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First Listen: 'Tudo' By Bebel Gilberto

Aug 11, 2014

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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Aug 9, 2014

Your Favorite Songs, Abridged

Aug 7, 2014

Last Friday, a Top 40 radio station in Calgary, Alberta, introduced listeners to a new format. As one on-air stinger put it, "90.3 AMP: Now twice the music."

When they say "twice the music," though, they actually mean half the song. That is, this station plays songs that have been heavily edited: long opening riffs, instrumental breaks, even a chorus or two might disappear. The goal, the station's representatives say, is to keep listeners from getting bored.