We’ve received an update from Live365, and it’s official: Cladrite Radio’s stream (and everyone else’s who uses that service) comes to an end on or about January 31.
That’s the bad news; the good news is, we will have another stream in place by then. We’ll have specifics for you before the 31st, but we wanted to assure you now that Cladrite Radio will continue.
One caveat, though: The new service we’ll be using has usage minimums, so we’ll have to reach a certain level of listener hours to remain active with this service. The number is doable—it’s fewer hours than we typically reached with our Live365 stream—but Live365 likely had more of a listener base than the new service does. So we’ll need our loyal listeners to tune in often and for as long as possible. And we’ll also need you to help us attract new listeners, to tell your like-minded friends about us.
But that’s all for another day: For now, we want to ask a couple of questions as we prepare for our debut in our new radio home:
1. The new service includes a few minutes of ads each hour (2 or 4, we’re not sure which), and unlike Live365, it has no paid VIP membership that allows listeners to avoid hearing these ads. Given that, do you enjoy the vintage ads that we include with our programming enough that you’d like to see us continue them? We figure we’d run them at a rate of one an hour, much as we’ve done in the past, but if you’d just as soon see them go, let us know here.
2. Do you enjoy the seasonal music we add to the mix? Not just the Christmas songs, but the songs about spring, summer, fall and winter that we add to the mix for three months each? The two days of Halloween songs? The two days of New Year’s Eve songs (mostly Auld Lang Syne, let’s face it) and one day of Irish songs that we sprinkle into our playlists? Do you even notice them? We enjoy including them in the mix, but if you’re lukewarm to neutral about them (or perhaps don’t like them at all), we don’t have to continue the practice.
What do you say?