Regarding the 12/6/1980 show... the cue sheet from the Charis Music Group site shows that "Another One Bites The Dust" and "A Woman In Love" clocked in at 5:39 when the show was originally broadcast. The new cue sheet shows the segment clocking in at 6:39 (with a minute of commercials). It looks like the songs were edited for time in the original 1980 broadcast.
In looking at some cue sheets from the 1980s shows, there were 12 minutes of commercial time each hour. Today, if a given station plays all of the extras, they only have 10 minutes of commercial time an hour. If a station drops the extras, then they can play 13 - 14 minutes of commercials each hour. Some stations may need the advertising $$$ so a slightly edited show helps them.
Just an idea... instead of playing a three or four minute long optional extra song each hour, what about something else? Maybe the top five albums could be counted down during one hour with a 15 to 20 second snippet from each one of the album's songs featured. The segment would take about 2 minutes which would allow the show to remain intact (no edits) - the show would offer 12 to 14 minutes of commercial time to stations - 14 minutes if the segment was dropped, or 12 minutes of commercials if the segment was played. Other features could include counting down the Top 5 from the previous year from that date and the next year on that date, or maybe snippets from songs below the Top 40 but moving up could be featured.
I was just trying to think of four ideas to fill four hours in place of optional extras. If anyone else has any ideas for "filler" if a station needs it, feel free to make suggestions.
I love hearing these shows, and when a favorite song gets edited, it can be a little frustrating. Having said that, it is great to hear some gems which never get played on the radio. I'll take the occasionally edited song over not hearing these shows at all, but I thought to throw out a suggestion which might allow the shows to be heard "as is" while allowing a station some extra time for commercials if needed.
Last Edit: Dec 8, 2013 10:42:41 GMT -5 by 80sat40fan
Post by michaelcasselman on Jan 12, 2014 13:49:45 GMT -5
As far as I can tell, the only major edit between this week's show (1/16/1982) and when it was originally broadcast by Premiere a few years ago was the incorrect chart date given by Casey at the end of the show.
ETA: Besides, extras like PMF are usually trimmed down to fit their alloted time (like 'In the Air Tonight' was a few weeks ago).
The extra 'Billie Jean', had its 2nd verse edited out. Was that a Premiere hatchet job?
I don't know, but if I had to guess I'd say so. Why put in an extra that wasn't a dedication if they were going to cut so much out of it?
It seemed to me that there was an awful lot of editing in the 1/17/87 show, not all of which can be blamed on Premiere. In light of that, did they really need to play the last week's top two at the beginning?
Post by dukelightning on Jan 23, 2014 18:29:44 GMT -5
Here is a typical loop. On the 1/23/93 show, Shadoe was telling a story about Patty Smyth over the intro of "Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough". The instrumental intro is only 20 seconds but this one looped for 45 seconds so he could tell his story before the vocals began.