On our listener survey we ask CAVE Listeners what they think of CAVE-FM.   Here are some of the opinions that you have expressed. 
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First a message from CAVEMANager Paul Lotsof:    Below you see many suggestions on how CAVE FM might improve its service to its many listeners.   Some of these ideas are well thought out and have merit.   Most of them have one thing in common: They require either a lot of someoneís time or a good chunk of cash in order to implement.  Not too many people are willing to work for free so when you talk about time and effort you are also talking money. There is only one way for a radio station to spend money and that is to first  sell advertising.   Problem is that the owners of nearly all the businesses in our coverage area are unwilling to buy our advertising even when our rates are dirt cheap.    A good salesperson would be the answer to our dreams but they are nearly impossible to find.   Itís hard to improve service with hardly any revenues.

One listener talks about getting music requests played. Generally we will ad a song to our playlist if the song ever was a big national hit. We will not play an obscure song that never was a big hit. Most successful oldies stations have the same policy. Some listeners comment about the quality of the new country songs that are coming out today. My opinion is that the vast majority of them are pure junk. The recording companies have decided that their most important market is teenage girls. Accordingly nearly every song released is about young men finding mates. Either that or the wonders of alcohol. I find myself totally burned out on both topics and wish the recording companies would come up with something else to write songs about. Also the tunes are blah and the music is overproduced with noisy guitars drowning out everything else. So why do we play it? Clearly this rubbish is selling so someone must like it.

Our new questionnaire has a section asking what our listeners think of the Villages of Vigneto development.   Most of you are expressing skepticism about this project and I think that's healthy.
 
I plan to continue to cover and criticize the Benson city officials as long as I continue to be in charge of CAVE-FM.

 Iíd like to thank all of you for your thoughts.  Now that Iíve had my say here are your comments with the most recent ones coming first:


I like it as is

More of that Jorge Edwards guy. That Scott on Friday nights is as entertaining as watching paint dry. Your morning guy likes himself way too much and the guy on at 10 is he even alive?

I especially would like to hear even more songs from the 60s or before, and of various genres and not only country western.

Make some changes to the playlist. Add more oldies.

PLAY MORE GEORGE EDWARDS!!! Seems as though he's the only one who knows how to work at a radio station. Get the cats OUT. You're a radio station not the pound! Also I looked at the "cave men" you would think you would add GEORGE EDWARDS....? Hes apart of your team right.. right. Joaquin. STOP eating burritos on the air it's disgusting. Scott and Chris....Are you alive in there? Are you at the station? Taking a nap? Jock break would be nice. Maybe I'll stop and do a pop by just to make sure. Haha. Finally Paul, treat your employees like humans, talk to them, and also LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR JOB TOO!. Thanks, I'll look forward to the changes.

The cave is so nice I wouldn't change a thing

Play viarious artist not the same dumb a-- songs over &over again Thanks Bob in Pomerene

Interactive speakers. Bring outside individuals in for live discussions.
Just keep playing good old country music

1. Preserve your reputation as a unique and local radio station by playing classic country and by not succumbing to pressure to play current or 'popular' country as all other country stations are doing. 2.I like the idea of taking requests like in the old days. 3. Keep your ads related to local businesses and events.

I'd like a wider variety of classic country. I've submitted a few suggestions but none of them have been added to the playlist that I have noticed.

play some 1950s/1960s

A sprinkling of clean one liner jokes. Always enjoy a good belly laugh to brighten my day . LOVE the KAVE. Thank you for the best music in our great state .

Get rid of the cats

Good radio Sometimes I get so moved by your music I bite the heads off of small birds and lizards.

Play a bigger variety of songs instead of the same 50 to 100--there are plenty of choices and tell the dj's they are not there to give their opinions about the artist/songs they play. I don't want to hear what they think about them..Joaquin should be very quiet, and Chris should not ramble on about his TV/movie knowledge--this is radio!

Less Sports

I think it's good the way it is

It's good for now.

A lot of the modern "pop country" music is lame, so it is hard to choose good playlists from them
Cover Tucson area. I am moving to Tucson and hate with a passion to hear 10 or more minutes of constant commercials. find a way to boost the signal strength and don't "think" will I get caught..... Mexican stations can cut into the coverage area over powering stations in the Untied States, do what would you boosting the signal strength matter? Get a box that would phony your readings and one hidden with the boosting on it, then the FCC WON'T ever find out a thing. Common sense.

Just don't add in very many of the new country.

