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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Throwback Weekend Programming

10/15/2011 09:27 AM

I wish I could include RX 93.1's Monstrous Riot here, but its schedule falls on the mid-week. Anyway, to start things out, if you are an FM radio lover, regardless of what station you are patronizing, you will notice this: for seven days that it airs, there will be like a day or two for playing classic songs. 

Whether it's the old contemporary programming style or the present "masa" ones, I know it doesn't apply to current radio stations. When it comes to things like this, they used to play some timeless hits daily anyway. Here in this post are some of the nostalgia music programs that I have listened to since birth. (So, at least if there's something I wasn't able to mention, please let me know about it.)

Some of the famous old-school programming ever heard since I was a kid was from the present masa stations, either? What am I talking about? Love Radio's "Sunday Golden Morning." I used to remember that I heard that first during those Sundays when I was hit by a nearby barbershop and barely a young kid then. And another thing, it used to air from 4 AM onwards then. It plays some of the best oldies from the late 40s to late 60s. Perhaps it was the best thing that still exists on that station amidst significant changes by the turn of the millennium towards its emergence as the top radio station in the middle of the first decade of the 21st century.

Next on my list, 99.5 RT's "24K weekend." Hits from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s were on its playlist, something that is quite similar to RX's the Riot. But the difference is that this unique program airs by the entire weekend, from Saturday midnight to its signing-off time at midnight of Monday. So, more time for nostalgic things for the past three decades? This one's another long alternative. It went on since RT days until RT was aired back by late 2009.

From general to specified. Let's go gaga on the 80s here at this unique program by Magic 89.9 called "Friday Madness." Since its inception by the turn of the millennium, Friday Madness primarily plays 80s music with a bit of very early 90s and late 70s. So, it's like digging retro funk to new wave to newer trends of pop-rock, to the birth of hip-hop and its early days. Full of variety on its "Yesterday Hits Today" show, huh?

From the 80s, let's level up to the 90s and still with the Magic. It's Saturday Slam. Since midway of 200s, Saturday Slam first exists as an 18-hour program that airs from 12 midnight to 6 in the evening. Then it moved to the slot previously occupied by the Nightlive while the hosting chores remained then. Max Speed used to be the previous host of that pre-empted program that runs thru 6–9 PM, and J-Bounce joined him at some early goings. 

Times had changed, and so were its lineup of programs and jocks. But by this year, Saturday Slam now airs on a 12-hour basis (12 noon to 12 midnight), while the party time slot moved past midnight. Hmmm, no wonder since weekend parties initially start by that time, especially if you hit the night spots.

Perhaps the last thing I heard of the many memorabilia was the 90s 'On Decade' by Mellow 947. Since the station transformed to its new format, 90s music was part of its programming then. For 12 hours, starting at 6 AM every Saturday, Mellow plays 90s music for every genre and song available on its playlist.

There is nothing much to comment about; I love listening to classic songs regardless of the decade it became a milestone.

Author: slickmaster | © 2011 The SlickMaster's Files

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