What a great playlist @anonymousbroadcaster.
Thanx; this was from my logs after the show was recorded. As far as Ottowan, 2SM gave it a few spins at the time, but by June 1982 it was gone, never to be heard again, until it was played on Steve Parsons Lunchtime Countdown on Wave FM during 2001.
Can’t do 1982 this year on my show as we air ‘The Timezone Top 40’ which does 1982 every week…
My second last show for starter FM this week, thought I would put on my Rod Muir hair due, his Reebok shoes, and pretend I’m running Triple M in the early 80s, for at least an hour anyway, here is a throw back to how Triple M sounded back in 1982 1983. My friend will be doing my slot from 10am to midday tomorrow, and then my Rock of Ages starts at Midday.
01 - Journey - Wheel in the sky (1978)
02 - Dire Straits - Sultans of swing (original promo version) (1978)
03 - Foreigner - Hot blooded (1978)
04 - Toto - Childs anthem (1979)
05 - Queen - Crazy little thing called love (1980)
06 - Vapors - Turning japanese (1980)
07 - J Geils Band - Come back (1980)
08 - Blondie - Call me (1980)
09 - Cold Chisel - Cheap wine (1980)
10 - Spider - New romance (it’s a mystery) (1980)
11 - Kiss - Shandi (1980)
12 - Devo - Jerkin’ back and forth (1981)
13 - Kenny Loggins - Don’t fight it (with Steve Perry) (1982)
14 - Journey - Separate ways (worlds apart) (1983)
15 - Tubes - She’s a beauty (single version) (1983)
16 - David Lee Roth - Yankee rose (1986)
Okay, It’s Friday the 13th, Grenlins have got into my system, so streaming on thefreshmix.com from 8:00 tonight Australian Eastern TIme, it is the Ultimate Jukebox from Hell, just for some absurd fun. This is not any definitive all time list compiled from any survey, this is a collection I’ve compiled as a 4 CD set of personal hates, songs I wished never existed, but life wouldn’t be fun if we didn’t do something stupid every now and then.
The dates behind each listed track is when they were either released or when entering a chart.
AU = Australian Charts
US = US Charts
UK = UK Charts
CH = Charting track
RE = Date of Release
PC = Personal chart date
01 - Neil Sedaka - Oh carol (5th Oct 1959) (US CH)
02 - Roy Orbison - On the lonely (16th Jul 1960 (AU CH)
03 - Johnny Tillotson - Poetry in motion (10th Oct 1960) (US CH)
04 - Acker Bilk - Stranger on the shore (24th Feb 1962) (US CH)
05 - Lesley Gore - Judy’s turn to cry (27th Jul 1963) (AU CH)
06 - Cliff Richard - Summer holiday (6th Aug 1963) (AU CH)
07 - Bobby Vinton - Blue velvet (31st Aug 1963) (AU CH)
08 - Cliff Richard - It’s all in the game (28th Sep 1963) (AU CH)
09 - Lesley Gore - You don’t own me (28th Dec 1963) (US CH)
10 - Terry Stafford - Suspition (18th Apr 1964) (AU CH)
11 - Millie Small - My boy lollipop (2nd May 1964) (AU CH)
12 - Shangri Las - Leader of the pack (10th Oct 1964) (US CH)
13 - Cliff Richard - The minute you’re gone (11th Mar 1965) (UK CH)
14 - Jonathan King - Everyone’s gone to the moon (25th Sep 1965) (AU CH)
15 - Toys - A lovers concerto (9th Oct 1965) (AU CH)
16 - Bob Lind - Elusive butterfly (9th Apr 1966) (AU CH)
17 - Ms Miller - Downtown (9th May 1966) (AU RE)
18 - Bee Gees - Massachusetts (7th Oct 1967) (AU CH)
19 - Moody Blues - Nights in white satin (10th Feb 1968) (AU CH)
20 - Bobby Goldsboro - Honey (13th Apr 1968) (AU CH)
21 - Louis Armsrong - What a wonderful world (27th Apr 1968) (AU CH)
22 - Bee Gees - I started a joke (4th Jan 1969) (AU CH)
23 - BJ Thomas - Hooked on a feeling (25th Jan 1969) (AU CH)
24 - Elvis Presley - In the ghetto (5th Jul 1969) (CH)
25 - Thunderclap Newman - Something in the air (9th Aug 1969) (CH)
