Large Volume Radio Compilations
April 15, 2007 1:15 PM Subscribe
I'm looking to find out more about the very large, compiled sets of music that oldies (and presumably other formats as well) stations use.
posted by adipocere to media & arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I was younger, a visit to a radio station, one which also trained high school DJs, had a long series of CDs on its CD rack. These CDs went A - Beatles, Brown through Credence, and so forth. Just this one set consisted of fifty CDs.
This made a lot of sense to me, because many of the oldies stations are playing songs from one hit wonders, and it wouldn't make sense to have a whole bunch of CDs where you only needed one track from the band.
1) What are these kinds of compilations called? Clearly, I'm not using the right search terms.
2) Where can I find listings of these compilations? Do they in fact have them for other formats besides oldies?
3) How can I, as a human being and not a radio station, purchase these items?