Help Keep Cladrite Radio Alive and Streaming

Recently we’ve had a couple of sizable expenses arise: We learned we owe an additional $500 in licensing for Cladrite Radio (the price of an ever-growing listenership), and it’s time to renew our internet hosting account (we generally sign up for three-year contracts, so as to avoid having to make posts like this very often, and that’s what we hope to do this time).

Some of you already support us via, and without your support, Cladrite Radio couldn’t continue to stream the toe-tapping tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. We’re so grateful for your loyal support.

But we have literally thousands of listeners and followers (we’re about to reach the 20,000-follower mark on Facebook, for example) who haven’t yet supported us, and it’s to those folks we turn to ask for help.

The DVD and Blu-Ray set

We have a pair of “raffles” to entice you: Anyone who is a monthly sponsor of Cladrite Radio via either or as of August 1 will be entered in a drawing to receive Preston Sturges’ classic screwball comedy The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944) on DVD—this includes current sponsors and new ones.

For those who prefer to chip in on a one-time basis, anyone who has contributed at least $5 via BuyMeaCoffee or Paypal by August 15 will have their name entered in a drawing for the Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection, which includes restored editions of The Cocoanuts (1929), Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933) on Blu-Ray. You’ll be given another chance to win for every $5 you contribute.

The real reward, though, we hope you’ll agree, is that you’ll be helping to keep Cladrite Radio alive and streaming and contributing to the continuation of the vintage entertainment content that we share on our website and via social media. If you like the music we play on Cladrite Radio and enjoy the video tributes and other content we share here, please consider chipping in to keep it coming. Thank you.

Early Autumn: Cladrite Radio’s Songs of the Season

Painting by Frederick Sands BrunnerFall is just around the corner, but at Cladrite Radio, we just couldn’t wait: We’ve added our vast collection of autumnal songs of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s to our playlist, including more versions of the delightful Shine on, Harvest Moon than you may have known existed.

If you’re ready for sweater weather, pumpkins, falling leaves and the hint of woodsmoke in the air, you’re definitely a kindred spirit, so tune in now via the link at the top of this page!

And be sure to check out our Patreon page, where you can show your support and help us keep our toe-tapping tunes alive and streaming for as little as $1 a month!

Big News from Cladrite Radio!

Big news!We’ve got big news! Cladrite Radio has taken the Patreon plunge, and we wanted you to be the first to know.

Patreon is a website that allows creative types to receive monthly support from their fans, followers and, in our case, listeners. We’ve set up several contribution levels, starting as low as $1 a month, and with a thank-you gift (or gifts) at each level.

Cladrite Radio is a labor of love, but it costs us a good deal of money, time and energy. A little support from our listeners, readers and followers will go a long way toward making things a bit easier for us.

If you listen to our toe-tapping tunes, enjoy our posts here on our blog and on our various social media platforms, or both, we’d very much appreciate if you’d at least pay a visit to our Patreon page and consider chipping in what you can—you’ll receive some swell stuff in return, in addition to our deep gratitude. We love exploring the pop culture of the first half of the 20th century with you, and your support can help us dig even deeper.