26 - The Hollies - He ain’t heavey (he’s my brother) (25th Oct 1969) (CH)
27 - Reg Lindsay - Armstrong (1st Mar 1971) (AU CH)
28 - Piglets - Johnny reggae (6th Nov 1971) (UK CH)
29 - Benny Hill - Milkman from the west (13th Dec 1971) (AU CH)
30 - Gilbert O Sullivan - Alone again (naturally) (17th Jun 1972) (US CH)
31 - Sammy Davis Jr - The candy man (19th Jun 1972) (AU CH)
32 - Helen Reddy - I am women (13th Nov 1972) (AU CH)
33 - Edward Bear - The last song (16th Dec 1972) (US CH)
34 - Bobby Goldsboro - Summer the first time (22nd Oct 1973) (AU CH)
35 - Moir Sisters - Good morning how are you (5th Aug 1974) (AU CH)
36 - Three Degrees - When will I see you again (11th Nov 1974) (AU CH)
37 - Pied Pipers - Football meat pies and kangaroos (10th Feb 1975) (AU RE)
38 - Judy Collins - Send in the clowns (30th Jun 1975) (AU CH)
39 - Pete Wingfield - Eighteen with a bullet (1st Sep 1975) (AU CH)
40 - Art Garfunkel - I’ve only got eyes for you (20th Oct 1975) (AU CH)
41 - Chicago - If you leave me now (20th Sep 1976) (AU CH)
42 - Mr Big (uk) - Romeo (12th Feb 1977) (UK CH)
43 - Julie Covington - Don’t cry for me argentina (7th Mar 1977) (AU CH)
44 - Kermet the Frog - Rainbow connection (10th Dec 1979) (AU CH)
45 - Paul McCartney - Waterfalls (10th Aug 1980) (PC)
46 - Art Garfunkel - A heat in new york (10th Aug 1981) (AU RE)
47 - Michael Jackson - One day in your life (31st Aug 1981) (AU CH)
48 - Laurie Anderson - O superman (for massenet) (3rd Jan 1982) (AU CH)
49 - Asia - Only time will tell (24th Jul 1982) (US CH)
50 - Flock Of Seagulls - Space age love song (8th Nov 1982) (AU CH)
51 - Men at Work - It’s a mistake (16th Jul 1983) (AU CH)
52 - Public Image Limited - This is not a love song (7th Nov 1983) (AU CH)
53 - Alison Moyet - That old devil called love (6th May 1985) (AU CH)
54 - Morris Minor and the Majors - Stutter rap (22dn Feb 1988) (AU CH)
55 - Scatterbrain - Don’t call me dude (18th Nov 1990) (AU CH)
56 - Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit (aussie single edit) (15th Dec 1991) (AU CH)
57 - Prince - My name is prince (edit) (25th Oct 1992) (AU CH)
58 - Metallica - Nothing else matters (26th Apr 1992) (AU CH)
59 - Whitney Houston - I will always love you (6th Dec 1992) (AU CH)
60 - Jordy - It’s tough to be a baby (31st Oct 1993) (AU CH)
61 - Silverchair - Tomorrow (2nd Oct 1994) (AU CH)
62 - Bjork - It’s all so quiet (3rd Dec 1995) (AU CH)
63 - Me and My - Dub i bub (15th Apr 1996) (AU RE)
64 - Celine Dion - My heart will go on (21st Dec 1997) (AU CH)
65 - Aqua - Lollipop (candy man) (1st Mar 1998) (AU CH)
66 - Madonna - Ray of light (18th May 1998) (AU CH)
67 - Googoo dolls - Iris (1st Jun 1998) (AU CH)
68 - ATC - Around te world (la la la la la) (18th Feb 2001) (AU CH)
69 - Dido - Here with me (18th Jun 2001) (AU CH)
70 - Nickelback - How you remind me (23rd Sep 2001) (AU CH)
71 - Kasey Chambers - Not pretty enough (21st Jan 2002) (AU CH)
72 - Nikki Webster - Something more beautiful (5th Aug 2002) (AU CH)
73 - TATu - All the things she said (17th Mar 2003) (AU CH)
74 - No doubt - It’s my life (24th Nov 2003) (AU CH)
75 - Shannon Noll - What about me (2nd Feb 2004) (AU CH)
76 - Nickelback - Far away (5th Feb 2006) (AU CH)
77 - Youth Group - Forever young (13th Mar 2006) (AU CH)
78 - Fergie - Big Girls Don’t Cry (16th Jul 2007) (AU CH)
79 - Schnuffel Bunny - Snuggle song (28th Apr 2008) (AU CH)
80 - Jessie J - Price tag (featuring B o B) (7th Mar 2011) (AU CH)
81 - Birdy - Skinny love 12th Mar 2012) (AU CH)
82 - Felix Jaehn - Ain’t nobody (7th Jan 2016) (UK CH)
Wow , I really hope your health gets better so you are able to program more shows.