Pay Joaquin more than $2.20 an hour! Haha. And try to keep the CAVEMANager off the air!!! He's rude and offensive and makes the DJ's look bad.

Listening range and its a sorry situation that the city really wants to make it so difficult for you to upgrade your facility. They should be ashamed of the eye sore that exist.

Maintain your integrity and keep telling the truth

I enjoy the music you play. Sometimes the signal could be stronger.

I like the older music. I like your conservative politics. Keep talking about El Dorado, it's a fiasco waiting to happen. It would be a disaster to our water table!

Don't CAVE into the newest Country. Keep mixing in sprinkles of new while playing the good Classic! You can never go wrong with a fiddle in the band!!

Update the western music, more el manifico, and have a listen call in show also more local news.

Keep it exactly as it is. Stay online so I can listen. I love the music that is programmed and even the DJ's for the most part.

More city updates to let the public know what is going on at city hall.

play Wallon Jennings for 24hrs !!!  

keep on keepin on

You might try masking tape on the morning DJ. When he starts blowing about how much he knows about sports and then giggles at himself, that's when we turn your station off. He is very offensive to listen to. Other than that, we think CAVE-FM is a great radio station.

More music and Less talking :)

Keep playing the good classic country

Local News. Who Ann Roberts is bullying. Who the Sheriff is bullying. Be a voice, as you have been, for the little folks in your listening area. We have a judge who was a chiropractor who has no spine to the Benson DA or the police. These same nuts will not let you build a new office. Why? Your voice as CaveFM will bring them down. Do not give up or sell out...except to bigger bulldogs who can bite back hard here for all the folks who have supported you.

I love it just like it is. I get a little tired of Joaquin's attitude that he is "all that"

My big worry about the ghetto of vigneto is the aquifer going dry.

It's December. I do not hear any Christmas music here,so I'm playing other stations so I can hear It. Your religious programs did a great job today. Now it's your turn, please.

get rid of the child molester image

Please quit wasting air time playing that stupid Chicken song. I;m tired of having to go turn the radio off every time it is played.

LOVE the editorials.. give us more..

keep on what you're doing play more 80s country thx.

I cant think of anything that would make it better, I love the CAVE !!!!!

I choose to not listen until afternoons and eves any day of the week or Saturdays. It would be so refreshing to hear different persons for all Saturday morns. I do listen on Sunday mornings (after church is done. Too many church sermons for one day!! Makes me wonder if we listeners are thought to be such terrible sinners we need so much preachin'. Do you go to three church services every Sunday morning?). Debbie is always delightful! I like the afternoon guys too. Hope you stay true to real country music. "New age" interpretations of country are sad.

It's a great station as it is. Don't change anything. I have it on my desktop at work all day and it is perfect for that, not too much talking, a little news, and a lot of good music.

Seems to be doing a good job now.

Please play "Country Swagger" by Celeste Kellogg

Stop the biased editorials by your owner/manager!!

I agree that you should play more Kenny Rogers. Keep it up not junking up the airwaves with a lot of commercials every hour like some of the other stations.

No shots at Sam Levitz bad taste in that ad

It's pretty darn good as it is but I can't stand the "homegrown" commercials--the Cochise Terrace ad which is on numerous times a day and the corny auto body shop are good examples.

Knock off the political ads. Regardless of party they are all nothing but attack, mudslinging muckraking LIES.

It's great how it is.

You're doing great. Bring back the BLUE echo button you used to have. :)

I was raised listening to all types of music, rock, rock oldies, country old and new, R&B, jazz, blues, classical and so on. I would listen to any and all of the area's radio stations and enjoyed them all. However starting about a year or so ago I began to start losing interest in most of the genres. Pardon my crudeness but most of the music played by the other radio stations in the area sounds like people breaking wind. The only music that I still enjoy listening to now is country both old and new. I really like the music you program. To answer your question about how to make the Cave better, well don't change a thing. You've have the best station and music around. Maybe you can get the FCC to allow you to increase your power and place your transmitter on top of a mountain so a lot more people can enjoy your station. Thanks for bringing great music to the area.

I just hope that if and when a buyer comes along, they will remain dedicated to the programming philosophies you have shown and followed. If I had funding, I would move to Arizona and buy the place myself, having had over 40 years radio experience.

Doing Fine

My only suggestion is to pay more attention to listeners suggested songs and add at least some of them to the Cave playlist. Some don't like your radio personalities and locally produced ads but I love the homegrown touch. Don't ever change or leave!

