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Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day

alanis Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day Another Christmas baby! Aside from Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who welcomed their first child, Alanis Morissette received a joyful Christmas gift as well – her baby boy.

Alanis and husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway welcomed their first child, named Ever Imre, who was born on December 25. ‘Ever’ came from Alanis’ twin brother who has the same name, while ‘Imre’ is a common Hungarian name. Ever Imre, according to the singer’s representative was delivered to the world on Christmas Day and “all are healthy and happy”. page go Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day  Continue reading Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day »

Top 40 Net Radio: Its 80s Roots

By Jeff Bachmeier

Top 40 Music Top 40 Net Radio: Its 80s RootsAlso known as Mainstream Top 40 and Contemporary Hits Radio, Top 40 Net Radio Music is based loosely on playing only the top music from many other formats. Recently, more and more music hits are being “exposed” directly from the format, as program and music directors are willing to take more chances on new music being released. The majority of the Top 40 Music played fall into 3 main music genres or categories: Rock, Pop and RnB with the majority of those genres falling into the pop category.

The Hits Channel format (a.k.a. CHR) was officially labeled in the early 1980′s, however the Top 40 format can be traced back as far as the 1950′s. Top 40 Music has had its ups and downs over the years but continues to stand the test of time with artists such as: Chubby Checker in the 60s, Steve Miller Band in the 70s, Paula Abdul in the 80s, Backstreet Boys in the 90s and Beyonce currently.

Top 40 Net Radio Music: Music Hits Revolution

 Top 40 Net Radio: Its 80s RootsTop 40 Music is a diverse and widely popular music format for just about any age group. It could be argued that there’s no one right way to program the format, which is what makes it so popular. There are a few specific CHR categories that most hit radio fall under the following genres.

CHR / POP or Mainstream Top 40′s

For the most part this format plays pop, urban, alternative and rock music hits, and every once in a while a country crossover song. Some of the current artists heard on CHR / POP Top 40 Net Radio are: Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy

CHR / Rhythmic or CHR / Urban AC

This Top 40 net (or traditional radio) Hits radio format focuses on Hip Hop and RnB. The major difference between CHR / Pop and CHR / Rhythmic is the lack of rock and alternative music. CHR / Rhythmic stations will still play a pop song while CHR / Urban will not. Some of the current artists heard on CHR / Rhythmic are: Flo Rida, Soulja Boy, and T.I. Some of the current artists heard on CHR / Urban are: Jamie Foxx, Rick Ross, Ne-Yo.

Adult CHR or Hot AC

This format focuses on the Pop and Rock genres of the format but may occasionally play a Rhythmic or Dance Song. Some of the current artists heard on this format are: The Fray, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Nickelback, and Kelly Clarkson.

There are also other local and regional music hits channels including CHR / Dance, CHR / Rock and CHR / Tejan.

Top 40 Music: Musical Events

Year Event
1950′s - Todd Storz and Gordon McClendon get the credit for creating the first Top 40 stations.
1960′s - The Top 40 Music Hits format gains ground with the current fads of the decade including: Beach Music, The British Invasion, Bubble Gum, Elvis
1970′s - The Top 40 format struggled with the fragmentation of different artists. Album Rock became very popular and was heard on many of the first FM stations.
1980′s - Casey Kasem and the weekly Top 40 was born and became a huge success. This type of music program is still broadcast today with Ryan Seacrest taking over the host duties Casey Kasem a few years ago.
1990′s - The Boy Band Craze better defined The CHR format in the 90s.  The Backstreet Boys, N’ Sync, New Kids on the Block, Hanson, etc. all enjoyed number 1 hits.
2000 – Present - In 2009 Pink became the most successful solo artist of all time amassing 3 straight number one hits.  She is the only solo artist to ever do that.  The format continues to be popular with a wide range of people tuning in to their favorite hits channel.

Top 40 Net Radio: The Current Phenomenon

Alecia Moore is Pink Top 40 Net Radio: Its 80s RootsWhat makes the Hits Channel format so popular right now is the vast variety of music released for the format. Akon, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, All American Rejects, Miley Cyrus and many more are being played on Top 40 stations everywhere. No other format can lay claim to that variety of music. The unwritten law in Top 40 radio is: Don’t like the song currently playing, chances are you’ll like the next one. Top 40 Net Radio artists such as Britney Spears, Flo rida, Black Eyed Peas and Kelly Clarkson, just to name a few, will continue to produce the massive hits that appeal to the majority of music listeners.

 
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    Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile.

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