Radio Playlist Breakdown: KPNT

The Radio Station Playlist Breakdown takes a look at every song played over a one-week period (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) and looks for any interesting trends or information. Saturdays and Sundays are excluded because they often include non-standard programming or special programming. | This week: KPNT

From Wikipedia: KPNT is a commercial radio station located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, broadcasting to the St. Louis, Missouri area on 105.7 FM. KPNT airs a mainly modern rock music format with just a hint of active rock branded as “The Point”.

Over the 5-day work week (Monday – Friday) the station played 797 songs.
Averages out to: 159 songs per day; 7 songs per hour
Those 797 spins were made up of 344 unique tracks.

These are the top 15 most-played artists and number of plays:

Artist Name # of spins
Foo Fighters 31
Seether 26
Rise Against 24
Avenged Sevenfold 23
Stone Temple Pilots 23
Sublime 22
311 20
Incubus 20
Alice In Chains 18
Linkin Park 18
Metallica 18
Hollywood Undead 17
Rage Against The Machine 17
Three Days Grace 17
Nirvana 16

All of the Avenged Sevenfold spins were for one track (“So Far Away”), and that song’s 23 spins made it the most-played song, beating “Rope” by Foo Fighters by one spin.

Taking a look at the year each song played was released, we got some interesting results:
244 of the 797 songs played were released in the first 7 months of 2011.
After 2011, the second- and third-most played years were 1994 and 1996

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If we break out the songs by what decade they were released, we see that the 90s are the most-played time-period, and the station actually had more plays of songs from the 90s than current songs.

In fact, there were more spins of songs from the 90s (337) than of songs from the last five years (2006-2011 combined) (332)

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Of the 244 spins from 2011 that made up 31% of the playlist, they were made up of only 23 tracks. They are:

  • 10 Years – Fix Me
  • 311 – Sunset In July
  • A Day To Remember – All Signs Point To Lauderdale
  • Adelitas Way – Sick
  • All That Remains – The Last Time
  • Alter Bridge – Ghost Of Days Gone By
  • Avenged Sevenfold – So Far Away
  • Awolnation – Sail
  • Cage The Elephant – Around My Head
  • Cake – Long Time
  • Cory Mon And The Starlight Gospel – Dr. Pleasure M.D.
  • Foo Fighters – Walk
  • Hollywood Undead – Been To Hell
  • Incubus – Adolescents
  • Rise Against – Help Is On The Way
  • Rise Against – Make It Stop (September’s Children)
  • Seether – Country Song
  • Seether – Tonight
  • Sick Puppies – Riptide
  • Sublime – Panic (w/ Rome)
  • The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You
  • Theory Of A Deadman – Lowlife
  • Three Days Grace – Lost In You

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