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Title: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: vickidvm on January 19, 2009, 03:44:39 PM
I've only listened to the radio for a total of about 40 min today but didn't hear it at all (Boston).  Where are you and are you hearing it on your local radio stations?
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: Revolver7 on January 19, 2009, 05:12:10 PM
I heard Get On Your Boots on XM Radio's Alternative Nation channel
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Post by: onetreehill on January 19, 2009, 05:15:34 PM
Ohio, haven't heard it on the radio yet?  but then again haven't had it on all the time all day either.
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Post by: U2Pride on January 19, 2009, 05:16:45 PM
I haven't heard it any where either (New York)
I was radio searching for about an hour and then I gave up and desicded I should probably finish getting ready for the day :P
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Post by: julesport on January 19, 2009, 05:46:13 PM
I have not heard it on the radio yet..........
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Post by: TheStoogeU2 on January 19, 2009, 05:50:56 PM
I heard it on the radio today at around 9:30, and I live just outside of Boston. It was on 100.7 WZLX
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Post by: BeneathTheNoise on January 19, 2009, 05:55:32 PM
Nah. It probably won't be played much until the album comes out. Never is.
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Post by: evel12314 on January 19, 2009, 05:59:33 PM
I haven't heard it yet...I sat in my car in a parking lot for an extra five minutes listening to WMMR because the DJ said he would be playing a U2 song after the commercials, and I thought it would be Boots. Turned out to be Still Haven't Found
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Post by: whitewave on January 19, 2009, 06:40:21 PM
it came on 4 times today.  With each time basically announcing it would be on shortly.
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Post by: Ricco on January 19, 2009, 06:47:51 PM
Was played all day in Sacramento on KWOD 106.5.  They played it just before 5 this afternoon again, back to back with Pride for MLK day.
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: Boom Cha! on January 19, 2009, 08:40:23 PM
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I haven't heard it yet...I sat in my car in a parking lot for an extra five minutes listening to WMMR because the DJ said he would be playing a U2 song after the commercials, and I thought it would be Boots. Turned out to be Still Haven't Found

One of the Philly stations (93.3?) played it a little after noon. They were also playing a bunch of U2 songs. But, I haven't heard it since.
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 09:44:30 PM
Heard it twice in the span of 8 hours at the office. The djs could've cared less too which broke my heart a little but oh well...ill move to Ireland soon enough
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: u2boy11 on January 19, 2009, 09:55:21 PM
Not in nebraska yet. I've been calling radio stations all day...but they were not even answering...

maybe they were off for the holiday??? ;)
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: macphisto on January 19, 2009, 10:10:49 PM
Cruised around for a bit today (Dallas)
Wasn't on 102.1 Alternative, any classic traditional U2-friendly stations, etc...
I think I heard Nickelback on about 4 times, but alas no U2.

This is a travesty.
Who wants to join me in hurling, a la that one journalist, a couple of sexy boots at these DJs?
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: Nielsen on January 20, 2009, 12:38:44 AM
Played a lot in the UK - interesting.....
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 20, 2009, 04:01:56 PM
The media machine is in full spin mode. If it is on the radio then people have to enjoy it.
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Post by: whitewave on January 20, 2009, 08:11:12 PM
It wasn't on the local station I had on at all today!  There were all of their other standards that they play, but not GOYB.  Strange.
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: rockin_the_peg on January 21, 2009, 12:18:08 AM
I heard it on the college station here in Winnipeg.  that's kind of their thing, playing new music.  haven't checked out any other stations.
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Post by: silverbad on January 21, 2009, 02:07:53 AM
THEY played like 3 songs from them before the first play....weird...
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: whitewave on January 22, 2009, 08:13:44 PM
Hello-- HELLO---  (((( HELLO)))))  Hey! What's going on?  I can honestly say that since Monday I have not heard the song on the radio once.  Not a single time!  This is the strangest marketing strategy I have ever seen.
One of the stations in the area is streaming it on their website, but that doesn't work for me since we are not allowed to be on the internet at work.  What's up with Clearchannel?
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Post by: LaughingGas on January 22, 2009, 08:17:52 PM
I finally heard it today on Sirius for the first time.  Programmed it in the memory of the receiver, so I can see how much more it is played.  I don't want it to be overplayed  :-\
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: whitewave on January 22, 2009, 08:41:47 PM
Well- I don't call hearing it 4 times on radio on Monday and zero the rest of the week overplay. I call that close to zero exposure.
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Post by: luieu2 on January 22, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
there not playing it Australia melb much
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: streetmission on January 22, 2009, 10:55:28 PM
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Nah. It probably won't be played much until the album comes out. Never is.

This is very true.  Happens to every artist.  Late next month it'll start to get more play.  Also when the video comes out the end of this month that will help.
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 22, 2009, 10:57:31 PM
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there not playing it Australia melb much

try MMM
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: watts4u2 on January 23, 2009, 08:33:51 AM
I'm waiting for a new iPod ad.  Like it or not, _that_ was exposure.

I haven't heard Boots on the radio, or seen anything about it on TV.
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: onetreehill on January 23, 2009, 08:36:36 AM
I posted this somewhere else, but I heard it yesterday on the radio, it was a top 5 at 5 count down, it was #5.  But that is the only time I heard it. (on the radio)
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: StrongGirl on January 23, 2009, 10:43:42 AM
I actually haven't heard it much at all on the stations in NYC so far anyway. But I'm sure that will change!
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on January 23, 2009, 10:48:21 AM
I haven't heard it yet today, but I did hear it 3 times yesterday.  I live in the Boston area as well.  I heard it twice on 101.7 WFNX and once on 92.9 The River.  I am a bit surprised though.  When Vertigo and Elevation came out both of those songs were on a lot more stations.
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: streetmission on January 23, 2009, 11:42:48 AM
Give it time.  It takes a while for songs to pick up steam.  "Boots" will be a hit, I'm sure.  Look for more exposure next month with the video and possibly an iTunes ad.  Haven't heard any rumors about an ad, but who knows, there might be one.  The U2 machine is just starting up and I'm sure they have some surprises in store next month in the way of exposure for themselves, "Boots", and the new album. 8)
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on January 23, 2009, 11:50:50 AM
I'm actually happy that it's not over-exposed right now.  I don't want to get sick of it yet!  I think that happened to me with Beautiful Day.  Plus I like the excitement of trying to find it on the radio whenever I'm in my car.   ;D
Title: Re: Is Boots on the radio much?
Post by: watts4u2 on January 23, 2009, 05:09:32 PM
I gotta keep posting until I get rid of that "Babyface"...ugh

I can still listen to "Beautiful Day" over & over..... don't think I'll be able to say the same for "Boots", but I do like the rockin'. 

It might be too rockin' for stations around here, the same stations that seem to think U2 stopped making music around 1988.