A SUMMER FIX FOR 96
A SUMMER FIX FOR 96
Filtering out the correct tracks for a fun pop radio station like Pattaya People Radio 96FM has to be brought down to a kind of science. The amount of thought that goes into the preparation of each months playlist can be interesting to many, even those who just merrily enjoy listening in and, hopefully, singing along.
96FM station production manager Barry Upton has his own formula for providing an output that can please nearly everyone, most of the time.
There will be those who prefer more ‘R&B’, ‘Dance’ music or other such genres but, when surveyed, by far, the Ex Pat population of Pattaya prefer a variety of easy listening fun music which hopefully excites or stirs up great memories.
For those who like rap styled or ‘younger’ music, then you can always tune in to sister station ‘Kiss FM’ on 91.75.
To this end, Barry groups his music into eight different catagories. Firstly there’s ‘Classic A’ and ‘Classic B’ which includes 50s, 60s & 70s. Then follows ‘Standard A’ and ‘Standard B’ covering music from the 80s and 90s. ‘Current A’ and ‘Current B’ features hits from this decade and ‘New A’ plus ‘New B’ covers recent hits and new additions.
These catagories are jumbled up in a pre planned sequence which means that only one song from each category will be played before a completely different one will follow. So, in each hour, there will be something from every decade in the modern pop era.
The ‘wow’ factor also comes in to play as there is bound to be something heard to bring that reaction at some point to almost everyone.
As Pattaya is a fun, around the clock, rockin’ party town, then the music category selection keeps churning out those ‘Sunshine Hits’ – 24/7.
New additions for May include some more fun ‘Mash Ups’ where creative original mixes of well known tracks are skillfully moulded together. 96FM is boasting a few special exclusive mixes such as the ones put together by James Matthew Pateman who used to be a member of ‘Bad Boys Inc’. Listen out for George Michael and other superstars vocals carefully synched to completely different music than the expected.
Also, Barry Upton has re-discovered the very first compilation album he got his parents to buy for him back in the early sixties called ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ which features some gems rarely heard from a wide variety of artists including ‘The Rolling Stones’. The whole album has been uploaded, ready to surprise.
Whether you are tuned in to ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Let’s Do Lunch’, ‘Afternoon Delight’, ‘The Sundowner Show’ or ‘Through The Night’, there’s bound to be something to thrill and entertain each and every one.
ENJOY 96FM, Pattaya People Radio.