy so whatever happens we will support you 100%

Evilbitch, your conspiracy theories are a bit much here. Confidentiality agreements? Come on. Judy's show has always been, and continues to be, extremely popular with listeners and in our target demos. I put a lot of time into programming the show every week, adding music and rotating the songs and producing the mix and Judy puts just as much energy and love in the delivery of the show. The two of us have a wonderful time together in the studio on Sunday nights.

As much as you say you love Judy, you are doing her a giant disservice by posting false statements like this.

"People who do not work for the station are telling you...". Well, they don't work for the station, so there you go. Enough said.

As Giggles said it best, "dont listen to what he said, she said".

Enjoy the music, and relax.
 

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DJ James Anthony... As a business woman myself I know that when management decides that heads are going to roll they don't encourage their workers to go spreading it around. Conspiracy Theory? Many companies require their people to sign confidentiality agreements there is nothing uncommon about that. Not once did I doubt the consistancy of the Judy show. Need I remind you its the JUDY TORRES SHOW SO PLEASE DON'T TRY TO TAKE CREDIT FOR WHY PEOPLE TUNE IN ON A SUNDAY NIGHT. ANY DJ CAN HAVE YOUR JOB AND DO A BETTER JOB THAN YOU.

its pretty obvious that KTU is changing so when people in the biz start saying that people are getting fired and little by little these people are fired and replaced by the idiots they are being replaced by then believing what I heard about the JUDY TORESS show seems not all that far fetched. NO one wants this to happen.if it does there is nothing any of us can do about it... so instead if faking the funk when people ask you about it why not just be REAL if you have no legal documents that prohibits you to tell the truth!

Then again you may be very low on the totum pole of people who the management at KTU feel the need to tell whats going on so maybe you won't be told until the security escorts you out of the building.Companies are known to that as well. its a bad way to handle things especially where peoples livelyhood are at stake..... Either way if you want to keep denying it be my guest but sooner or later we will see if there was any thruth in the rumor that several people in the biz are saying. If so I hope Judy can find a new home at another station... ask for you..... Best of luck to you as well.
 

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It's a shame when people have to go out of their way to be hurtful and vindictive in their words. It's even more sad when people feel the need to go out of their way to malign people who put a lot of time, effort and energy into freestyle music. It's a shame when people talk without thinking first just because they're protected behind their computer screen. Most of the artists, producers, DJ's and anyone else who works within the industry has fallen victim to it, which is why you'll rarely see any of those people posting on these boards. It's basically why I usually would rather just read things than respond.

It's sad, Evilbitch, especially considering we've met face to face before and had a discussion similar to this, and we'll probably see each other face to face again. Not that I really care. I'm not into drama. You can take it for what it's worth.

It might make you feel like a big person to write in all caps that I shouldn't take credit for something that's not mine and any DJ can do what I do. Well, ya know what. You're right and wrong. Could any DJ do what I do? Perhaps, if they know what they're doing. But that's not the case. It's my job and I give 100% to it every week. I spend hours making those mixes as perfect and meticulous as possible. Nobody pays me. It's a free service. You're wrong in the sense that besides just doing the mixshow- I'm responsible for ALL of the music played in the entire show. It's me who reaches out to the new school artists and puts their records on the radio. It's me that sits in the studio ripping songs to stations' computer from my personal collection- so that listeners could have more of a variety of songs. It's me that tallies requests, fields all the calls and emails and molds the show based on listener feedback. It's me that will copy a song from vinyl to a CD and mail it out to a listener that heard the song in the show and can't get it anywhere else.

You wanted an answer. And while you seem able to believe the words of "people who don't work for the station" and post them on a message board, you don't seem to be able to process the information when it comes straight from the source. Judy's show isn't going anywhere. I tried to put it in simple terms, and I got attacked.

And I'm sure one of the artists or producers will read this, call me and be like "why do you even bother answering?". And it's because in some cases I feel the need to explain myself so that people can understand how their words affect others and break down what they're REALLY saying.

It's funny how coming face to face with someone changes the whole perspective. A certain other DJ used to relentlessly call into question my ability to do anything. Then we met face to face, and everything changed. It's interesting how knowing someone as a person flips everything 180 degrees. Now we have respect for one another. Funny story, huh.

