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  • THINK TANK: Alternative Chart Toppers

    A few months ago, we hammered through a huge pile of data in an effort to identify which acts and songs had experienced the most success at the Active Rock format in…

  • THINK TANK: Facts & Figures on Active Rock #1’s

    Over the past few weeks, as we’ve been targeting that elusive #1 slot at Active Rock with our clients The Glorious Sons, we got to thinking about just how many acts have achieved that…

  • THINK TANK: Developing Artist Programs

    There are some trends we’re not quite sure about, like the current fascination with koji rice, virtual reality headsets and tie dyed shirts (yes, sadly, they’re back again). One trend we really…

  • THINK TANK: What is Hit / Non-Hit?

    Sitting around the Frontside office recently, the topic of the old CRTC hit/non-hit regulation came up, and more specifically, the question of what it actually was and why it still exists for…

  • Think Tank: The Next #1

    Here’s a fun fact. As of Monday August 18th, 2015. It’s been 78 weeks (19 months) since a Canadian Artist has been #1 at Active Rock in Canada. During the same time…

  • THINK TANK: Market Focus – Toronto

    With so many people set to descend on Toronto for Canadian Music Week, we thought it would be a good time to examine the Hogtown radio scene again. It’s been a while…

  • Think Tank: The American Active Rock Influence, or Lack Of…

    Traditionally speaking, the US Active Rock radio chart had a huge influence on what was played on Canada’s Active Rockers. But in the 4th quarter of 2014, there is as big a…

  • What Went Where — Wrapping-up the Bell / Astral Asset Sale Extravaganza

    Over the past year-and-a-half, we’ve thought — and written — about the then-impending ownership changes that were looming across the country (The Evolving Landscape of Canadian Radio Ownership from October 2013, along…

  • Think Tank: MARKET FOCUS – HALIFAX

    Our semi-regular series of market explorations continues this month with a look at Halifax, the largest population centre in the Maritimes and the 13th largest radio market in Canada, with 10 commercial…

  • Think Tank: Q107

    Classic rock fans in Toronto woke up to some changes on April 7th, with morning man John Derringer explaining that their favourite station was evolving from “Classic Rock” to “Toronto’s Rock Station”.…