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Monday, June 25, 2007

Altrok Radio Music Update #163

NOTE: Tomorrow, we - and almost all of the Internet Radio community - will participate in a protest over the record industry's attempt to shut down our station. The Day Of Silence will last pretty much all day, and you'll hear what the issues are and what you can do to help.



Firstly, the important stuff:

Altrok Radio is at

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

Now then, to be clear: Altrok Radio is free to listen to, and will be for as long as I can manage it.

But if you'd like to listen without advertising (we'll interrupt occasionally to tell you what's coming up on the station) there's a VIP program run by Live365. When you're a VIP, you get access to the commercial-free version of the station, plus all the ads on their website go away. Cost is actually pretty reasonable; the roughly-$15-every-three-months plan seems to be the most popular option. Here's the link if you're interested:

And yes, we get a small kickback on that - $1.50 when you sign up, and a penny or so about every three hours you listen. Not much, but we're a pretty lean operation; we'll take what we can get.

All that said, bet you're wondering what those new songs we've added are...

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:

- The Go! Team
- White Rabbits
- Reverend And The Makers
- Mr. Hudson & The Library
- The Answering Machine
- Spoon

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- Autokat - Seven Years
- Chemical Brothers - Do it Again
- The Dance Party - Lipstick
- Dirty On Purpose - Car No Driver (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix)
- GoodBooks - The Illness
- Its A Buffalo - Somewhere In Range
- James - Who Are You
- Brendan O'Shea - Smoke
- Jack Penate - Torn On The Platform
- The Rumble Strips - Motorcycle
- Sahara Hotnights - Cheek To Cheek
- The Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It
- Trembling Blue Stars - November Starlings
- Washington Social Club - Bigger Than Your Boyfriend

Our featured Classics:

- B-Movie - Nowhere Girl
- Bjork - Hyper-ballad
- The Church - Almost With You
- The House Of Love - I Don't Know Why I Love You
- Paul Kelly - Dumb Things
- Medium Medium - Hungry, So Angry
- Mission Of Burma - Academy Fight Song
- New Musik - They All Run After The Carving Knife
- The Vapors - Trains
- The Wedding Present - I'm From Further North Than You

As always, thanks for listening!

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
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On the radio Fridays at 10pm, at 90.5 The Night


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