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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Keep Altrok Radio Alive: Tune In! (There's Halloween Music In It For You...)


[Lots of Halloween songs today, starting at 11:30am; about one song in every three. That's in addition to our standard playlist, so it's about 11 hours long. Now back to the point of this post...]

Firstly, thanks. You've proven Altrok Radio's not just bleating in the wilderness. You're definitely out there, and you think it's worth helping Altrok do what it can to stay alive and thrive. (At least, we hope so...right?)

So, a short term goal: over the past few days, we've managed to get our listenership consistently over 100 hours per day. That's good, but to get more visible (and to prove that "alternative" ought to mean a lot more than it seems to on regular radio) we need more hours. It ranks us higher at Live365, and more people see us, for a bit of a snowball effect.

To start with, 200 listener hours per day would be a good place to get to.

That's actually not much; 20 people listening for 10 hours would do it. Or 40 for 5. Or 100 for 2.

Or every friend I've got here on MySpace - at least those who check their profiles occasionally - for about 15 minutes each, every day.

So, doable? Sure. And what's in it for you? Great new tracks and classics in the punky-new-wave-modern-rock-indie-alternative tradition. That's all we ever promise, but the truth is, we do deliver.

Outsider pop. That's us. And, we're pretty sure, that's you too.

So come on and help out. Find other people to help out, too. I'll keep you posted on how we're doing. Let's blow the doors off this party.

And then (for those in the New Brunswick, NJ area, anyway) let's celebrate on November 8 at Running W/Scissors at The Court Tavern, and blow the doors off that party, too.

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