top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

Top 100 Public Radio Songs for Nov 16 2018

How this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs is created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What Public Radio stations are  included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KRCL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Public Radio Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has its own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

Does NPR Make This List?

No.  NPR has no affiliation with the this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs.

RankSongArtistSpins This WeekSpins Last WeekChange
1Nina Cried PowerHOZIER82820
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS6971-2
3Loading ZonesKURT VILE67625
4Light OnMAGGIE ROGERS5960-1
5Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN53503
6New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT5253-1
7ShameELLE KING42366
8Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS4145-4
9Not Many Miles To GoROSANNE CASH41347
10Uh HuhJADE BIRD4142-1
11All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS3839-1
12If It Feels Good. Then It...LEON BRIDGES3842-4
13Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS3436-2
14Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER31310
15Are You Ready To Love Me?THE WAR AND TREATY29209
16I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER2931-2
17Merrie LandTHE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN28271
18MockingbirdRUSTON KELLY281612
19ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES2729-2
20Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES2729-2
21The SpotYOUR SMITH27225
22Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER2629-3
23Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE25241
24Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY24222
25CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER2324-1
26Yellow BikePEDRO THE LION2324-1
27Bite The HandBOYGENIUS22211
28Come For MeSUNFLOWER BEAN22517
29HomesickMARCUS KING BAND22175
30NobodyMITSKI22184
31Rolling OnISRAEL NASH22202
32The RiverKT TUNSTALL22220
33Total DisasterRHETT MILLER22220
34Sunshine RockBOB MOULD2122-1
35A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS2021-1
36Little LightAMOS LEE2022-2
3799BARNS COURTNEY1922-3
38BambiHIPPO CAMPUS1922-3
39Can't Fight The FeelingCHARLES BRADLEY19613
40LowLENNY KRAVITZ19190
41Tints f/Kendrick LamarANDERSON .PAAK19910
42GallipoliBEIRUT18153
43If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL1824-6
44NevermindDENNIS LLOYD1820-2
45ArmorSARA BAREILLES17611
46Back On The Chain GangMORRISSEY17314
47I Won't Run From ItBIG RED MACHINE17161
48Shame, Shame, ShameLAKE STREET DIVE1719-2
49Healing TideTHE WAR AND TREATY16151
505 DollarsCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS15105
51Burnt Sugar Is So BitterELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS15114
52DolphinPANDA BEAR15312
53FreelanceTORO Y MOI1524-9
54I'm Getting Better (And I'm...THE RECORD COMPANY15141
55Just To Say I Love YouMICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD15123
56Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON15123
57Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN15132
58This Time It's DIfferentHEART BONES1596
59ThrowbackJIM JAMES15150
60(We Don't Need This) Fascist..LCD SOUNDSYSTEM14140
61BloodlessANDREW BIRD14131
62Clean EyesSYML14131
63Forgotten LoveAURORA1486
64Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS14140
65LonelySWAMP DOGG14113
66Northern LightsDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1416-2
67PressureMUSE1415-1
68See You At The MoviesJ MASCIS14113
69Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS14140
70Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS14140
71Under LimeELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS1459
72Up To Me (Take 2, Remake)BOB DYLAN14014
73You Should See Me In A CrownBILLIE EILISH1415-1
74You Wouldn't Like MeBETHS1415-1
75Bathed In LightDIRTY NIL13121
76CoolSOCCER MOMMY1394
77Now Or Never NowMETRIC1314-1
78Slow DiscoST. VINCENT13121
79Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY13130
80Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT13130
81What Makes You HappyEDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS1315-2
82Can't Knock The HustleWEEZER12120
83Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE12120
84Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1215-3
85He's Got His Mother's HipsJOHN GRANT1214-2
86HideRAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE12111
87High HorseKACEY MUSGRAVES1213-1
88LotteryJADE BIRD1293
89VelodromeDESSA12111
90Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1112-1
91Feed The FireDAWES1111
92Friday MorningKHRUANGBIN11110
93Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1113-2
94Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS11101
95LostNATALIE PRASS1183
96Make BelieveKERO KERO BONITO11101
97Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS11101
98Dark, Dark, DarkGREGORY ALAN ISAKOV1013-3
99Death In MidsummerDEERHUNTER1013-3
100DisarrayLOW10100

Biggest Gainers

Sunflower Bean +17 Morrissey +14 Bob Dylan +14 Charles Bradley +13

Biggest Droppers

Toro Y Moi -9 Interpol -6 Jungle -5

top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

Top 100 Public Radio Songs for the Week of November 9th

How this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs is created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What Public Radio stations are  included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KRCL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Public Radio Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has its own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

Does NPR Make This List?

No.  NPR has no affiliation with the this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs.

Sorry for skipping a week.  Things were very busy In The Bromo.  I hope you got to Fringe Fest!

