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Easy Listening

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Description

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For some light, relaxed, cheerful melodies in the background, tune to the best in easy listening music by popular artists James Last, Ferrante & Teicher, James Galway, the Carpenters, Barry Manilow, Bread, and more. The familiar tunes and melodies here are mostly instrumentals, but don’t be surprised to hear the occasional timeless easy listening song with soft vocals to add variety to this popular channel. Tune to this channel and leave it on all day to create a background of memories and relaxing sounds. This channel is programmed to satisfy a variety of tastes for people who simply enjoy easy listening!

Music Programmer

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Henry Van Den Hoogen

There has always been this sense of wonder, of anticipation in opening a new CD or mp3 file and discovering what’s inside. It’s like “opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” (Yes, every bio needs a Forest Gump reference, doesn’t it?) Henry Van Den Hoogen has been surrounded by music all of his life. His father had him listen to everything from country legend Hank Snow to marches by Johann Strauss and everything in between. Henry says “I couldn’t get away - there were radios in every room of the house”. He spent countless hours doing homework with headphones on. He mentions “My mother still can’t believe I make a living from listening to music!”.

He had the good fortune to start his career as assistant music director at 680 CFTR in Toronto, then a Top 40 powerhouse that became one of the most listened to radio stations in Canada. From there, MIX 96 in Montreal as music director, and seeking new musical perspectives, joined Sony Music Canada as Promotions Representative for Montreal and Ottawa.

He was asked to create Hit List, and with the opportunity to program a channel with no restrictions, no announcers, no commercials, just music – it was a dream come true. “I get to open a new box of chocolates every day!”.

Artists

Richard Clayderman
James Last
Billy Andrusco
Mantovani
André Rieu
101 Strings
André Kostelanetz
Roger Williams
Paul Mauriat
Henry Mancini

Chart

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Longitudes and Latitudes
Lawrence Blatt
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To Amadeus with Love
Roger Williams
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Bilitis
Gheorghe Zamfir
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Carnival of Venice Medley
André Rieu
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How Insensitive
Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Love Is Blue
André Kostelanetz
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Serenade
André Rieu
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Younger Than Springtime
Robert Bently
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Till the End of Time
Mantovani
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Canadian Sunset
Hugo Winterhalter