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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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Cladrite Radio App Now Available!

Big news for Cladrite Radio listeners!

In recent weeks, we’ve been sharing with you the various ways you can access our stream of toe-tapping tunes (you can always find the full list of options by clicking How to Listen on this page), and now we have a new one to announce.

We now have a dedicated Cladrite Radio mobile app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. It’s available at iTunes, Google Play and Blackberry World, and it’s absolutely free. (Search on “cladrite radio”—“cladrite” alone doesn’t seem to do the trick.)

We hope you’ll download it soon and give a listen. We’ll look forward to your feedback on how it works for you.

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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 Radionomy.com 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!
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