Originally Posted by scowl
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I'd rather have the artist and song titles.
They ruined RDS in the same way. Stupid Star94 used to always display: Atlanta's #1 hits radio station... Star94
It was so annoying. If I'm seeing that then I'm listening. Just show me the artist/song title.
I'd say that overall RDS was completely screwed up. When it worked, it was great, there were a number of different fields and radio stations didn't seem to use them wisely.
There was one 6-character field that they'd just cycle stuff through (like the message above) or song/title but then they'd leave the other fields like RDS+ fields (I forget all of the details) blank when they could have put in station, artist, song, etc.
You'd think that they'd get that this is all part of the experience of listening to their station but, to them, the experience is: Put an ad up so that people know that the station they're listening to, ours, is the best!