Elisa's Blog
Sunday, November 27, 2005
You know, I think I figured it all out about pop radio stations.

All pop radio stations own a collection of a total of 10 CDs (not the same collection for all radio stations, obviously). Periodically, oh...about once a year or so...one of the CDs in the collection gets replaced with a new one, mostly obeying to the whims of what's popular at the moment and more or less what matches the station's style, with the result that the whole of the collection only gets replaced about once every 10 years or so, on the average.

That's why you keep hearing the same songs over and over again when you turn on the radio on your car, even two or three times per day, if you're lucky (if you're unlucky, you'll hear the same song placed twice in the same hour). Radio stationing must be a very ungrateful job: not much pay from advertisements to expand the CD collection even to the number 11, that much is quite obvious.


Oh so THAT'S how it is! I kept on wondering about it, since I'm in the car for about an average of 4 hours a week, and I hear the same song at least 3 or 4 times in about a 2-hour drive. It's crazy. I'm considering getting an iPod and a iPod trip ahaha! Plus they don't even play all the music you like!
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