The Walking Dead is Working My Last Good Nerve

Ok, There are spoilers in this post so if you’re not caught up to the Mid Season Nine Finale then move along till you are.

Most television shows see an exodus of primary characters that normally signals the end of the series, especially one in its ninth season.  Not the Walking Dead.  In fact, the loss of a large number of central characters, often deviating from the comics the show is based on, seems to indicate some force is at work and it could be network driving the decision making.

Ross Marquand mentioned on the Talking Dead that the network had reviewed the footage of Arron’s reaction to Jesus’s death and suggested that Arron was not “emotional” enough.  Marquand went on to say that was a good call and the scene played better.  Hmmm…. in the past cast have stayed pretty far away from criticizing AMC or the Walking Dead overlords.

But then Tom Payne starting giving interviews telling quite openly that he had expressed in season 8 that he wasn’t happy with the way Jesus’s character was being handled… including the Gay Thing,  Since Arron an Jesus are the only gay male characters hanging out in the apocalypse, it seems only logical that they would have hooked up, or, gasp, fallen in love.  Arron’s last partner was a totally different type and, frankly, I found the Big Butch Arron and Twinkie Eric relationship a bit cliche.  Jesus and Arron would have been a very interesting contrast, especially that Eric was quickly disputed to “mystery cast member.”

Then we have the departure of Rick and Maggie.  We’re teased for months about Rick’s demise.  They got us used to the idea that Rick was going to be killed.  This was handled in much the way Negan’s head bashing to two strong characters to death.  The audience felt satisfied.  Andrew Lincoln has a very logical and repeated word for word in press accounts about being away from his family as his kids got older.  UH…Ask any parent and this will tell you that it really doesn’t hold water unless your kid is on drugs and you have go back to be the babysitter parent.  Consider this part of the statement “as they’ve gotten older, they’ve gotten less portable.”  Um, as kids get older and hit teenage years they want to see the world.  I’m sure relocating to the states and traveling the country is totally unattractive them.  Right.

And speaking of teenage years, there was a big stink stirred up by Chandler Riggs father about Chandler’s departure.  Carl has a much longer trajectory in the the comics. Everyone was behind the “it’s time for him to go to college” it seemed.  Except Chandler has said publicly that he was surprised by the exit.  Sure, some child stars do drop out of the acting scene to get their education in a traditional setting…..and some wait till they’re 23 to start and some take classes when not filming.

And now Lauren Cohan has disappeared with very little explanation.  Yet, there were inklings of pay equity issues with Andy Lincoln and other male stars.  So we have two big stars “taking a break” who worried about money, though guessed they had enough cash on hand.  Then a kid who didn’t want to stay—but had a stage father that may have been a bigger issue than we realized.  I get the feeling Chandler’s father was worrying about how soon the Walker Stalker appearances would diminish.  Then you kill off Maggie’s right hand man at The Hill Top when a budding gay romance may have blossomed.  I would love to have seen them arguing in bed about Jesus’s leadership style.

So–Three of the program’s main and highest paid actors have departed…. Ok, maybe Chandler was less expensive but he was going that way now that he’s an adult.

Oh and note to the producers….  I loved that you FINALLY went into DC.  But you could have used a real DC street sign.  Atlanta and DC both use the quadrant thing…but if you (or AMC) was so cheap that you couldn’t get a shot in DC then someone is pulling tight on the money and maybe even the content strings.

 

 

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.

