We had the coolest opportunity to tour a local radio station.
He explained that songs are chosen by test groups and those are then programmed to play. Everything in their unit of offices is run by a central computer.
We also visited the country station that I grew up listening too.
I felt guilty about listening to my Sirius radio in my van....didn't realize that Sirius made that much of an impact on radio stations and their sponsors that they get. The less people they have listening, the less chances of keeping some sponsors. And of course, those sponsors pay the bills.......
But I really love listening to the Nashville station while I am at home......and Joe loves the comedy channels......and the kids love Radio Disney. I guess I just need to make more of an effort to listen local....not just buy local...lol!!!
If you have a station in your area....it's a great fun trip. Give them a call, and see what radio is all about!!!