We’ve been running non-stop for a week now, checking the play frequency of the songs in the airplay format. It’s really eight different three-hour format blocks, the clock’s “hour hand” moving into a new Earth Region block to coincide with that region’s peak personal internet hours, from 6-9pm. Approximately three-quarters of the format is the same mix whatever the block, for station consistency. The remaining three or four songs per hour are made up of extra new and classic tracks from the focus region.
Here are the regions, nailed down for Pacific Time, since that’s where we are terrestrially. It’s mostly irrelevant since the clock-wheel stays stationary while the Earth turns under it, but it has to be listed for somewhere, so Pacific Time it is.
- Midnight to 3am
Oceania: Hawaii and the ‘Nesias, New Zealand, Australia
Oriental: Japan, Korea with Australia lingering as well
India: Mostly Bollywood, because that’s the bulk of the Indian Charts
AAA: Africa, Arabic and the Aegean with Russia and the Baltics overlapped
Europe: The original core format, but with added Euro-focus classics and new tracks
Latin: Spain, Portugal, Latin America overlapped with the Caribbean
Whirled Hits: The core format, everything all whirled up together, no added focus
Space Station Tango: Here’s where you can hear the new tracks daily, with a twist
Feel free to leave comments if you listen. They’ll have to be moderated before they appear, but once added, you’re clear.