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Re: [ARSCLIST] OTR online?

Terminology correction accepted! What would be the better term, old records on the air? Classic jazz programming? Never mind... And it was the Lone Ranger in the late fifties that got me really interested in radio and sound.

I'd love to see a program like that - and would love to hear Jazz Rhythm with Dave Radlauer on NPR too. Unfortunatley, the local NPR stations here in the SF Bay Area are almost exclusively talk and news - which I like and listen to - but to me it seems really weird to hear music on NPR! The only times Bay Area NPR stations (of which we have at least four) have music prgrams is when I'm out doing live sound for local music... so I hardly ever hear them. The biggest one (KQED) used to be classical until they found NPR news and talk brought in more money.

Anyway, I'll go exploring, as I'm finding the old music ever more entertaining as I approach maturity (nearly 60 now...)

Happy New Year, all!


Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio

On Jan 1, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Tom Fine wrote:

Most people take OTR to encompass old radio broadcasts, not playing of old records like Dismuke's internet-streaming show.

That said, do some surfing at archive.org because there are also many recordings of live band remote broadcasts, which were the common way a lot of music was broadcast back in the day. For many years, many radio stations would not play records over the air, for a number of reasons. This changed dramatically in the years after WWII. This was not a hard-fast rule, there were exceptions in both legitimate licensed broadcasting as well as pirate and off-shore broadcasting.

So, a show like Dismuke's probably wouldn't exist under the lexicon of OTR.

By the way, in the perfect world, the major copyright owners (megaglomerate music companies) would happily and wholeheartedly fund a multi-hour weekly series for NPR hosted by Dismuke or someone like him highlighting all these gems from their vaults. The sponsorship annoucements could tell listeners to go to a special "store" at Amazon or the like to buy the reissue CD's of whatever is available in that format. This would take a different vault- management style than has been shown in recent years.

-- Tom Fine

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