Biggest Gainers

Pedro the Lion +28 The War and Treaty +23 Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit +21

Biggest Droppers

Amos Lee -21 KT Tunstall -13 Grace Potter -9

RankArtistSongSpins This WeekSpins Last WeekSpin Change
1HOZIERNina Cried Power114116-2
2MUMFORD & SONSGuiding Light96104-8
3KURT VILELoading Zones9394-1
4CAT POWERWoman f/Lana Del Rey83821
5MAGGIE ROGERSLight On826220
6PHOSPHORESCENTNew Birth In New England82775
7NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATSHey Mama766511
8MARK KNOPFLERGood On You Son746113
9SHARON VAN ETTENComeback Kid7375-2
10ROSANNE CASHNot Many Miles To Go705515
11ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERSUnwanted Number66606
12JADE BIRDUh Huh57552
13INTERPOLIf You Really Love Nothing56515
14GRACE POTTERI'd Rather Go Blind5463-9
15KT TUNSTALLThe River5265-13
16THE REVIVALISTSAll My Friends5056-6
17JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNITCumberland Gap482721
18LAKE STREET DIVEShame, Shame, Shame4648-2
19LEON BRIDGESIf It Feels Good. Then It...45441
20RAYLAND BAXTERCasanova4548-3
21NORAH JONESA Song With No Name4446-2
22THE RECORD COMPANYMake It Happen4347-4
23AMOS LEENo More Darkness, No More...4263-21
24DEATH CAB FOR CUTIENorthern Lights42393
25KOOKSFour Leaf Clover39363
26ELLE KINGShame3740-3
27DAVE MATTHEWS BANDAgain And Again3639-3
28ISRAEL NASHRolling On3642-6
29PAUL MCCARTNEYCaesar Rock3636
30BOYGENIUSBite The Hand35296
31DEATH CAB FOR CUTIEAutumn Love3541-6
32JIM JAMESThrowback34286
33AMOS LEELittle Light331320
34BOB MOULDSunshine Rock33249
35DAVE MATTHEWS BANDIdea Of You3336-3
36PEDRO THE LIONYellow Bike33528
37BETHSYou Wouldn't Like Me322210
38BILLIE EILISHYou Should See Me In A Crown32284
39MUSEPressure32302
40THE INTERNETLa Di Da32302
41THE RECORD COMPANYI'm Getting Better (And I'm...3234-2
42DAWESFeed The Fire30291
43DECEMBERISTSOnce In My Life30246
44JOHN GRANTHe's Got His Mother's Hips301614
45THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEENMerrie Land30228
46TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERSKeep A Little Soul30273
47XAVIER RUDDWalk Away30273
48ANNA CALVIDon't Beat The Girl Out Of My28226
49CHASTITY BROWNMad Love28262
50LEMON TWIGSSmall Victories28262
51SMASHING PUMPKINSSilvery Sometimes (Ghosts)2828
52LENNY KRAVITZLow27720
53BLOOD ORANGECharcoal Baby2630-4
54FIRST AID KITTender Offerings2628-2
55GANG OF YOUTHSLet Me Down Easy2628-2
56METRICNow Or Never Now2628-2
57SYMLClean Eyes2630-4
58BIG RED MACHINELyla2430-6
59DAWESCrack The Case24213
60DEATH CAB FOR CUTIEGold Rush2427-3
61DIRTY NILBathed In Light2424
62ISRAEL NASHLucky Ones2424
63MITSKINobody24222
64ROSTAMIn A River24159
65ST. VINCENTSlow Disco2426-2
66THE WAR AND TREATYAre You Ready To Love Me?24123
67WEEZERCan't Knock The Hustle2424
68ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERSSuspect My Tears2326-3
69IDLESDanny Nedelko22166
70KERO KERO BONITOMake Believe22148
71RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISEHide2226-4
72SWAMP DOGGLonely22166
73YOUR SMITHThe Spot22220
74FIRST AID KITFireworks2121
75NEKO CASELast Lion Of Albion2121
76SNOW PATROLEmpress21183
77ANDERSON .PAAKTints f/Kendrick Lamar20146
78DESSAVelodrome2024-4
79GROWLERSProblems III20182
80MARC RIBOTBella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)20164
81TY SEGALLI'm A Man2022-2
82ANDERSON EASTThis Too Shall Last1821-3
83ATMOSPHEREJerome18171
84BIG RED MACHINEHymnostic18153
85BRANDI CARLILESugartooth1818
86FLORENCE + THE MACHINEPatricia1821-3
87JUNGLEHeavy, California17134
88AURORAForgotten Love1616
89BRANDI CARLILEParty Of One f/Sam Smith16124
90DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE60 & Punk16142
91HEART BONESThis Time It's DIfferent1616
92CHARLES BRADLEYI Feel A Change15150
93RHETT MILLERTotal Disaster15141
94KACEY MUSGRAVESHigh Horse1477
95SISTER SPARROWGold1414
96HIPPO CAMPUSBambi13112
97JEFF TWEEDYSome Birds13121
98MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEADJust To Say I Love You1313
99EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANSWhat Makes You Happy1266
100RICHARD THOMPSONBones Of Gilead1214-2
top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

Top 100 Public Radio Songs Week of Oct. 28,2018

Biggest Gainers

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats +22 Kurt Vile +21 Toro Y Moi

Biggest Droppers

Billy Raffoul -8 Flora Cash -7 Dave Matthews Band -6

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How this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs is created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What Public Radio stations are  included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KRCL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Public Radio Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has its own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

Does NPR Make This List?