Rank Song Artist Spins This Week Spins Last Week Change
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 82 82 0
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 69 71 -2
3 Loading Zones KURT VILE 67 62 5
4 Light On MAGGIE ROGERS 59 60 -1
5 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 53 50 3
6 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 52 53 -1
7 Shame ELLE KING 42 36 6
8 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 41 45 -4
9 Not Many Miles To Go ROSANNE CASH 41 34 7
10 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 41 42 -1
11 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 38 39 -1
12 If It Feels Good. Then It… LEON BRIDGES 38 42 -4
13 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 34 36 -2
14 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 31 31 0
15 Are You Ready To Love Me? THE WAR AND TREATY 29 20 9
16 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 29 31 -2
17 Merrie Land THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN 28 27 1
18 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 28 16 12
19 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 27 29 -2
20 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 27 29 -2
21 The Spot YOUR SMITH 27 22 5
22 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 26 29 -3
23 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 25 24 1
24 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 24 22 2
25 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 23 24 -1
26 Yellow Bike PEDRO THE LION 23 24 -1
27 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 22 21 1
28 Come For Me SUNFLOWER BEAN 22 5 17
29 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 22 17 5
30 Nobody MITSKI 22 18 4
31 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 22 20 2
32 The River KT TUNSTALL 22 22 0
33 Total Disaster RHETT MILLER 22 22 0
34 Sunshine Rock BOB MOULD 21 22 -1
35 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 20 21 -1
36 Little Light AMOS LEE 20 22 -2
37 99 BARNS COURTNEY 19 22 -3
38 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 19 22 -3
39 Can’t Fight The Feeling CHARLES BRADLEY 19 6 13
40 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 19 19 0
41 Tints f/Kendrick Lamar ANDERSON .PAAK 19 9 10
42 Gallipoli BEIRUT 18 15 3
43 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 18 24 -6
44 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 18 20 -2
45 Armor SARA BAREILLES 17 6 11
46 Back On The Chain Gang MORRISSEY 17 3 14
47 I Won’t Run From It BIG RED MACHINE 17 16 1
48 Shame, Shame, Shame LAKE STREET DIVE 17 19 -2
49 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 16 15 1
50 5 Dollars CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 15 10 5
51 Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 15 11 4
52 Dolphin PANDA BEAR 15 3 12
53 Freelance TORO Y MOI 15 24 -9
54 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 15 14 1
55 Just To Say I Love You MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD 15 12 3
56 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 15 12 3
57 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 15 13 2
58 This Time It’s DIfferent HEART BONES 15 9 6
59 Throwback JIM JAMES 15 15 0
60 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist.. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 14 14 0
61 Bloodless ANDREW BIRD 14 13 1
62 Clean Eyes SYML 14 13 1
63 Forgotten Love AURORA 14 8 6
64 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 14 14 0
65 Lonely SWAMP DOGG 14 11 3
66 Northern Lights DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 16 -2
67 Pressure MUSE 14 15 -1
68 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 14 11 3
69 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 14 14 0
70 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 14 14 0
71 Under Lime ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 14 5 9
72 Up To Me (Take 2, Remake) BOB DYLAN 14 0 14
73 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 14 15 -1
74 You Wouldn’t Like Me BETHS 14 15 -1
75 Bathed In Light DIRTY NIL 13 12 1
76 Cool SOCCER MOMMY 13 9 4
77 Now Or Never Now METRIC 13 14 -1
78 Slow Disco ST. VINCENT 13 12 1
79 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 13 13 0
80 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 13 13 0
81 What Makes You Happy EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS 13 15 -2
82 Can’t Knock The Hustle WEEZER 12 12 0
83 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 12 12 0
84 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 12 15 -3
85 He’s Got His Mother’s Hips JOHN GRANT 12 14 -2
86 Hide RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE 12 11 1
87 High Horse KACEY MUSGRAVES 12 13 -1
88 Lottery JADE BIRD 12 9 3
89 Velodrome DESSA 12 11 1
90 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 11 12 -1
91 Feed The Fire DAWES 11 11
92 Friday Morning KHRUANGBIN 11 1 10
93 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 11 13 -2
94 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 11 10 1
95 Lost NATALIE PRASS 11 8 3
96 Make Believe KERO KERO BONITO 11 10 1
97 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 11 10 1
98 Dark, Dark, Dark GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV 10 13 -3
99 Death In Midsummer DEERHUNTER 10 13 -3
100 Disarray LOW 10 10 0

