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Old 03 August 2007, 06:02 AM
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Comment: I've heard that since 1983, FM stations were requested to not
play songs by The Carpenters music duo. Allegedly Karen Carpenter
stipulated in her will that refraining airplay of Carpenters music would
be the proper way to remember them. They're not even played on "The 70s"
channels of satellite services XM and Muzak!
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Old 03 August 2007, 10:30 AM
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The Carpenters' songs are certainly paid in the UK. If a radio station has paid its public rights broadcasting fee (or whatever it is called in the USA) can they be stopped from playing certain music?
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Old 03 August 2007, 11:04 AM
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I have definitely heard The Carpenters on the radio here in Los Angeles.

Mac"Carpenters fan from way back"Lloyd

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Old 03 August 2007, 11:08 AM
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They're definitely played here, and some rapper guy's just sampled them on his record.

Why would not playing their music be the way to remember them? And doesn't her brother get a say?
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Old 03 August 2007, 11:16 AM
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They get played a lot at Christmas time.
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Old 03 August 2007, 02:49 PM
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Why would not playing their music be the way to remember them? And doesn't her brother get a say?
Especially since he wrote a number of them.

My father's radio station certainly plays them, two complete albums were released after she died, the CDs have been rereleased and there is a tribute album.

I guess none of that counts in the face of such a great rumor as this.

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Old 03 August 2007, 03:06 PM
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Maybe they've gotten a garbled version of the story behind Superstar.
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Old 03 August 2007, 11:43 PM
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Although the Carpenters don't get played much in my area(a shame IMHO), they're a fixture on the Music Choice 70s channel on digital cable.
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Old 04 August 2007, 01:51 AM
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I hear Carpenters songs on the radio as well. Not all the time, but enough.
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Old 04 August 2007, 01:57 AM
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They are played on XM.
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