No.  NPR has no affiliation with the this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs.

RANKSONGARTISTSPINS THIS WEEKSPINS LAST WEEKCHANGE
1Nina Cried PowerHOZIER908010
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS76679
3ShameELLE KING645410
4ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES604614
5Loading ZonesKURT VILE603921
6New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT60546
7Uh HuhJADE BIRD55523
8Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN5255-3
9Light OnMAGGIE ROGERS49427
10Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER47425
11All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS41365
12Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS41392
13Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES403010
14Feed The FireDAWES37325
15Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS361422
16I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER36279
17Not Many Miles To GoROSANNE CASH361818
18If It Feels Good. Then It M...LEON BRIDGES35278
19Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE281513
20Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER28280
21Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY28226
22BambiHIPPO CAMPUS25214
23CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER24222
24A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS23221
25If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL22184
26The RiverKT TUNSTALL2228-6
27Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE21201
28Rolling OnISRAEL NASH2124-3
29The SpotYOUR SMITH21912
30Total DisasterRHETT MILLER21192
31Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN201010
32No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE2021-1
33NobodyMITSKI20128
34FreelanceTORO Y MOI1919
35Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT19127
36A Song With No NameNORAH JONES18810
37Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1824-6
38I Feel A ChangeCHARLES BRADLEY18711
39La Di DaTHE INTERNET18135
40Heavy, CaliforniaJUNGLE17710
41NevermindDENNIS LLOYD1789
4299BARNS COURTNEY1688
43BeyondLEON BRIDGES16124
44Bite The HandBOYGENIUS16133
45Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS1679
46Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON1621-5
47MockingbirdRUSTON KELLY16142
48SuspiriumTHOM YORKE16142
49Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE1596
50I'm Getting Better (And I'm...THE RECORD COMPANY1518-3
51The Stove & The ToasterHOLD STEADY15123
52ThrowbackJIM JAMES15114
53Bathed In LightTHE DIRTY NIL1415-1
54Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1416-2
55ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL1422-8
56Four Leaf CloverKOOKS14140
57Idea Of YouDAVE MATTHEWS BAND14140
58Northern LightsDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1495
59Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS1495
60What Makes You HappyEDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS1417-3
61You Should See Me In A CrownBILLIE EILISH14113
62You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH1421-7
63Blue RoseAMEN DUNES13112
64Bones Of GileadRICHARD THOMPSON1385
65Can't Knock The HustleWEEZER1314-1
66Clean EyesSYML13130
67DisarrayLOW1358
68Healing TideTHE WAR AND TREATY1317-4
69HollywoodGORILLAZ13121
70HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE1349
71I'm A ManTY SEGALL13112
72Just To Say I Love YouMICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD13013
73Little LightAMOS LEE13013
74Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN13130
75PressureMUSE1314-1
76Crack The CaseDAWES12120
77Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI1284
78HideRAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE12012
79HomesickMARCUS KING BAND12120
80MoveMILO GREENE1293
81See You At The MoviesJ MASCIS1275
82Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS12102
83Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY1257
845 DollarsCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS1174
85Caesar RockPAUL MCCARTNEY1174
86Don't Want It To Be OverJOEY DOSIK1192
87Girlfriend f/Dam-FunkCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS1174
88I Dreamt We Spoke AgainDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1183
89Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS1192
90LowLENNY KRAVITZ11110
91LylaBIG RED MACHINE1165
92Mariners Apartment ComplexLANA DEL REY1165
93Million Dollars To Kill MeJOYCE MANOR11110
94Now Or Never NowMETRIC11110
95One MoreYAEJI1192
96Rock HolyHISS GOLDEN MESSENGER1183
97Slow DiscoST. VINCENT11011
98Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)MARC RIBOT1011-1
99My EnemyCHVRCHES1013-3
100Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS1012-2
top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

Top 100 Public Radio Triple A Songs For Week of Oct 18 2018

Biggest Gainers

Little Dragon +20 Maggie Rogers +20 Shakey Graves +10 Jayhawks +10

Biggest Droppers

Leon Bridges -16 Elle King -14 Phosphorescent -14

How this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs is created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What Public Radio stations are  included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KRCL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Public Radio Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has its own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

Does NPR Make This List?

No.  NPR has no affiliation with the this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs.

