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radio.jpgIt's human nature to think "I can do that job better than..."

Admit it: you've thought you could do a better interview, write a better review or break a story sooner than me. That's O.K. I get it. I look at magazines, newspapers, television shows all the time and think "This is how this story would be better and I know I can produce X, Y, Z with more pizzazz..."

I was clicking around radio stations yesterday when the same thought entered my head. I try not to be that way, but I swear, five bad songs in a row and I'm thinking "I can do this better!"

So, let's say you suddenly find yourself with the enviable job as program director for your local rock station. Yes, you have to abide by FCC laws regarding profanity. Program your first hour - for ease, let's say you need to pick 10 songs.

My picks for the first ten songs under the new regime of Allyson:

01. Motley Crue - Chicks = Trouble
02. Avenged Sevenfold - I Won't See You Tonight (Pt. 1)
03. AC/DC - Back in Black
04. Metallica - Master of Puppets
05. Aerosmith - Kings and Queens
06. Kix - Cold Shower
07. Girl - Hollywood Tease
08. Lynam - Losing Venus
09. Y&T - Summertime Girls
10. Arcade - Cry No More

I'm pretty proud of my selections. I think this is a nice cross-section of the different genres of rock and also has a couple deep cuts as well.

So, what is your first hour of programming? Remember to pick a nice, diverse list of rock tunes -- not just your personal favorites.



Reader Comments (17)

AC/DC - shot down in flames
Pantera - Cemetary Gates
Accept - Balls to the wall
Kix - Cold Blood
Megadeth - Symphony of destruction
Shockwave - Black Tide
Airbourne - Stand up for rock n roll
Twisted Sister - Shoot em down
For whom the bell tolls - Metallica
Seize the day - A7X
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
AC/DC - Rock n Roll aint noise pollution
Motley crue - All in the name of
LA Guns - Nothin to lose
Autograph - Turn up the radio
Whitesnake - still of the night
Kix - Cold blood
Enderverafter - baby x 3
Airbourne - Runnin wild
WASP - Blind in Texas
Iron Maiden - the trooper
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
1. AC/DC--Hell's bells (love the bell intro)
2. Judas Priest--(You got another thing comin')
3. Motley Crue--Looks that Kill
4. Cinderella--Don't know whatcha got (Till it's gone)
5. Quiet Riot--Metal Health
6. Ozzy--Crazy Train
7. Def Leppard--Photograph
8. Iron Maiden-Run to the hills
9. L.A. Guns--Sex Action
10.Aerosmith--Dream on
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
1. Montrose Rock Candy
2. Dio Rainbow in the dark
3. AC/DC Sin City
4. Hanoi Rocks Don't you ever leave me baby
5. Thin Lizzy Don't Believe a word
6. Triumph Fight the good fight
7. Loudness Crazy Nights
8. Frehley's Comet Rock Soldiers
9. Quiet Riot Breathless
10. Saxon Denim and Leather
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScott
This would be my dream Allyson! To be able to run my own radio station....

