I've considered adding "channels" to wazee ... but, whenver I think it through I decide against it.
Wazee's sound is ever evolving to meet the preferences of its listeners and its programmer (me!).
Wazee sounds a lot different today than it did when we first started ... that's all about listener feedback and changes in the music scene! The point is we all like the "same kind" of music and that's why we're all here.
You dig the same kind of music I dig. That's why you listen. If that music might be clasffied as hard-rock, or alternative, or alt.rock so be it. I think having multiple channels would detract from the "community" feel that comes from everyone listening to the same stuff.
Now, I understand that no-one is always in the mood for wazee ... everyone needs variety. Even I tune to other stations now and then. The reality is that I will never be able to program a techno/club stream as well as Ari over at DI... just like Ari would have no chance at pulling together an alt.rock stream as well as wazee.
I don't have a passion for techno/club ... I have a passion for what I play on wazee. That's the ONLY recipe for a good sounding station. You can't program a country station well if you don't really dig that kind of music!
The programming I play on weekends during Wazee Freeform is stuff I have passion about ... I play that same stuff in the normal broadcast -- just not all at once.
There are plenty of places you can go to find 10-20 channels of strict genre-based programming ... but that seems more like a record-store-playlist, or a DMX cable-music channel than a radio station programmed by a living, breathing person!
Who knows ... maybe there is room for a freeform version of wazee to compliment our main stream ... somehow that just doesn't sit right with me.
Wazee is wazee. Just like Coke is Coke. I mean, really... do we need anything other than Coke Classic? Wouldn't the world be a better place without Diet Coke, Vanilla Coke, Diet Vanilla Coke, Diet Cherry Vanilla Coke, Diet Coke with Lemon, etc.?
Maybe the question should be what's going on with us that results in the production of 12 varieties of Coke!? We've lost our ability to conform at all ... even for the sake of trying something new. We all want to be different, but we want the same stuff. We want "mass customization".
So, who knows if we'll ever try multiple "flavors" of wazee. One thing I can promise is that when you want wazee, you'll find it here... no more, no less.