This track is a quite recent addition to the 1997-2001 lists. Clicking the year will bring you many other tracks of the same era.
(Edit: This update seems a little bit late, a couple of weeks after his death, but it was already scheduled before.)
There are some changes to the site. There are also loads of titles waiting to be added to the site, written down on some pieces of paper next to my computer, but that will happen the next couple of weeks.
- In the future, tagging the tracks with subgenres will be avoided as much as possible (“no, it’s tech house, not techno”). I’m not good at labeling tracks the right way, will mention genres as basic as possible. When clearly different from many other tracks within that genre, an extra word is added between brackets.
- Instead of decades I will make use of clear music eras. Because 1999 didn’t sound like 1990, and because 2009 also didn’t sound like 2000. This change will add some extra nostalgia.
- Sometimes, eras were hard to split, because of multiple musical movements. So there are extra sections for those not caring about ‘pre 9/11’ and ‘post 9/11’, for those missing some danceable 1986/1987 stuff in the 1988-1992 section, and also for those connecting 1991, 1992 and 1993 with each other.
This site is thinking about possible improvements to the site, and that’s the reason of a longer winter break than expected (till yesterday I promised to be back the 4th of Januari).
It’s hard to say when the next update will be online; I can’t put updates at the frontpage as long as the changes to the lists aren’t ready, because these things are connected with each other.
About 6 months ago I changed the station into a danceable station, because of being frustrated about the limitations of the (back then) new Radionomy software in combination with the way I used to manage my station; a more narrow format seemed easier to maintain.
The old format is more-or-less back now, although compared to 1 year ago less obvious focussing on ‘feelgood’. This caused some issues when it comes to the voice-over archives, when making jingles – but I’ve found at least sóme still usable lines.
Altering the male voices I make use of (at the moment the one I used 1 year ago already + in the future that English sounding voice of the dance format for specific genre hours) is a new female voice; putting everything together 24/7.
Anyway – why is the pop and rock music back?
- A) Musicwise the danceable format wasn’t satisfying for myself; after some weeks I longed for some more ‘serious’ sounds already. I didn’t listen much to my own station anymore, it sounded more like the Wwzapper of 2001 (tastewise) than like the Wwzapper of 2015.
- B) I’ve lost more than half of my audience while not getting a néw audience. A semi 90s (commercial) dance format seems hard to listen to –> even after changing the important hours between 8am and 11am in ‘only the biggest classics’, as safe as playing mainstream dance can be. When this move didn’t work out, I started uploading those old pop and rock tracks again. There will be added more in the future, btw.
- And C) I’ve found tricks to set up a pop/variety format in a less complicated way; while still sounding fluent ánd constructed with the current Radionomy software.
The future will tell if it’s possible for the station to ‘come back’ and keep enough hours to exist (there’s a 120 listening hours a day limit at Radionomy), but keeping the danceable format would for súre be the dead of the station. The development of the stats was quite worrying.