KROQ's gender bias is just one of the once-innovative station's problems (Pop Eye, by Steve Hochman, Nov. 14).
In the early '80s when electronic music was all the rage, rock was rarely heard. Needless to say, the climate has reversed. They have the world's ear at their grasp, yet they've completely lost any sense of diversity and adventure.
I've called DJs to request music they "wish" they could play. They were just as disgusted with their playlist as I was. Giving disc jockeys a little more rein would certainly help. Is KROQ afraid of peer pressure from their "age demographic" if a song doesn't rock?
There's no doubt the station has paved the way for new movements, but there's definitely room for more than one per decade. KROQ has all but ignored British rock in the '90s, save for select groups, which, like the rest of their playlist, are played endlessly until they've become overexposed or "uncool."
Unfortunately, radio stations across the board are guilty of stagnation, rarely challenging themselves or their listeners.