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

Rank Artist Song Spins This Week Spins Last Week Spin Change
1 HOZIER Nina Cried Power 114 116 -2
2 MUMFORD & SONS Guiding Light 96 104 -8
3 KURT VILE Loading Zones 93 94 -1
4 CAT POWER Woman f/Lana Del Rey 83 82 1
5 MAGGIE ROGERS Light On 82 62 20
6 PHOSPHORESCENT New Birth In New England 82 77 5
7 NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS Hey Mama 76 65 11
8 MARK KNOPFLER Good On You Son 74 61 13
9 SHARON VAN ETTEN Comeback Kid 73 75 -2
10 ROSANNE CASH Not Many Miles To Go 70 55 15
11 ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Unwanted Number 66 60 6
12 JADE BIRD Uh Huh 57 55 2
13 INTERPOL If You Really Love Nothing 56 51 5
14 GRACE POTTER I’d Rather Go Blind 54 63 -9
15 KT TUNSTALL The River 52 65 -13
16 THE REVIVALISTS All My Friends 50 56 -6
17 JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT Cumberland Gap 48 27 21
18 LAKE STREET DIVE Shame, Shame, Shame 46 48 -2
19 LEON BRIDGES If It Feels Good. Then It… 45 44 1
20 RAYLAND BAXTER Casanova 45 48 -3
21 NORAH JONES A Song With No Name 44 46 -2
22 THE RECORD COMPANY Make It Happen 43 47 -4
23 AMOS LEE No More Darkness, No More… 42 63 -21
24 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Northern Lights 42 39 3
25 KOOKS Four Leaf Clover 39 36 3
26 ELLE KING Shame 37 40 -3
27 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Again And Again 36 39 -3
28 ISRAEL NASH Rolling On 36 42 -6
29 PAUL MCCARTNEY Caesar Rock 36 36
30 BOYGENIUS Bite The Hand 35 29 6
31 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Autumn Love 35 41 -6
32 JIM JAMES Throwback 34 28 6
33 AMOS LEE Little Light 33 13 20
34 BOB MOULD Sunshine Rock 33 24 9
35 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Idea Of You 33 36 -3
36 PEDRO THE LION Yellow Bike 33 5 28
37 BETHS You Wouldn’t Like Me 32 22 10
38 BILLIE EILISH You Should See Me In A Crown 32 28 4
39 MUSE Pressure 32 30 2
40 THE INTERNET La Di Da 32 30 2
41 THE RECORD COMPANY I’m Getting Better (And I’m… 32 34 -2
42 DAWES Feed The Fire 30 29 1
43 DECEMBERISTS Once In My Life 30 24 6
44 JOHN GRANT He’s Got His Mother’s Hips 30 16 14
45 THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN Merrie Land 30 22 8
46 TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS Keep A Little Soul 30 27 3
47 XAVIER RUDD Walk Away 30 27 3
48 ANNA CALVI Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My 28 22 6
49 CHASTITY BROWN Mad Love 28 26 2
50 LEMON TWIGS Small Victories 28 26 2
51 SMASHING PUMPKINS Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) 28 28
52 LENNY KRAVITZ Low 27 7 20
53 BLOOD ORANGE Charcoal Baby 26 30 -4
54 FIRST AID KIT Tender Offerings 26 28 -2
55 GANG OF YOUTHS Let Me Down Easy 26 28 -2
56 METRIC Now Or Never Now 26 28 -2
57 SYML Clean Eyes 26 30 -4
58 BIG RED MACHINE Lyla 24 30 -6
59 DAWES Crack The Case 24 21 3
60 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Gold Rush 24 27 -3
61 DIRTY NIL Bathed In Light 24 24
62 ISRAEL NASH Lucky Ones 24 24
63 MITSKI Nobody 24 22 2
64 ROSTAM In A River 24 15 9
65 ST. VINCENT Slow Disco 24 26 -2
66 THE WAR AND TREATY Are You Ready To Love Me? 24 1 23
67 WEEZER Can’t Knock The Hustle 24 24
68 ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Suspect My Tears 23 26 -3
69 IDLES Danny Nedelko 22 16 6
70 KERO KERO BONITO Make Believe 22 14 8
71 RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE Hide 22 26 -4
72 SWAMP DOGG Lonely 22 16 6
73 YOUR SMITH The Spot 22 22 0
74 FIRST AID KIT Fireworks 21 21
75 NEKO CASE Last Lion Of Albion 21 21
76 SNOW PATROL Empress 21 18 3
77 ANDERSON .PAAK Tints f/Kendrick Lamar 20 14 6
78 DESSA Velodrome 20 24 -4
79 GROWLERS Problems III 20 18 2
80 MARC RIBOT Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) 20 16 4
81 TY SEGALL I’m A Man 20 22 -2
82 ANDERSON EAST This Too Shall Last 18 21 -3
83 ATMOSPHERE Jerome 18 17 1
84 BIG RED MACHINE Hymnostic 18 15 3
85 BRANDI CARLILE Sugartooth 18 18
86 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Patricia 18 21 -3
87 JUNGLE Heavy, California 17 13 4
88 AURORA Forgotten Love 16 16
89 BRANDI CARLILE Party Of One f/Sam Smith 16 12 4
90 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 60 & Punk 16 14 2
91 HEART BONES This Time It’s DIfferent 16 16
92 CHARLES BRADLEY I Feel A Change 15 15 0
93 RHETT MILLER Total Disaster 15 14 1
94 KACEY MUSGRAVES High Horse 14 7 7
95 SISTER SPARROW Gold 14 14
96 HIPPO CAMPUS Bambi 13 11 2
97 JEFF TWEEDY Some Birds 13 12 1
98 MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD Just To Say I Love You 13 13
99 EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS What Makes You Happy 12 6 6
100 RICHARD THOMPSON Bones Of Gilead 12 14 -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.