RankSongArtistSpins This WeekSpins Last WeekChange
1Nina Cried PowerHOZIER73721
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS68644
3ShameELLE KING5465-11
4Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN5354-1
5New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT5264-12
6Uh HuhJADE BIRD5260-8
7Loading ZonesKURT VILE4555-10
8Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS4557-12
9No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE41401
10Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER3844-6
11ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES3646-10
12All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS33312
13Feed The FireDAWES3037-7
14I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER2935-6
15Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER2630-4
16Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON26620
17Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES221210
18Rolling OnISRAEL NASH22202
19The RiverKT TUNSTALL2227-5
20A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS21129
21BambiHIPPO CAMPUS21201
22BeyondLEON BRIDGES2136-15
23ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL21201
24Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE2128-7
25Light OnMAGGIE ROGERS21120
26Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY21174
27The SpotYOUR SMITH21192
28You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH2021-1
29Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND19163
30Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1923-4
31CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER1923-4
32If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL18162
33Shame, Shame, ShameLAKE STREET DIVE1820-2
34I Dreamt We Spoke AgainDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1722-5
35What Makes You HappyEDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS1789
36Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1618-2
37I'm Getting Better (And I'm...THE RECORD COMPANY16133
38Total DisasterRHETT MILLER16106
39Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN1518-3
40CharityCOURTNEY BARNETT15150
41Healing TideTHE WAR AND TREATY15150
42Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS1520-5
43SuspiriumTHOM YORKE15150
44Bathed In LightTHE DIRTY NIL1486
45Four Leaf CloverKOOKS1415-1
46Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1418-4
47Idea Of YouDAVE MATTHEWS BAND14113
48If It Feels Good. Then It M...LEON BRIDGES1418-4
49Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN1415-1
50MockingbirdRUSTON KELLY1419-5
51NobodyMITSKI1427-13
52A Little HoneyNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS13121
53Clean EyesSYML1376
54Everybody KnowsJAYHAWKS13310
55Half As Good As You f/A MertonTOM ODELL1367
56Heavy, CaliforniaJUNGLE1315-2
57Jenny JenkinsMT. JOY1317-4
58Life To FixTHE RECORD COMPANY1385
59LowLENNY KRAVITZ13112
60Million Dollars To Kill MeJOYCE MANOR13112
61For The Lonely OnesLUCERO12102
62Leave It AloneAMANDA SHIRES1215-3
63My EnemyCHVRCHES12111
64A PearlMITSKI1183
65HollywoodGORILLAZ1112-1
66It Might Get DarkWHITE DENIM11101
67Jeannie Becomes A MomCAROLINE ROSE1114-3
68One MoreYAEJI1183
69Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS11101
70Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)MARC RIBOT1012-2
71Crack The CaseDAWES1014-4
72DoubtHIPPO CAMPUS1037
73GeyserMITSKI1082
74La Di DaTHE INTERNET1012-2
75PressureMUSE1010
76The Stove & The ToasterHOLD STEADY1091
77ThrowbackJIM JAMES1015-5
78What Hurts WorseIRON & WINE1016-6
7999BARNS COURTNEY981
80AddictionsLUCY DACUS945
81Ain't Gotta Worry ChildCHARLEY CROCKETT981
82Broken Finger BluesRICHARD SWIFT972
83Can't Knock The HustleWEEZER99
84Fever PitchRAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE990
85High HorseKACEY MUSGRAVES912-3
86JeromeATMOSPHERE963
87Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS990
88Not Many Miles To GoROSANNE CASH99
89Once In My LifeDECEMBERISTS911-2
90ShotgunGEORGE EZRA981
91Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT915-6
92The JokeBRANDI CARLILE972
93Think It OverHIPPO CAMPUS954
94Tried f/Little DragonBADBADNOTGOOD914-5
955 DollarsCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS853
9660 & PunkDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE880
97Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI810-2
98FireworksFIRST AID KIT853
99HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE817-9
100Lucky PennyJD MCPHERSON871
top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

Top 100 Public Radio Songs for the Week of October 13, 2018

Biggest Gainers

Sharon Van Etten +15 Little Dragon +13 The Dirty Nil +11

Biggest Droppers

Cat Power -15 Leon Bridges -11 Black Pumas -10 Jungle -10 Phosphorescent -10

WXPN DID NOT REPORT

How this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs is created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What Public Radio stations are  included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KRCL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Public Radio Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has its own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

Does NPR Make This List?

No.  NPR has no affiliation with the this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs.

