Ever wonder how new music get evaluated & added to the playlists at WLTL?
“Music Mondays” is a weekly meeting held by the WLTL music department to discuss new music sent to the station by record companies. This occurs every Monday from 7 to 8pm.
To involve the staffers in what gets added to our new music folder, called “rotation,” we hold a meeting to play both physical and digital copies of new albums. Some music is by well known artists, and others are more underground artists.
We usually do a quick listen through the entire album and then decide whether or not a song will get added to rotation. If staffers have a typical on-air DJ slot, they play 3 of these songs per hour, so it is important for them to preview what they’ll be playing on their weekly shows.
Music Monday also helps fellow WLTL staffers form personal connections with other staffers in a smaller setting. Lots of WLTL staff love Music Mondays and the chill environment of the meeting.
Overall, Music Monday is one of the best WLTL experiences one can have to get familiar with new music and fellow staffers. And during this Covid-19 crisis, Music Mondays continues online and through Zoom! Don't you love technology!