RANK SONG ARTIST SPINS THIS WEEK SPINS LAST WEEK CHANGE
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 90 80 10
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 76 67 9
3 Shame ELLE KING 64 54 10
4 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 60 46 14
5 Loading Zones KURT VILE 60 39 21
6 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 60 54 6
7 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 55 52 3
8 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 52 55 -3
9 Light On MAGGIE ROGERS 49 42 7
10 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 47 42 5
11 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 41 36 5
12 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 41 39 2
13 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 40 30 10
14 Feed The Fire DAWES 37 32 5
15 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 36 14 22
16 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 36 27 9
17 Not Many Miles To Go ROSANNE CASH 36 18 18
18 If It Feels Good. Then It M… LEON BRIDGES 35 27 8
19 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 28 15 13
20 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 28 28 0
21 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 28 22 6
22 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 25 21 4
23 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 24 22 2
24 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 23 22 1
25 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 22 18 4
26 The River KT TUNSTALL 22 28 -6
27 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 21 20 1
28 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 21 24 -3
29 The Spot YOUR SMITH 21 9 12
30 Total Disaster RHETT MILLER 21 19 2
31 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 20 10 10
32 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 20 21 -1
33 Nobody MITSKI 20 12 8
34 Freelance TORO Y MOI 19 19
35 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 19 12 7
36 A Song With No Name NORAH JONES 18 8 10
37 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 18 24 -6
38 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 18 7 11
39 La Di Da THE INTERNET 18 13 5
40 Heavy, California JUNGLE 17 7 10
41 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 17 8 9
42 99 BARNS COURTNEY 16 8 8
43 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 16 12 4
44 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 16 13 3
45 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 16 7 9
46 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 16 21 -5
47 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 16 14 2
48 Suspirium THOM YORKE 16 14 2
49 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 15 9 6
50 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 15 18 -3
51 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 15 12 3
52 Throwback JIM JAMES 15 11 4
53 Bathed In Light THE DIRTY NIL 14 15 -1
54 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 14 16 -2
55 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 14 22 -8
56 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 14 14 0
57 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 14 14 0
58 Northern Lights DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 9 5
59 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 14 9 5
60 What Makes You Happy EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS 14 17 -3
61 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 14 11 3
62 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 14 21 -7
63 Blue Rose AMEN DUNES 13 1 12
64 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 13 8 5
65 Can’t Knock The Hustle WEEZER 13 14 -1
66 Clean Eyes SYML 13 13 0
67 Disarray LOW 13 5 8
68 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 13 17 -4
69 Hollywood GORILLAZ 13 12 1
70 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 13 4 9
71 I’m A Man TY SEGALL 13 11 2
72 Just To Say I Love You MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD 13 0 13
73 Little Light AMOS LEE 13 0 13
74 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 13 13 0
75 Pressure MUSE 13 14 -1
76 Crack The Case DAWES 12 12 0
77 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 12 8 4
78 Hide RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE 12 0 12
79 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 12 12 0
80 Move MILO GREENE 12 9 3
81 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 12 7 5
82 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 12 10 2
83 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 12 5 7
84 5 Dollars CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 11 7 4
85 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 11 7 4
86 Don’t Want It To Be Over JOEY DOSIK 11 9 2
87 Girlfriend f/Dam-Funk CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 11 7 4
88 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 11 8 3
89 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 11 9 2
90 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 11 11 0
91 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 11 6 5
92 Mariners Apartment Complex LANA DEL REY 11 6 5
93 Million Dollars To Kill Me JOYCE MANOR 11 11 0
94 Now Or Never Now METRIC 11 11 0
95 One More YAEJI 11 9 2
96 Rock Holy HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER 11 8 3
97 Slow Disco ST. VINCENT 11 0 11
98 Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) MARC RIBOT 10 11 -1
99 My Enemy CHVRCHES 10 13 -3
100 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 10 12 -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.

