One of our favorite segments each week on the Trail 103.3 is Vinally Friday – a day when your favorite on-air personalities bring a piece of their personal vinyl collection into the Trail studio for a few spins and stories.
The significance is manifold: Not only do we get to feature some lesser-known tracks (and look cool in the process) – but we get to present music LIVE on the air in its original format. True, we’ll often throw a modern record into the mix. But more often than not, we’re spinning the original cut, mono format, hisses, pops, needle scrapes and everything.
You might be wondering who actually still listens to vinyl? Turns out it’s more than just a fringe movement. Vinyl sales have been on the rise for the past 17 years, and 2022 was no different, with 43.46 million albums sold in the US alone. While many prefer streaming services and downloads for convenience, in 2022 music experts say there is still a demand for vinyl.
And we’re not just talking about a resurgence in music purchases from our senior generations. Data shows that Millenials are buying just as many vinyl records as the 55+ demographic.
We’d like to say we started it; we really would. But the truth is, we’re not trend-setters. We just give our listeners what they want. So enjoy!
Finally, it’s Friday! It’s Vinally Friday, only on the Trail 103.3.