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Thread #94474 Message #1829041
Posted By: Fred McCormick
07-Sep-06 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: New Trad Music Internet Radio Station
Subject: RE: New Trad Music Internet Radio Station
Great to hear that Worlds of Trad has generated some interest, even if it seems to have also raised some problems. I agree that Live 365 may not be the easiest station to operate, but if a technonerd like me can manage it, there's got to be hope for everybody else.
Live 365 is a lot cheaper and a lot easier to set up than any other means of Internet broadcasting that I know about. And yes, there are adverts, which subscribers to the station can switch off, but how is the service to pay its way without them ?
Personally, I think this music is important and deserves much wider exposure, which is why I set the station up. For the most part I won't be broadcasting mainstream folk or world music or roots or the kind of stuff which usually makes it onto the major record labels. I'll be using just a small portion of all the breathtaking stuff I've come across through a lifetime's delving into the local folk traditions of ordinary people from all over the world.
So if you're having problems getting there, do please stick with it. My guess is you'll find it well worth the effort.