Rank Song Artist Spins This Week Spins Last Week Change
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 73 72 1
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 68 64 4
3 Shame ELLE KING 54 65 -11
4 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 53 54 -1
5 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 52 64 -12
6 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 52 60 -8
7 Loading Zones KURT VILE 45 55 -10
8 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 45 57 -12
9 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 41 40 1
10 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 38 44 -6
11 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 36 46 -10
12 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 33 31 2
13 Feed The Fire DAWES 30 37 -7
14 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 29 35 -6
15 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 26 30 -4
16 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 26 6 20
17 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 22 12 10
18 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 22 20 2
19 The River KT TUNSTALL 22 27 -5
20 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 21 12 9
21 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 21 20 1
22 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 21 36 -15
23 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 21 20 1
24 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 21 28 -7
25 Light On MAGGIE ROGERS 21 1 20
26 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 21 17 4
27 The Spot YOUR SMITH 21 19 2
28 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 20 21 -1
29 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 19 16 3
30 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 19 23 -4
31 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 19 23 -4
32 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 18 16 2
33 Shame, Shame, Shame LAKE STREET DIVE 18 20 -2
34 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 17 22 -5
35 What Makes You Happy EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS 17 8 9
36 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 16 18 -2
37 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 16 13 3
38 Total Disaster RHETT MILLER 16 10 6
39 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 15 18 -3
40 Charity COURTNEY BARNETT 15 15 0
41 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 15 15 0
42 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 15 20 -5
43 Suspirium THOM YORKE 15 15 0
44 Bathed In Light THE DIRTY NIL 14 8 6
45 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 14 15 -1
46 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 18 -4
47 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 14 11 3
48 If It Feels Good. Then It M… LEON BRIDGES 14 18 -4
49 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 14 15 -1
50 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 14 19 -5
51 Nobody MITSKI 14 27 -13
52 A Little Honey NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 13 12 1
53 Clean Eyes SYML 13 7 6
54 Everybody Knows JAYHAWKS 13 3 10
55 Half As Good As You f/A Merton TOM ODELL 13 6 7
56 Heavy, California JUNGLE 13 15 -2
57 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 13 17 -4
58 Life To Fix THE RECORD COMPANY 13 8 5
59 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 13 11 2
60 Million Dollars To Kill Me JOYCE MANOR 13 11 2
61 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 12 10 2
62 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 12 15 -3
63 My Enemy CHVRCHES 12 11 1
64 A Pearl MITSKI 11 8 3
65 Hollywood GORILLAZ 11 12 -1
66 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 11 10 1
67 Jeannie Becomes A Mom CAROLINE ROSE 11 14 -3
68 One More YAEJI 11 8 3
69 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 11 10 1
70 Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) MARC RIBOT 10 12 -2
71 Crack The Case DAWES 10 14 -4
72 Doubt HIPPO CAMPUS 10 3 7
73 Geyser MITSKI 10 8 2
74 La Di Da THE INTERNET 10 12 -2
75 Pressure MUSE 10 10
76 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 10 9 1
77 Throwback JIM JAMES 10 15 -5
78 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 10 16 -6
79 99 BARNS COURTNEY 9 8 1
80 Addictions LUCY DACUS 9 4 5
81 Ain’t Gotta Worry Child CHARLEY CROCKETT 9 8 1
82 Broken Finger Blues RICHARD SWIFT 9 7 2
83 Can’t Knock The Hustle WEEZER 9 9
84 Fever Pitch RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE 9 9 0
85 High Horse KACEY MUSGRAVES 9 12 -3
86 Jerome ATMOSPHERE 9 6 3
87 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 9 9 0
88 Not Many Miles To Go ROSANNE CASH 9 9
89 Once In My Life DECEMBERISTS 9 11 -2
90 Shotgun GEORGE EZRA 9 8 1
91 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 9 15 -6
92 The Joke BRANDI CARLILE 9 7 2
93 Think It Over HIPPO CAMPUS 9 5 4
94 Tried f/Little Dragon BADBADNOTGOOD 9 14 -5
95 5 Dollars CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 8 5 3
96 60 & Punk DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 8 8 0
97 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 8 10 -2
98 Fireworks FIRST AID KIT 8 5 3
99 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 8 17 -9
100 Lucky Penny JD MCPHERSON 8 7 1

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.

