Man, we had a blast doing this. Our mission was to root out the songs that just plain sounded great. No treacle, no abject sadness, no playing songs strictly because they tested well or were million sellers. In fact, we shied away from most of those. We kept the ones that, as we said, just plain sounded great.
One of the criteria for the not-so-hits was generally songs we played on the radio over the years that SHOULD have been hits because they were perfectly pop, well produced, performed with passion and still couldn't find their way back to the airwaves until we came along. These weren't merely "turntable hits" or "Oh Wows" but many were hidden treasures that truly deserved their three or four minutes in the sun...and then kept in our massive playlist to be enjoyed as much as their million selling counterparts.
We're especially proud of our holiday week specials that took one year of pop history and played EVERYTHING we could get our hands on from that year. In fact, it was gathering those tracks that made us take notice and add them permanently to our regular rotation. It was a learning process for us as much as it was a labor of love.
For as random as GREAT BIG RADIO sounded, a lot of constant tweaking, adjusting, changing and upkeep was very much a part of our day-to-day care of our little streaming outpost.
It's all saved on many drives and clouds, and one day in the not too distant future, we'll unleash it again into the universe. Until then, THANK YOU for being part of it. As our barker channel where GBR was says, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and when that day comes, you'll be among the first to know.
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