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AirCheck 10 May, 2011: Eurovision 2011

Written by jeremy on Monday, 9 of May , 2011 at 5:48 pm

3-6PM PDT Tuesday 10 May 2011

Today is the first semi-final in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the monumental 43 country pop song contest (Idol on steroids), so I’m devoting this show to the entries. (Read more…)

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AirCheck 020910

Written by jeremy on Tuesday, 9 of February , 2010 at 10:42 am

Other than the hour and a quarter’s worth of new European material, this edition of AirCheck is playtime, a chance to go back and hit some of the things that have only been played on one show and deserve more, and some that have been there so long they’ve been forgotten.

Here are some of the artists I looked up for whatever reason: (Read more…)

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AirCheck 011210

Written by jeremy on Monday, 11 of January , 2010 at 5:45 pm

After all the time devoted to the year-end EuroChart reviews, I am so ready for some new music.  It’s been three weeks since I sought out new tunes, so there’s a lot of new music.  I doubt I’ll play anything old unless it was preempted by the season.  (Read more…)

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AirCheck 121509

Written by jeremy on Tuesday, 15 of December , 2009 at 10:37 am

This week’s AirCheck is all Europe again.

As another year draws to a close, artists all over Europe have released their latest, hopefully CD-sales-inspiring, singles. With all of our time devoted to getting ready to go live on the FM dial, and being out of our studio while it’s remodeled, the past couple weeks things have mounted up, so there’s a ton of new music. As usual this is my worksheet, so not everything will be covered… just artists I needed to remember. The nice part of it is that WordPress has pretty good search capabilities, so as I grab these snippets, more and more of the international artists will be searchable here.

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AirCheck 120101 (Worksheet)

Written by jeremy on Tuesday, 1 of December , 2009 at 2:15 pm

OK, I’ll be honest here… this is more for me than you.  Every week when I prep AirCheck, my Tuesday night world hits show, I go through so many charts and wikis that I often can’t remember where I found info about an artist, or to whom it related.  Creeping CRS.  😉  So i’m going to try it this way, using the OzBlog and ScribeFire to pull together the info behind my AirCheck show. We’ll see how it works.

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Whirled Hits with Jeremy

Written by jeremy on Friday, 27 of November , 2009 at 11:26 pm

I’ve always thought that what a country listens to on the radio or in the clubs or on their iPods says a lot about the culture that you won’t find if you only dig into its ethnic music. I guess you could call me a cultural pop musicologist.

As such, I’ve been following the world charts since the 70’s, but only recently has the internet made it possible to actually put together a live, real-time chart hits show, drawn every week from the charts of the world and presented while the chart rankings are still current. Every week when I research the show, I check multiple sources to find out about the international artists we play. I can be a bit forgetful (creeping CRS) so I often do it more than once. Now, I’ll just ScribeFire it onto this blog, which will both make it easier on my poor aching mind and provide the resources and research to the web-wide world.

So this blog will hold be clips about artists, pieces of charts, music resources, stuff like that. Sometimes there will even be a playlist. 😉

Catch Whirled Hits Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm on Ozcat Radio.

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WhirledHits

Whirled Hits is Ozcat’s international pop hits program, checking out what’s on the air elsewhere in the world. If you like pop music, Whirled Hits will open your ears to a world of current international hits most radio in this country ignores because of language differences.