Can an Old FM Program Manager Finally Take Control of the Station?
We happened upon Bill
and Rebecca of Radio Paradise on iTunes
Radio, where under the "eclectic" heading they
turned us on to some of the finest mixes of rock, folk, progressive,
jazz and whatever we've heard since WABX album
in 1970s Detroit.
Both their professional
roots (or should we say routes?) span decades, grinding through what
was some of the truly heady days of radio. And in their zeal to jump
off the rat-infested media treadmill, they figured out how to stream
broadcasts from their ranch in Paradise, California.
Bill explains: "That's
why I'm so excited about the possibilities of web radio. It gives
people like me the chance to do our thing without any interference
from the bean-counters who rule the radio biz."
Lord knows hat
else they do with their time, but we are ever so appreciative to
efforts night and day.
If you want to
hear some of their streams try some of the links below. And, one
more thing, Radio Paradise is listener-supported,
them a few sheckles when you can. It's worth it.
• 48k AAC+ HiFi
• BETA: 24k AAC+ (dialup)
• 20k Windows Media (dialup)
• 128k RealPlayer
• 32k MP3
• List All Choices
Bob Now Available on 2 Disc Set
The roots to the great art of blues run deep. Barbecue
Bob is a testament as to why and how the blues became
what it is today. When I bought this album, I also bought Kokomo Arnold's essential
album. The way I sum it up is that Kokomo is who you put on at a party, his music
is fun and fast and loose. Bob's music is a little mellower and honest. Something
that invokes true emotion within you. Bob's presence can be felt to this day
in modern blues. For instance, on B.B. King's album "Riding with the King," the
king of blues himself covers Bob. A truly stellar collection of music from a
truly stellar artist.more>