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President & Programming Director, The Avenue
The Avenue’s playlist is unusual because it is handcrafted and the man behind what you hear on 91.1 is Rob Moore. Rob has over 30 years of radio programming experience and when asked to explain how he puts together The Avenue playlist his passion for the music shows. He’ll tell you that he looks to bring just the right balance and flow to each day’s playlist, each hour, each set. He considers tone, tempo, feel, and style of music creating a mix of old and new to create The Avenue’s unique sound. Here’s a peek at what Rob listens to when he’s not playing music for himself.
“I've been listening to a lot of 80's alternative music lately, which I contend holds up much better over time than the 80's-synth pop hits of that era, at least for me. Some lasting albums in this genre include China Crisis’ “Diary of a Hollow Horse”
(https://youtu.be/k2ujsk0uuAg) or “Flaunt the Imperfection,” the Style Council’s “The Singular Adventures of the Style Council,” (https://youtu.be/rmVkOlZFF3Y) and Elvis Costello's “Get Happy” (https://youtu.be/tocopb5wFJc)
“For a change of pace, I like to throw on anything with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, the “Best Of” collection, or “Ella and Louis For Lovers” (https://youtu.be/kVq4Mcj2Tyg). I would say that I think these Ella/Louis recordings will hold up forever, but they already have.”
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