DJ Gilbert Matthews welcomes you to The Retro Attic, a 24/7 internet radio station that primarily plays those classic and seldom heard top 40 entries from the 60's and 70's, along with a sprinkling of late 50's and early 80's hits that also fit the format. Hopefully our wide variety of oldies will be mind-blowing musical history lessons for you! A couple of "Bottom 45's" from each decade will be included every hour; these are defined as minor charters(peaked between 41 and 100), Bubbling Under/Looking Ahead entries(peaked between 101 and 150), non-charters, or tunes that were only hits in Canada, the UK, or Australia. A track from our "Featured Artist Of The Month" will also be heard every hour. Sit back, have fun, and take yourself back to simpler times(when people smiled at each other and didn't question why, kids played outside all day, and parents never worried)! You can also find us on Shoutcast, Virtual Radio, Nobex Radio, Delicast, Streamfinder, Tunein.com(highly recommended for those of you who use mobile apps), and ITunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category. Feel free to chat with me, DJ Gilbert Matthews, through our live chat room in the bottom left corner of our webpage. Happy LISTENING! Spread the word about us and join other fellow oldies lovers in our Facebook group(search for The Retro Attic)!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CHANGING MY MIND MORE OFTEN THAN MENUDO CHANGED THEIR LINEUP!

I listened to my master playlist a few times this past weekend in its "no repeat" format, and I have decided that it's not the most ideal way to present my programming. I found that occasionally I would have wanted to move a few tracks either up or down in the rotation, which would mean saving the changes afterwards. Saving the changes results in the master playlist starting all over again. This would have created more work for me as the flow would have needed constant reorganizing.

I would rather spend more of my time presenting new content with song facts and artist promotional commentary. Once I submit my new content, the programming does its thing automatically; having to do additional steps with it is not why I got into music broadcasting in the first place.

And speaking of new content/new adds, that was another major issue. I don't want my listeners to have to wait at least a week to hear any new tracks I add. I have found that my new adds get thrown into the mix fairly promptly with my master playlist being on random shuffling.

I honestly think that any issues I have with a few tracks repeating either twice a day or on consecutive days are very minor. You need to stop and think about what I'm playing, which is seldom-heard oldies! These are tracks that never got a ton of airplay to begin with; they're far from being in the overplayed league of "Stairway To Heaven" and "More Than A Feeling!" Let's face it...with the playlist being on random shuffling, at least the daily mix is virtually guaranteed to be different! The "no repeat" format would have grown old a lot quicker; you would have noticed the same tracks being played every Monday. Does this make any sense?

My listener count is not really where I want it to be right now, so I'm not going to be moving full steam ahead on any new show ideas until after 2013 begins. Speaking of new show ideas, I do have a few going through my head right now. Please visit my webpage at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.blogspot.com and look for my current poll; please participate in it and let me know which show ideas sound the best to you(you can make multiple choices).

I have plenty of cool new adds coming this week(in addition to the ones I have already added in the past week, which can be viewed in my "New Attic Adds" section of my webpage), so please keep tuning in and thanks for being a loyal listener!

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