RANKSONGARTISTSPINS THIS WEEKSPINS LAST WEKMOVE
1ShameELLE KING6263(1)
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS60591
3Nina Cried PowerHOZIER60600
4Uh HuhJADE BIRD5764(7)
5ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES5053(3)
6New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT4959(10)
7Loading ZonesKURT VILE4547(2)
8Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS4554(9)
9Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN402515
10No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE37352
11Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER3752(15)
12Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES32266
13All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS31238
14Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS2730(3)
15Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE2732(5)
16I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER24204
17BeyondLEON BRIDGES2334(11)
18Feed The FireDAWES2325(2)
19Rolling OnISRAEL NASH23230
20Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE2225(3)
21BambiHIPPO CAMPUS22184
22NobodyMITSKI22202
23Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY2126(5)
24ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL2021(1)
25Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS20191
26You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH2023(3)
27Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER1922(3)
28Heavy, CaliforniaJUNGLE19172
29CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER1821(3)
30Shame, Shame, ShameLAKE STREET DIVE1819(1)
31Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1722(5)
32Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1721(4)
33ThrowbackJIM JAMES17170
34HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE1618(2)
35What Hurts WorseIRON & WINE16160
36A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS1587
37A Little HoneyNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS14122
38Leave It AloneAMANDA SHIRES1418(4)
39LowLENNY KRAVITZ1486
40Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY14131
41The RiverKT TUNSTALL1415(1)
42Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE13103
43Four Leaf CloverKOOKS1314(1)
44If It Feels Good. Then It M...LEON BRIDGES13211
45Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON1313
46Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN13112
47Million Dollars To Kill MeJOYCE MANOR1394
48Need A Little TimeCOURTNEY BARNETT1314(1)
49Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS1315(2)
50Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT1313
51Bathed In LightTHE DIRTY NIL12111
52Bite The HandBOYGENIUS1213(1)
53Black Moon RisingBLACK PUMAS1222(10)
54CharityCOURTNEY BARNETT1284
55Crack The CaseDAWES1212
56Get In The Mind ShaftJACK WHITE1212
57I Dreamt We Spoke AgainDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1293
58Idea Of YouDAVE MATTHEWS BAND12111
59Jeannie Becomes A MomCAROLINE ROSE1275
60Jenny JenkinsMT. JOY12102
61Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS1216(4)
62SuspiriumTHOM YORKE1215(3)
63Clean EyesSYML11110
64Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI1112(1)
65For The Lonely OnesLUCERO1112(1)
66Happy ManJUNGLE1121(10)
67HollywoodGORILLAZ1114(3)
68If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL1114(3)
69Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS1112(1)
70LylaBIG RED MACHINE11101
71My EnemyCHVRCHES1112(1)
72The Stove & The ToasterHOLD STEADY11101
73When The Curtain FallsGRETA VAN FLEET1115(4)
74A PearlMITSKI1091
75Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1012(2)
76Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)MARC RIBOT1011(1)
77Caesar RockPAUL MCCARTNEY1091
78Half As Good As You f/A MertonTOM ODELL1019
79It Might Get DarkWHITE DENIM1013(3)
80La Di DaTHE INTERNET1014(4)
81The SpotYOUR SMITH1013(3)
82Waves Of GalvestonIRON & WINE1082
83Work OutCHANCE THE RAPPER1014(4)
8499BARNS COURTNEY981
85AlrightJAIN914(5)
86Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN972
87Big GodFLORENCE + THE MACHINE981
88GeyserMITSKI963
89I Feel A ChangeCHARLES BRADLEY911(2)
90Life To FixTHE RECORD COMPANY981
91Once In My LifeDECEMBERISTS981
92ShotgunGEORGE EZRA981
93Straight ShotDEVOTCHKA99
94Tried f/Little DragonBADBADNOTGOOD910(1)
95You Worry MeNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS972
96Ain't Gotta Worry ChildCHARLEY CROCKETT89(1)
97Bones Of GileadRICHARD THOMPSON871
98Hell Or High WaterPASSENGER835
99I Won't Run From ItBIG RED MACHINE810(2)
100NevermindDENNIS LLOYD89(1)
top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

Public Radio’s Top 100 Songs for the Week of 10/4/18

The Top 100 Public Radio Songs for The Week Ending October 4, 2018

Biggest Gainers

MUMFORD & SONS +15 JUNGLE +14 ELLE KING +13

Biggest Droppers

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE -17 RAYLAND BAXTER -8 LANA DEL REY -7

How this list is created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What stations included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KRCL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has its own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

