Radio Stations - Music Logs


#101

I just had a quick look at the WS playlist- they’ve really cut back on pre-1980 tracks, as others have mentioned. The playlist is still about as exciting as watching Geoff Boycott saving a test match, though, with the odd nasty surprise such as Avril Lavigne or Pink thrown in for good measure.

If current trends continue, I’d expect 80s music to go the way of the dodo (on FM) by the mid 2020s. We may have to bring back AM Stereo then, to recreate an authentic listening experience!


#102

MIX FM Sunshine Coast log from yesterday afternoon with their 80s August

12:22 YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME - BON JOVI
12:26 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME - CHER
12:32 FASHION - DAVID BOWIE
12:35 DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE - HUNTERS & COLLECTORS
12:39 HEAD OVER HEELS - TEARS FOR FEARS
12:47 JOHNNY AND MARY - ROBERT PALMER
12:52 LEARNING TO FLY - PINK FLOYD
13:01 COUNTING THE BEAT - SWINGERS
13:05 THE BEST - TINA TURNER
13:09 BAD TO THE BONE - GEORGE THOROGOOD
13:13 EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT - WANG CHUNG
13:22 ROAD TO NOWHERE - TALKING HEADS
13:27 THE STROKE - BILLY SQUIRE
13:30 ELECTRIC BLUE - ICEHOUSE
13:34 JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH - DEPECHE MODE
13:42 KICK - INXS
13:45 DROP THE PILOT - JOAN ARMATRADING
13:48 WORD UP - CAMEO
13:53 WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE - STEVE WINWOOD
14:03 JUMP - VAN HALEN
14:07 I WANT YOUR SEX - GEORGE MICHAEL
14:12 DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA - POLICE
14:16 MONEY FOR NOTHING (EDIT) - DIRE STRAITS
14:24 DRESSED FOR SUCCESS - ROXETTE
14:29 ALONE WITH YOU - SUNNYBOYS
14:33 THE FLAME - CHEAP TRICK
14:37 OUR HOUSE - MADNESS
14:45 PARADISE CITY - GUNS N ROSES
14:57 MESSAGE TO MY GIRL - SPLIT ENZ
14:55 TRUE FAITH - NEW ORDER
15:04 CELEBRATION - DRAGON
15:08 EYE OF THE TIGER - SURVIVOR
15:12 SUSSUDIO - PHIL COLLINS
15:12 WELCOME TO THE BOOMTOWN - DAVID & DAVID
15:27 YOU GOT NOTHING I WANT - COLD CHISEL
15:30 HEAVEN - BRYAN ADAMS
15:34 FUNKY COLD MEDINA - TONE-LOC
15:38 I LOVE ROCK N ROLL - JOAN JETT
15:46 UNCHAIN MY HEART - JOE COCKER
15:50 SHOUT TO THE TOP - STYLE COUNCIL
15:54 LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR (EDIT) - AEROSMITH
16:03 PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) - U2
16:07 FRENCH KISSING IN THE USA - DEBORAH HARRY
16:11 CHAINED TO THE WHEEL - BLACK SORROWS
16:15 YOU BETTER, YOU BET - WHO
16:24 WE BUILT THIS CITY (INC. DJ) - STARSHIP
16:29 RAZORS EDGE - GOANNA
16:34 R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. - JOHN MELLENCAMP
16:37 WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD - NIK KERSHAW
16:45 BOOM BOOM (RADIO EDIT) - PAUL LEKAKAS
16:49 BOYS IN TOWN - DIVINYLS
16:53 KYRIE - MR MISTER


#103

Prettu sure they were on the network log as Gold, 2CS and 4TO were all playing the same songs when I was surfing around the apps. During the week is when the unplayed stuff comes out.


#104

I know I’m not talking about Sydney (especially considering that the following station can’t be picked up terrestrially in normal conditions), but 2MC (owned by SCA) up in the Mid North Coast of NSW would play some of the above 60s music, one of the very few remaining commercial FM stations in Australia to do so in 2016.

I was the one who said the above in the other thread, re very little amount of ‘pre-80s’ music on WS & Sydney’s commercial FM radio in general.

