After years of radio-by-numbers which discourages and indeed punishes creativity, working at a non-corporate station is a breath of fresh air. Reasons why here, if you'd care to look back. But I'm typing this excitedly during the 5am news because, in the last 60 minutes, I've played the following one hit wonders of the 1980s:
1 - Big In Japan, Alphaville
2 - Twilight Cafe, Susan Fassbender
3 - Let's Go All The Way, Sly Fox
There are radio stations I've worked at which would have had emergency programming meetings if a jock had dared, even in an allocated 80s slot, to play any of these records. Whereas our attitude is "ah, that's good, let's play that!"
Also in the 4am hour, I played records by Girls Aloud, Joss Stone, the Kinks, Jimmy Ruffin, Stereophonics, Chaka Khan, New Order, Leif Garrett and Kelly Rowland.
You'd listen to us, wouldn't you?