Saturday, 3 March 2012

Tuesday Breakfast Show!!!

As we March into a new month (get the pun?), I thought I'd fire up my blog and post some of the stuff that's been happening on my Tuesday Breakfast Radio Show! (about time, you might say. If you see my iCal, you'll see why I've been leaving it till this late. I'm a student, after all!)

Some highlights from my show from the 31 January 2012 to 28 February 2012...

Records of the Week...

Every week (unless I screwed up and completely forgot), I pick a song to be my record of the week. I try to pick new stuff, obviously. And as you can tell, my music taste is quite mainstream - Top 40-ish sort of stuff, so if you're into that sort of thing, you might find a few tracks below that you may not have heard of, but like. So, enjoy!

31 Jan: Roll Deep - Picture Perfect

7 Feb: Madeon - Pop Culture
(Retrospectively declared - didn't realise I didn't pick a record that week... But as I said on air, this is a mix of samples from 39 different tracks, done in Ableton Live, by a 17-year-old kid. Not bad, for a DJ that can't buy alcohol yet...)

14 Feb: DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora - Hot Right Now
(Note: This record went to #1 in the week I made it my RoTW! Not saying I didn't have anything to do with that, but, let's just say I did. In a very small way, perhaps.)

21 Feb: Clock Opera - Once And For All
(Something to get you up in the early morning, perhaps?)

28 Feb: Nero - Must Be The Feeling

Retro Record of the Week...

I only introduced this feature in my latest show (28 Feb), so there's only one to get out of the way, but it's a gem. Taken off the 1965 record "Bringing It All Back Home", it reached #1 in the UK and US Charts (a first for Dylan), it's Bob Dylan – Mr. Tambourine Man. What a tune...

Ed Sheeran Remixes of the Week...

Every week, I played an Ed Sheeran Remix of the Week on my show. You can catch more remixes from Ed's SoundCloud page, or alternatively, I've embedded my picks below for your convenience & listening pleasure...

31 Jan: You Need Me, I Don't Need You (Gemini Remix)

7 Feb: Drunk (Rudimental Remix)

14 Feb: The A Team (KoanSound Remix)

21 Feb: Lego House Subscape Remix

28 Feb: Drunk (Lazy Jay's Rave-o-Lution Dub Remix)

31 JAN 2012: FIRST SHOW!!!
First show! Quite nervous, but stoked to finally own a share of the Xpression FM schedule slot to call my own...

Since it's a first show, I thought I'd pick songs to reflect stuff I/people do in the morning (outside the toilet, I mean)

Songs for the Hungover: Ed Sheeran - Drunk

Songs for the people who can’t open their eyes: Steve Angello ft Alex Metric - Open Your Eyes

Songs for the 1D fans out there / My Guilty Pleasure: One Direction - One Thing 

Song for those walking to campus: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream

Songs for those working out early in the morning: Skrillex - Breakin' A Sweat

Songs for the Cyclists: Mark Ronson ft. The Business Int'l - The Bike Song

Songs for feeling good today: Flo Rida - Good Feelin

Songs for the Brightonian inside me: Fatboy Slim - Praise You

Most apt song request ever: Panic! At The Disco - Nine In The Afternoon (Thanks, Josh Irwandi!)


I was being all corporate and promoting the Guild Election Debates that were happening that night + the Xpression FM Coverage of the elections. Obviously, the elections are over, the winners have been announced, and everyone's forgotten about it. But if you want to relive the Guild Election madness, we still have interviews with the winning candidates on the XpressionFM SoundCloud. We also have the debate shows + ALL candidates (bar one who was quite late to their interview slot, so we didn't have time to put hers on - Delphi!) on our Podomatic Podcast...


Thanks to the Xpression FM Crew for the surprise Birthday celebration they put up for me the night before my show - did not expect the surprise at all...

Because of what happened the night before, this was my hangover show, so pardon the not-so-brilliant picks, but for my Valentine's Day feature, I went with...

And the anti-V-day tune...

And for my Birthday, (thanks to Leonie for finding me this track)

21 FEB 2012: Shrove Tuesday, AKA PANCAKE DAY

So, 21 Feb was pancake day. Days before the day, I was planning a really dull feature where I get my Mac to read out pancake recipes. Not very interesting, is it? Then, Robin came up to me and, well, he didn't suggest to me, he told me it's happening - Pancake, Skype, his house, me in Studio 2, Live on Air, Keen Team (Hazel Morgan & Genevieve Ladd, the freshers) vs the Dream/Safe Team (Jack Franklin and Robin Chu). Pancake Face-off! It's ON!!!!!

The result? See below...

The Keen Team's entry...

The Dream Team's Entry...

The Pancake Faceoff Crew... (L-R: Hazel Morgan, Jack Franklin, Robin Chu, GenevieveLadd)
Photo credits: Jack Franklin and Genevieve Ladd.
Massive massive THANK YOU to the Dream Team and Keen Team!

28 FEB 2012: Chart Attack & Reverse Challenge

#1 on Student Chart: DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora: Hot Right Now
#1 on UK Charts: Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know
#1 Album: Adele 21 (played the John Legend Cover of "Rolling In The Deep")

Reverse Challenge: 
This is the newest feature that I hope to make a regular one on my show...
Simple: I pop a song into Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition, reverse it, play it on air, you try to guess what it is, and I give you the answer right after I play a reverse remix.

And The answer to the week's reverse challenge: Lana Del Ray - Born To Die

Tune in to the Tuesday Breakfast Show with Ronald Liong / @ronfiles, Tuesdays 8am - 10am, on 87.7 Xpression FM. 

You can listen online... 
via the widget on the right column of my blog (they're HTML 5, so they're experimental), 
via the Tunein Radio App,
or via iTunes (Click on the Radio tab on the left, look under "College / University", and scroll to the bottom.)

Within the Exeter area, you can hear us on 87.7FM (unless you live beyond Arena and the Quay/river, in which case your mileage may vary).

And of course, we are on campus - in the Student Shop.

You can get involved with the show via:
Twitter: @ronfiles or @xpressionfm
Call: 01392 723568