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Title: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Paul Douglas on November 07, 2018, 08:13:39 am

1 Gold Radio, is OTS powered and has been running for around 5 years now and is still picking up new listeners all the time (last month we had over 12,000 hours of listening.

It's a jukebox format station, with many of its jingles voiced by the very late and much imitated Bill Mitchell, hourly top of the hour time checks and 2 ad breaks for authenticity.

Try it you might love it

37.59.41.148:8238

Saturdays are solid gold 60's 06:00-20:00 uk time

www.1goldradio.co.uk


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on November 10, 2018, 08:29:14 pm
Hell is for children was playing when I tuned in, not my kind of music! I would not consider that "Gold"...


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Paul Douglas on November 14, 2018, 07:58:32 am
Hi Ed,

thanks for listening....although the song you heard may not have been to your liking.

1 Gold's strap line is 25 Years of great music '64-'89, poetic licence means stuff you would have or could have heard on the Radio during that period (which is why you sometimes hear songs pre 1964).

The Pat Benatar song in question was a minor hit in the US and falls into the allocated time frame, surely a song from that long ago would be classed as being a golden oldie, and provides the listener with a memory jog rather than wall to wall Beatles, Stones and whoever else.

So I make no apology for that song or the other ones that come round that weren't massive.....maybe ones that got away would be a good category for them....but still old and in my mind Gold.

Thanks for taking the time to listen.



Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on November 14, 2018, 08:37:57 am

The Pat Benatar song in question was a minor hit in the US and falls into the allocated time frame, surely a song from that long ago would be classed as being a golden oldie


We may have to agree to disagree Paul, just because a tune was made a long time ago doesn't make it a "Golden Oldie" or make it a "Good Oldie"....it is a bad oldie. I realize I happen to tune in when this song was playing but IMO it should not be on a playlist at all to prevent a "turn off" from other folks as well.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Lane on November 14, 2018, 11:03:37 am
I always took gold to mean it was a hit. That song was one of those. As for taste, I learned a long time ago mine is all that counts. :p


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on November 14, 2018, 11:36:54 am
I always took gold to mean it was a hit.


That song ranked   #194 for 1983, #8,940 overall. Even though it was off her Crimes of Passion album that did well in the rock genre, the song itself did not. Hell Is For Children is not a Golden hit!

Paul: On a side note, nothing wrong with blending in other songs that were not big hits or did not go gold or platinum. The point is, just because a tune is from way back does not make it solid gold.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: milky on November 14, 2018, 02:59:30 pm
I think that Paul's point is that, if we only played the number ones, truly classified as "Gold", there would be a high rotation of a very small amount of music outpourings, and would be heavily biased towards those artists who were prolific at the time, such as the Beatles, Stones et al.

Experienced and qualifiedProgram Directors will always sprinkle some "left of centre" tracks through the playlists to capture a market slightly left of centre of the true "Gold" list.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Lane on November 14, 2018, 03:53:11 pm
194 for all of 1983 sounds pretty good to me. Iím assuming thatís for USA.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on November 15, 2018, 05:17:09 am
I think that Paul's point is that, if we only played the number ones, truly classified as "Gold", there would be a high rotation of a very small amount of music outpourings, and would be heavily biased towards those artists who were prolific at the time, such as the Beatles, Stones et al.

Experienced and qualifiedProgram Directors will always sprinkle some "left of centre" tracks through the playlists to capture a market slightly left of centre of the true "Gold" list.


The issue is not about programming!
Paul stated:
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surely a song from that long ago would be classed as being a golden oldie
It is an "oldie"...not classified as Gold, Golden or Solid Gold

Paul's programming part is fine. He plays a specific range of tunes that made gold status in the rock genre mixed with ones that did not. I happen to dislike the song in question and said so as it was a first impression of his station. There are many very good songs that bubbled under the gold that would have been a better choice imho.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Paul Douglas on November 15, 2018, 09:46:57 am

And as an end to this burning question of what is gold and what is not, as Milky says, (well almost) most of the songs were big hits other were lesser hits....but all deserve to be heard again (my opinion as a programmer)

Once again I thank you all for your input, and thanks for listening


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Tim Gainer on November 26, 2018, 04:08:25 am
Checking you out from Chicago...sounds great! Love the ecletic mix of hits. From Barbara Streisand to the Thompson Twins? I'LL TAKE IT!!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: renovicini on November 26, 2018, 05:21:14 pm
What source is this from?


That song ranked   #194 for 1983, #8,940 overall. Even though it was off her Crimes of Passion album that did well in the rock genre, the song itself did not. Hell Is For Children is not a Golden hit!


I'd sure love to know so I can look up a few songs myself.
Thanks


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2018, 06:03:12 am
What source is this from?

I'd sure love to know so I can look up a few songs myself.
Thanks

www.billboard.com


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Paul Douglas on November 30, 2018, 06:41:39 am
Checking you out from Chicago...sounds great! Love the ecletic mix of hits. From Barbara Streisand to the Thompson Twins? I'LL TAKE IT!!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Tim......eclectic is the way to go.

The Christmas songs will begin on Sunday Morning 06:00 UK Time for the first week just 1 song an hour.

Cheers

Paul


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Jammin' Adam on November 30, 2018, 08:53:17 pm
Whether it was a big hit or not, it's the message within the song is what counts. Read the lyrics sometime, even the album title "Crimes Of Passion" should give a solid clue about what you may hear, "Hell Is For Children" is a clear cut example of child abuse plain and simple. It may not be her biggest hit song, but brings to light something that does happen to some children in this world.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on December 03, 2018, 11:20:42 am
Whether it was a big hit or not, it's the message within the song is what counts. Read the lyrics sometime, even the album title "Crimes Of Passion" should give a solid clue about what you may hear, "Hell Is For Children" is a clear cut example of child abuse plain and simple. It may not be her biggest hit song, but brings to light something that does happen to some children in this world.

Adam, There are many many songs that are certainly good enough to be in the solid gold class, but the point of all this is "Hell is for Children" did not make it "classified" as Gold, Paul stated the tune is Solid Gold...


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on December 03, 2018, 11:46:57 am
Thanks Tim......eclectic is the way to go.

The Christmas songs will begin on Sunday Morning 06:00 UK Time for the first week just 1 song an hour.

Cheers

Paul
It's easy to make an eclectic playlist, but to do it right takes much experience and knowledge of music. What you get nowadays are dj's that dont know anything about what they play! The song is seldomed intro'ed, segued in a entertaining way anymore..the way I look at it, if you cant be informative and entertaining dj'ing then be quiet.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: milky on December 03, 2018, 01:57:44 pm
Program Directors dictate what the presenters can and can't say. Some have a more relaxed policy, but air time is expensive and all must program in as much bang for their buck as possible. If that means less talk and more ads or music, then any presenter who goes against the dictates of the PD will have a very short career in radio.

Besides, we have all been bored stupid by the life story of an artist that the jock just HAD to tell, even though it has been heard a thousand times before and even though we all knew he had just googled the "facts".


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Ed on December 03, 2018, 03:55:35 pm
Program Directors dictate what the presenters can and can't say. Some have a more relaxed policy, but air time is expensive and all must program in as much bang for their buck as possible. If that means less talk and more ads or music, then any presenter who goes against the dictates of the PD will have a very short career in radio.

Besides, we have all been bored stupid by the life story of an artist that the jock just HAD to tell, even though it has been heard a thousand times before and even though we all knew he had just googled the "facts".

Some PD's have a show too especially in days of old school radio. Not all pd's sit behind a desk and play boss, I know because I have been there and seen first hand how a good radio station is operated long before clear channel and iheart.
Can't speak for the dundee dj's down under, but it's almost a lost art to find a quality dj that knows his stuff and can use his talent to inform and really entertain you. I personally knew a dj/pd/manager like this of a very highly sucessful fm station in a very large market! I was never "bored stupid" with anything he did.


Title: Re: 1 Gold Radio
Post by: Paul Douglas on April 05, 2019, 04:01:45 am

It's been a few months since I posted on here and thought some of you may be interested to how the listener levels have progressed, for some unknown reason last months total listened to hours was in excess of 28,300, 12 months ago it was around 9,000, more than tripled the hours in a year......have they peaked or will they continue to grow?