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Adult Alternative

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Description

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There’s no better way to describe this channel than alternative music that appeals to adults. Alternative in the sense of not top 40, and not your usual pop. Accessible, yet intelligent. Enjoy the playfulness and sophistication of the adult pop and rock sound of the eighties, nineties and today: Coldplay, Sting, Serena Ryder, Lana Del Rey, Jack Johnson, The Sheepdogs and more. This is a channel you can leave on all day for a healthy serving of diverse yet familiar songs and innovative musicians.

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

John Mayer
Lorde
U2
Coldplay
Norah Jones
The Record Company
Ryan Adams
David Bowie
Kings of Leon
John Mellencamp

Chart

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Ran
Future Islands
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Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran
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Rhythm & Blues
The Head and the Heart
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Love Is Mystical
Cold War Kids
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Young Blood
Noah Kahan
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Lost On You
LP
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Gentle Storm
Elbow
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Hope The High Road
Jason Isbell
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Cold Little Heart
Michael Kiwanuka
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Hot Thoughts
Spoon