1) Poison "Look What The Cat Dragged In"
2) Firewind "Mercenary Man"
3) Skid Row "Youth Gone Wild"
4) Endeverafter "Baby Baby Baby"
5) Icon "Danger Calling"
6) Dokken "Oasis"
7) Danger Danger "I Still Think About You"
8) Iron Maiden "The Evil That Men Do"
9) Winger "Hungry"
10) AC/DC "Shoot To Thrill"
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Scott..great all had great lists...bu denim and leather is one of my favorite al time metal songs..its such a proud to be a rocker song...DENIM..AND LEATHER.THEY GO TOGETHER!!!!..such a great song...I forgot it too =(..but that song stands for everything about rock. saw saxon back in 81 with triumph,,great show..keep rocking scott =)
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Thunderbird - Quiet Riot
Slave to the Grind - Skid Row
Mama Kin - Aerosmith
Live and Let Die - Guns n Roses
Slow an' Easy - Whitesnake
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Road to Nowhere - Ozzy
Seek & Destroy - Metallica
Back for More - Ratt
Without You - Motley Crue
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Motley Crue - Muther Fucker Of The Year
18 and Life - Skid Row
Aerosmith - Monkey On My Back
Hardcore Superstar - We Don't Celebrate Sundays
Cinderella - Somebody Save Me
Metallica - And Justice For All...
Journey - Seperate Ways
EndeverafteR - I Wanna Be Your Man
Poison - Nothin' But A Good Time
Ratt - Lay It Down
Van Halen - JUMP!
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Europe - Seven Doors Hotel (1985 Version)
FireHouse - Overnight Sensation
Motley Crue - Angela
Kick Axe - Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way
Tora Tora - As Time Goes By
Nitro - Freight Train
Raven - On and On
Slik Toxik - Helluvatime
Ratt - I Want A Woman
Tigertailz - Love Bomb Baby
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteffanMock
1) AC/ DC: Put the Finger on You
2) Soundgarden: Rusty Cage
3) Van Halen: Romeo Delight
4) Frank Marino & Mohogany Rush: Sister Change
5) Gary Moore with Jack Bruce: The End of the World
6) Montrose: Space Station #5
7) Living Colour: Pride
8) Rage Against The Machine: Mic Check
9) Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs
10) The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Message to Love (From Live at the Isle of Wight)
June 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSean
I have to say after my hour show I would say thanks for listening people, keep rocking and have a great night....Then go into Jimi Hendrix's version of The Star Spangled Banner...=)
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I used to do this in high school but would love the chance to do it again - Really, when you look at it, between having gigabytes and gigabytes on your MP3 player (notice I didn't automatically say IPod) and playing it on shuffle, everyone really does have the chance to program their own station!! (Good riddance to terrestrial rock radio! (except Jonesy's Jukebox of course!)

KISS - Black Diamond
Hanoi Rocks - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Quiet Riot - Slick Black Cadillac
Starz - Last Night I Wrote a Letter
Backyard Babies - Highlights
Sweet - Action
Kill Hannah - Lips Like Morphine
Def Leppard - Hit and Run
Girl - Ice in the Blood
Tsar - The Love Explosion
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBritt Harlow
Motley Crue - Saints of Los Angeles
Bulletboys - Road to No Where
Airbourne - Runnin Wild
Extreme - Star
Def Leppard - C'mon C'mon
Motley Crue - White Trash Circus
Alice Cooper - Little by Little
Danger Danger - Everybody wants Some
Tuff - In Dogs we trust
Warrant - Machine Gun
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
01 Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
02 Guns N' Roses - You Could Be Mine
03 Dirty Power - Dirty Power
04 Hell N' Diesel - Miss Cocaine
05 Poets & Pornstars - Earthman
06 Hardcore Superstar - Bubblegum Ride
07 AC/DC - Highway To Hell
08 Velvet Revolver - Superhuman
09 Airbourne - Cheap Wine, Cheaper Women
10 Quiet Riot - Thunderbird
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterinknsleaze
1. Flash of the Blade - Iron Maiden
2. Riot Act - Skid Row
3. Valkyries - Aska
4. Deliver us from evil - Bullet for My Valentine
5.Eagle fly Free- Helloween
6.Creeping - Metallica
7.Don't follow me- Hanoi Rocks
8.Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
9.Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
10.Ball Crusher- W.A.S.P.
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
"Dr. Feelgood" Motley Crue
"Road to Destruction" Endeverafter
"Tobacco Road" David Lee Roth
"Shelter Me" Cinderella
"Back To The Rocking Horse" Poison
"Silence Is Broken" Damn Yankees
"Falling Rain" Crashdiet
"Rainbow In The Dark" Dio
"Heaven Is" Def Leppard
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" Warrant
"Stuck Inside" Sebastian Bach
"House Is On Fire" Sleeze Beez
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Faster Pussycat - Where There's a Whip There's a Way
Dirty Penny - Midnight Ride
Britney Fox - Girlschool
Pretty Boy Floyd - Leather Boys with Electric Toys
Cinderella -Nobody's Fool
Crashdiet - Riot in Everyone
Smashed Gladys - Legs Up
Jackyl - Dirty Little Mind
Tigertailz - Fallin' Down
Hanoi Rocks - Fashion
June 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreptilblvd

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