krcb header-tagline

support-krcb-button-1

Your Favorite Songs, Abridged

Last Friday, a Top 40 radio station in Calgary, Alberta, introduced listeners to a new format. As one on-air stinger put it, "90.3 AMP:

Now twice the music."

When they say "twice the music," though, they actually mean half the song. That is, this station plays songs that have been heavily edited: long opening riffs, instrumental breaks, even a chorus or two might disappear. The goal, the station's representatives say, is to keep listeners from getting bored.

The programming man behind this venture is Steve Jones, vice president at the Canadian radio firm Newcap, who says the three- to five-minute pop song is out of date: a relic of the era of 45 RPM singles. Hear his conversation with NPR's Melissa Block at the audio link.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Original Source

Music News

Oct 20

Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Until I Find You'

Will Oldham may sing a verse in this new song from rustic songwriter Doug Paisley, but the star of "Until I Find You" is visual artist Heather Goodchild.
Oct 20

Viking's Choice: Black Clouds, 'And Then I Dove'

If you're like most people, the first time you hear a song might well be through laptop speakers. But if you're listening to an instrumental rock band as mammoth as Black Clouds, those tinny sound…
Oct 20

Sierra Hull On Mountain Stage

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Oct 20

Viking's Choice: Wildhoney, 'Fall In'

What happened to your brain the first time you heard the way My Bloody Valentine's seismic guitar crunch seemed to bend space? Did you bend with it? The first 10 seconds of Wildhoney's "Fall In" know…