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Central European Time

( CET - currently running: The Relax Wave)


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"Alexa, play radio ess - aych - oh - pee - pee - ee on tune in."

Eastern Time

( ET - currently running: The Nite Wave)


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Central European Time



The Full Schedule

The Relax Wave
Every Day from 01h to 06h
The Day Wave
Every Day from 06h to 19h
The Nite Wave
Every Day from 19h to 01h
The Gym (Mini) Wave
Weekdays from 06h to 07h
New Music: Day
Weekdays from 18h to 19h
New Music: Nite
Weekdays from 20h to 21h
The Blues
Weekdays from 07h to 08h
Every Day from 07:36h to 07:39h
Just the 80s
Tuesday, Thursday from 12h to 13h
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12h to 13h
Saturday, Sunday from 18h to 19h
Saturday, Sunday from 11h to 12h

Technical Details

Songs are sorted into three categories:
  • "A" songs are the best, catchiest, and most timeless. The ones you could listen to all day every day.
  • "B" songs are the most interesting. Not quite good enough be an A song like Rebecca Black's "Friday" but not complete garbage either like literally everything from Insane Clown Posse. There are many B songs that are on the cusp of being an A song.
  • "C" songs generally suck. But like above, there are some that may be almost or already a B.
Until March 2023, playlists were created that were 60% A songs,30% B songs, and 10% C songs. And then someone said, "Why play the C songs at all? which was a good point. The excuse could have been that there weren't enough songs in the DB, but that's no longer the case. So now we play a 60/40 split of A/B songs and we have a "C Hour" a couple of times per week where you can decide if there is anything there that deserves promotion.

The Waves

Songs during the day used to be sorted by BPM using an algorithm to make a rising, then falling "wave". While this sorting seems to work well at night for some reason. It didn't work during the day. What happened instead is that the same few songs sharing a similar BPM were always played at the same time per day. All songs have already been sorted into day, nite, and relax by ear, so for the time being the day list will be random. Jingles are still inserted into the day wave every 6 songs.

Songs at night are sorted from fastest BPM to slowest so that by the time the Relax wave arrives, the nite wave is playing its slowest songs. Jingles are inserted into the nite wave every 8 songs.

Relax wave songs aren't sorted because they're already really slow. Think ... whales singing. No jingles are played during the Relax wave.

  • 3.5 listeners listening
  • 4708 songs in the DB made up of: 2538 artists
  • sorted into Grade A: 1602, Grade B 1906, and Grade C: 1176
  • consisting of: 3233 day, 1371 nite, and 74 relax songs
  • spanning: 87 genres, including: Metal, Pop-Folk, and christian.
  • 50's: 45 60's: 91 70's: 258 80's: 523 90's: 1302 00's: 2462
  • There is also: 4693 cover art in the DB.

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WLW founder, broadcasting pioneer and radio equipment manufacturer Powel Crosley Jr. The Station of the Nation 1922