Keep on doing what your are doing, whatever that is as long as it is legal. BTY what is it that you do?

You have a great country station. I know that Cochise Broadcasting has a construction permit for a 100,000 watt class C station with the transmitter to be built near Dragoon. All of my friends who listen to country music wish you could get that CP. If you did you would cover such a big area you would be "King of Radio" in all of Southern Arizona. The Sierra Vista radio stations would tuck their tail between their legs a run away.

PLEASE play more western underground like Chris Ledoux and Ned LeDoux. Also please find time somewhere to talk about random historical facts of Arizona (locAL areas), up and coming "cowboy" and equine events. Even possibly broadcast from some such as Rex Allen Days or Benson Butterfield.

I like the music you play. I don't really care for the editorials. Your D.J.s are fair. Overall you have a great station, keep up the good work.

10/6/2018 3:12 PM  

Play some Australian country music occasionally. I'm sure your listeners would enjoy it as much as we Australians enjoy listening to American country music.

10/4/2018 10:42 PM  

The format with both modern and classic country music is fantastic. I listen online from Montana. Brings back great memories of hunting and camping in the TA Wash with my friends from Benson.

The format is perfect. Don't change a thing. The live on-air personalities give the station some life, unlike other automated stations, or a DJ sitting in Dallas or Chicago. Your station generates good feelings of small town nostalgia, and it reduces my stress level at work when it is playing in the background.

Hmmm.... not sure. but i do have a comment: last week? I was listening just before 0500, when an odd bit of audio came across. It was a commercial for businesses in juneau alaska. no fooling.

Your station is pretty good if you are a fan of country. I think you should play a variety of music to include rock, jazz, R&B, local and off beat talk shows, etc. Stay with country during the day and have shows with the other formats late at night or on weekends. I think a show about the evils of communism would be very important to have on the air. The God-less communists are still a very real threat to the USA ! ! ! Like they use to say "better dead than red" ! ! ! I think the communists are behind the Vigneto project. They are going to milk all the money they can from the City of Benson then walk away leaving a partially build mess behind that will harm the environment.

I really like the music you play, I wish your cavemen would act a little more like professional on-air talent. But Cochise County is still a little (sometimes a lot) behind the times, so I guess that's the best you can find. I don't mean to come down on them too hard. They are much better then pre-canned computer automated music. I do have one suggestion. If you could create a page on your website where we can list the songs and artists we want to hear played, that would be really great. I think you would get even more listeners because everyone would be hearing the songs they want. I don't listen to KWCD or KTAN because they don't play what I really like. I think a lot of other people feel the same way. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my ideas.

You need to let Debby on more. and what happened to Shotgun Sherry. we really did like her,, they seem to play more of the older songs.

Play more new country

I really love country music both old and new, but I mostly the older music. I only listen to CAVE-FM and Sirius Satellite. All the other stations and just poor copies of CAVE and Sirius. Now that you are back streaming on the internet I can listen when I'm out of state. Which sometimes is 3 or 4 times a month. I wish you could go back on 1210 AM in Tucson and even in all the other populated cities in Arizona like Phoenix, Prescott, Flagstaff and Yuma. People who really understand and love country music will flip head over heals for the CAVE.

keep playing the real country music NOT the pop country!

Love your station, the other country stations in the area are marginal at best. To make your station better please expand the list of songs you play, especially the older classic songs and performers.

I usually listen late at night and was wondering if you could broadcast unconventional and paranormal programs in the wee hours of the morning. There are a lot of people who believe that we are being watched by aliens from other planets. The whole community needs to be aware of this situation. If you broadcast these types of programs in the day, you would probably loose some listeners and advertisers. But you should probably be OK doing it late at night. The true and enlightened believers would be loyal to you forever. I tried to get some other radio stations in the area interested but they just laughed at me. Well eventually the last laugh will be on them when the aliens come to earth and make contact. 

More Hank Snow!

I think all of you are doing a great job. I think that there are rare, older people in our area of Southern AZ. that you could get interviews with. Their history would be a great interest to folks that live here and that are visiting.

I like the music you play, I don't like your adds and your cavemen. Tell your cavemen to keep their mouth shut and just play music. The rest of my friends from high school feel the same as me.

What the Benson/St. David/Pomerene area needs is a great country station. Stop playing rock and roll and switch to country. That is why I listen to the Sierra Vista stations.

