It all started in 1984 when I was doing a project for my MBA with 98PXY in Rochester, New York. I got to know the Program Director, Tom Mitchell (now Operations Manager at 93Q in Syracuse, New York), where I would make suggestions for new songs to add to his music rotation. One day I suggested that he call the new songs that he played hourly: "HitBound". He got a jingle made by JAMS and each new song was preceeded by the HitBound jingle.
For 28 years I followed the radio industry but never did anything. I've always wanted to create a radio station that focused on New Hits as I used to try to "pick the new hits" before they became popular so a year or so ago, I started playing with creating a specific "format clock" and instead of using music rotation software, I created a killer spreadsheet to create my music rotations. "HitBound Radio" was born.
Rather than being like a typical Top40 music station that might play their top 3 songs every 90 minutes, I took that format and "turned it upside down"! EVERY DAY I add a new song called the "HitBound Debut" and I play it ONCE PER HOUR FOR 24 HOURS. Then for the next 3 days, it plays every 90 minutes and then it goes into a slower rotation, and so forth.