I missed your midday show. I recorded your friends show which was pretty good (I am halfway through).
That 2MMM 80s style log is amazing. So they did actually play Journey in the early 80s? Unfortunately I wasn’t around to enjoy it.
The Rock of ages actually started at 11am . Listened to it now. Great stuff.
Thanks for asking, I’ve replied in the Starter Free Media thread mindful of not side railing this thread.
So with my final show recorded, this is the playlist for my program this week, celebrating 30 years in broadcasting, I’ve basically played my favourite song from each year, from 1992 to the present. Would have love to put up some sound bytes of my earlier stuff, but no longer have the ability to transfer old audio cassettes to digital.
Final list for 30th anniversary show
30 Years of Yearly #1s.
1992 - Amy Grant - That’s what love is for (29th Dec 1991) (PC)
1993 - Giorgio Moroder - Carry on (featuring Donna Summer) (24th Jan 1993) (PC)
1994 - Wet Wet Wet - Love is all around (5th Jun 1994) (PC)
1995 - Vanessa Williams - The sweetest days (9th Apr 1995) (PC)
1996 - Maxi Priest - That girl (featuring Shaggy) (27th Oct 1996) (PC)
1997 - Puff Johnson - Over and over (7 inch remix) (26th Jan 1997) (PC)
1998 - Richard Marx and Donna Lewis - At the beginning (19th Jul 1998) (PC)
1999 - Ace of Base - Always have always will (28th Mar 1999) (PC)
2000 - Ricky Martin - Private emotion (featuring Meja) (23rd Apr 2000) (UK CH)
2001 - Backstreet Boys - Drowning (25th Nov 2001) (AU CH)
2002 - Badly Drawn Boy - Something to talk about
2003 - Guy Sebastian - Angels (bought me here) (7th Dec 2003) (AU CH)
2004 - Gary Jules - Mad world (14th Mar 2004) (AU CH)
2005 - KT Tunstall - Black horse and the cherry tree (28th Feb 2005) (UK CH)
2006 - Scissor sisters - I don’t feel like dancin’ (24th Sep 2006) (AU CH)
2007 - Justin Timberlake - What goes around (1st Apr 2007) (AU CH)
2008 - Cut Copy - Lights and music (19th Feb 2008) (AU RE)
2009 - Owl City - Fireflies (29th Nov 2009) (AU CH)
2010 - Goldfrapp - Alive (29th Mar 2010) (NR RE)
2011 - Maroon 5 - Moves like jagger (featuring Christina Aguilera) (17th Jul 2011) (AU CH)
2012 - One Direction - One thing (19th Feb 2012) (AU CH)
2013 - Wanted - Walks like rihanna (26th May 2013) (AU CH)
2014 - David Guetta - Bad (with Showtek featuring Vassy) (4th May 2014) (AU CH)
2015 - Galantis - Peanut butter jelly (5th Jul 2015) (AU CH)
2016 - Weeknd - I feel it coming (featuring Daft Punk) (4th Dec 2016) (AU CH)
2017 - Felix Jaehn - Feel good (featuring Mike Williams) (4th Aug 2017) (German CH)
2018 - George Ezra - Shotgun (12th Aug 2018) (AU CH)
2019 - Client Liaison - The real thing (2nd Aug 2019) (AU RE)
2020 - Kylie Minogue - Say something (4th Nov 2020) (PC RE)
2021 - Josh Pyke - Circle of light (7th Nov 2021) (PC RE)
A surprise given your penchant for dance pop but I am fond of this one too. A forgotten Triple J hit. Might give it a spin on the Conga this week.
