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Music: An insight of our most popular genres, and our goal as a new radio station in Boston, MA

Music is an escape for most people, an escape of life's daily turmoil's. Listening to music and lyrics at times will sound as if a song was written just for you! At Mo's Place radio we have taken over 30yrs of music knowledge and fine tuned scheduled playlists that will appeal to almost anyone. Our programming schedules include Pop, Rock, Country, Dance, Blues, and my personal favorite Trop Rock!

Traditional radio is a great tool and a useful resource for many needs like News, Weather, Sports, etc. but at times you just want to Tune Out. A lot of contemporary radio stations are programmed by what I call Corporate Radio. Corporate radio will play what they think you should hear, and what should be popular. You can't tell me that you're not tired of hearing the same 10 songs over and over, or being embarrassed every time Cardi B's W.A.P. plays.

Music writing of today has really changed. I personally love a song that tells a story. The genre does not matter. Listen to "Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce" just a beautiful song, and a touching story. Yes most of these songs come from the Folk, or Country genre, but if you listen closely to any genre you'll hear a great story that will take you somewhere else for at least 3 minutes, a perfect example would be "Stan by Eminem" this is a song where we hear a hardcore Eminem fan's slow descent into madness through the letters he writes to the rapper. Take a listen to another well written song "Daughter by Pearl Jam" It's about a girl with dyslexia, whose mother doesn't know nor understand - and in fact contributes to the problem. The dyslexia is undiagnosed and the mother is the one holding the girl down - by not recognizing the condition. 'The shades go down' refers to the confusion in the girl's mind. The title line of the song reflects the daughter's perceived shame and humiliation in the eyes of her mother - who she only wants to make proud of her.

It’s a sad truth that storytelling in songs has seen better days. We may get an occasional “Unforgiven” or “Fighter”, but even those don’t come close to classics like “Eleanor Rigby” or “The Killing of Georgie”. I can almost guarantee you'll never hear lyrics again like those, or in a song like "Hallelujah".

Mo our dog and who the radio station is named after had an awesome story! I started Mo's Place radio with a goal in mind to tell a great story through song, no matter what the genre. A majority of the songs that you'll hear at will be familiar to you, but I have tossed in a heavy dose of unfamiliar songs which I feel musically have been constructed well and tell a story you're likely not to hear anywhere else on the radio!

Some of the genres that you'll hear on Mo's Place Radio are:

  1. Classic Rock: is a genre of music that combines a particular guitar-driven rock sound with a particular era of time. The classic rock era began in early 1960's with rock n' roll based bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones, diversifying into bands like Led Zeppelin and The Doors.

  2. Country: is defined as “a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, generally simple in form and harmony, and typified by romantic or melancholy ballads accompanied by acoustic or electric.

  3. Rock: Usually, rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

  4. Dance: is a broad term that refers to any kind of music that is created specifically for people to dance to. Considering that music is very personal and its uses are subjective, it can be hard to distinguish dance music from other types and to pinpoint its exact origins.

  5. Pop: is the genre of popular music that produces the most hits. A hit is a song that sells many copies, and the latest hits are listed every week on the charts. To get on the charts, a song must be released as a single, although most singles are also released on an album.

  6. Reggae: A style of popular music with a strongly accented subsidiary beat, originating in Jamaica. Reggae evolved in the late 1960s from ska and other local variations on calypso and rhythm and blues, and became widely known in the 1970s through the work of Bob Marley; its lyrics are much influenced by Rastafarian ideas.

  7. Trop Rock: (also known as trop rock or Gulf & Western) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of rock, reggae, country, folk, calypso, zydeco, and pop music, with themes and musical compositions inspired by an island style.

  8. Blues: Blues is an African-American music that traverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles. “Feeling blue” is expressed in songs whose verses lament injustice or express longing for a better life and lost loves, jobs, and money. But blues is also a raucous dance music that celebrates pleasure and success. Central to the idea of blues performance is the concept that, by performing or listening to the blues, one is able to overcome sadness and lose the blues.

  9. Oldies: is musical genre such as pop, rock 'n' roll, doo wop, surf music, or a radio format for good old days music fans. Commonly, the oldies format includes classic rock and pop rock from the second half of the twentieth century, specifically from around the mid-1950s to the 1960s.


In this article, we briefly described the different music genres, their history,

and the artists who contributed to their development. No matter which form of

music it may be, there are people out there who love them. And we at

Mo's Place Radio provides everyone an opportunity to enjoy their type of


We hope that you loved this article. If you have any questions or

queries, please feel free to contact us.

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