I think DAB+ would become very common on most radios by that point anyway, at least in the major capitals. Speaking of which, it’s a pity that Fun Super Digi (a DAB-only ‘classic hits’ station in Sydney operated by BOG) doesn’t play any 60s anymore, in which they’re now playing only as far back as the 70s, but at least they don’t play any late 90s/00s unlike WS.
For further proof: http://onlineradiobox.com/au/funsuper/playlist/


#105

Looking at those music logs, Gold seems to be a bit more adventurous then WSFM.

Just had a look at 96FM Perth music logs, it looks like ARN have destroyed 96FM :fearful:


#106

And that’s part of the reason why Melbourne generally has better commercial music radio stations than Sydney, along with having 2 commercial AM music stations (3MP & Magic) as opposed to just 1 (Magic 2CH).


#107

indeed they have! 96FM now sounds like a bad country heritage FM station with its “all over the place” playlist. Trying to cater for both rock and pop fans. Expect the rock to be much less and pop much more in the future in line with the other KIIS stations.


#108

It’s sad what 96fm has become under new ownership. When I was over in Perth back in October 2012, 96fm was quite a good rock-skewed station, in which it was better than Triple M back in the East Coast, thanks to the lack of talk-based/sport programming. At the time, I thought Perth had better commercial music radio stations than Sydney, mainly thanks to 96fm & 6iX. But now, 6iX is probably the only decent commercial music radio station left in Perth IMO.

Of course, there’s always DAB+ for music formats not offered on the FM/AM bands. Perth used to have 2 rock stations on DAB+: Classic Rock Digital & Triple M Modern Rock Digital. But in June, Triple M Modern Rock Digital disappeared off DAB+ to make way for Easy Radio, competing head-on with Smooth, which is a DAB-only station there. As a result, Perth now only has Classic Rock Digital as the sole rock station available on either FM, AM or DAB+.

Apart from the presence of DAB-only stations, as well as having 2 commercial AM stations (1 x Talk; 1 x Classic Hits), the level of music variety on among Perth’s commercial FM stations is now almost on par to that of the major regional markets, to the point that even Adelaide now has better music variety across its commercial FM stations than Perth, which wasn’t really the case up until recently.


#109

After my comment about Adelaide, I thought it would be worth comparing Mix 102.3 & 104.7 Triple M (5MMM) to get an idea of the music they play.

Here it is below.

Mix 102.3 - Adelaide, SA
"Adelaide’s Widest Variety of Music"
Monday, 8th August 2016 - 11:05-11:55am ACST

“Up” Olly Murs feat. Demi Lovato
"Don’t Speak" No Doubt
"Jack & Diane" John Cougar Mellencamp
"Love Story" Taylor Swift
"Secret Love Song" Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo
"Jump" Van Halen
"Hey Ya!" Outkast
"Big Girls Cry" Sia
"Dumb Things" Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
"Hide Away" Daya
"Forever Young" Youth Group
"If You Leave" OMD

104.7 Triple M - Adelaide, SA
Monday, 8th August 2016 - 11:05-11:55am ACST

“Breakfast In America” Supertramp
"Blue Sky Mine" Midnight Oil
"Wish You Well" Bernard Fanning
"Tie Your Mother Down" Queen
"Solid Rock" Goanna
"Dark Necessities" Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Brain Damage/Eclipse" Pink Floyd
"Echo Beach" Martha & The Muffins
"Sex on Fire" Kings Of Leon
"Can’t Stand Losing You" The Police

As you can see, both Mix 102.3 & 5MMM are completely different from one another, far more different than that of between Mix 94.5 & 96fm in Perth today. If I was in Adelaide, I’d listen to 5MMM the most out of all the commercial FM stations, at least when they’re not talking or airing AFL. My 2nd choice out of all the local commercial music stations would be AM station Cruise 1323, which is a Classic Hits station.


#110

Woah, Pink Floyd into Echo Beach - man that’s a jarring change! Still a far better hour than Mix though


