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boom 97.3 Playlist Analyzed


As promised, EZ Rock is now Boom 97.3, playing "Toronto's Greatest Hits".  Humble and Colleen are still doing mornings, Maie Pauts takes it from there and KJ still takes you home.

Yes, that ad does start with the song that's absolutely everywhere, the same song they played right after flipping formats.  Here are the first twenty songs played on the new boom 97.3.

Play Time    Artist Name    Track Name        Sat 10:24AM    THE B-52S    LOVE SHACK        Sat 10:20AM    BRYAN ADAMS    LONELY NIGHTS        Sat 10:15AM    THE BEE GEES    STAYIN' ALIVE        Sat 10:12AM    JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS    I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL        Sat 10:08AM    SPIRIT OF THE WEST    HOME FOR A REST        Sat 10:04AM    MAX WEBSTER    LET GO THE LINE        Sat 10:01AM    FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD    RELAX        Sat 09:56AM    THE POLICE    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE        Sat 09:50AM    THE NEVILLE BROTHERS    BIRD ON A WIRE        Sat 09:46AM    BOSTON    MORE THAN A FEELING        Sat 09:42AM    MEN AT WORK    DOWN UNDER        Sat 09:38AM    BARENAKED LADIES    LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME        Sat 09:35AM    MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS    ECHO BEACH        Sat 09:31AM    BLONDIE    HEART OF GLASS        Sat 09:27AM    MICHAEL JACKSON    THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL        Sat 09:24AM    THE CLASH    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD        Sat 09:19AM    QUEEN    SOMEBODY TO LOVE        Sat 09:15AM    THE PARACHUTE CLUB    RISE UP        Sat 09:11AM    THE STRAY CATS    ROCK THIS TOWN        Sat 09:07AM    CHIC    LE FREAK        Sat 09:03AM    JOURNEY    DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'

It's really a great improvement over the playlist for the old EZ Rock.  Sure, I could do without that Neville Brothers tune but we got Martha and the Muffins, the Clash, Max Webster, Spirit of the West and they just played the B-52s.  It's definitely classic hits with a strong focus on the 80s and a little 70s and 90s on the side.

Sample boom 97.3 for yourself at and let me know what you think of the new format in the comments.  It might not be exactly what we're looking for, but it's a great improvement.

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