Area24radio.com is a group of music and radio-loving friends. We're DJ's in the old-school sense. Think of the cover of Donald Fagan's LP, The Nightfly. OK, so maybe we don't really look exactly like that, but we sure wish we did.
We believe in something called free form radio. Free form radio plays everything: from Tony Pastor's WWII-era public service announcement/hit single, "Obey Your Air Raid Warden" to the MC5 to Dum Dum Girls. And that's with room for Frank Zappa and Fairport Convention. And Etta James. And Robyn Hitchcock. Maybe even in the same set. Yeah, we could make that work. We really like NRBQ, too. And Porcupine Tree. And Edith Piaf. We respect our listeners, and we're not afraid to challenge them--but we're fond of Adele, too.
We play 78, 45 and 33 rpm records, CD's, and MP3's. Sometimes musician friends drop by and delight us with a live show or two. Singer-songwriter Woody Lissauer has, and so has Bill Benson, who operates in the same genre. Lou Pallo dropped by our Saturday morning programming a few months back. Nepo Soteri, who does some very sweet Afro-pop, was another Saturday morning visitor.
Here's a word cloud made of the music Area 24 radio played last week. Cool, huh? It gets better: we're human beings, not someone's iPod set on shuffle. We do radio as an art form, and we love it more than anything, but we need a little help upgrading our equipment. We hope you'll tune in--and give us a hand with a contribution.
- (30 days)