Also like the Puff Johnson tune. I associate it with Eagle FM as I recorded them playing it back in 1997 or 1998. Wish I kept the (rare) recordings of my DX from back then.
Got sick to death of commercial radio by 1998, and thus tuned to the local ABC and ABC Newsradio from about 1998 onwards. So heard a lot of interesting stuff on ABC 97.3 Illawarra and ABC 702 Sydney, including this Badly Drawn Boy song, alongside other artists like Jimmy Little, Lior, Five for FIghting, KT Tunstall, that fantastic version of Mad World from Gary Jules, and so forth. Heard the Lions share of this on the old ABC when there was Angela Catterns for Breakfast, Sally Lone for Mornings, Tony Delroy in the evenings, and Shamus Hall overnights.
At one of the Glenbrook record fares, I picked up a hand full of the old ABC Airplay discs from about 1999 to 2006, about five volumes. Still have to clean them up, It’ll be interesting to see what’s on there. Around 2004 to 2005, ABC went through a regime change, probably an effect of the Jonathan Shire system shock, and the stations program material seemed somewhat watered down, the ABC has really suffered since the wrecking ball of michelle guthrie so the local ABCs no longer have a line of staple artists in their playlists.
I find ABC Tasmania and ABC Northern Territory play more music than the other states; might be worth tuning in. As others have said on here, it would be great if the ABC set up an adult music station like BBC Radio 2.
This is the logue of tracks that went to air tonight on the fresh mix, I was in the mood for a bit of a 1990 special.
01 - Hothouse Flowers - I can see clearly (London)
02 - Johnny Gill - Rub you the right way (Motown)
03 - Paul Young - Softly whispering I love you (CBS)
04 - Hi Tek 3 - Spin that wheel (7 inch remix) (SBK)
05 - Leo Sayer - Cool touch (EMI)
06 - Jamie J Morgan - Walk on the wild side (Epic)
07 - Technotronic - This beat is technotronic (ARS)
08 - Deborah Harry - Sweet and low (phil harding 12 inch remix) (Chrysalis)
09 - Kylie Minogue - Better the devil you know (Mushroom)
10 - Belinda Carlisle - Summer rain (Virgin)
11 - Sam Brown - With a little love (A&M)
12 - Mary Jo Starr - Passionate kisses (Mushroom)
As for tomorrow morning, my program will start at 9:00 and go for two hours, then my friend has his mix from 11:00 to midday on Starter’s internet stream.
At the fresh mix, I was in the mood to spin some 1986 tonight
01 - Blow Monkeys - Diggin your scene (RCA)
02 - The Damned - - Eloise (single version) (MCA)
03 - Baltimora - Tarzan boy (EMI Columbia)
04 - Diana Ross - Chain reaction (Capitol)
05 - Whitney Houston - How will I know (single version) (Arista)
06 - The Saints - Just like fire would (Mushroom)
07 - Floy Joy - Weak in the presents of beauty (Virgin)
08 - Billy Ocean - Lovezone (album version) (Liberation)
09 - Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in pink (A&M)
10 - Pete Townshend - secondhand love (Atco)
11 - Inxs - Listen like thieves (extended version) (WEA)
12 - Martin Plaza - Best foot forward (CBS)
13 - Heart - These dreams (Capitol)
14 - Pseudo Echo - Love and adventure (EMI)
I’m up on the Central Coast for a few days & have been listening to Coast FM, a local community radio station that carries a “Classic Hits” format during its regular programming at 6am-6pm weekdays, as well as at 6am-12pm Sundays.
