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Posted: Dec 29, 2017 - 11:52am

 Vuurdraak wrote:
I found Radio Paradise roughly two years ago, because it was included in Linux Ubuntu Rhythmbox music player as a bookmark.

I like the music mix, and even more I like that I don't have to listen to boring/influencing commercials, and started to make small donations since this summer, as I started to listen more to RP, just made another donation to celebrate 2018 :)
I also like to listen to house/dance/trance and I am a regular listener of AH.fm (After Hours - Armin van Buren dutch DJ) & Fresh.fm (Dutch trance/house station broadcasting in the ether roughly in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Utrecht)
I also make some amateur music my self :D ,some songs I made you can hear in this video about BSGO -> This is Battlestar Galactica Online

I'm from the Netherlands.

Keep up the good work :)


 
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Posted: Dec 29, 2017 - 9:21am

I found Radio Paradise roughly two years ago, because it was included in Linux Ubuntu Rhythmbox music player as a bookmark.

I like the music mix, and even more I like that I don't have to listen to boring/influencing commercials, and started to make small donations since this summer, as I started to listen more to RP, just made another donation to celebrate 2018 :)
I also like to listen to house/dance/trance and I am a regular listener of AH.fm (After Hours - Armin van Buren dutch DJ) & Fresh.fm (Dutch trance/house station broadcasting in the ether roughly in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Utrecht)
I also make some amateur music my self :D ,some songs I made you can hear in this video about BSGO -> This is Battlestar Galactica Online

I'm from the Netherlands.

Keep up the good work :)



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Posted: Dec 24, 2017 - 8:06am

 bwtaylor70 wrote:


Ha ha!   Bud is a polarizing dude.   I see him up here in a local deli now and again.   I live about 10 minutes from the park.  Go Brewers!

 
It's pretty quiet these days but in a couple of months, check out the Baseball thread.
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Posted: Dec 24, 2017 - 6:57am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Don't get upset if you see some of us taking our angst out on Bud Selig. We don't really mean it. Yes we do.

 

Ha ha!   Bud is a polarizing dude.   I see him up here in a local deli now and again.   I live about 10 minutes from the park.  Go Brewers!
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 4:36pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

I joined in August 2001 and I believe RP started a few months before in February 2001
there is a first post ever from Rebecca somewhere in The Wayback Machine site.

 
Yes, I joined 11/01. It was a different world.
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 4:32pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 Everyone's member profile page has a date joined at the top.  I don't think I've ever seen any before 2000, but I know i've seen some as early as 2002.

 
I joined in August 2001 and I believe RP started a few months before in February 2001
there is a first post ever from Rebecca somewhere in The Wayback Machine site.
hmm. I just check the wayback machine. RP was born in 2000 and I joined in Aug 2000.


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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 3:52pm

 siriuss wrote:
I wonder since how long does Radio Paradise exist.
 
 Everyone's member profile page has a date joined at the top.  I don't think I've ever seen any before 2000, but I know i've seen some as early as 2002.


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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 2:49pm

 bwtaylor70 wrote:
I just joined today.   Someone mentioned it on a forum while I was looking for internet radio.   I love it so far,  look forward to listening more!

Brett
Wauwatosa, WI

 
I wonder since how long does Radio Paradise exist.  It seem like ages.  I'm one of the early member, I think. More than 10 years now. I don't listen to it as much as before, but i always give my small donation once in a while.   320 AAC sound very good with Foobar or Musicbee . ( with wasapi or ASIO) 

Rejean 

Québec city ( french)
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 7:55am

 bwtaylor70 wrote:
I just joined today.   Someone mentioned it on a forum while I was looking for internet radio.   I love it so far,  look forward to listening more!

Brett
Wauwatosa, WI

 
Don't get upset if you see some of us taking our angst out on Bud Selig. We don't really mean it. Yes we do.
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 - 7:14am

I just joined today.   Someone mentioned it on a forum while I was looking for internet radio.   I love it so far,  look forward to listening more!

Brett
Wauwatosa, WI
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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 10:14pm

Our computer repair business had just moved to a new building in 2001 with internet at a "whopping" 10mpbs, so I could finally justify dedicating bandwidth to streaming internet radio. My first favorite was RADIO TINY PINEAPPLE - played everything from Yes to Duke Ellington to Oingo Boingo to Beethoven, always surprising - but they shut down in the first "purge" of non-royalty paying stations around 2003.

Found and switched to RADIO PARADISE soon after, and have been a loyal listener ever since, both at work and at home. I just LOVE the total diversity in the "medium energy" classic rock/world music/jazzy groove, with more progressive rock than anyone other than the dedicated prog rock stations, and NEVER HEARING AC/DC!!

Keep up the awesome work, and surprise me every day!
 
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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 7:35am

 islander wrote:

The shipping was probably prohibitive. We are rotationally correct, they just had to lob it high enough and it came down over here. 

