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What Format is "Beats 1"?

Would you believe the "biggest radio station in the world" played this four song set recently?

White Flag - Dido
Stan - Eminem ft. Dido
Chameleon - Pnau (no, I hadn't heard of them either - here's a link)
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake

The jock - Elton John during his weekly "Rocket Hour" program.

Beats 1 Radio (which you can ONLY listen to on an iPhone or thru iTunes) is "the biggest radio station in the world" according to Apple Music's Larry Jackson. "There’s no way you’re going to find another station that has as many concurrent listeners and audience-wise as Beats 1, period.”  

How do you describe their format?  Would love your answer -  mark@markelliottradio.com


Why You Should Protect Your Social Media Passwords

Something tells me a disgruntled RS employee in Ohio isn't happy that the store is closing.
Here's a link to the page, but be careful - adult language!  


Millennials - They Still Love Radio, but Are They Paying Attention?

I’m lucky to be back in Columbus, Ohio - my hometown - I spend a lot of time with family, especially nieces and nephews and their friends.
The other day, I was “volunteered” to transport three of my niece’s girlfriends from campus to a “secret party location” (that way they would be forced to spend the night or safely Uber home.) They all piled in the backseat and begged to stop at the gas station on the way for cigarettes and six-packs (they were all old enough and uncles don’t judge.)  Once we got on the road they were excited to ask me questions and talk about music and radio.  
“We love radio.. we listen all the time, it’s free and this one station plays great music.  The Blitz - can we listen to the Blitz?”  
I wasn’t surprised.  As their website states -  “99.7 The Blitz WRKZ Columbus Ohio is an active rock radio station featuring artists like Metallica, Nirvana, Korn, Soundgarden, Disturbed and Tool.” Not my cup of tea, but I was just the chauffeur, so I flipped it on and started …