Live365's "Featured Spotlight Station" this week is WJST Jet Set! We spoke with Christopher Cromwell about the station's setup, what listeners can expect to hear, and the station's favorite songs. Check out the interview below!
What brought you to Live365?
Back in late 2017, more and more people were still rediscovering Beautiful Easy Listening Music recorded on analog Reel Tape, using analog Reel Tape machines. At this time, I already had a huge Reel Tape collection of Easy Listening Music, so I began to research how to best share my collection with the rest of the world with my Teac X-1000R. I wanted a website that would allow me to do this, at the best affordable price, and Live365 was the only reliable affordable website I could find.
What's your studio like?
My studio consists of a Teac X-1000R Reel To Reel Tape Deck, Windows 10 Media PC that I custom hand-built, Magix Audio Cleaner Software, Audio Technica Pro 31 Microphone, Turtle Beach Headphones, and a tall bookcase crammed with Reel To Reel Music Tapes.
What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
Mostly stereo music from the American Airlines Popular Program Series that played exactly on the Boeing 707 Astrovision Systems, the first generation of Jet Setters. Not only Jet Set Music from the 1960's, but also newer lounge and chill music of today.
What has been your favorite moment as a DJ/Station Manager so far?
Aside from playing beautiful sounding 50-60+ year old Reel Tapes from the Teac X-1000R, listening to Mairi give station announcements.
What is the best concert you've ever attended, and why?
I haven't gone to many concerts that were honestly memorable enough to recall.
We asked for some of the station's favorite songs. Here's what they had to say!
The top 10 songs I like that are aired on WJST Jet Set are:
- Hungry Like The Wolf by Bambi & The Boys
- Corcavado by Morgana King
- Medley by Trini Lopez
- The April Fools by Dionne Warwick
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot by The King Family
- He's Got The Whole World In His Hands by The King Family
- Cocktail Piano by Elaine May & Mike Nichols
- It's Not Unusual by Jerry Fielding Orchestra
- Light My Fire by Julie London
- Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast by Julie London
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