Support Cladrite Radio (or You Just Might Wish You Had)!

We’re less than a week away from the end of the fundraising drive to keep Cladrite Radio alive and streaming; the renewal of our annual contract with Live365, our streaming provider, comes due April 16. If we’ve not reached our goal of $500 by then, the best-case scenario is that the number of recordings, the range of performance styles and genres of music, of orchestras and singers will become much narrower than what you’ve grown accustomed to.

Worst-case scenario? The music will stop altogether.

A family in the 1930s listens intentlyl to a large radio.

We realize that sounds a bit dramatic, but we’re giving it to you straight. The budget is quite tight this year, and unless you, our listeners, come through for us, a belt-tightening (or worse) will be unavoidable, and there will be less of the music we all love to be enjoyed.

The good news is, you can still play a role in keeping alive the stream of toe-tapping tunes you’ve come to expect from us. Every dollar helps, of course, but we’ve got some enticing premiums to for those who chip in at various levels.

$10 — A ten-spot will bring you a Cladrite Radio magnet for your refrigerator, your office cube, any metallic surface that could do with some decorating.

$25 — Send us twenty-five dollars and we’ll let you assist us in creating an hour of programming on Cladrite Radio: We’ll devote sixty minutes to playing your favorite songs from the Cladrite Era, your favorite artists, and when possible, your favorite songs performed by your favorite artists. And we’ll do our best to schedule that hour of programming in a time slot that suits you, so that you can invite friends, colleagues and family to listen in.

$50 — Slip us fifty bucks, and we’ll send you a Cladrite Radio t-shirt in your size of choice, plus you’ll get to help us create an hour of programming (and what the heck, we’ll throw in a magnet, too).

There are not many outlets today for enjoying the music of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, and whether you listen to Cladrite Radio once a month, once a week or every day, ask yourself how much you’d miss us if our stream of toe-tapping tunes suddenly wasn’t there for you to tap into.

And if you come to the conclusion that life would be just a smidge less fun if we were to have our plug pulled, then do your part by chipping in what you can to help us keep the proverbial wolf from the door.

But don’t wait. Act today. Or else there may not be a Cladrite Radio tomorrow.





Keep Cladrite Radio “On the Air”!

With the deadline for renewing Cladrite Radio’s annual contract with Live365, our stream provider, nearly upon us, we turn to you, our listeners and readers. If you enjoy the tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s as heard 24/7/365 on Cladrite Radio, please consider chipping in to help us keep this wonderful music alive for a contemporary audience.

Last month alone, our music stream was accessed nearly 11,000 times; that’s a lot of toe-tapping joy being shared. So We’re not talking about a lot of money here, not in the collective sense, as our target is just $500. And we’ve made it easy for you to donate safe and secure way via Paypal.

Any money we receive over that amount will go toward expanding our already expansive library of vintage pop and jazz, and if we should manage to reach the $700 mark—be still, our hearts—we can double our storage capacity at Live365, allowing us that much more variety in the music we bring you.

And while every contribution is, of course, deeply appreciated, we have some enticing thank-yous for those who chip in at the following levels:

$10 — A ten-spot will bring you a Cladrite Radio magnet for your refrigerator, your office cube, any metallic surface that could do with some decorating.

$25 — Send us twenty-five dollars and we’ll let you assist us in creating an hour of programming on Cladrite Radio: We’ll devote sixty minutes to playing your favorite songs from the Cladrite Era, your favorite artists, and when possible, your favorite songs performed by your favorite artists. And we’ll do our best to schedule that hour of programming in a time slot that suits you, so that you can invite friends, colleagues and family to listen in.

$50 — Slip us fifty bucks, and we’ll send you a Cladrite Radio t-shirt in your size of choice, plus you’ll get to help us create an hour of programming (and what the heck, we’ll throw in a magnet, too).

Thanks for doing your part to keep Cladrite Radio alive and streaming!





110 Years of Bix!

Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke, the legendary cornet player remembered best for his improvisational skills, his distinctive tone, and his tragic early death due to complications brought on by his alcoholism.

But Bix was also a composer and pianist. His four compositions for solo piano, only one of which he recorded, are still played today by pianists all over the world. We thought we’d pay homage to Bix on his birthday by sharing the great man’s 1928 recording of perhaps his best-known piano composition, In a Mist (Bixology).