Monday, November 21, 2011

New music for the week of 11/21/2011

Three tracks this week, all from Pokemon Rumble Blast:

-Toy Town
-Easterly Town
-Westerly Town

Fair Wairning: Holiday music starts on Friday (or very late on Thursday).

By the Numbers: Victini and Zekrom’s Theatrical Distribution

For those who weren’t aware, one of the 14th Pokémon movies, Pokémon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom, is being given a limited theatrical distribution on December 3rd and 4th. You can read a list of the currently announced locations here.

For those of you who love statistics, I thought I’d break down the numbers and give you some interesting facts (accurate as of 11/19/2011):

-347 locations are currently listed, covering 39 states.
-The largest state without any theatres on the list is Utah, with 2.7 million people.
-The smallest state with a location on the list is Wyoming (which is also the smallest state in the country).
-The state with the highest number of listings relative to its population is Hawaii, which has one location for about every 194,000 people. If the entire country were covered at this rate, there would be over 1500 screens showing the movie.
-Out of all states with one or more venues, the one with the highest population-to-theatre ratio is Wisconsin (primarily by virtue of being the largest state with only one announced location). If the entire country were covered at this rate (approximately 5.7 million to one), there would be a mere 54 screens.

For you nitpickers out there, here are several problems with the current list:

-One entry for Colorado (Highlands Ranch) is mixed in with the locations for California.
-There are two vertical dividing lines between “MI” (Michigan) and “MN” (Minnesota) in the header. However, the only states that start with an “M” not currently listed are Maine (“ME”) and Montana (“MT”), neither falling between the two alphabetically.
-Although Minnesota comes before Missouri alphabetically, the one location in Minnesota is listed after Missouri’s locations.
-Despite having a location listed, Wisconsin does not appear in the list of states at the top of the page.


List of theatres
List of state populations (itself derived from 2010 census data)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Nick McKaig interview following tomorrow's Top 25

Yep, the recently added artist just completed an interview and it will premiere tomorrow following the Top 25 Countdown.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New music for the week of 11/14/2011

Four new tracks this week. Three from the Victini movie:

-The Sword Castle's Out of Control! (Reshiram Version)
-Bring the Dragon Current Under Control (Reshiram Version)
-The Beach and the Macaron

And one from Nick McKaig:

-Pokémon! (Theme)

You can buy Nick's album here:


Monday, November 07, 2011

New interview before tonight's Instrumental PIRN + new music for the week of 11/7/11

I've got another Pokemon TCG Noble Victories Prerelease interview that will be premiering before tonight's Instrumental PIRN.

Also, the usual three new tracks from the Victini movies:

-Truth and Idealism
-Ash's Trials (Reshiram Version)
-Ash's Truth

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Daylight Savings Time Ends Today

This is just a friendly reminder that Daylight Savings Time ends today in the US. As a result, all PIRN programming has been shifted back from GMT -5 to GMT -6.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

New scheduling algorithm on the station today

I've recently purchased some new scheduling software for the station, and I've used it to schedule today's playlist. Here's what you'll notice:

-Longer overall playlist: Instead of looping every eight hours or so, the playlist now covers the entire day.
-More plays of the latest tracks: Going off of the statement above, I'm now better able to let some songs play more often than others. I'm still working out the exact ratios, but you should be hearing these songs more often than before.
-More variety in archival tracks (music from previous generations): Instead of having the same four tracks from archival albums for an entire week, you'll be able to hear a wider variety of selections each day.

And don't worry-despite these changes, I'm still planning on running our specialty programming blocks (Instrumental, Remix, and Top 25).

Please let me know what you think of the new scheduling method. You can contact me via the usual PokePress e-mail address or via the shout-out box on the station page.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

New music for the week of 10/31/2011

Three new tracks this week, all from the Victini movie:

-The Thousand Year Dream
-The Protecting Pillars Start Up (Reshiram Version)
-The Sword Castle Levitates (Reshiram Version)