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.
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.