#111

List of tracks from MIX FM Sunshine Coast on Monday from 10:45 - 16:45

AGADOO (RADIO MIX) - BLACK LACE
AGE OF REASON - JOHN FARNHAM
ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID - SIMPLE MINDS
AS THE DAYS GO BY - DARYL BRAITHWAITE
BATDANCE (EDIT) - PRINCE
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE - QUEEN
CRYSTAL - ELTON JOHN
DON’T GIVE UP - PETER GABRIEL
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ - JOURNEY
DON’T MESS WITH DR DREAM - THOMPSON TWINS
DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
DRESS YOU UP - MADONNA
EYES WITHOUT A FACE - BILLY IDOL
FALL OF ROME - JAMES REYNE
FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT, I GOTTA WEAR SHADES - TIMBUK 3
GOLDEN BROWN (RADIO EDIT) - STRANGLERS
HERE I GO AGAIN - WHITESNAKE
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE - GEORGIA SATELLITES
HUNGRY HEART - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (RADIO EDIT) - HALL & OATES
I WISH IT WOULD RAIN DOWN - PHIL COLLINS
I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR - U2
I CAN’T WAIT - NU SHOOZ
KOKOMO - BEACH BOYS
LIKE WOW WIPEOUT - HOODOO GURUS
LITTLE RED CORVETTE - PRINCE
LITTLE LIES - FLEETWOOD MAC
LIVE IT UP - MENTAL AS ANYTHING
LONGEST TIME - BILLY JOEL
LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE - PAUL YOUNG
MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON
MATERIAL GIRL - MADONNA
MONEY’S TOO TIGHT TO MENTION - SIMPLY RED
NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS
NEVER ENDING STORY (RADIO MIX) - LIMAHL
OLD TIME ROCK N ROLL - BOB SEGER
PASS THE DUTCHIE - MUSICAL YOUTH
PHYSICAL - OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN
PLEASURE AND PAIN - DIVINYLS
PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) - U2
R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. - JOHN MELLENCAMP
RESPECTABLE - MEL & KIM
ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON
ROLL WITH IT - STEVE WINWOOD
ROSANNA - TOTO
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY - DONNA SUMMER
SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT - SPLIT ENZ
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY - BERLIN
THE WAY IT IS - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
TRUE COLOURS - CYNDI LAUPER
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART - BONNIE TYLER
UPSIDE DOWN - DIANA ROSS
WHO’S THAT GIRL - EURYTHMICS
WILD THING - TONE-LOC
WORDS - F.R. DAVID
YOU’RE THE BEST THING - STYLE COUNCIL


#112

Here’s a log from a station that has just recently switched their online streaming back on. In this case, it’s 6iX in Perth, the only commercial AM music station in Australia’s 4th largest city, but also has an FM translator in the outer northern & southern suburbs, therefore meaning that it has a music format that is really different to the local commercial FM stations. The station is part of the Capital Radio Network’s “Forever Classic” group (which also includes 2CA, 2GN, 2XL & 3GG).

1080/105.7 6iX - Perth, WA
"Forever Classic"
Monday 5th September 2016 - 11am-12pm AWST

“Boppin’ The Blues” Blackfeather
"State of The Heart" Mondo Rock
"Lady Marmalade" Labelle
"Drive My Car" The Beatles
"Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O’Sullivan
"Give It Up" KC & The Sunshine Band
"Running On Empty" Jackson Browne
"Communication Breakdown" Roy Orbison
"Billy Don’t Be a Hero" Paper Lace
"Addicted to Love" Robert Palmer
"All Right Now" Free


#113

89.3 CIJK “K-Rock” Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
"The Valley’s Best Rock"
Saturday 10 September 2016- 1800-1900 ADT

Twice As Hard- THE BLACK CROWES
This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide- THE KINGS :maple_leaf:
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Fantasy- ALDO NOVA :maple_leaf:
You Don’t Know How It Feels- TOM PETTY
Call Me- BLONDIE
Can’t Stop Laughing- THE TREWS :maple_leaf:
Summer In The City- THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL
Walking On The Moon- THE POLICE
Centrefield- JOHN FOGERTY
Clap For The Wolfman- THE GUESS WHO :maple_leaf:
Tush- ZZ TOP
I Wish You Well- TOM COCHRANE :maple_leaf:

:maple_leaf:= Canadian artists, as required by the “CanCon” regulations.


#114

90.2 The Rock FM - Auckland, New Zealand
"All Your Rock Anthems"
Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 4pm-5pm AEST

Set It Off - Audioslave
Way Down We Go - Kaleo
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
No Leaf Clover - Metallica
Pure Morning - Placebo
Lightning Crashes - Live
Lonely Day - System of a Down
Night People - You Me At Six
The World I Know - Collective Soul
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters


#115

90.2 The Rock FM - Auckland, New Zealand
"All Your Rock Anthems"
Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 11pm-12am AEST

Shout At The Devil - Motley Crue
Eulogy - Tool
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Nice To Know You - Incubus
Long Gone - City of Souls
I Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Vessel - Devilskin
Spoonman - Soundgarden
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen

I know I posted a music log based on the same station earlier, however my curiosity got the better of me and I was interested to see what the station’s playlist was during downtime.