RANK SONG ARTIST SPINS THIS WEEK SPINS LAST WEK MOVE
1 Shame ELLE KING 62 63 (1)
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 60 59 1
3 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 60 60 0
4 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 57 64 (7)
5 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 50 53 (3)
6 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 49 59 (10)
7 Loading Zones KURT VILE 45 47 (2)
8 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 45 54 (9)
9 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 40 25 15
10 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 37 35 2
11 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 37 52 (15)
12 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 32 26 6
13 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 31 23 8
14 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 27 30 (3)
15 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 27 32 (5)
16 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 24 20 4
17 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 23 34 (11)
18 Feed The Fire DAWES 23 25 (2)
19 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 23 23 0
20 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 22 25 (3)
21 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 22 18 4
22 Nobody MITSKI 22 20 2
23 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 21 26 (5)
24 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 20 21 (1)
25 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 20 19 1
26 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 20 23 (3)
27 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 19 22 (3)
28 Heavy, California JUNGLE 19 17 2
29 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 18 21 (3)
30 Shame, Shame, Shame LAKE STREET DIVE 18 19 (1)
31 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 17 22 (5)
32 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 17 21 (4)
33 Throwback JIM JAMES 17 17 0
34 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 16 18 (2)
35 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 16 16 0
36 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 15 8 7
37 A Little Honey NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 14 12 2
38 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 14 18 (4)
39 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 14 8 6
40 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 14 13 1
41 The River KT TUNSTALL 14 15 (1)
42 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 13 10 3
43 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 13 14 (1)
44 If It Feels Good. Then It M… LEON BRIDGES 13 2 11
45 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 13 13
46 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 13 11 2
47 Million Dollars To Kill Me JOYCE MANOR 13 9 4
48 Need A Little Time COURTNEY BARNETT 13 14 (1)
49 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 13 15 (2)
50 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 13 13
51 Bathed In Light THE DIRTY NIL 12 1 11
52 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 12 13 (1)
53 Black Moon Rising BLACK PUMAS 12 22 (10)
54 Charity COURTNEY BARNETT 12 8 4
55 Crack The Case DAWES 12 12
56 Get In The Mind Shaft JACK WHITE 12 12
57 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 12 9 3
58 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 12 11 1
59 Jeannie Becomes A Mom CAROLINE ROSE 12 7 5
60 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 12 10 2
61 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 12 16 (4)
62 Suspirium THOM YORKE 12 15 (3)
63 Clean Eyes SYML 11 1 10
64 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 11 12 (1)
65 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 11 12 (1)
66 Happy Man JUNGLE 11 21 (10)
67 Hollywood GORILLAZ 11 14 (3)
68 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 11 14 (3)
69 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 11 12 (1)
70 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 11 10 1
71 My Enemy CHVRCHES 11 12 (1)
72 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 11 10 1
73 When The Curtain Falls GRETA VAN FLEET 11 15 (4)
74 A Pearl MITSKI 10 9 1
75 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 10 12 (2)
76 Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) MARC RIBOT 10 11 (1)
77 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 10 9 1
78 Half As Good As You f/A Merton TOM ODELL 10 1 9
79 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 10 13 (3)
80 La Di Da THE INTERNET 10 14 (4)
81 The Spot YOUR SMITH 10 13 (3)
82 Waves Of Galveston IRON & WINE 10 8 2
83 Work Out CHANCE THE RAPPER 10 14 (4)
84 99 BARNS COURTNEY 9 8 1
85 Alright JAIN 9 14 (5)
86 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 9 7 2
87 Big God FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 9 8 1
88 Geyser MITSKI 9 6 3
89 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 9 11 (2)
90 Life To Fix THE RECORD COMPANY 9 8 1
91 Once In My Life DECEMBERISTS 9 8 1
92 Shotgun GEORGE EZRA 9 8 1
93 Straight Shot DEVOTCHKA 9 9
94 Tried f/Little Dragon BADBADNOTGOOD 9 10 (1)
95 You Worry Me NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 9 7 2
96 Ain’t Gotta Worry Child CHARLEY CROCKETT 8 9 (1)
97 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 8 7 1
98 Hell Or High Water PASSENGER 8 3 5
99 I Won’t Run From It BIG RED MACHINE 8 10 (2)
100 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 8 9 (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.

