Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bill's Fantasy Music Station

This is a companion post to accompany Sports Limelight - Favorite Rock Format...

Here at WDDB, we're playing what would best be considered Mainstream Rockwith no band garnering more than 4% of the playlist.  And for simplicity's sake, we have just four tiers:

The Top Tier - 4% shares of the playlist
You'll hear these artists every 25 plays, or about once every 2.5 hours.  

Foo Fighters

The unique thing about this tier of six, is that each group gets their own daily feature at a set time.  KSLX has "Get the Led out," and KUPD has "Mandatory Metallica."  We have Aerosmith at 9am, Foo Fighters at noon, Metallica at 3, Rush at 6, Queen at 9, and YES at midnight.  Each is a block of three deep tracks you won't get anywhere else.  

The Middle Tier - 3% shares of the playlist
You'll hear these artists every 33.3 plays, or about once every 3.3 hours

Alice In Chains
Guns N Roses
The Offspring
Van Halen

The Bottom Tier - 2% shares of the playlist
You'll hear these artists every 50 plays, or about once every 5 hours

Billy Joel
Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne
The Cars
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Collective Soul
David Bowie
Dire Straits
Dream Theater
Gerry Raferty
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Police
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Scorpions
Stone Temple Pilots
The Who
ZZ Top

*The Flexible Tier - A combined 12% share of the playlist
You'll hear one of these artists every 8 or 9 plays, or about once every 50 minutes

Listener Requests
Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks
Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
The Doors
The Eagles/Joe Walsh

*We play these bands equally, and capped at 2% as well, but they also share their portion with any requests we receive. Obviously, the most requested band will be OAOB, so that might end up the top played act, even more than the top tier.  We honor as many requests as we get, so if we're popular and 10% of our plays are requests, so be that case, these giants share merely the remaining 2% of plays.  Why so little?  Because we know you can go somewhere else to get them in spades, while we're not uniquely passionate about them.  (We don't play Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band, Def Leppard, or Pink Floyd in regular rotation either, for the same reason...but you could also request those if you wanted to.)  This is also the tier that holds all "miscellaneous" plays, such as one-offs like Live (almost any song from Throwing Copper), The Hollies (Long Cool Woman) or Kid Rock.

Now I know what you're thinking.  "That's only 95% of the playlist.  What about the final 5%?"  Well although this may seem narcissistic - hey, it's my station - 5% of a day is almost one hour, and every night from 11pm to midnight, we take a break from music to play the Best of Sports Limelight!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sports Limelight - Beat The Best

How important is it to beat the best on your way to a championship?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sports Limelight - New Speakers Test

When you get a set of new speakers, do you have a particular song you like to listen to with them?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sports Limelight - Classic Rock Party Draft


Drew and Bill talk about another game they made out of another countdown on their local classic rock station. This time, top 100 classic rock "party songs." What did we learn from this one (if anything)?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sports Limelight - Touch Football Strategy

Did we have any favorite hidden strategies from our touch football days? Also, which one of us played pickup basketball like Andrei Kirilenko, and which hasn't watched a pro basketball game in over 10 years?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sports Limelight - Solo Projects

Bill and Drew share some of their favorite solo projects. And will we see another solo album from Geddy Lee and/or Alex Lifeson?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sports Limelight - Super Bowl LI Recap

Bill and Drew review Super Bowl LI. Was this a comeback by the Patriots, a collapse by the Falcons, or both?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sports Limelight - Christian Okoye

Drew and Bill talk about former Chiefs running back Christian Okoye, the last time they saw him on TV, and his legendary status due to Tecmo Super Bowl.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sports Limelight - Hockey (with Dallas)

Bill and Drew check in with Dallas about his recent involvement with the hockey community.

And why is it so easy to have access to the NFL...and over-exposure to pro basketball...but not hockey? Hockey is for everyone!