The shortest chart show in the history of the world - ever!

This was another example of a Young Turk having a “good idea” and me bending over backwards to make it happen.

A presenter decided he’d like me to provide a list of all the most played songs over the course of a week and he would assemble a Top20 chart. The information was duly compiled and the presenter would be provided an automated list each week. I also created promos and artwork for the show.

As is often the case, committing to do the show was a harder deal than simply having the idea and after a few weeks, he claimed he could no longer afford to do it. Apparently, it was too costly to keep buying the music. This wasn’t true of course, as the music played was simply downloaded from the web and wasn't legally purchased. This little detail was apparent as the meta data in the music revealed the source of the MP3s. Nevertheless, someone was once again given leeway and resources to do a show and then backed off after a few weeks.

Generally, presenters were a great source of ideas for shows, themes and events and would commit to developing a concept, testing the water and then working hard to build an audience.


Posted by Tim on Tue 01 Feb 2022 at 13:48 and viewed 1,265 times.

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