More editorials about what is happening in Cochise County. I love when we all get involved and comment on the corruption and BS that's going on. If we all remain silent we deserve to be duped. Information is key today and most of us don't get the real thing/truth. Controversy creates opportunity, stir more people up and maybe you will get more peoples attention and some advertisers, (Good Controversy) we all know there are many out there looking to trip you up. Discovery is the worst enemy of the BS'er. The station is fine but I grew up in the 70's, there is a boatload of country and country fried rock that you're completely missing. Yes, stations are changing and people want something more diverse so mix it up more and please include some of the country from the 70's and 80's that was a big time when country began to change. Once in a great while you touch a little on that time frame and then skip right over it. Charlie Daniels, Marshal Tucker, Skynyrd, Ceedence, Outlaws, Little Feet, Nitty Gritty to name a few. Oh and give Debbie more coffee. Keep up the good work.

The list of artists on your survey is OK but who I really like is Johnny Horton, Walter Brennan (especially "Old Rivers" and "Farmer and the Lord". Joanne by Michael Nesmith, and most every thing by Kenny Rogers. Could you add these artists to your survey? Thanks and keep on playing the best country music in the area.

Every time I listen to other country stations like KWCD and KTAN I become extremely flatulent. That has never happened to me when listing to CAVE-FM. I attribute that to you play the best country music in the whole damn region. Don't change a thing.

I like the music you play, it is the best. also I like to hit myself in the head with a 2x4

I don't know if you can make the Cave any better. It is the best station in Southern Arizona, to include Tucson. You run circles around the stations in Sierra Vista.

I use to listen to KWCD, but now that I found your station the CAVE is all that I listen to. All the other CW stations in the area are second class.

PLEASE play more western underground like Chris Ledoux and Ned LeDoux. Also please find time somewhere to talk about random historical facts of Arizona (locAL areas), up and coming "cowboy" and equine events. Even possibly broadcast from some such as Rex Allen Days or Benson Butterfield.

 I like the music you play. I don't really care for the editorials. Your D.J.s are fair. Overall you have a great station, keep up the good work.

 Play some Australian country music occasionally. I'm sure your listeners would enjoy it as much as we Australians enjoy listening to American country music.

 The format with both modern and classic country music is fantastic. I listen online from Montana. Brings back great memories of hunting and camping in the TA Wash with my friends from Benson.

The format is perfect. Don't change a thing. The live on-air personalities give the station some life, unlike other automated stations, or a DJ sitting in Dallas or Chicago. Your station generates good feelings of small town nostalgia, and it reduces my stress level at work when it is playing in the background.

 Hmmm.... not sure. but i do have a comment: last week? I was listening just before 0500, when an odd bit of audio came across. It was a commercial for businesses in juneau alaska. no fooling.

 Your station is pretty good if you are a fan of country. I think you should play a variety of music to include rock, jazz, R&B, local and off beat talk shows, etc. Stay with country during the day and have shows with the other formats late at night or on weekends. I think a show about the evils of communism would be very important to have on the air. The God-less communists are still a very real threat to the USA ! ! ! Like they use to say "better dead than red" ! ! ! I think the communists are behind the Vigneto project. They are going to milk all the money they can from the City of Benson then walk away leaving a partially build mess behind that will harm the environment.

 I really like the music you play, I wish your cavemen would act a little more like professional on-air talent. But Cochise County is still a little (sometimes a lot) behind the times, so I guess that's the best you can find. I don't mean to come down on them too hard. They are much better then pre-canned computer automated music. I do have one suggestion. If you could create a page on your website where we can list the songs and artists we want to hear played, that would be really great. I think you would get even more listeners because everyone would be hearing the songs they want. I don't listen to KWCD or KTAN because they don't play what I really like. I think a lot of other people feel the same way. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my ideas.  

You need to let Debby on more. and what happened to Shotgun Sherry. we really did like her,, they seem to play more of the older songs.

 Play more new country

 I really love country music both old and new, but I mostly the older music. I only listen to CAVE-FM and Sirius Satellite. All the other stations and just poor copies of CAVE and Sirius. Now that you are back streaming on the internet I can listen when I'm out of state. Which sometimes is 3 or 4 times a month.  People who really understand and love country music will flip head over heals for the CAVE.

 keep playing the real country music NOT the pop country!

 Love your station, the other country stations in the area are marginal at best. To make your station better please expand the list of songs you play, especially the older classic songs and performers.

