Fomat and Rotations

Music rotations:

Here’s what you can expect to hear on squirrel.fm outside of our shows, and the rough percentages.

  • New Pop releases (songs from last year) – 60%
  • Recent Pop releases (songs from last five years) – 20%
  • Older Pop releases (songs back to 2005) – 15%
  • Unexpected and random shit – 5%

There’s no country music in our rotations. If you like country, there’s a country station next store in Westlock called Real Country 97.9 and you should support them by listening (they’re actually pretty damn good). We should also mention that because we’re an online only broadcaster without a physical transmitter, we’re not subject to CanCon rules and regulations and we’re also allowed to swear on air, (but only occasionally). In plain English, this means you don’t have to listen to Bryan @#$%ing Adams all &%$@ing day. Nice, eh?

NSFW!!!

Squirrel FM is not safe for work. You’ll find the odd F-bomb in the songs in our inventory because, frankly, music these days has that and we can get away with it since we’re Net only. You’ll hear some pretty un-PC stuff in our movie clips as well (we kinda love bad cinema). Playing us at work will definitely upset your boss, so don’t. We’re aware that this limits our listenership and we’re okay with that. We’d rather be the weird, guilty pleasure of a smaller group of people who love the hell out of us rather than play the same, boring, middle-of-the-road stuff that major stations do to try and make everyone happy.

Our shows:

They’ll have whatever we feel like — new, old, weird, whatever. Deal with it. Anyone who whines too loudly may wind up with their own show, so be careful what you wish for.

Non-musical content a.k.a. “cruft”:

Every station has it, news, weather, and ADVERTISING (barf). Here’s what to expect:

  • Bizarre news, no more than 2 minutes per hour and only when we have the energy. Which isn’t often.
  • Community ads and news, no more than approximately 2 minutes per hour. We give away free ads to community organizations because if you can’t support the people who are making your community better, what the hell good are you? Right? Right.

That’s about it. If you don’t like anything you’ve just read, we’d appreciate your feedback. Here’s our complaint form.

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