This weeks DJ Music Chart has Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on top again with “Can’t Hold Us”. This is their second number hit this year along with “Thrift Shop”. The rest of the top five of this DJ Music Chart has just switched order from last week with Justin Timberlake, Pink, Icona Pop and Selena Gomez.
DJ Music Chart Week of 6/10
Contemporary Hit Radio, or CHR, focuses on playing new hit songs and a limited play list. In recent years, heavily researched mass appeal oldies have joined the mix.
Modern CHR is a derivative of the Top 40 radio format that dominated the radio landscape in its heyday, the 1960s. A pure CHR format will play songs from a number of music genres including Pop, Rock, Urban and even Country. A CHR station picks the highest chart performing songs for its playlist and rotates, or repeats, the tunes in a very tight turnover that will often repeat the hottest songs every hour or two.
The Early History of the CHR Format
Early Top 40 radio, the precursor to today’s CHR format, found its foothold as TV began to dominate the media landscape and radio stations turned away from radio theater programs toward recorded music formats. Top 40 is exactly as it says it is – the top 40 hit songs of the day, targeted to a local audience. Top 40 also heralded the era of the Disk Jockey, and the local radio personality became the star along with the tight rotation of popular music. Early programming pioneers of Top 40 include Gordon McLendon, Rick Sklar and Todd Storz. The first Top 40 radio stations included, KOWH-Omaha, WABC-New York, KLIF-Dallas and KHJ-Los Angeles. Ham Chat Forum
What is your favorite song on the Current DJ Music Cart for Contemporary Hot Radio?
DJ Mystical Michael New Jersey & Boston DJ