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« 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
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« Reply #1 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"...
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 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.

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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 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.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 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. tongue
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 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.
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 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.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 03:53:11 pm »

194 for all of 1983 sounds pretty good to me. Iím assuming thatís for USA.
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 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.
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