Music Channel Changes

On December 10, Music Choice will be  making a few channel changes to the line up order.  5 new channels will be added as well.

Channel Changes

Current 45 New 50 Channel #
Hit List Hit List 801
Hip-Hop and R&B Pop Rhythmic 802
MCU Dance/EDM 803
Dance/Electronica MCU 804
Rap Hip-Hop and R&B 805
Hip-Hop Classics Rap 806
Throwback Jamz Hip-Hop Classics 807
R&B Classics Throwback Jamz 808
R&B Soul R&B Classics 809
Gospel R&B Soul 810
Reggae Gospel 811
Classic Rock Reggae 812
Retro Rock Rock 813
Rock Metal 814
Metal Alternative 815
Alternative Adult Alternative 816
Classic Alternative Rock Hits 817
Adult Alternative Classic Rock 818
Soft Rock Soft Rock 819
Pop Hits Love Songs 820
90s Pop Hits 821
80s Party Favorites 822
70s Teen MC 823
Solid Gold Oldies Kidz Only 824
Party Favorites Toddler Tunes 825
Stage & Screen Y2K 826
Kidz Only! 90′s 827
Toddler Tunes 80′s 828
Today’s Country 70′s 829
True Country Solid Gold Oldies 830
Classic Country Pop Country 831
Contemporary Christian Today’s Country 832
Sounds of The Seasons Country Hits 833
Soundscapes Classic Country 834
Smooth Jazz Contemporary Christian 835
Jazz Pop Latino 836
Blues Musica Urbana 837
Singers & Swing Mexicana 838
Easy Listening Tropicales 839
Classical Masterpieces Romances 840
Light Classical Sounds of The Seasons 841
Musica Urbana Stage & Screen 842
Pop Latino Soundscapes 843
Tropicales Smooth Jazz 844
Mexicana Jazz 845
Blues 846
Singers & Swing 847
Easy Listening 848
Classical Masterpieces 849
Light Classical 850


New Music Choice Channels to the Lineup

Teen MC: A hyper-focused pop channel targeting teens and tweens (who are aging up) that features just the music and artists they love; Music Choice is programming music to a young audience that is starting to define their own tastes.  Appeals to Teens while giving tweens something to “aspire” to. Core artists include: Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Macklemore

Pop Rhythmic: A non-stop mix tape of up-tempo and mid-tempo songs from the worlds of Pop, Hip Hop and Dance. The channel sets the mood for a party or any get together that requires a consistent mix of party music that appeals to a diverse crowd of 18-24 year olds.  More rhythmic sound than from Hit List, very diverse appeal and very popular with Hispanic audiences.  Core artists include: Justin Timberlake, Drake, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Miguel, Macklemore, Lil Wayne

Pop Country: A hybrid of Hit List and Today’s Country. Blended channels have been the new trend now that huge country artists have crossed over into Pop.  Core artists include: Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez

Y2K: A new decades channel (for the 2000s) to build upon MC current offering of 70s, 80s & 90s. Much like our other “decade” channels, Y2K will be comprised of up-tempo Top 40 hits.  A mix of Pop, lighter themed-Hip Hop and friendlier Rock set the mood.  Core artists include: Britney Spears, NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Justin Timberlake

Love Songs: A Pop driven mood-based channel that delivers all the best of today’s love songs; this channel is mid to down tempo with a sprinkling of mid/up tempo monster love songs.  Love and romantic themed titles will dominate the channel.   Core artists include: Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Adele


Additional Changes to the Lineup

Rock Hits: This is a name change from Retro Rock. We also infused the best of Classic Alt. Rock Hits is a new “classic rock” for 25-44 yr. olds. Rock Hits is a marriage of all things rock from 1986 to the early 2000s. Mid to up-tempo rock channel. The flow will seamlessly meld all of the styles that defined the ever evolving rock scenes. Core artists include: Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters

Country Hits: This is a name change from True Country. The channel will also feature new music from the channel’s core artists.  Playing the number one country hits from the 90s and 00s along with the established hits from today from the formats biggest artists. Core artists include: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, George Strait, Martina McBride

Dance/EDM: This is a name change to better reflect how consumers relate to the music. Core artists include: Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Deadmaus5, Krewella

Removing the Classic Alternative channel from the lineup; however the new Rock Hits channel will be infused with the best of Classic Alternative.