The variations in 50s EASY-POP songs show how inclusive the field was for music that could appeal to a wide broadcast audience. Listening to a typical popular AM radio station you would hear the popular singers and EASY-POP songs interspersed with novelty songs, instrumental hits, choral ensembles like the Norman Luboff Choir, the Harry Simeone Chorale, the Ray Conniff Singers, and Mitch Miller and his Gang, as well as the occasional ‘spoken word’ record. This was the time in broadcast history when radio stations were indeed mass media, appealing to a general audience, before the appearance of narrowcasting (labeling stations by music format: Adult Contemporary, Urban, Rock, Rhythmic, etc.) and segregating the audience by age. The 1950s would be the last decade in which quiet musical arrangements could compete with their noisier counterparts for the attention of the masses. The sixties would change all that.