What if radio stations were people, too?
You know how some radio stations only plays songs by a certain band? It's almost like a conspiracy, right?
I wanted to prove my point (and I was wrong), so I signed up Denmark's national radio station to last.fm.
The inverted radio station
Seeing the data flow in, I started dreaming about making two derivative radio stations from one radio station:
- DR P3 music would play only the music from the station. None of the chit chat from the hosts.
- DR P3 talk would - in real time - play the host chit chat, and then when music would come on, it would substitute it with your own.
Then I forgot about it.
Turns out it ran for almost a decade. Silently noting every single track played on the radio, adding it to last.fm.
For the primary music channel, that amounted to 619,606 plays.
Here's the chart for P3 from 2008 to 2018