RANK SONG ARTIST SPINS  THIS WEEK SPINS LAST WEEK CHANGE
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 77 75 2
2 Shame ELLE KING 74 61 13
3 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 73 58 15
4 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 72 60 12
5 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 70 70 0
6 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 63 62 1
7 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 58 56 2
8 Loading Zones KURT VILE 58 50 8
9 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 56 47 9
10 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 50 51 -1
11 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 50 53 -3
12 Feed The Fire DAWES 43 44 -1
13 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 43 43 0
14 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 35 35 0
15 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 31 23 8
16 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 30 30 0
17 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 29 46 -17
18 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 28 18 10
19 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 26 20 6
20 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 25 18 7
21 Nobody MITSKI 25 25 0
22 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 25 28 -3
23 The River KT TUNSTALL 25 25 0
24 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 24 26 -2
25 The Spot YOUR SMITH 24 13 11
26 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 23 23 0
27 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 22 12 10
28 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 22 20 2
29 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 22 21 1
30 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 22 21 1
31 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 21 24 -3
32 Black Moon Rising BLACK PUMAS 21 21 0
33 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 21 29 -8
34 Happy Man JUNGLE 21 23 -2
35 Heavy, California JUNGLE 21 7 14
36 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 20 21 -1
37 Throwback JIM JAMES 19 18 1
38 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 18 17 1
39 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 17 18 -1
40 Suspirium THOM YORKE 17 17 0
41 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 16 19 -3
42 Need A Little Time COURTNEY BARNETT 16 13 3
43 Run The Road SANTIGOLD 16 16 0
44 When The Curtain Falls GRETA VAN FLEET 16 14 2
45 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 15 12 3
46 Come On To Me PAUL MCCARTNEY 15 14 1
47 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 15 9 6
48 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 15 7 8
49 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 15 16 -1
50 Work Out CHANCE THE RAPPER 15 16 -1
51 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 14 14 0
52 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 14 13 1
53 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 14 13 1
54 La Di Da THE INTERNET 14 14 0
55 Sit Next To Me FOSTER THE PEOPLE 14 13 1
56 Sure Feels Good Anyway AMY RAY 14 8 6
57 A Little Honey NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 13 13 0
58 Alright JAIN 13 17 -4
59 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 13 14 -1
60 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 13 11 2
61 Charity COURTNEY BARNETT 13 12 1
62 Dark Saturday METRIC 13 16 -3
63 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 13 12 1
64 Everyone But Me ROSANNE CASH 13 7 6
65 Feels Like Summer CHILDISH GAMBINO 13 13 0
66 Hollywood GORILLAZ 13 12 1
67 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 13 13 0
68 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 13 3 10
69 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 13 10 3
70 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 13 3 10
71 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 13 15 -2
72 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 12 12
73 Get In The Mind Shaft JACK WHITE 12 12 0
74 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 12 8 4
75 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 12 11 1
76 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 12 8 4
77 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 11 10 1
78 Crack The Case DAWES 11 11 0
79 Everything You Need f/Clapton DOYLE BRAMHALL II 11 4 7
80 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 11 15 -4
81 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 11 11 0
82 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 11 10 1
83 Mariners Apartment Complex LANA DEL REY 11 18 -7
84 My Enemy CHVRCHES 11 11 0
85 Patricia FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 11 1 10
86 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 11 8 3
87 Virgo ATMOSPHERE 11 14 -3
88 60 & Punk DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 10 6 4
89 City Looks Pretty COURTNEY BARNETT 10 8 2
90 Empress SNOW PATROL 10 10 0
91 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 10 13 -3
92 Lonely SWAMP DOGG 10 5 5
93 Never Ever LORD HURON 10 10 0
94 On My Knees MIDDLE KIDS 10 13 -3
95 Problems III GROWLERS 10 7 3
96 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 10 10
97 Sunday Roast COURTNEY BARNETT 10 7 3
98 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 10 12 -2
99 A Pearl MITSKI 9 7 2