 I usually listen late at night and was wondering if you could broadcast unconventional and paranormal programs in the wee hours of the morning. There are a lot of people who believe that we are being watched by aliens from other planets. The whole community needs to be aware of this situation. If you broadcast these types of programs in the day, you would probably lose some listeners and advertisers. But you should probably be OK doing it late at night. The true and enlightened believers would be loyal to you forever. I tried to get some other radio stations in the area interested but they just laughed at me. Well eventually the last laugh will be on them when the aliens come to earth and make contact. 

 More Hank Snow!

 I think all of you are doing a great job. I think that there are rare, older people in our area of Southern AZ. that you could get interviews with. Their history would be a great interest to folks that live here and that are visiting.

 I like the music you play, I don't like your ads and your cavemen. Tell your cavemen to keep their mouth shut and just play music. The rest of my friends from high school feel the same as me.

 What the Benson/St. David/Pomerene area needs is a great country station. Stop playing rock and roll and switch to country. That is why I listen to the Sierra Vista stations.

 More editorials about what is happening in Cochise County. I love when we all get involved and comment on the corruption and BS that's going on. If we all remain silent we deserve to be duped. Information is key today and most of us don't get the real thing/truth. Controversy creates opportunity, stir more people up and maybe you will get more peoples attention and some advertisers, (Good Controversy) we all know there are many out there looking to trip you up. Discovery is the worst enemy of the BS'er. The station is fine but I grew up in the 70's, there is a boatload of country and country fried rock that you're completely missing. Yes, stations are changing and people want something more diverse so mix it up more and please include some of the country from the 70's and 80's that was a big time when country began to change. Once in a great while you touch a little on that time frame and then skip right over it. Charlie Daniels, Marshal Tucker, Skynyrd, Ceedence, Outlaws, Little Feet, Nitty Gritty to name a few. Oh and give Debbie more coffee. Keep up the good work.

The list of artists on your survey is OK but who I really like is Johnny Horton, Walter Brennan (especially "Old Rivers" and "Farmer and the Lord". Joanne by Michael Nesmith, and most every thing by Kenny Rogers. Could you add these artists to your survey? Thanks and keep on playing the best country music in the area.

 You play the best country music in the whole damn region. Don't change a thing.

 I like the music you play, it is the best. also I like to hit myself in the head with a 2x4

 I don't know if you can make the Cave any better. It is the best station in Southern Arizona, to include Tucson. You run circles around the stations in Sierra Vista.  

I use to listen to KWCD, but now that I found your station the CAVE is all that I listen to. All the other CW stations in the area are second class.

 Please play more of the original honky-tonk music !

All the radio stations in Cochise County are crap, yours is only semi-crap so that is why I listen to you.


When I listen to radio I only listen to the CAVE. I don't like the other radio stations in the area.

I don't listen as much as I would like to because I'm usually not near a radio a good portion of the day. I was wondering if you could play "Alabama Rain" by Jim Croce. Maybe you do play it and I not listing at the time you do. Thanks
 
Stop playing country music !!!! Start playing alternative and punk rock with some rap. That's what we want.

I stopped listening to country music several years ago. I was board with it. Recently I started listening  to country music again. I really like your station and the music you play. I wish you had more power or could move your station to SV because in South SV it is hard to hear you.

I recently moved here from West Texas. We have a lot of great country stations there. But I think CAVE tops them all or at least can stand and hold it's own. against them. When I left Texas I thought I was not going to be able to listen to great music. Thanks and don't change a thing.

I like all kinds of music except country western. I know this is small town Arizona crap but why does everything have to be country western? I have always associated country western music with illiterate uneducated people. They like country western music because they don't know any better. Why not become a talk radio station, I'm not talking about Rush Limbaugh and those types of shows. I'm talking about shows that focus on the unusual like George Noory and other para-normal programs. There is a lot of truth these shows put out. Truth that is censored by the government and the established networks. You can take the lead in spreading the truth in Arizona. Even uneducated backwards cowboys need to know the truth.
 
If you want to make CAVE-FM a better radio station, make your commercial more professional. Also make your disk jockeys act a litter more professional too. The music is great, probably the best in Cochise County.

I live way north and east of Cascabel in a pretty remote area. It is actually in Graham County. I don't have internet access to listen online. The radio in my truck can't pick you up either. I rigged a rather elaborate antenna array on my trailer and now I can get you most if not all of the time. I wish you had more power so we who live in very remote areas can listen because you have a great station.

I like both rock oldies and country. When I'm in the mood for country I will always choose your station. KWCD and KTAN just can't keep up with the CAVE. Keep up the good work.
 

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