Ryan Adams , currently mired in sexual harassment charges raised by a story in the New York Times last week, is being abandoned in droves at Adult Album Alternative radio stations around the country. It was on the rise even though execs at his distributing label, Blue Note, were miffed to get a song with that problematic a title as a first single, according to sources. Adams did the show when one of his current accusers, Phoebe Bridgers, was part of his band. Adams has denied knowingly corresponding with any minors. Penfield insists the decision is not cast in stone, and will be revisited when more facts emerge, and will not harm the March 22 album by Jenny Lewis , which counts Adams as a collaborator.
About 50 commercial stations, and an equal number of noncommercial ones, have converted to what the industry calls adult album alternative, or A. No, I don't like the word 'rock'; that connotes head-banging. It's geared for adults, but no pop. The format's basic tenet is that plenty of adults, even middle-aged ones, want to keep up with current rock-and-roll -- but not all current rock-and-roll. The format gathers together lesser-known but critically acclaimed performers like John Hiatt and Marc Cohn, goes beyond the biggest hits of current stars to play other songs by them and blends in performers from the audience's teen-age years, like the Rolling Stones, the Who and Van Morrison.
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The report describes AAA stations as emphasizing a less mainstream music format than commercial stations, foregrounding acoustic rock, blues, roots, bluegrass, folk, and world music. These stations are very rooted in their local communities. From this hypothetical schedule, it looks like KUSP will stream some popular public radio programming like World Cafe, This American Life, and Car Talk re-runs, while stripping in local music shows across the day.