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Radio Station Scavenger Hunt – Genre Color Code Signs Part 5

KFJC Record Library Sign

KFJC Record Library Legend Sign (photo: J. Waits)

Wrapping up the radio station scavenger hunt for this week, I’m sharing one more music genre color code sign. This “library legend” sign comes from KFJC, where I’m a DJ. In my travels, I’ve seen incredibly complex systems for categorizing music libraries. There are often many sub-genres and different colors of tape are sometimes affixed to an album or CD to indicate that it is industrial or folk or IDM.

KFJC embraces a much simpler genre classification system, with all of the music filed into a small number of categories: A library, B library, soul, jazz, blues, soundtracks, comedy, country, hip hop, reggae, classical, international, and new age (really!).

Come back, next week the radio station scavenger hunt will resume with another item.

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