Here’s a typical hour of them from early this afternoon. Since their playlist is not on Lava, I’ve sourced it via an old fashioned way: by listening to it for a whole hour.
Coast FM 96.3 - Central Coast, NSW
Friday 3rd June 2022 - 12-1pm AEST
“The Heat Is On” Glenn Frey
“Sundown” Gordon Lightfoot
“Tobacco Road” The Nashville Teens
“Seasons In The Sun” Terry Jacks
“Jet” Paul McCartney & Wings
“Wild Wild Life” Talking Heads
“Kodachrome” Paul Simon
“I’m A Boy” The Who
“Do You Know The Way To San Jose” Dionne Warwick (part of this month’s music feature, ‘Around The World In 30 Days’)
“Life Is A Highway” Tom Cochrane
“Neutron Dance” Pointer Sisters
“All By Myself” Eric Carmen
As you can see, it’s a pretty decent “Classic Hits” station that would have a strong following on among the older radio listening audience in the region. Naturally, it is musically very different from the local commercial radio stations, and is therefore a good local alternative.
Some of the community stations are excellent. Sydney is spoilt for choice with some great stations, such as Eastside (on DAB it sounds brilliant), Northside, FBI, Koori, 2SER, SWR and others.
Melbourne too has some excellent community stations such as PBS and RRR, Kool n Deadly.
The sub-metros in Melbourne are probably better than Sydney’s overall (apart from SWR). Plenty Valley FM, Yarra Valley FM and 3MDR are my favourites. And 3RRR and 3PBS wipe the floor with FBI and 2SER. Sydney is the capital of electronic music and Melbourne does rock and roll; since I am a rock fan I’m more than a little biased.
One place that needs a decent generalist community radio station is Canberra. Valley FM are pretty much limited to the Tuggeranong bowl, since they transmit from a studio near Wanniassa. As for 2QBN, too much country music for my liking! And 2BRW of course does not penetrate into Canberra except on the peaks.
@TV-Expert: I know you love doing logs the old fashioned (nerdy) way
WOW!, that’s very much a throw back to how 2UW sounded toward the end of the 80s, nice mix from a broad selection of artists, would love to have a station like this in SYdney.
Tonight I rolled off another 80s mix, this time selections from my top 40 chart from the week ending Sunday 9th June 1985.
01 - Eurythmics - Must be talking to an angel (RCA)
02 - Elaine Page - Memory (Polydor)
03 - Ashford and SImpson - Solid (single edit) (Capitol)
04 - The Commodores - Nightshift (Motown)
05 - Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (MCA)
06 - Vitabeats - Boombox (Hot)
07 - Boy Rocking - The house is shaking (CBS)
08 - Simple Minds - Don’t you forget about me (Virgin)
09 - Eurogliders - We will together (CBS)
10 - Paul Young - Everytime you go away (original single mix) (CBS)
11 - Madonna - Crazy for you (Warner)
12 - Dire Straits - So far away (Vertigo)
13 - DeBarge - Rhythm of the night (Gordy)
Let’s find out, courtesy of Lava.
693 4KQ - Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 28th June 2022 - 11am-12pm AEST
“Who’ll Stop The Rain” Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Daydream Believer” The Monkees
“Never Tear Us Apart” INXS
“I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round) (Original)” Alicia Bridges
“In The Ghetto” Elvis Presley
“Run To Paradise” The Choirboys
“Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
“Raspberry Beret” Prince
“Hey Lord, Don’t Ask Me Questions” Graham Parker
“Pinball Wizard” The Who
“Get It On” T. Rex
“When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” Billy Ocean
“Love Is In The Air” John Paul Young
Magic 1278 - Melbourne, VIC
“Melbourne’s Classic Hits”
Tuesday 28th June 2022 - 11am-12pm AEST
“Beautiful Noise” Neil Diamond
“Say You Will” Foreigner
“The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)” Manfred Mann
“Against The Wind” Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” Bachman Turner Overdrive
“Neutron Dance” Pointer Sisters
“Down Among The Dead Men” Flash & The Pan
“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” Stevie Wonder
“Band Of Gold” Freda Payne
“While You See A Chance” Steve Winwood
Both good playlists there.