Q: Is the KKBB tracker Free or is it a subscription based chart?
A: The K.K.B.B. tracker is absolutely free. K.K.B.B. and it's parent company U.N.C.L.E. wish to acknowledge the hard efforts and work done by each individual host/show by posting their shows to the industry for all to see. This type of tracking should be of public domain to the industry.
Q: How does a song qualify for the chart?
A: The charts are based on the number of spins an artist/song gets as reported by specialty shows each week. Airplay on a reporting station, and the corresponding report on their weekly playlist, is all that is required.
Q: What if different cuts on a single album are played in the same week?
A: A spin is equal to one track played. If a station plays three cuts from the same album, each cut counts as a spin, adding up to three spins.
Q: How do you know how many spins a record got in a week?
A: K.K.B.B. reporters consist of radio station members, (Terrestrial, Satellite, and internet), who turn in weekly reports, consisting of their call letters and the artists they’ve spun in a given week. Specialty shows report spins from Wednesdays through the following Tuesdays. Chart outcome of spins, and ranking, for an artist, or song, is solely due to reporting stations submitting their Specialty playlists by the weekly deadline.
Q: How many reporters are included in making the chart?
A: The number of contributing reporters varies from week to week depending on the reports submitted by deadline.
Q: How can I start reporting my show?
A: Begin emailing your reports to firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com
Q: When is the reporting deadline?
A: Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. (EST), 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) Important: If you are a reporter and not meet this deadline, then KKBB will not be able to post that particular list for that week. No exceptions as KKBB is on a time crunch.
Q: What does the D symbol in the charts mean?
A: D is for debut, an artist/album that has not previously appeared in the Top 30
Q: What does the * symbol in the charts mean?
A: * is a bullet that indicates that an artist/song has gained or maintained spins from the previous week.
Q: How do I report an error?
A: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If an artist, song, or spin is missing from the chart, this is due to the accuracy of the playlists reported to the KKBB Tracker and does not mean such airplay did not actually take place. These charts reflect weekly airplay according to the reports submitted from participating Alternative Radio stations and their Specialty show playlists.
Q: What if a station submits a playlist that has spelling errors by accident? What happens then?
A: K.K.B.B. has a very keen sense of most artists/song titles and can catch most of these errors and fix them accordingly.
However some do fall through the cracks and will be submitted/entered in the system as reported.
Best thing to do: Send your playlist error free!