Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Special New Year's Eve/Day Broadcast

Radio Dismuke will ring in the New Year in all four continental United States time zones with our eighth annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Joining Dismuke on the broadcast will be guest contributors Eddie The Collector, Eric, Christian and Matt From College Station who will be bringing lots of fun and interesting 1920s and 1930s recordings from their respective 78 rpm record collections. The year 2013 will also mark the 100th anniversary of the year 1913 - so we will commemorate the occasion by including a few recordings from that year as well. 2013 is also the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Edison Diamond Disc, a very unusual type of disc record manufactured by the Thomas Edison company from 1913 - 1929 - so we will also be playing some jazz and dance band Edison records. And we will also feature one of the world's first long playing records - a ten inch 80 rpm Edison disc from 1926 that had a playing time in excess of twenty minutes per side. The records were not commercially successful and only a few were made so they are extremely rare today. We will not play the entire record all the way though - but we will sample several minutes worth of it. There is no better way to get a brand new year off to a great start than with lots of happy, jazzy and melodic vintage recordings.

For those who have other plans on New Year's Eve or reside in time zones where the initial broadcast occurs at odd hours, the entire program will be rebroadcast in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day.


New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2012


United States Listeners
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Eastern
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM Central
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Mountain
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Pacific

International Listeners
3:00 AM - 9:00 AM Tuesday GMT


New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Rebroadcast

After the initial airing, the program will immediately repeat and play in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day. The continuous loop rebroadcast will run though at least midnight Monday morning Central Time in the USA (6:00 AM Monday GMT). The replay of the broadcast that is still in progress at midnight will be allowed to complete before Radio Dismuke resumes normal programing for Monday.

Here is a website that will be helpful for listeners outside of North America who wish to convert the broadcast schedule to their local time:

http://www.timezonec...cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7th Annual New Year's Eve Broadcast

Radio Dismuke will ring in the New Year in all four continental United States time zones with our seventh annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Joining Dismuke on the broadcast will be guest contributors Eddie The Collector, Matt From College Station, Eric From Dallas and perhaps a few others who will be bringing lots of fun and interesting selections from their respective 78 rpm record collections. For those who have other plans on New Year's Eve or reside in time zones where the initial broadcast occurs at odd hours, the entire program will be rebroadcast in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day. For more information and for start times in your time zone, visit this page on the Radio Dismuke website.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Features & New Projects

Radio Dismuke is pleased to announce new features and projects that will enable listeners to interact with station and to discover vintage recordings beyond those played on the station.

RADIO DISMUKE ON FACEBOOK

A lot of people have asked why Radio Dismuke does not have a presence on Facebook. As of today it does at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Dismuke/123824654294253? If you are on Facebook and enjoy the station, please feel free to click on the "Like" button. And be sure to check the Wall section regularly for recommendations and links to great 1920s & 1930s popular music and jazz recordings elsewhere on the Internet. Some of these recommendations will be automatically fed to the Wall from Dismuke's Twitter Feed (for more on that, see below). Other recommendations will be posted specifically for the Facebook page.

- DISMUKE'S 78 RPM BLOG

You can find it at http://dismuke.org/blog This is a brand new blog that is the successor to the old Dismuke's Hit of the Week feature that stopped being updated a year ago. The old Hit of the Week postings are not going away - they will continue to be available and archived at http://dismuke.org/how As with the old Hit of the Week site, the new blog will feature recordings from my 78 rpm record collection. Many of the recordings featured will be the same sort of 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz recordings you hear on Radio Dismuke. But it will also present recordings from other 78 rpm era genres. Basically, if it is in my collection and was recorded between 1900 and 1945 it is fair game for inclusion.

DISMUKE ON TWITTER

http://twitter.com/#!/Dismuke78 I now have a brand new Twitter account from which I will be posting recommendations and links to 78 rpm era recordings found elsewhere on the Internet. As with the blog, in addition to featuring plenty of recordings of 1920s and 1930s pop and jazz, the Twitter feed will highlight other 78 rpm era genres as well. Those tweets that ARE consistent with the sort of material played on Radio Dismuke will be automatically directed into the Wall section of the Radio Dismuke Facebook page.

Both the blog and the Twitter feed make it easy for those who are interested in promoting the music to a wider audience to do so. If you have a Twitter account and enjoy one of the recordings featured, consider retweeting it on to others. Same for any recordings you might enjoy on the blog - on each posting you will find icons which will enable you to share the posting with others either by email or through a variety of social networking sites. The biggest difficulty vintage recordings face in terms of enjoying the modern audience that they deserve is most people are not familiar with them. But a great many people are highly receptive to such music once they are exposed to it. Social networking provides an excellent opportunity to bring the music to the attention of potential new audiences.

UPCOMING PLANS

Another 6 hour Texas Record Collectors' Party broadcast has already been recorded and will air sometime in September on a weekend soon to be announced. As is the case with television and terrestrial radio stations, the audience for Internet radio tends to drop off a bit during summer months and then picks up again in the fall. So we are holding off on airing it until then so that more people will have an opportunity to catch it. Expect to receive an update within the next few weeks with the exact air dates.

