Every. Single. Show. I try to pick songs & artists that my audience will find interesting, that's it. I don't try to show them how smart I am by using songs they've never heard, I want them to recognize the songs & say, "wow, I haven't heard that song in years" ! Then, I look for the most interesting facts to present. Every. Single. Show.
Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:
Monday: Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones
Tuesday: Da Funk - Daft Punk
Wednesday: The World at Large - Modest Mouse
Thursday Genocide - The Offspring
Friday: Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.
Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link:
Monday: Run Runaway - Slade
Tuesday: Black Diamond - KISS
Wednesday: Blue Sky Mine - Midnight Oil
Thursday Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection
Friday: Welcome To The Machine - Pink Floyd