RANKSONGARTISTSPINS  THIS WEEKSPINS LAST WEEKCHANGE
1Nina Cried PowerHOZIER77752
2ShameELLE KING746113
3Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS735815
4Uh HuhJADE BIRD726012
5New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT70700
6Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS63621
7ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES58562
8Loading ZonesKURT VILE58508
9Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER56479
10BeyondLEON BRIDGES5051-1
11Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS5053-3
12Feed The FireDAWES4344-1
13No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE43430
14Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE35350
15Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER31238
16Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY30300
17Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE2946-17
18I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER281810
19All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS26206
20Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES25187
21NobodyMITSKI25250
22Rolling OnISRAEL NASH2528-3
23The RiverKT TUNSTALL25250
24Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS2426-2
25The SpotYOUR SMITH241311
26Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS23230
27Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE221210
28Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT22202
29ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL22211
30You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH22211
31Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN2124-3
32Black Moon RisingBLACK PUMAS21210
33CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER2129-8
34Happy ManJUNGLE2123-2
35Heavy, CaliforniaJUNGLE21714
36Leave It AloneAMANDA SHIRES2021-1
37ThrowbackJIM JAMES19181
38HomesickMARCUS KING BAND18171
39Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1718-1
40SuspiriumTHOM YORKE17170
41Bite The HandBOYGENIUS1619-3
42Need A Little TimeCOURTNEY BARNETT16133
43Run The RoadSANTIGOLD16160
44When The Curtain FallsGRETA VAN FLEET16142
45BambiHIPPO CAMPUS15123
46Come On To MePAUL MCCARTNEY15141
47If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL1596
48Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS1578
49Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS1516-1
50Work OutCHANCE THE RAPPER1516-1
51For The Lonely OnesLUCERO14140
52I'm Getting Better (And I'm...THE RECORD COMPANY14131
53It Might Get DarkWHITE DENIM14131
54La Di DaTHE INTERNET14140
55Sit Next To MeFOSTER THE PEOPLE14131
56Sure Feels Good AnywayAMY RAY1486
57A Little HoneyNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS13130
58AlrightJAIN1317-4
59Bones Of GileadRICHARD THOMPSON1314-1
60Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE13112
61CharityCOURTNEY BARNETT13121
62Dark SaturdayMETRIC1316-3
63Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI13121
64Everyone But MeROSANNE CASH1376
65Feels Like SummerCHILDISH GAMBINO13130
66HollywoodGORILLAZ13121
67HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE13130
68I Dreamt We Spoke AgainDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE13310
69I Feel A ChangeCHARLES BRADLEY13103
70MockingbirdRUSTON KELLY13310
71What Hurts WorseIRON & WINE1315-2
72Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN1212
73Get In The Mind ShaftJACK WHITE12120
74Idea Of YouDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1284
75See You At The MoviesJ MASCIS12111
76Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT1284
77Caesar RockPAUL MCCARTNEY11101
78Crack The CaseDAWES11110
79Everything You Need f/ClaptonDOYLE BRAMHALL II1147
80Four Leaf CloverKOOKS1115-4
81Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS11110
82LylaBIG RED MACHINE11101
83Mariners Apartment ComplexLANA DEL REY1118-7
84My EnemyCHVRCHES11110
85PatriciaFLORENCE + THE MACHINE11110
86The Stove & The ToasterHOLD STEADY1183
87VirgoATMOSPHERE1114-3
8860 & PunkDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1064
89City Looks PrettyCOURTNEY BARNETT1082
90EmpressSNOW PATROL10100
91Jenny JenkinsMT. JOY1013-3
92LonelySWAMP DOGG1055
93Never EverLORD HURON10100
94On My KneesMIDDLE KIDS1013-3
95Problems IIIGROWLERS1073
96Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY1010
97Sunday RoastCOURTNEY BARNETT1073
98You Should See Me In A CrownBILLIE EILISH1012-2
99A PearlMITSKI972
100Girlfriend f/Dam-FunkCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS913-4

Photo by Matthieu A on Unsplash

I didn’t know Mexico Made Rum Too!

As you might know, I got into craft cocktailing a while back.  I guess once you hit your 50s even a good bottle of wine doesn’t hit the sob factor anymore.  As noted in my New Italian Sunday Dinner post, our Sunday afternoons consist of good food and a good cocktail.  It’s the perfect for me and spouse to reconnect, relax and get a little silly.  But one Sunday we decided to go out for drinks and dinner.  We stopped at RYE in Fells Point and after ordering one off the menu, I did what i usually do–tell the bartender to make something they’ve been working on.  Here’s what I got:

 

A Parnubes Daiquiri

Paranubes is a Mexican Rum that has hints of smokey Mezcal flavors to it.  It’s stuck between bitter and sweet as well.  It’s also quite strong so please… Only one per week.

Paranubes Daiquiri

Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts Paranubes Rum
  • 1 part Lime Juice Maybe a little more to taste
  • 0.5 part simple syrup or extra fine sugar
  • 4 dashes Chocolate Bitters to taste

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake and pour into a Nick and Nora Cocktail Glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Stephen Yasko and Public Radio Listener Surveys

Public Radio Listener Surveys Pt. 3

Public Radio Listener Survey Question Construction

Question construction needs to be thoughtful and tested.  Even if you think you have a perfect question, designed to get the information you want, ask staff and volunteers for their response.  It’s measure twice; cut once.  I can’t tell you how many times I thought I had a great question that turned out to be a dud because I had one unclear word in it.

So what is it you want to know?

Do you really know what’s important to your audience?  Answering that question is the over-all goal of any survey.  Listeners don’t always make the distinction between your station’s programming and national programming.  You should always construct your questions to focus your listeners minds on specific programming elements if that is important you.

Let’s go through a series of questions to get at what community issues are important to your respondents.  This is a basic question sequence that can be used to ask about any part of your station including fundraising and news.  We’ll cover the sequence using news focused questions.  Remember too that this is a general sequence and it might take one, two, three or more questions on a topic to get the information you’re looking to acquire.

