Tuesday, July 27, 2004

AIROS: Native American Streaming Audio

I find myself listening to AIROS more and more. Native American themes were/are part of our freeform roots:

AIROS: Listen to Streaming Audio

Thursday, July 15, 2004

ClubFM Internet Dance Radio, Trance Radio

There were/are many different ways to do freeform successfully.

Some DJ's could put a thematic set together like no other. Others could incorporate similar musical elements to educate. Still others could create musical canvases as backdrops to their appreciation of the day (Ed Bear particularly comes to mind). A very few could lend their dramatic talents to create stories...

My focus (1969-92) evolved into a keen interest to make my primarily music and primarily rock 'n roll program sound like one long song - seemless, one song flowing into another, with commercials and PSA's matching the flow.

My older son turned me on to modern dance/club/trance music about a decade ago. Talk about seemless mixing and the art of segue! My highpoint in appreciation of its freeform qualities came when "dad saved the rave" at Ward Valley, the summer of the Hale-Bopp Comet (1996?).

Here's a good Internet source:

? ClubFM Internet Dance Radio, Trance Radio, House Radio, Tampa Radio, Chicago Dance Radio, Las Vegas

WFUV Studio A Archives

A goldmine of interviews and music hosted by Dennis Elsas and other WFUV'ers includes musicians like David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, David Byrne, Bruce Cockburn, Elvis Costello, EmmyLou Harris, Richie Havens, Leo Kottke, Ziggy Marley, Roger McGuinn, John Mellanchamp, Ringo Starr, Sting and James Taylor:

WFUV.ORG and 90.7 FM, Public Radio from Fordham University in New York City

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

NPR : Analog Tape Fading into History

First reel-to-reel I threaded was at home, recording Lee Baby Simms on WPOP-AM, in 1966. First radio station reel-to-reel was KCAB-FM, Dardanelle, Arkansas, in 1968. First Freeform thread: KCSB-FM, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1969... Ah, the memories...

NPR : Analog Tape Fading into History