The Latest from the Streaming Wars

We’ve been talking to you of late about the technical troubles our streaming provider, Radionomy, has been experiencing, and here’s the latest: Our stream is currently available via all the popular browsers via this website, our page on the website, the Internet Radio feature in iTunes (look for us under Jazz), and via the free Radionomy app that’s available for Android and iOS.

However, it’s still not available through many third-party apps (like Reciva and Nobex—though Android users of the latter may be able to access the stream), and that has impacted our listener hours rather drastically. This matters because Radionomy has a daily minimum number for listener hours and any stations that fall below that mark get 86’d.

We’re not that close to the danger point just yet, but we’re closer than we’d like to be. So we humbly ask you to make it a point to give us a nice, long listen or two (or twelve) over the next few days to get our average back up a bit. Choose whichever method mentioned above that works for you; it’s all the same to us (and to Radionomy).

We may look into switching to another streaming provider one of these days—Radionomy is not only buggy, but their communication with their broadcasters is almost non-existent. But the service is free, which matters to us a great deal—a money-maker Cladrite Radio is not. We’re lucky when we break even.

So unless and until we switch, please keep us streaming in the background whenever you’re able (heck, stream us on your computer or phone and mute the sound, if you’re not in the mood for our toe-tapping tunes at just that moment, though honestly, when are you not in the mood for great music from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s?). And thanks!
Listening to Cladrite Radio on the beach

Where the Heck Are My Toe-Tapping Tunes??

If you’ve been having trouble accessing Cladrite Radio of late, you’re not alone. Radionomy, our streaming provider, seems to be having some technical issues.

As we write this (6pm ET on Sunday, July 9), we’re able to access our station via the player embedded just above this post with Firefox and Internet Explorer, but not with Chrome or Opera. Yesterday, all four of those browsers worked.

Your best bet until all this is solved is probably to point any web browser to our page on the Radionomy site or to listen via the Internet Radio function in iTunes (we’re listed there under Jazz).

Also, the free Radionomy app available for iOS and Android seems to be working pretty consistently. We had to delete the app and add it again to our phone, but after we’d done that, our stream came through loud and clear.

What definitely isn’t working, as far as we can tell, are third-party apps and services like Nobex and Reciva (if you use any of these and would like to keep us updated as to whether they’re working or not, drop us a line).

We’re sorry for the confusion and inconvenience; we’ll continue to clue you in as we learn more.

A woman listens to Cladrite Radio

News for Cladrite Radio Listeners

Here’s some news for those listeners who listen to us via TuneIn: Cladrite Radio is still going strong, but Tunein, a very popular smartphone app, has just announced that it won’t be streaming Radionomy (our streaming provider) stations on its service. It’s a legal snarl we have no role in, as Sony Records is suing Radionomy, and Tunein wants to protect itself (that’s our layman’s interpretation of the situation, in any case).

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but there are other apps you can use to access our stream, including Radionomy’s own app, Orange Radio, Simple Radio, Nobex, Reciva, and Streema, all of which are free downloads.

And you can still access Radionomy stations via TuneIn, by manually entering our custom URL into the Custom URL section, but honestly, we think you’ll find it easier to use one of the other apps.

To access our stream within TuneIn, use the following address:

A family listens to Cladrite Radio

Hollywood Quotes from Our Favorite Glamour Girls

Big news! We’re holding a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive this one-of-a-kind hardbound book that collects the wit and wisdom of 20 actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and it’s available only through Cladrite Radio! If you’ve enjoyed the Hollywood quotes we’ve shared with you in the past, you’ll want to own this volume! Ann Sheridan, Fay Wray, Myrna Loy, Barbara Stanwyck—they’re all here, and many more of your favorite actresses are represented, too!

To enter for your chance to win, just follow us on Twitter and retweet one of the giveaway announcements we’ll be posting through April 11. That’s all there is to it! But hurry—you only have until 6pm ET on Monday, April 11, to follow us and retweet one of our announcements!

Hollywood Quotes by Actresses of the Cladrite Era

A New Day for Cladrite Radio!

Well, today is the big day! Cladrite Radio‘s new stream is launched, and you can start listening right away via the embedded player up above (just under the Cladrite Radio banner). There’s even a button that allows you to open the player in a pop-up window, so you can continue sto listen as you make your way around our website (or other sites, for that matter).

You’ll also find Cladrite Radio in the Tune-in Radio app, which allows you to easily listen to us on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. We’ll be adding our stream to other services soon, too, and we’ll share that news with you when we do.

A family gathers around to listen to Cladrite Radio

There’s also a direct URL you can use to access the stream: You can use it to listen via iTunes (File > Open Stream) or your web browser.

We’re still familiarizing ourselves with the ins and outs of our new provider—their service works rather differently than Live365 did—so there may be a glitch or two along the way (we’ve not yet managed to add the classic advertisements our listeners so enjoy, for example, but we’ll soon have that solved)—but over time, our broadcast will come to resemble more and more the Cladrite Radio you know and love. For now, our mix of songs isn’t as extensive as you’ve to expect, but it will grow day by day and eventually our library of toe-tapping tunes will be even larger than it was at Live365.

What can you do to help? Listen just as often as you can and for as long as possible. Our new stream provider has listener-hours minimum, and we want to reach that right out of the gate so there’s no risk of us losing our stream. It wasn’t an issue at Live365—they didn’t have a minimum, and they had a large built-in audience of listeners—but this time around, we’re building our audience from the ground up a bit more, and we need everyone who had enjoyed us in the past to listen now and also to help spread the word. Share our station on Facebook and Twitter; there’s a button on the player itself for social sharing, or you could always share this post to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumbler, you name it.

Word of mouth is absolutely vital to us, so if you know anyone, young or old, who likes the kind of music we play, please let them know about us.

We thank you for your loyal listenership through the years, and we look forward to sharing this wonderful music with you for many years to come.