The BILLCS Music Blog began in 2009 as the BILLCS Is Tuned-On! blog, and is the online home of the BILLCS Top 30 chart, my personal chart (formerly the Tuned-On! Top 30), which began in 1998 – yes currently celebrating its 24th anniversary online! The blog contains regular posts about the chart, but you’ll also read my views on all things music and entertainment from the past and the present. There’ll continue to be listings which show my unique perspective on music and how it got to be what it is today. Here’s hoping you’ll check in regularly! The blog has been mentioned in Entertainment Weekly’s Popwatch column and is read and followed by many music industry performers, producers, managers, and tastemakers. – Bill Smith
Bill Smith is a historian, researcher, chart phile, former college radio station programmer/manager, author, and most of all, MUSIC FAN, from the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area. Bill has been following contemporary pop music since age 9 when he began collecting local radio station music charts. He became a college radio programmer at age 18, managed the station at 20, still graduated from university at 22, wrote two self-published books in his late 20’s… you get the picture. Time out in the 90’s to start a family didn’t stop Bill from following music. With the advent of the Internet, personal chart making and connecting with music buffs all over the world started an entirely different revolution. The BILLCS Music Blog is the latest piece of the evolution!
Bill resides in east Toronto and is the proud father of Ryan and Tori. He is a recently retired human resources manager in the education field. Bill has contributed to the book “The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia” by Jaimie Vernon. Bill is also currently music consultant to a few independent dance music record labels through his business BILLCS Music Projects & Consulting, as well as to the Internet Radio stations Radio GTA and Halton Hills Online, where you will also hear his voice as an announcer. The online announcing projects seem to be taking on a life of their own lately…
Radio GTA showcases music from the blog on Wednesday evenings at 10pm EST in the show “The Big 20”. Bill is also now the announcer for “Your Weekend New Music Mix”, which currently airs on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 6pm EST on Radio GTA, and Saturdays and Sundays from 8pm till Midnight EST on Halton Hills Online.
Bill began his “New Music Pick of the Week” segment on Planet Radio Canada’s 3D Variety Show back in 2015, and it was relaunched when the 3D Variety Show returned online in 2020. The segment is quietly and happily finding its way into other online stations and programs. It airs as follows:
- It always premieres on the 3D Variety Show between 7:00 and 7:30 pm EST
- 10pm EST on The Big 20 on Wednesdays on Radio GTA
- 3pm EST Saturday and Sunday on Your Weekend New Music Mix on Radio GTA
- 9pm EST Saturday on Addictive Energy on Mix88.ca
- 10pm EST Saturday and Sunday on Your Weekend New Music Mix on Halton Hills Online
You can find links to the affiliate radio stations to the right!
Other projects are currently in the works!