100 Girlfriend f/Dam-Funk CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 9 13 -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 Rank Song Artist Spins This Week Spins Last Week Change
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 71 78 -7
2 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 70 55 15
3 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 65 68 -3
4 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 59 59 0
5 Shame ELLE KING 59 59 0
6 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 58 71 -13
7 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 54 56 -2
8 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 50 47 3
9 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 48 48 0
10 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 45 43 2
11 Loading Zones KURT VILE 44 44 0
12 Feed The Fire DAWES 42 48 -6
13 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 42 42
14 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 42 49 -7
15 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 37 35 2
16 Happy Man JUNGLE 34 34 0
17 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 33 36 -3
18 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 32 29 3
19 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 30 18 12
20 Nobody MITSKI 30 33 -3
21 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 28 31 -3
22 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 27 23 4
23 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 26 20 6
24 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 26 20 6
25 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 24 22 2
26 Suspirium THOM YORKE 24 27 -3
27 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 23 24 -1
28 The River KT TUNSTALL 23 25 -2
29 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 22 23 -1
30 Black Moon Rising BLACK PUMAS 22 21 1
31 Straight Shot DEVOTCHKA 22 22 0
32 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 21 22 -1
33 Girlfriend f/Dam-Funk CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 21 16 5
34 Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You SHERYL CROW 21 27 -6
35 17 Days (’18) PRINCE 20 14 6
36 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 20 18 2
37 Lash Out ALICE MERTON 20 20 0
38 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 20 16 4
39 Run The Road SANTIGOLD 20 26 -6
40 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 19 17 2
41 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 19 2 17
42 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 18 17 1
43 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 18 18
44 Come On To Me PAUL MCCARTNEY 18 19 -1
45 Throwback JIM JAMES 18 20 -2
46 Dark Saturday METRIC 17 16 1
47 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 17 14 3
48 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 17 18 -1
49 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 17 18 -1
50 When The Curtain Falls GRETA VAN FLEET 16 14 2
51 Alright JAIN 15 16 -1
52 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 15 18 -3
53 Jeannie Becomes A Mom CAROLINE ROSE 15 17 -2
54 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 15 16 -1
55 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 15 15 0
56 Work Out CHANCE THE RAPPER 15 16 -1
57 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 13 1
58 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 14 9 5
59 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 14 11 3
60 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 14 13 1
61 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 14 14 0
62 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 14 1 13
63 Mariners Apartment Complex LANA DEL REY 14 6 8
64 Sit Next To Me FOSTER THE PEOPLE 14 13 1
65 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 13 14 -1
66 Feels Like Summer CHILDISH GAMBINO 13 13 0
67 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 13 11 2
68 On My Knees MIDDLE KIDS 13 10 3
69 Something Human MUSE 13 14 -1
70 The Mother BRANDI CARLILE 13 14 -1
71 The Spot YOUR SMITH 13 8 5
72 Virgo ATMOSPHERE 13 12 1
73 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 13 13 0
74 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 12 13 -1
75 Hollywood GORILLAZ 12 13 -1
76 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 12 11 1
77 Lottery JADE BIRD 12 7 5
78 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 12 10 2
79 My Enemy CHVRCHES 12 13 -1
80 Rock Holy HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER 12 9 3
81 Crack The Case DAWES 11 11 0
82 Empress SNOW PATROL 11 12 -1
83 High Horse KACEY MUSGRAVES 11 10 1
84 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 11 2 9
85 La Di Da THE INTERNET 11 13 -2
86 Once In My Life DECEMBERISTS 11 12 -1
87 Walking Away ST. LUCIA 11 11 0
88 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 10 4 6
89 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 10 8 2
90 It Was You NORAH JONES 10 11 -1
91 Loyal ODESZA 10 13 -3
92 Never Ever LORD HURON 10 12 -2
93 People Get Old LORI MCKENNA 10 11 -1
94 Ain’t Gotta Worry Child CHARLEY CROCKETT 9 8 1
95 Get What I Want BAD BAD HATS 9 7 2
96 Geyser MITSKI 9 8 1
97 Need A Little Time COURTNEY BARNETT 9 5 4
98 Rang Tang Ring Toon MOUNTAIN MAN 9 9 0
99 She’s Kerosene INTERRUPTERS 9 9 0
100 Sunday Roast COURTNEY BARNETT 9 6 3

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