 
Dang gravity.{#War}
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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:48am

wow, memories.  I believe it was 2001 and I had started a job as a receptionist where I could have music playing.  I could also read books as they didn't have enough work to keep me fully occupied, but I was also not allowed to leave the desk for any reason unless someone covered for me.  Oh, and 5 hours mandatory overtime every week (8am to 6pm daily).  I have no idea what program I was searching through, I assume Winamp, but I had to find a station that played music I could stand, that was also appropriate for a public reception space at a corporate headquarters.  I went through a lot until I found this one.  Settled on it simply for the "no commercials" angle.  Been a devoted listener ever since.

As I finish this, Tubular Bells comes on.  Yep, right place for me!
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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:32am

 Coaxial wrote:

WTF? I didn't get a rock...What's up with that?{#Stupid}

 
The shipping was probably prohibitive. We are rotationally correct, they just had to lob it high enough and it came down over here. 
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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:11am

 islander wrote:
Didn't we have this thread a while ago?

I found this after RadioIO failed miserably in trying to monetize their music. Mystery paywalls, odd bitrates, fees for each genre of music, billing mixups....  I would have stuck with terrestrial, but FM suckes in Seattle, and our geography would only let me get Canadian stations. There is some odd rule in Canadian broadcasting that forces them to play a certain percentage of Canadian musicians, so you get a steady fill of Rush, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Chilliwack... Anne Murry.....Rush...  

RP saved me from therapy, and I met (here and in meatspace) some interesting peeps.  I also got a rock.

 
WTF? I didn't get a rock...What's up with that?{#Stupid}
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Posted: Nov 29, 2017 - 9:56pm

Didn't we have this thread a while ago?

I found this after RadioIO failed miserably in trying to monetize their music. Mystery paywalls, odd bitrates, fees for each genre of music, billing mixups....  I would have stuck with terrestrial, but FM suckes in Seattle, and our geography would only let me get Canadian stations. There is some odd rule in Canadian broadcasting that forces them to play a certain percentage of Canadian musicians, so you get a steady fill of Rush, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Chilliwack... Anne Murry.....Rush...  

RP saved me from therapy, and I met (here and in meatspace) some interesting peeps.  I also got a rock.
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Posted: Nov 29, 2017 - 9:11pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Always searching for a better station than the local FM station (yes there was only one at the time here in the Coachella Valley).
I discovered there was radio on the internet way back when we had AOL.
The first one I could get was KOTR in Cambria, California... a great FM station.
I listened to their lousy bit rate broadcast for a short time until they had to bow out because of the commercial debacle that killed a lot of internet broadcast... and still affects them today.
KOTR was gone for me, and I was crying.
Someone on their forum page recommended Bill's thing going on.
I jumped on it ever since.
I wish I knew who that person was... I would like to give them a kiss.
Unfortunately KOTR was sold to the people who own KPIG.  So they now have the frequency there in San Luis Obispo... not bad... but not the same as it was.
And you have to pay to listen to them on the internet.

 
I was in SLO when the Otter went on the air. They really didn't have 2 nickels to rub together, but had something like a 50 watt transmitter, so they applied for a license. IIRC it took them several tries because the FCC really does want all the paperwork filled out with more than "Proposed Transmitter Site: We'll see."
 

When they finally got approved, most of Cambria could pick up the signal, but 95% of their broadcast territory was water... the competition in the area made sure they didn't get their antenna above the rocks where the signal could travel a long way. I could sometimes get a fuzzy signal in SLO but not very often. 
 
They were really unlistenable in the early days, but still got a lot of fans. If you play enough Grateful Dead, you'll have fans.
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Posted: Nov 29, 2017 - 5:03pm

Always searching for a better station than the local FM station (yes there was only one at the time here in the Coachella Valley).
I discovered there was radio on the internet way back when we had AOL.
The first one I could get was KOTR in Cambria, California... a great FM station.
I listened to their lousy bit rate broadcast for a short time until they had to bow out because of the commercial debacle that killed a lot of internet broadcast... and still affects them today.
KOTR was gone for me, and I was crying.
Someone on their forum page recommended Bill's thing going on.
I jumped on it ever since.
I wish I knew who that person was... I would like to give them a kiss.
Unfortunately KOTR was sold to the people who own KPIG.  So they now have the frequency there in San Luis Obispo... not bad... but not the same as it was.
And you have to pay to listen to them on the internet.
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Posted: Nov 28, 2017 - 11:55am

 the_jake wrote:
On this, Giving (to Non-profit organizations) Tuesday,  I am increasing my monthly giving by $5.

I
 {#Hug}{#Hearteyes}{#Kiss} Radio Paradise !!!


 

{#Music}
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Posted: Nov 28, 2017 - 11:43am

On this, Giving (to Non-profit organizations) Tuesday,  I am increasing my monthly giving by $5.

I
 {#Hug}{#Hearteyes}{#Kiss} Radio Paradise !!!

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