#116

Classic Rock Digital, Melbourne & nationwide

Thursday night, 2 hour log.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Susie Q
KISS - Rock And Roll All Nite
ROLLING STONES - Miss You
ANIMALS - We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place
DOOBIE BROTHERS - Listen To The Music
JIMI HENDRIX - Stepping Stone
ERIC CLAPTON - Cocaine
EASYBEATS - She’s So Fine
ALICE COOPER - Under My Wheels
FREE - All Right Now
AC/DC - If You Want Blood
BOSTON - More Than A Feeling
BILLY JOEL - Big Shot
SEX PISTOLS - Pretty Vacant
BEATLES - Strawberry Fields Forever
RICHARD CLAPTON - Deep Water
THIN LIZZY - Cowboy Song
DAVID BOWIE - Sorrow
WHO - Pinball Wizard
LED ZEPPELIN - Rock And Roll
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE - Crossfire
DEEP PURPLE - Hush
BOB DYLAN - Hurricane
OZZY OSBOURNE - Crazy Train [Alice Cooper show]


#117

A case of logging and loving Classic Rock before she goes, C&A? Was that during Nights With Alice Cooper? It seems like a fairly standard playlist for Classic Rock, apart from Ozzy at the end.


#118

StreamWriter capture from 3-5 pm. Just checked the audio & only the last track (Ozzy) played at 5:11 pm is within Alice’s show. I’m not a regular listener, so hopefully that playlist is indicative!


#119

With RDS on Breeze 92.1, it made an RDS log easy.

11:02:10 The Cranberries - Linger
11:06:29 Bee Gees - Words
11:09:07 Steely Dan - Fm
11:15:57 Birds Of Tokyo - Anchor
11:19:31 Santana & Michelle Branch - The Game Of Love
11:23:39 Abba - S O S
11:26:54 Gloria Estefan - Here We Are
11:31:57 The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon
11:39:34 John Couger Mellencamp - Pink Houses
11:44:29 Jon English - Six Ribbons
11:51:12 David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
11:56:44 Mumford And Sons - Little Lion Man
12:04:28 Daryl Braithwaite - One Summer
12:08:01 Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
12:11:22 Hozier - Someone New
12:17:36 Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
12:21:25 Des’ree - Life
12:24:45 The Beatles - I Should Have Known Better
12:27:21 Alex Lloyd - 1000 Miles
12:30:17 Carole King - It’s Too Late
12:34:33 Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
12:40:27 One Direction - Steal My Girl
12:44:11 Tina Charles - Dance Little Lady Dance
12:50:35 Tina Turner - The Best
12:55:59 Taylor Dayne - Heart Of Stone
13:01:07 Neil Diamond - Hello Again
13:05:06 Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
13:09:04 Peter Allen - Don’t Cry Out Loud
13:15:29 James Bay - Let It Go
13:19:44 Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
13:23:13 Jack Johnson - Upside Down
13:26:39 Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
13:31:03 Roxette - The Big L
13:35:32 Dionne Warwick - All The Love In The World
13:41:29 Roy Orbison - She’s A Mystery To Me
13:45:42 The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
13:52:47 Cliff Richard - My Pretty One
13:56:37 Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts
14:04:34 Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust
14:08:52 Eagles - The Last Resort
14:16:19 Vance Joy - Fire & The Flood
14:22:41 David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street
14:27:19 The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
14:31:49 Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years
14:36:31 Wendy Mathews - Womans Got To Have It
14:43:18 Sara Bareilles - Brave
14:46:52 Abba - Honey Honey
14:53:14 Ronan Keating - Lovin’ Each Day
14:56:47 Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
15:03:24 Lionel Richie - You Are
15:06:11 Leann Rimes - How Do I Live
15:10:40 Cyndi Lauper Feat. Sarah - Time After Time
15:14:52 Lrb - Shut Down, Turn Off


#120

Thanks for posting that - the Breeze is not all my cup of tea but they do play some good tracks from time to time.

Out of curiosity to those in the southern capitals, how does this compare to the playlist of Smooth 95.3/91.5? I presume a bit more obscure stuff and perhaps a few older tracks, but is it otherwise similar?