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Welcome to this memorial site for the AeschTunes internet radio station.

Please visit the “About” page to learn more about the station and its history.

This site also provides information on the station’s various specialty shows, the weekly AeschTunes Top 40 charts, interviews, and music reviews.

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AeschTunes: The AeschTunes Top 40 Weekly Chart Broadcast

The regular rotation for AeschTunes was based off of the last four published AeschTunes Top 40 charts. Every Saturday, we provided our listeners with a “sneak preview” of the next week’s chart. This was the first specialty show that we launched on the AeschTunes internet radio station.

We scheduled three hours for the chart broadcast each week, but the show wouldn’t quite run that long. During the last half hour or so of the scheduled program, we had a specially created “post-show” that we ran to help fill the time until the station returned to regular rotation. The post-show was made up of songs that weren’t in the current chart; these could be songs from previous charts, songs from prior to the chart existing, and songs from our various specialty programs.

We also ran three “extras” during the chart – usually after every ten songs. These extras are songs that have been specially selected for inclusion, usually based off of a theme; Romantic Songs, b-sides of singles, previews of upcoming shows on the station, or whatever else we think of. The extras were prefaced with commentary by us, giving a little background on the track and why we selected it.

AeschTunes: New Music Showcase

The New Music Showcase was our chance to showcase the newest and best material to come to our attention. We pulled the majority of the tracks for the show from the lurkers section of the AeschTunes chart, but we also include any tracks that debuted on the chart within the previous two weeks and songs that we find out about too late to be included in the lurkers section of that week’s chart. The New Music Showcase aired on Wednesdays.

We also encouraged listeners to give feedback on the songs, because it could help determine whether or not these songs actually made it onto the AeschTunes chart.

Programming this show was a joint effort, since we both had input into what songs would be among the “lurkers” for the chart each week.

Due to the nature of this show, we didn’t keep an archive of what aired on the show every week. The playlist page we had on the website was saved over each week. However, I did manage to find two New Music Showcase playlists from near the end of the station’s run, and so I posted YouTube playlists for those two shows. However, the playlists are not complete, since not all of the songs were available on YouTube. But these playlists can give you an idea of what we were showcasing on the New Music Showcase in the summer of 2007:

 

AeschTunes: Synthscape

In the summer of 2000, Dan and I each started up a station at Live365. Dan’s station was a celebration of electronic music that he entitled “Synthscape.” After taking a significant period of time off from running his own station, he brought Synthscape back as a part of the AeschTunes station.

The primary focus of the show was on electronic music in its myriad forms, including synthpop, house, trance, rave, and more. It also gathered together some of the modern synthpop of that time (2004-2007) to stand up next to some of the best of the 80’s and 90’s synthpop, allowing new synthpop fans the chance to broaden their horizons while the long-time fans enjoy the memories.

Dan programmed the Synthscape show with the aid of a playlist creation program.

Below are links to YouTube playlists that I put together for each week of the show. Unfortunately, since some of the songs are not available on YouTube, these playlists are not complete. However, these playlists can give you a general idea for how the show sounded:

Synthscape had to take a one-month hiatus because Dan’s computer crashed, and we lost all the MP3s for the show. He spent that month getting his computer back up and running and getting the MP3s for the show re-ripped.

Unfortunately, a copy of the December 6, 2004 playlist page on the old AeschTunes site was somehow saved over the December 13, 2004 playlist page, so this particular playlist is lost forever.

Due to another clerical error, the playlist page for January 17, 2005 is missing.

Synthscape took a three-month hiatus in February, March, and April 2005. If I recall correctly, this hiatus was taken so Dan could build up the MP3 library for the show, so that way the playlists would have more song variety in them.

AeschTunes: AeschTunes Revisited

Beginning in early 2004, we made it a policy to include alternate versions of songs on our chart whenever we possibly could in our regular rotation, in order to provide a little variety to hearing the same old songs. AeschTunes Revisited was started because we felt that these alternate versions deserved to be given their shot in the spotlight.

AeschTunes Revisited originally started airing on Wednesdays, but around seven months into its run, the show moved to Tuesdays. On this show, we revisited songs of our current and past charts (and even songs from earlier) in alternate forms. These could be remixes, or they could be live performances, demos, or acoustic renditions. Each week has a song that was designated as our “Classic Pick of the Week” – a track that we felt deserved special attention, usually from the pre-chart days. When the show first started, it only ran for an hour. But after enough of a song library had been built up, AeschTunes Revisited became a two-hour show.

My husband was responsible for programming AeschTunes Revisited, with the aid of a playlist generator program.

Below are links to YouTube playlists that I put together for each week of the show. Unfortunately, since some of the songs are not available on YouTube, these playlists are not complete. However, these playlists can give you a general idea for how the show sounded:

This is the point where AeschTunes Revisited moved from Wednesdays to Tuesdays, and this was also the point that the show expanded from one hour to two hours:

AeschTunes: AeschDance

Dance music had quite an influence on AeschTunes, and AeschDance gave us an opportunity to showcase the dance music that has influenced us.

AeschDance aired every Friday, and the show ran for about three hours. During the show, you could hear dance music from the 1970’s, the 1980’s, the 1990’s, the early 2000’s, as well as what would have been current during the years the show aired (2005-2007).

I personally programmed every AeschDance broadcast, with the only exception being the AeschDance show that aired during September 9, 2005 (which was the dya my husband scheduled all the shows that aired that day because it was his birthday).

Below are links to YouTube playlists that I put together for each week of the show. Unfortunately, since some of the songs are not available on YouTube, these playlists are not complete. However, these playlists can give you a general idea for how the show sounded:

 

AeschTunes: AeschRock

AeschRock started out as a two-hour long show, but then expanded to a three-hour long program. The show celebrated rock music, past, present and future. Each week focused on one or two themes for the three-hour long time period, showcasing a broad spectrum of rock music. These themes could be focused on particular eras of rock music, particular styles of rock music, or even on particular kinds of recordings. AeschRock aired on Thursdays.

AeschRock was programmed by either my husband or myself, although there were times that we might team up to program a broadcast.

Below are links to YouTube playlists that I put together for each week of the show. Unfortunately, since some of the songs are not available on YouTube, these playlists are not complete. However, these playlists can give you a general idea for how the show sounded: