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Saturday, February 13, 2016

We're growing: More new music, more "deep cuts"

Our move from Live365 (RIP) to the Radionomy streamcasting platform has been going pretty well, and now we're making another big improvement.

The result: We'll be building our daily playlists from a much bigger library of music. You'll hear more "deep cuts" that don't often get radio airplay. And we'll be able to add more music, new and old, more quickly than before.

The background: Radionomy gives us space on its servers for a few day's worth of music, but not enough for our big collection. Since joining their platform in early January, we've been rotating songs in and out to vary the mix, but there was more repetition than we'd like.
Now, we're testing a direct feed from the Birch Street Studios to Radionomy that will allow us to tap our entire music library at any given time. Everything should be running smoothly by the end of this weekend, if not sooner. The music we've stored at Radionomy will remain as a backup in case of glitches in our direct stream.

The goal: To entertain you with a broad variety of music from bands and singer-songwriters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. (Sounds pretty impressive when we say it like that!) We generally have a selection of new songs that play once or twice a day, and thousands more that you won't hear more than once in a week, or two, or more. 

Please let us know what you think. Comment on this page or use the links to our e-mail, Facebook page and Twitter feed. We'd love to hear from you!

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