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Top Artist Countdowns
KROQ 91X Q101

The Radio Station Method
Periodically KROQ and the other stations have their listeners vote for the station's top artists of all time.  One problem is that people have short-term memories and are biased towards whatever bands are popular at that moment, much as the year-end lists are biased towards the latter part of the year.  As a result you get some flash in the pans up there with the all-time greats, and that ain't right!

The RadioHitlist Method
Using the RadioHitlist database I decided to rank bands based on the number of songs they have in all of the countdowns (that I have).  It seems a much more fair and objective method, although I don't like that a song that is at the bottom of a list counts as much as one at the top, but I couldn't think of an easy way to weight them.

So without further ado, here are the top artist countdowns:

bulletKROQ Top Artists of 1980-2008
bullet91X Top Artists of 1983-2008
bulletQ101 Top Artists of 1996-2003

To see similar countdown lists for albums, take a look at:

bulletTop Album Countdown Lists