Baden Fm

Baden Fm

Baden Fm is an international online radio station playing Adult Contemporary for a global audience. Baden Fm are an independent station for the online generation, connecting those who already have a strong connection with Freiburg, Germany.

Adult contemporary traces its roots to the 1960s easy listening format, which adopted a 70-80% instrumental – 20-30% vocal mix. A few offered 90% instrumentals, and a handful were entirely instrumental. The easy listening format, as it was first known, was born of a desire by some radio stations in the late 1950s and early 1960s to continue playing current hit songs but distinguish themselves from being branded as “rock and roll” stations. Billboard first published the Easy Listening chart July 17, 1961, with 20 songs; the first number one was “Boll Weevil Song” by Brook Benton. The chart described itself as “not too far out in either direction.After 1965, differences between the Hot 100 chart and the Easy Listening chart became more pronounced. Better reflecting what middle of the road stations were actually playing, the composition of the chart changed dramatically. As rock music continued to harden, there was much less crossover between the Hot 100 and Easy Listening chart than there had been in the early half of the 1960s. Roger Miller, Barbra Streisand and Bobby Vinton were among the chart’s most popular performers.

Radio Information:

Location:  Germany

Language: German

Genres: Adult Contemporary

Web Site: www.baden.fm