Now, without any hate, spite or disrepect- that's my final word on this issue. I'm not going to call into question your ability as a business woman, as I don't know anything about the company you work for, or your personality, or your ability to perform at your job. I don't know what gives you the right to not show me the same basic respect, but that's neither here nor there.

I'll say it again, and I always say it- enjoy the music for what it is.

All of the love, support and success of the show that comes my way will always by far outweigh silly message board bulls*it.
 
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James has bought alot to the table over at KTU, I know that much. he doesnt get paid, he does it because he loves the music, just like I do alot of this free promotions for all the artists. James had gone up the ranks at KTU and I appluad him for that. He is struggling along with the rest of us. whether he's a dj, singer, manager, site owner....whatever.......he is one of us.


the belittling must come to an end, however. James is an old friend of mine and I rememebr when he got started in the industry years ago and the thing he loves the most is freestyle and I cannot stand it when people on here get attacked for thier style, no matter what it is.
 

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Kenny- we go wayyyyyyy back. I was using my fake ID to get into Backdrafts to see Fascination perform!!!
 

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With Judys Show having the highest ratings on Sunday Nights I doubt her show will be dropped unless the whole format is dropped. The thing with KTU and having been listening to them since they first signed on with Everybody Dance Now by C*C Music Factory is that they where never a pure dance station. When they first came on the air everybody was expecting a pure dance music new freestyle friendly station like our believed HOt 103/Hot 97 FM (RIP The Best Dance Station in the history of the US). That never was in the plans of management. The on air personalities were some of the best in the bussiness AL Bandiero, Broadway Bill Lee (Soon at Mix), Freddie Colon (now at Mix), with all star DJS passing through such as Glenn Friscia (now at Mix), Jellybean Benitz, etc. But now with them replacing people one by one with people with lessor talent and ratings steady in the high 2s (there lowest ratings ever even with great billing revenue) it makes people start to wonder. Fans shouldnt be little anybody on these boards or other websites cause no one is better then the other. As the great Garage House DJ Larry Levan Said "Love is the Message".
 

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DJ anthony... First of all we have never met face to face. The person who you did meet was my sister. She is not a big fan of yours either. I sure didn't ask you for your resume so Im not sure why you feel the need to give me a list of all the hard work you do for the station. The point Here is that many of the "rumors" floating around about KTU has come to surface so believing the worst rumor of all that the JUDY TORRES show is being dumped is not that out of the question since KTU is doing such big changes.

Funny because if this thread showed up just a few short years ago when you were NOT employeed by KTU your responses would be very different. I read all the really bad shit you used to say about the show and the dj that was there before you. Now that you work at the station your tune has changed... Thats ok because in life we all have done things and said things to save our jobs especially when things are shakey.
I really hope that the "rumor" is untrue.
By the way I get to right choose if I like or don't like the work of any dj,singer,entertainer...James I don't know you personally so what ever I say here is based on your professional life. If I don't like your work then Im not going to pretend I do just to stay on Kenny's good side because you guys go "way back". I don't see Sal jumping in taking sides here because Sal seems to know that everyone is intitled to their opinion and sometimes people are not going to agree. thats life.
with that said you can take every thing I say for what its worth as well. I don't tune in on Sunday night for your mixes I tune in for Judy Torres and I support Freestyle 100%. So if the rumor is wrong I would be happy for all concerned... especially us the freestlye fans.
 

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I think the problem is that freestyle as a commercial entity is nonexistent and thats frustrating to the fans that remember how mainstream the songs where on radio and clubs. That being said KTU Claims to be the Dance Music Leader in NY and if thats the case lets hear more new dance music (freestyle including) and less pop and rnb and reggaeton songs. Also what I am seeing is that alot of the legends in the field arent living up to the title from singers, producers, record labels, djs etc. For instance a certain label keeps releasing new mix cds but who is buying them and the owner isnt even mixing on radio anymore. Whats up with that? As much as me and James disagree on most issues regarding KTU he is still up there mixing every sunday nite on a New York City Station and how many of us can say that on this board. To me and i have been saying this for years as a station if i had my wish KTU would be my number 2 preset with a pure dance station as my number one. That being said however I am tending to route for Mix FM as my choice station now until a true station has the balls to go dance.
 
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