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The Museum Releases “Let Love Win”

July 27th, 2010

Radio Friend Phil – The Museum has just released “Let Love Win,”  their debut project for BEC Recordings; the 11-song disc includes the band’s first radio single, “My Help Comes From The Lord.”

The Museum are a contemporary rock band from Texas led by singer Ben Richter and guitarist Geoffrey Ashcraft.  Both Ben and Geoffrey left their home state of Texas, moved to Georgia, began leading worship services and traveling on musical mission trips overseas.  You can read the full story  here: http://www.myspace.com/themuseum.

Tune in weeknights at 9 p.m.  for New Tunes at 9 to hear more tracks off “Let Love Win” by the Museum.

Radio Friend Phil

phil@wjtl.com




  1. July 29th, 2010 at 09:16 | #1

    Completely unrelated to your blog, but I was just curious how you guys calculate the top 40 every week. In regular billboard charts, songs sometimes come in at much higher spots than just the 3 lowest; how does this work with you guys?

  2. July 29th, 2010 at 09:37 | #2

    @Benjamin
    Benjamin,

    Phil can correct me if I’m wrong but I believe it works a little like this:

    The Billboard charts are determined by how many radio stations are playing the song, and how many times the song is played each week. Just like an album has a date it is released in stores to buy, singles also have a release date when they go to radio and can be played on the air. The record label people try to get as many stations to “add” the song on the “add date” as possible so it gets the highest possible position on the national chart.

    For the most part, radio stations play singles at three levels: light (a few plays, or “spins” per week), medium (even more spins), and heavy (when you hear a song being played more and more frequently, it’s usually in heavy rotation). The songs that are near the bottom of the station’s chart are in light rotation and the songs at the top are in heavy, so basically the higher you go up the chart, the more you’ll hear the song.

    Radio stations generally introduce all new songs in light rotation (at the bottom of the chart) and see how listeners respond, how it sounds on the air, etc and from there it moves up. But if enough stations play a song, even in light rotation, it can have a high debut on the national chart.

    I don’t know if that made any sense or not. Hopefully it helps shed a little bit of light on how charts work.

    Eddie

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