ere at Cladrite Industries, we meet many people who live with one foot in the past, one foot in the present, and an eye toward the future. That is to say, they love movies made back when they were still called “pictures,” pop music of decades gone by, classic (and not-so-classic) fiction of the first half of the 20th century, venerable restaurants that predate the chains, and so much more, but not at the exclusion of the latest and greatest—contemporary movies (“films,” even), new music, innovative trends in dining, and the latest in groundbreaking technology. They are not so much nostalgic as they are intrigued by and appreciative of pop culture of the (relatively) recent past.
Film archivist Rick Prelinger said it nicely in a 2002 SF Weekly profile:
“I’m fascinated with the look of the past. I have an urgent need to form images of what a place looked like in the ’40s or ’50s. What did it smell like? What were people wearing? What [was] people’s body language? Was it noisy or quiet? Was the air smoky?”
We like to think we (and Mr. Prelinger—who has nothing whatsoever to do with this site, by the way; we’re just great admirers of his. If you’re not familiar with the Prelinger Collection of ephemeral films, check them out at www.archive.org) are not the only ones who feel this way. And while we can’t promise that the musical offerings you’ll encounter at CladriteRadio.com will bring the past back as richly and fully as we’d all like them to, it’s our sincere hope that they will, at least, keep alive the decades (and the artists) that spawned them in some small way.
We hope you’ll let us know what you think of this website and our online radio station. After six years with Live365.com and nearly two years with Radionomy.com, we are proud to share that Cladrite Radio is a Torontocast station, streaming out of Canada, and we’re excited about the possibilities.
Just click on Listen Now! link above to join the fun. The music is available to all, free of charge.
We also have a new dedicated Cladrite Radio app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. It’s available via iTunes, Google Play and Blackberry World, and it’s absolutely free. (Search on “cladrite radio”—“cladrite” alone doesn’t seem to do the trick.)
You can also listen to our stream via various third-party services and apps, among them Tunein Radio (web and app), Radio.net (web and app), myTuner.com (web and app), Nobex Radio (web and app), Online Radio Box (web and app), Orange Radio (web and app), RadioSure (web and app), Radio.Garden, Streema.com and its app, Simple Radio, iTunes Internet Radio (look for our listing under Jazz) and Reciva Internet Radio.
If there are any other services and apps you’d like to use to access our music that are not currently serving our new stream, please let us know. We’ll do what we can to see that our toe-tapping tunes are available to you in every way possible.
Cladrite Radio is not a profit-making proposition (neither are we a recognized non-profit organization)—we’re lucky when we break even—so if you’d like to chip in to help with the cost of keeping the music flowing, please click the link at the top of the page that reads, “Support Cladrite Radio.” And by all means, please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us!
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!
Your pals at Cladrite Radio