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    curiosity arose today and would like to know how long your radio shows are... well for those of you with radio shows.

    do you do them monthly, weekly... 1 hour, 2 hours... 10 minutes. My shows are about an hour long and i am expanding as it takes off

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    I would guess that even hour number shows are the best as they could be slotted in with other similar one/two hour et rest slots.

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    When I'm doing radio shows or mixes for online outlets, I like to keep things short and sweet if it's a more frequent thing or if the audience of said show is looking for something exciting to engage them, so 30 minutes is my usual goal. That way I have a super-solid track selection, maintain people's attention, and then turn it off and leave them wanting more for next time.

    However, any time when it's an infrequent appearance or a less-engaging/deep/chillout mix, I go for an hour. Throwing in a lot of old stuff? Maybe an hour and a half tops. The thing is, without a live audience to play for, after 90 minutes I start to wonder if the imaginary person I'm playing for in my head is still interested and... well, things just naturally end :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgatsby View Post
    When I'm doing radio shows or mixes for online outlets, I like to keep things short and sweet if it's a more frequent thing or if the audience of said show is looking for something exciting to engage them, so 30 minutes is my usual goal. That way I have a super-solid track selection, maintain people's attention, and then turn it off and leave them wanting more for next time.

    However, any time when it's an infrequent appearance or a less-engaging/deep/chillout mix, I go for an hour. Throwing in a lot of old stuff? Maybe an hour and a half tops. The thing is, without a live audience to play for, after 90 minutes I start to wonder if the imaginary person I'm playing for in my head is still interested and... well, things just naturally end :P
    haha the little people in my head area always interested... they have nothing better to do.

    now i do stream my show live. recently switched over from icecast to mixify to beta test it along with hawtin's app to tweet the song selection.

    i would like to keep it at an hour but i have so much great new music, its like a drug and i want to play it all...

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