Meanwhile, the Radio Dismuke playlist continues to be updated with more recordings as fast as I am able to find the time to digitize them. I recently acquired a new and very large batch of 78 rpm records with hundreds of sides of material perfect for Radio Dismuke. So expect to hear many "new" recordings in the station's playlist rotation in the weeks ahead.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Nauck's Vintage Records Broadcast

The eleventh semi-annual Nauck's Vintage Records broadcast starts this weekend running in continuous rotation all day Saturday April 2, Sunday April 3 and Saturday April 9. For more information about the program and for start times in your timezone, click here. To tune in, follow the instructions on the Radio Dismuke website.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sixth Annual New Year's Eve Broadcast

Radio Dismuke will ring in the New Year in all four continental United States time zones with our sixth annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Joining Dismuke for the broadcast will be guest contributors Eddie The Collector, Matt From College Station and Eric from Dallas who will be bringing lots of fun and interesting selections from their respective 78 rpm record collections. For those who have other plans New Year's Eve or live in time zones where the live broadcast occurs at odd hours, the entire program rebroadcast in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day


New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2010

United States Listeners
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Eastern
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM Central
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Mountain
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Pacific

International Listeners
3:00 AM - 9:00 AM Friday GMT


New Year's Day
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Rebroadcast

After the initial airing, the program will repeat in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day. The continuous loop rebroadcast will run though at least midnight Sunday morning Central Time in the USA (6:00 AM Sunday GMT). The replay of the broadcast that is still in progress at midnight will be allowed to complete before Radio Dismuke resumes normal programing for Sunday.

To tune into the broadcast, simply visit the Radio Dismuke website at www.RadioDismuke.com

Here is a website that will be helpful for listeners outside of North America who wish to convert the broadcast schedule to their local time: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

Sunday, September 26, 2010

October 2010 Nauck's Vintage Records Broadcast

Radio Dismuke is pleased to announce the tenth semi-annual Nauck's Vintage Records Broadcast hosted by Kurt Nauck, owner of Nauck's Vintage Records, the world's largest and most prestigious auction house of rare and collectible vintage records.

For these special broadcasts, Kurt generously makes all of the nearly 10,000 vintage records in his current auction available for the program. During the broadcast, Radio Dismuke will depart from its strictly 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz format and play recordings from just about every musical genre imaginable from the dawn of commercial recorded sound in the 1890s through the end of the 78 rpm era in the late 1950s. Many of the records in the auction are extremely rare and the vast majority have never been reissued in modern formats.

One of the things that is special about the broadcast is that it will provide listeners a rare opportunity to hear very early cylinder records played through Kurt's Archeophone- a modern, electrical playback device designed specifically for the reproduction and preservation of vintage cylinder records. Because an Archeophone costs over $24,000 owning one is beyond the financial reach of the vast majority of private collectors and they are usually found in institutions such as sound archives and national libraries. You, however, will have the privilege of listening to one during the broadcast. Late 19th century wax cylinder records are especially fascinating because very frequently they are the last surviving copies of the recorded performance.

In addition to vintage cylinders and conventional 78 rpm discs, there are other vintage formats in the auction as well including Edison diamond discs, radio transcription disc, picture records and cardboard Hit of the Week records. Radio Dismuke listeners have the opportunity to hear recordings from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from jazz and dance band music to classical, opera, blues, country and even early rock and roll.

The broadcast will be slightly over 8 hours in length. The first 6 hours will be devoted to vintage 78 rpm, 80 rpm and cylinder recordings from the auction catalog. Following that are two special bonus hours of vintage radio transcription discs from the auction catalog.

For the autumn 2010 broadcast, we will be continue with the continuous rotation schedule format which has been well received for previous broadcasts. The program will start Saturday October 2 at 11:00 AM Central Time in the United States and will continuously repeat all day October 2 and October 3. The program will be aired again starting at 8:00 AM Central Time in the United States on Saturday October 9 and will continuously repeat all day. Because these broadcasts are several hours in length, listeners with schedule commitments may not be able to listen all the way through to any given broadcast. This "continuous loop" format should provides opportunities for those who miss portions of the broadcast on one airing to be able to catch the rest on a subsequent airing.

The Nauck broadcasts provide a unique opportunity to hear some extremely rare and historic recordings - a good number of which have not been available to a public audience in many decades. It is another example of how Internet radio is able to provide to a worldwide audience highly specialized, quality programing that traditional media outlets are simply not able or willing to take on.

For more information, visit the Radio Dismuke website at www.RadioDismuke.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Admiration" - Willam H. Tyers



This past weekend I made two separate 78 rpm record purchases. My very rough guess is that I probably acquired somewhere around 1,500 78 rpms. I have not yet had a chance to go through any more than a tiny fraction of them but have already found lots of excellent recordings which will eventually be added to Radio Dismuke in the weeks and months ahead as I get the time to transfer and digitize them.

This evening I picked out a handful to listen to and was extremely impressed by this 1930 recording by the Green Brothers' Marimba Orchestra. It is a revival of a 1917 composition by the ragtime composer William H. Tyres. While the song is subtitled as "Hawaiian Idyl" this recording has an almost Latin/Caribbean sound to it.