So, I promise this is the last time I look at the Rock Radio data before I start publishing stuff on the Real Radio XS... probably!
Going back to the first post on this topic (Rock Radio Playlist) I gave an overview of what was played. Here then is the same sort of analysis but broken down by show.
Over the thirteen shows, 427 tracks were played altogether. This breaks down as 205 tracks over the six breakfast shows and 222 tracks over the seven drivetime show. This means that on average, Billy played 34.2 tracks per show, or 8.5 tracks per hour. Over the same time period, Tom played 31.7 tracks per show, or 7.9 tracks per hour. I'm assuming there's a similar number of adverts in both shows and no significant difference in the length of the news and traffic reports etc. (although it feels like there is a bit more traffic news in the morning). If, however, the non-music sections are of similar length in the two shows, it appears that Tom played fewer tracks than Billy. There could be a few reasons for this: Tom talked more between tracks than Billy (not my impression); Tom played longer tracks (possible); or I'm just wrong and there was more non-music stuff in the drivetime slot (also possible). Having noted the difference, it is worth saying that it is only a difference of roughly two extra tracks per show. I know enough about statistics to know I should really check if this is a statistically significant difference or just down to random chance... but I know enough about my own limited understanding of statistics to know that I would have to spend more time than I am willing to give to it to work out how to check for statistical significance! All offers of help from statisticians will be gratefully received.
As for what they played, direct comparisons are tricky because I missed one of the breakfast shows. The headline figures though are that Billy played 124 different artists and 186 different tracks over the six shows while Tom played 129 different artists and 210 different tracks over his seven shows. It is worth noting that although (allowing for the extra show) Billy and Tom played a similar number of different artist, Tom clearly played a much greater range of songs. This can also be deduced from the tables shown below.
These tables display repeated tracks. Presumably, the most repeated tracks were down to the station's playlist obliging the DJs to play them a certain number of times.
|Artist (Billy)||Song (Billy)||Number of Plays|
|Sixx A.M.||Lies Of The Beautiful People||3|
|Whitesnake||Love Will Set You Free||3|
|Extreme||Get The Funk Out||2|
|Bad Company||Good Lovin' Gone Bad||2|
|Led Zeppelin||Houses Of The Holy||2|
|Guns N Roses||November Rain||2|
|Gary Moore||Out In The Fields||2|
|Kiss||Rock And Roll All Nite||2|
|Dr Feelgood||She Does It Right||2|
|Aerosmith||Toys In The Attic||2|
|Bob Seger & The Silver...||Turn The Page||2|
|Metallica||Turn The Page||2|
|Manowar||Warriors Of The World||2|
|Pink Floyd||Wish You Were Here||2|
|Artist (Tom)||Song (Tom)||Number of Plays|
|Ozzy Osbourne||Bark At The Moon||2|
|Bad Company||Feel Like Makin' Love||2|
|Sixx A.m.||Lies Of The Beautiful People||2|
|Whitesnake||Love Will Set You Free||2|
Finally, the table of most played artists for each DJ is shown below - only artists played three or more times are displayed. Again, direct comparison is tricky because of the missing Breakfast show data.
|Artist (Billy)||Number of Plays||Artist (Tom)||Number of Plays|
|Foo Fighters||5||Bad Company||5|
|Pink Floyd||5||Def Leppard||5|
|Def Leppard||4||Rolling Stones||5|
|Guns N Roses||4||Guns N Roses||4|
|Bad Company||3||Michael Monroe||4|
|Sixx A.M.||3||Thin Lizzy||4|
|Steve Miller Band||3||Van Halen||4|
|T Rex||3||Deep Purple||3|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers||3|
Surely there is no more to be milked from the Rock Radio data at this stage, so the next post will have to look at Real XS? Time will tell!