Question 1:  Unaided Recall:   What Three Issues facing our local community do you spend time thinking about? The order is not important, just that you spend time thinking about them.

The question should have three text boxes to capture the information.  Notice the words “local community” are used.  Local differentiates from national or state-wide issues and “community” so they focus on their definition of local, not yours.  Asking someone about issues affecting Baltimore is going to get you different data from respondents who live 30 miles outside the city.  Once we get their home zip code later on in the survey then we can compare and contrast what different parts  of our listening area.

Question 2:  Prioritization:  On the left are list of issues many would say are facing our local community. Drag each one to the box on the right and order them by dragging them up and down to put them in order of you think are the most important to you to the least important.

You can take a few approaches to determine the list of issues for the left side.  I advise that focus on topics from the  beats that your station currently covers. This, combined with question 1, will give you an idea just how well your editorial is matching up with what your respondents want to know.

The topics on the right should be two or three words that can be “semi-specific.”  “Transportation” has too wide a meaning.  “Transportation Infrastructure” narrows it down some and might more in aligned with your content. “Public Transportation Infrastructure” makes it even more specific. I would choose “Transportation Infrastructure” as it would have similar meanings to drivers and public transportation riders.  You may need to add a “how do you get to work question” later on the in the survey to determine if your listeners are more interested in road construction issues versus subway delays.

This question type will return a score and ranking from all of your respondents giving you a nice list of their priorities that you might use to guide the amount coverage you give each topic.  You should also include a free form text box for comments.  “Is there anything you’d like us to know about these topics?  It could be something going on in your community or something about how we covered one of these topics.”

Question 3: Performance:  This is the question that gets to the heart of the matter.  Here we ask respondents for their opinion about how well your station fills their needs.  I like to ask this one in a table of statements and use a 1-5 strongly disagree to strongly agree scale.  Generally your listeners are going to give you high marks for your coverage but we’ll talk about that in a future post about analyzing your data but generally, any statement that averages less than 3.75 should be a topic of conversation in the station.

“Below are a series of statements about WXXX. Please tell us how much you agree with each.”
“WXXX covers the kind of stories I need to know about”
“WXXX reporters work to tell stories without injecting their own opinions”
“WXXX covers stories that no other TV or radio station covers”
“WXXX  stories have facts and figures that can’t be disputed”
“WXXX stories are clear and easy to understand”

You can see that you can offer soft or hard statements about your coverage.  I would also include a comments box here for feedback. “Do  you have any insightful comments about our coverage that you think would be helpful in the future?”

I’ll demonstrate how this sequence can be constructed to shed light on your fundraising program.

 

 

top public radio song 100 tops songs chart on public radio by stephen yasko

The 100 Public Radio Songs for the ending September 27, 2018

The Top 100 Public Radio Songs for The Week Ending September 27, 2018

How was this list created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy's desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What stations included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KCRL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don't post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it's a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can't believe some of these songs aren't higher or lower on this list. What's up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has it's own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

Can I listen On Spotify?

Sure, It's only the top 50.... I ran out of time to put the other 50 in...  Click Here.


 

