128 Years of Cole Porter

Today marks the 128th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Cole Porter. The Peru, Indiana, native was a remarkably talented songwriter—one of the true greats—even if he didn’t resemble Cary Grant even a little bit.

To celebrate the occasion, we are featuring Porter’s songs, as performed by a wide variety of artists, over the next 24 hours. Why not tune in right now?

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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.

Cladrite Radio’s New Home Sweet Home

You may have noticed that things look a bit different around these parts, and there’s a good reason for that: We’ve been hard at work for weeks, revamping our website.

Cladrite Radio is now a fully secure, mobile-friendly website and we have a brand new streaming player for you to enjoy our toe-tapping tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. We hope you’ll put the new site through its paces and let us know if you experience any technical issues.

Moving the site to a new server and springing for increased security wasn’t cheap, so if you’d like to show your support by chipping in a few clams, you’ll see a link to the right of this post that allows you to do just that. And thanks!

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Show Your Support for the Cladrite Radio App

For those who listen to Cladrite Radio via our dedicated app (available from iTunes, Google Play and Blackberry World): Nobex, the company that created the app (for free), now tells us that because of some red tape at iTunes (a change in policy regarding who must be listed as the developer of the app), we must create a developer’s account (with Nobex listed as co-developer) to continue to update our app (without doing this, the app will receive will eventually disappear from iTunes/Google Play).

We only signed up to have the app created because it was free. Cladrite Radio is a labor of love, not a money-maker, and we simply don’t have the budget to pay a developer to create and keeping updating an app for us—that’s why we went with the free Nobex app. But here’s the thing: To create the necessary developer’s account to keep that app going, a one-time $90 fee is required.

Are there enough listeners who enjoy using our app and are willing to chip in $5, $10 or more to keep it going? If not, no worries; there are other ways to access our music. But if you like the app and are willing to chip in this once, please consider contributing. Otherwise, we’ll have to let the app fade away.

Again, we’re told this is a one-time charge, so we won’t be coming back asking you for more money—though if you’d like to support our station with a small monthly recurring donation, as some of our listeners do, that would be greatly appreciated. If we were to get enough recurring supporters, we wouldn’t have to pester you the next time an unexpected expense like this one arises.

To contribute, on a one-time or recurring basis, go to bit.ly/IWantMyCladriteApp and as always, thanks for listening!

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