Radio Mackinac plays a wide range of musical styles found in current and contemporary (the last 60 years) playlists and follows the adult album alternative (also triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) radio format which is a spin off from the album-oriented rock format on FM stations. While it was thought to have been around since the 1960's and known as underground or progressive FM radio, it wasn't until the 80's that it became a buzz word and a later category in radio broadcast circles. For us, Disc Jockeys in Detroit were at the helm of this type of format and really got it going in Michigan in the early 1980s.
The adult alternative radio format has a broader, more diverse playlist than most other formats and tends to appeal to a wider audience base and surely to a more rounded music fan .
Less-played tracks or deep cuts are common with musical selections that tends to be outside of mainstream pop and rock while incorporating many other music genres such as alternative rock, folk-rock, country-rock, alternative, country, crossover-country, bluegrass, jazz, folk, world and blues. Most music selections feature tracks from albums that are not singles, which leads to the enhanced and larger playlist.
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