The great Richard Rodgers was born 120 years ago today in Queens, New York. We’ll be featuring recordings of his songs, performed by a wide variety of artists, today on Cladrite Radio so tune in now!
Perry Como was born Pierino Ronald Como 110 years ago today in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. We’ll be featuring Como’s recordings of the 1930s and ’40s all day on Cladrite Radio, so tune in now!
Tommy Dorsey was born on November 19, 1905, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. We’re featuring his music all day on Cladrite Radio, so why not tune in now?
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 Patreon.com, 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.
We have a pair of “raffles” to entice you: Anyone who is a monthly sponsor of Cladrite Radio via either Patreon.com or BuyMeaCoffee.com 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.