Alternatively: Here's a cool little radio app I wasn't aware of til last week or so, and now we're on there. Check out Radio Garden!
Our Winter Fund Drive is well under way our goal is a mere $900. Collected so far: $510.
900 seems to just cover the bases. It's a little higher now because some of the licensing companies have raised their fees so our artists can get a raise.
Interest on paypal adds up quickly, too. Webhosting costs money and sometimes we have to replace a microphone or something basic like that. There's Internet fees & more.
We don't have a huge overhead because there's no fancy studio or tower to worry about.
But since this is my only "job", I do have to put on my fundraiser hat now and then. If I could I'd pay for it all myself. Maybe if they ever get that Basic Income thing going. I haven't won any lotteries lately so I do rely on the kindness of strangers.
You can donate through our Paypal Address: email@example.com
"Old school" checks and money orders are also fine, through our mailing address
Jayson c/o Wrecking Ball Radio
500 Umstead Drive #202A
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
If you do it this way, please include your email so I can thank you right away!
Blog: 2.16.18 - Yes, the Tune In stream is working very well now, now that we're using Empire Streaming service. Turns out they're a much better fit for us. Loving their system. And it's fun doing shows on there, too. If you're thinking of hosting a webstream of your own, I'd recommend Empire. Tell 'em we sent ya.
Blog: 2.16.18 - Happy to say we're back on the Tune In app so life is good. Enjoy the stream, donate when you can, if you can. Let's keep this great stream alive and the music flowing, forever!
Blog: 2.14.18 Happy VD! My voicebox has healed up, well enough to start new shows again. You can hear me at 10pm and 7am Weekdays EST. Sats & Suns Noon EST. Our new stream is up and running here on the site and we should be back on Tune In Radio shortly. You can write them thru their site and request that our new stream replace the dead one. That is, if we're not there already.
We recommend this cool bluetooth radio with Bass Boost for listening to our station anywhere in or near your home and/or WiFi.
Click the WreckingBallRadio.NET LOGO ABOVE for our stream. Or find us on Tune In's Radio App.
If you like the music we play and how we play it, please consider joining in to help with our Winter Fund Drive. At this writing we're half-way there! Let's make sure this stream survives and thrives well into the future!
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If you ever find you're being "geo-blocked" from a website for whatever reason, here's an excellent article on how to use a VPN service. A good example for needing a VPN: say you work in a big office building and everyone uses the same WiFi but your office doesn't want to follow the same rules as the office building's landlord. A VPN is an excellent way to get around whatever block they've put in place. There are several good ones out there. Do some shopping around. We're not promoting any specific VPN. But we do recommend them.
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Paypal us: firstname.lastname@example.org - plus, 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 and podcasts to continue to do so For as long as you allow us, we're going to promote them with the loving care they deserve.
If you have a pic of yourself wearing the official WreckingBallRadio.NET T-shirt, send it in and I'll post in here in the blog area of the site!
Wearing our new shirt 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.
Maybe if we sold a couple thousand of them I'd make a few bucks but I'm not holding my breath on that one! Same goes for the cups.
What really helps, though, is donations thru PayPal. Here's our direct address.
Your ad here as a trade for a reasonable donation to help keep WreckingBallRadio.NET alive and well! Good place for a new album announcement.
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We don't have advertising but as an incentive to donate, if you have a small business to promote, a coffee shop, a new album, an ebook or book or movie or comic book or anything (within reason, of course, example: no porn, no guns, nothing racist or sexist), in exchange for any donation $50 or more we'll gladly help you promote it here on this page.
Meanwhile... we have some more podcasts for your enjoyment, below.
New Music for the New Year. Mercy Creek, The Whiskey Charmers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Neil Young, The Wood Brothers, Sam Lewis, Wailin' Jennys & more... enjoy! (More Podcasts below.)
12/18 - This week's countdown, songs you've responded to the most this past week.
Holiday 2017 Podcast! Happy Merry, Merry Happy!
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Another way to help out with WreckingBallRadio.NET, if you like my voice (and some people do, believe it or not!), I'm available to create a radio ad for you which you can place on various radio stations in your market. I specialize in the "soft sell" approach. Just write me some copy and I'll send you an mp3 or two or three in a timely manner, which can be used when you buy time on other outlets running commercials.
I'm also available to program or consult other radio stations, on line or wherever, in the wreckingballradio.net style. Moving is not an option but you don't need me hanging around your break room anyway, when I can do it long distance just fine.
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."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."
"A terrific source for discovering new music! I've bought a ton of music because of you!"
"I had satellite but I got rid of it and now I only listen to Wrecking Ball Radio. Nothing compares."
"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.