Spend Your St. Patrick’s Day with Cladrite Radio!
Top o’ the morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! You’ll want to stay tuned to Cladrite Radio all day long, as we’ll be featuring classic recordings of Irish-themed songs, along with our usual toe-tapping tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, well into the wee hours tonight.
News for Cladrite Radio Listeners
Here’s some news for those listeners who listen to us via TuneIn: Cladrite Radio is still going strong, but Tunein, a very popular smartphone app, has just announced that it won’t be streaming Radionomy (our streaming provider) stations on its service. It’s a legal snarl we have no role in, as Sony Records is suing Radionomy, and Tunein wants to protect itself (that’s our layman’s interpretation of the situation, in any case).
We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but there are other apps you can use to access our stream, including Radionomy’s own app, Orange Radio, Simple Radio, Nobex, Reciva, radio.net and Streema, all of which are free downloads.
And you can still access Radionomy stations via TuneIn, by manually entering our custom URL into the Custom URL section, but honestly, we think you’ll find it easier to use one of the other apps.
To access our stream within TuneIn, use the following address: http://listen.radionomy.com/cladriteradio
Hollywood Quotes from Our Favorite Glamour Girls
Big news! We’re holding a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive this one-of-a-kind hardbound book that collects the wit and wisdom of 20 actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and it’s available only through Cladrite Radio! If you’ve enjoyed the Hollywood quotes we’ve shared with you in the past, you’ll want to own this volume! Ann Sheridan, Fay Wray, Myrna Loy, Barbara Stanwyck—they’re all here, and many more of your favorite actresses are represented, too!
To enter for your chance to win, just follow us on Twitter and retweet one of the giveaway announcements we’ll be posting through April 11. That’s all there is to it! But hurry—you only have until 6pm ET on Monday, April 11, to follow us and retweet one of our announcements!
A New Day for Cladrite Radio!
Well, today is the big day! Cladrite Radio‘s new stream is launched, and you can start listening right away via the embedded player up above (just under the Cladrite Radio banner). There’s even a button that allows you to open the player in a pop-up window, so you can continue sto listen as you make your way around our website (or other sites, for that matter).
You’ll also find Cladrite Radio in the Tune-in Radio app, which allows you to easily listen to us on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. We’ll be adding our stream to other services soon, too, and we’ll share that news with you when we do.
There’s also a direct URL you can use to access the stream: http://listen.radionomy.com/cladriteradio. You can use it to listen via iTunes (File > Open Stream) or your web browser.
We’re still familiarizing ourselves with the ins and outs of our new provider—their service works rather differently than Live365 did—so there may be a glitch or two along the way (we’ve not yet managed to add the classic advertisements our listeners so enjoy, for example, but we’ll soon have that solved)—but over time, our broadcast will come to resemble more and more the Cladrite Radio you know and love. For now, our mix of songs isn’t as extensive as you’ve to expect, but it will grow day by day and eventually our library of toe-tapping tunes will be even larger than it was at Live365.
What can you do to help? Listen just as often as you can and for as long as possible. Our new stream provider has listener-hours minimum, and we want to reach that right out of the gate so there’s no risk of us losing our stream. It wasn’t an issue at Live365—they didn’t have a minimum, and they had a large built-in audience of listeners—but this time around, we’re building our audience from the ground up a bit more, and we need everyone who had enjoyed us in the past to listen now and also to help spread the word. Share our station on Facebook and Twitter; there’s a button on the player itself for social sharing, or you could always share this post to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumbler, you name it.
Word of mouth is absolutely vital to us, so if you know anyone, young or old, who likes the kind of music we play, please let them know about us.
We thank you for your loyal listenership through the years, and we look forward to sharing this wonderful music with you for many years to come.
The Future of Cladrite Radio
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?
You think that money is everything
And yet it’s anybody’s spring.
Go make a fortune, become a king
And still it’s anybody’s spring.
And if you flash a bank roll
Do you suppose the brook would care?
Or that a rose would say
“There goes a millionaire!”
It’s more than diamonds around a ring
Because it’s anybody’s spring.
You may be born with the silver spoon
And yet it’s anybody’s moon
You couldn’t buy a ticket
To hear the first robin sing
It’s free because
It’s anybody’s spring.
Music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke, 1944