Here's our new Concert Calendar Page
for the Chapel Hill & Carrboro, Durham & Raleigh, Saxapahaw & Hillsborough "Triangle" area of North Carolina.
The following few months will be pivitol. We'll be able to keep going with your help or we'll have to go on in podcast form only. Do what you can to help keep the station going so we don't have to drop out of site. Thanks!
Only $705 Needed for our New Summer Fund Drive! Keep us on the Air! Thank You!
Note: It's cool to buy the shirt. Wearing it helps with word of mouth promotion. But just know it's not a donation. I get nothing from those things in terms of tangible money to pay our bills. I was just encouraged to make them because some of you have asked for some SWAG and I thought it would be a good way to make some SWAG available. Meanwhile, what really helps is the paypal donation page. The patreon page is new and I'm not sure how to use it yet. Hopefully if you donate thru patreon we'll have access to the donation and can pay the bills. And they're coming in fast and furious right now!
We are Listener Funded Commercial Free Radio. Our overhead is very low.
But there're still some expenses in operating. We're charged, of course, so artists/songwriters get paid.
There's web-hosting and stream-hosting fees.
There's music to buy. Internet and other bills. Maintenance upkeep, etc.
Our Spring Fund Drive was a Complete Success
And now we can get a jump on our Summer Fundraising Goals!
Thanks all of you for your continued support!
Follow along with our Blues Cathedral stream on its own page, here: bluescathedral.weebly.com
Thanks to you folks we were able to meet our Spring Fund Drive goals so we can stay on at least thru the Summer! Needed for Summer 2017: $900.00 for music, music licensing fees so the artists get paid, station equipment upgrades and maintenance, due to my mild stroke earlier this year some of my medical bills come into play as well. Aside from that, our overhead is very low since we don't have a fancy studio or anything. It's all done "in the cloud". But whatever you can do to help our and keep WreckingBallRadio.NET alive and well, that'd be awesome of you, as always!
New: Another way to help WreckingBallRadio.NET when you're feeling generous is to buy stuff for the studios from our Amazon wish list, HERE.
On Demand Podcasts For You: Listen Any Time!
Remember, we have no govt. funding, no commercials - we operate strictly on your donations. Totally. Listen all you want - donate whenever you can. Thanks!
PS: Donations to this station are not, as far as we know, tax deductible at this time. We aim to change that. Meanwhile, check with your tax adviser, maybe they know a loophole for you.
Jayson Tanner - (and a dearly departed friend)
Program & Music Director Wrecking Ball Radio.
"I got into radio when I was 19 out in Walla Walla, Washington. after some time at Whitman College's KWCW I landed a job at KTEL - a little news, sports and country music station. Before too long I became their music director. It was my dream job, really. Same station Family Guy & Batman's Adam West began his career, btw.
Moved to Florida in the mid 80's and spent some time as Music Director at Class 103 in Naples, back when they were 'THE' station to listen to. After that I hosted a popular weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch show on WAVV-101.
I got out of radio for a while to pursue other interests and wound up back on the air at Eye-Q Radio in Miami where I began exclusively playing Americana and alt.country. This was back in 2000. Moved to North Carolina and found myself continuing the Americana/alt.country show at WCOM, a little community station here in Carrboro.
The show got "syndicated" on a few other internet stations in the USA and UK - which was very cool. But a weekly 2 hour show just wasn't enough for me.
Once I finally figured out how to put the pieces together for a full time internet-based radio station, and thanks to the generosity of friends who believed in this project (and my ability to pull it off and create something innovative, fun and interesting) - Wrecking Ball Radio was born in 2011. The station continues to survive ONLY on listener donations and, for that, we are eternally, extremely grateful."
"This is my only real skill and it's becoming less and less marketable so I really do appreciate the support."
Wrecking Ball Radio:
"A seductive, addictive, professional blend of Americana, Contemporary Blues, Modern Bluegrass, Jam, Folk Rock, AAA, soulful alt.country and more..."
Wrecking Ball Radio
"WreckingBallRadio.Net must continue. It is the go to sound track for my life. Your programming skills are spot on. Bringing joy to me every day of my life. Telling all my friends about your station."
"[Wrecking Ball Radio] is a goldmine of new and old Americana nuggets curated by Jayson Tanner, who seems to have the knack of uncovering under the radar artists... He has a real ear for intelligent music, the kind that has something to say and which does not simply seek to replicate the past...."
Steve Swift, writing in 'Louder Than War'.
"We play your station every day , and EVERY day, so many clients ask about the station because they LOVE the music that is played. We're sharing the good news! Thank you for playing great songs all the time."
- Dennis S.
"Wow...seriously? Radio with really good music? Really, REALLY good music...song after song after song? Two hours ago I would have said it wasn't possible ... thank you Jayson for proving me wrong."
- Barbara P.
"... reminds me of listening to "underground" radio back in 1969..."
- Ron I.
"Incredible! ... I love ur song selections and could never find all these artists on my own. Thank you I can now lay in bed and listen to my hearts content."
- Virgil J.
"I like having a place I can escape to where I can be guaranteed awesome music."
- Jessica D.
"Wrecking Ball Radio harkens back to the quality and depth commercial radio once had the freedom and chutzpah to explore. Class, quality and excitement."
- Jon M.
Like the artists we play? Support their music! Obviously, buy their music, go to their websites, buy their t-shirts, go see them in concert, friend them on social media. We need our artists to survive and thrive - just as we need our web-streams to continue to do so For as long as you allow us, we're going to promote them with the loving care they deserve.