Go To Spotify Playlist
National RankSongArtistSpins This WeekSpins Last WeekChange
1Nina Cried PowerHOZIER7178-7
2New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT705515
3Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS6568-3
4ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES59590
5ShameELLE KING59590
6Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS5871-13
7Uh HuhJADE BIRD5456-2
8BeyondLEON BRIDGES50473
9Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE48480
10Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER45432
11Loading ZonesKURT VILE44440
12Feed The FireDAWES4248-6
13Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS4242
14No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE4249-7
15Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE37352
16Happy ManJUNGLE34340
17CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER3336-3
18You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH32293
19Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY301812
20NobodyMITSKI3033-3
21Rolling OnISRAEL NASH2831-3
22Leave It AloneAMANDA SHIRES27234
23Jenny JenkinsMT. JOY26206
24Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS26206
25Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS24222
26SuspiriumTHOM YORKE2427-3
27HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE2324-1
28The RiverKT TUNSTALL2325-2
29All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS2223-1
30Black Moon RisingBLACK PUMAS22211
31Straight ShotDEVOTCHKA22220
32ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL2122-1
33Girlfriend f/Dam-FunkCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS21165
34Wouldn't Want To Be Like YouSHERYL CROW2127-6
3517 Days ('18)PRINCE20146
36Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT20182
37Lash OutALICE MERTON20200
38NevermindDENNIS LLOYD20164
39Run The RoadSANTIGOLD2026-6
40Bite The HandBOYGENIUS19172
41Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER19217
42Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND18171
43Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN1818
44Come On To MePAUL MCCARTNEY1819-1
45ThrowbackJIM JAMES1820-2
46Dark SaturdayMETRIC17161
47HomesickMARCUS KING BAND17143
48Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES1718-1
49What Hurts WorseIRON & WINE1718-1
50When The Curtain FallsGRETA VAN FLEET16142
51AlrightJAIN1516-1
52Four Leaf CloverKOOKS1518-3
53Jeannie Becomes A MomCAROLINE ROSE1517-2
54See You At The MoviesJ MASCIS1516-1
55Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS15150
56Work OutCHANCE THE RAPPER1516-1
57Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE14131
58BambiHIPPO CAMPUS1495
59Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE14113
60For The Lonely OnesLUCERO14131
61I Feel A ChangeCHARLES BRADLEY14140
62I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER14113
63Mariners Apartment ComplexLANA DEL REY1468
64Sit Next To MeFOSTER THE PEOPLE14131
65Bones Of GileadRICHARD THOMPSON1314-1
66Feels Like SummerCHILDISH GAMBINO13130
67It Might Get DarkWHITE DENIM13112
68On My KneesMIDDLE KIDS13103
69Something HumanMUSE1314-1
70The MotherBRANDI CARLILE1314-1
71The SpotYOUR SMITH1385
72VirgoATMOSPHERE13121
73You Should See Me In A CrownBILLIE EILISH13130
74Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI1213-1
75HollywoodGORILLAZ1213-1
76Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS12111
77LotteryJADE BIRD1275
78LylaBIG RED MACHINE12102
79My EnemyCHVRCHES1213-1
80Rock HolyHISS GOLDEN MESSENGER1293
81Crack The CaseDAWES11110
82EmpressSNOW PATROL1112-1
83High HorseKACEY MUSGRAVES11101
84If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL1129
85La Di DaTHE INTERNET1113-2
86Once In My LifeDECEMBERISTS1112-1
87Walking AwayST. LUCIA11110
88Caesar RockPAUL MCCARTNEY1046
89Healing TideTHE WAR AND TREATY1082
90It Was YouNORAH JONES1011-1
91LoyalODESZA1013-3
92Never EverLORD HURON1012-2
93People Get OldLORI MCKENNA1011-1
94Ain't Gotta Worry ChildCHARLEY CROCKETT981
95Get What I WantBAD BAD HATS972
96GeyserMITSKI981
97Need A Little TimeCOURTNEY BARNETT954
98Rang Tang Ring ToonMOUNTAIN MAN990
99She's KeroseneINTERRUPTERS990
100Sunday RoastCOURTNEY BARNETT963

Photo by Matthieu A on Unsplash

Stephen Yasko and Public Radio Listener Surveys

Public Radio Listener Surveys Part 2

The Tools

So now that you've answered some questions about WHY you want to conduct a public radio listener survey, it's time to pick the right tool.

I want to go back to a line David Giovannoni use chant during the Audience 98 study. "Free is not a value."  There are plenty of free survey tools on the web but they often will not provide you with enough options to fully collect and analyze your data.

My Personal Favorite

I've used Survey Gizmo for more than 10 years and it keeps getting better.  It has two versions.  The Business version of an industrial strength version used by Fedex and others.  The Consumer or small business version is perfect for most station who want to accomplish a listener survey, listener polls and online forms.   I even used Survey Gizmo for job applicants to fill out and upload their resumes.  It made the EEO reports a breeze at the end of the year.

You can experiment with a free account and the decide which options (mostly more complex question types) you want to add.  I like the $85/month level since it gives the most question types.  The $25/month version has enough features for first time survey construction.

Survey Monkey Beyond The Free

A lot of folks liked Survey Monkey because it was free.  But everyone knew you were using Survey Monkey so it really didn't work for listener surveys where you wanted to present a professional image.

The paid plans offer a similar, but not identical, number of features as Survey Gizmo.  You'll need to compare the product feature tables on their websites to determine which features you really have to have.

I find Survey Gizmo is a little less expensive and has more question types than Survey Monkey.  But Survey Monkey includes quizzes in their mid-priced product and Survey Gizmo doesn't.  Quizzes could be a really cool tool for station promotion.

Google Forms

Aside from collecting basic information Google Forms isn't going to supplant a full service survey product.  You don't have much control over the look and feel of the form so everyone knows you're using Google Forms.  Reporting is super basic but if you've never done a survey before and just want to tool around for an afternoon then Google Forms could be your note pad.

There are bunch of other survey programs out there and you should do a google search and play around with them to determine which one is best suited to you---but I think you'll come back to Survey Gizmo.

Other Tools

Microstrategy  offers a free desktop client for their extremely expensive system that allows you to do some basic analysis. It allows you to do some nifty stuff.  For example, I use it to come with the Public Triple Play list.  I copy in each station's play list and then matches up all the song names from each station and totals the plays from all of the stations.

It's a great tool that you can play around with on a lonely Friday night with a bottle of wine.

Don't underestimate the power of Excel.  Most of us don't learn the advanced features, but we really should.

Here's a list of other software products you  might want to investigate.

In the next installment we'll tackle the fun stuff: Question Construction.