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Linda Ronstat Speaks Openly on Parkinson's Disease

We all know and remember Linda Ronstat for her wonderful voice and music career in the 1960s and 1970's. I went to many of her concerts. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease several years ago with put a halt to her career. Linda Ronstadt has opened up about the effects of Parkinson's disease on her life. She revealed in a recent interview that she is determined to "have a life," even though she was forced to retire from singing nine years ago due to the disease.

Disco Classics Coming To Edgewater Gold Radio

Here's an update in regards to our new disco classics show debuting on Edgewater Gold Radio. The infectious dance classics will return to the airwaves on Edgewater Gold Radio on Saturday, June 9 at 7:00pm eastern time. The show will run every Saturday from 7pm - 12mid. So get prepared to dance the night away with us. We will features disco classics from the 70s and 80's. Songs that drove you to the dance floor and catapulted you to another place and another time! Join us each and every Saturday night beginning June 9th and be prepared to dance, dance dance!

Edgewater Gold Radio will Be Adding a Disco Show to the Mix

After much deliberation, I've decided to add a disco show to the Edgewater Gold Radio music mix. One of the reasons is that this era was an important time in music history. The music was infectious and so was the culture. Much of the music although repetitive has great orchestral elements. Unlike today's music which seems very choppy and fragmented, disco contained a defined beat and contained a variety of instruments and rhythm that makes you want to get up and dance. The new show will be called Edgewater Gold Radio - Dance Fever 54. It will air Saturdays from 7PM - 12Mid Eastern time. A debut date has not be set yet but it will be within the next two weeks so keep listening for details. He

Memorial Day in Rehoboth Beach

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of the Summer season. We are hopping here in Rehoboth. Yesterday was a perfect beach day and thousands flocked to the beach to enjoy the sand and surf. All of the Shops and Restaurants are open and serving a large variety a delicious dishes, beach favorites such as Kohrs Ice cream and Thrashers fries. I visited "The Station" in Lewes yesterday. It's a wonderful new coffee and dessert shop selling a variety of wonderful desserts, gourmet coffees. They also serve lunch and dinner. Boats are sailing, people are surfing, fishing, shopping and just relaxing! Come on down and shelve your stress and hectic life for a while. You won't want to leave. I didn'

Internet and Low Power FM -- What NOT to do!

If you desire to run an internet or Low Power FM radio station, you must put forth the effort to ensure that it's even worth doing. After all, it's an investment and your purpose is to acquire an audience and serve the public. Remember the word PUBLIC. If you want to serve yourself, just listen to Pandora or Spotify. Besides planning and implementing the technical aspects of getting the station on the air, first and foremost you must have a format in place. Take the time to develop a plan that can be enhanced as the station progresses. If you are a Low Power FM, you should make sure that there are enough elements in place before getting the station on the air. We have a LPFM in Delaware that

Producer Jimmy Miller's Influence on The Rolling Stones

The following article was published by Rolling Stone Magazine on May 24, 2018. The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash," released as a single 50 years ago today, isn't merely the greatest song ever written about Keith Richards' gardener (who inspired the tune in name only). It recently came to light that, in the summer of 2016, a phrase from the opening line – "crossfire hurricane" – became the FBI code name for their investigation of President Trump and his ties to Russian meddling in the election. But due to the involvement of producer Jimmy Miller, "Flash" was already a landmark in the band's discographical lore. The Stones Remember Making 'Exile on Main Street' in 'Hitler's Bunker' Creat

Summer Music Power!

I remember growing up listening to the radio at the beach, on the balcony of the motel or hotel while on vacation, at Crestwood Lake in Allendale NJ , lying in my grandmother's backyard, in the car going to the Jersey shore with my friends or just taking a walk around the neighborhood. My radio went everywhere with me. The songs that I heard during those memorable years were the songs that I associate most with the Summer. I'm attempting to preserve those great times with great Summer memories on Edgewater Gold Radio. It's not just a dump of music in a computer like some local stations do but radio similar to the way it used back in the 60s and 70s. This includes jingles, promotions, person

Focus, Promotion and Advertising are key in Internet Radio and LPFM

Internet and LPFM are not like large, commercial radio stations. The advertisers and audience isn't going to be banging at your door. With LPFM, your audience is very small. You need to zero in on your target. Who are you trying to reach and how are you going to reach them? You will never acquire a huge audience so if you live in a seasonal, resort area, forget about the tourists. They could care less about you. Sure it's always great to acquire some of them but it should not be your main focus. Instead you should be aiming at local year round residents. They should know you exist. Flyers, advertising and community involvement are key. You have to do this all the time and should be doing som

John Mellencamp embraces art, politics and learning to love on new 'Plain Spoken' release

What does it take to be a rock ‘n’ roll legend? At age 66, John Mellencamp probably never asked himself this question. Yet despite his indifference to the whole idea of fame — his aversion to it, actually — that is what he has become. Go figure. For example, where most superstar wannabes have tried to hasten their success by putting out a live album early in their careers, Mellencamp always shied away from the idea. “For years I’ve been asked, ‘When are you going to put out a live performance DVD?’” he says, his voice a quiet rasp over the phone. “I didn’t want to do that. I don’t think you can capture what a person does onstage, put it in a box and expect that it even remotely resembles wha

Your Summertime Guide To Great Events at the Delaware Beaches

May 35th Annual Spring Sidewalk Sales: Shop along the sidewalk for deals on merchandise. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 18-20. Rehoboth and Dewey Beach Resort Area, Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-6446 or beach-fun.com. Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival: Eco-friendly festival focusing on wildlife and the environment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 24-26. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 11978 Turkle Pond Road. Free. historicmilton.com. JUNE Sixth Annual Rehoboth Beach VegFest: Explore healthy living through cooking demonstrations, food tastings and more. 11 a.m. June 9. Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. Free. 302-604-4316 or vegrehoboth.org. Lewes Garden Tour: Take

Dos and Dont's When Starting a Local Internet or Low Power Radio Station

Lots of thought should go into starting a local low power or internet radio station. Before the station goes on the air, you should have a basic format in mind. While with both internet and Low Power FM stations, there are a lot of technical issues to consider. It would be great if you work with someone who will take care of the technical issues. Studio, FCC, equipment etc. As far as programming is concerned, I would strongly recommend buying a good, reliable automation program. I use Nextkast. It is inexpensive, and does everything I need it to do. There are many others to consider that are inexpensive. You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars anymore for a radio automation system. Load

Edgewater Gold Radio - a brief History

Edgewater Gold Radio has been on the internet for over 16 years but didn't begin as an internet radio station. In 2002, I was on our condo board in Edgewater, New Jersey. We were at a late meeting one night to decide on a major renovation issue. One of the members said to me "being a radio guy, you should start a radio station for our Condo community." I thought he was joking but he wasn't. I was a radio geek so to speak so I took the idea and ran with it. I researched to see if there was any way I could put a small radio station on the air without a license. I then found out about "part 15" broadcasting. This allows AM broadcasting at one tenth of a watt using a certified transmitter. I t

The Beach Boys Unite with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Here's an article that appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine regarding the Beach Boys uniting with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I look forward to this new album! The Beach Boys and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will release a new album that combines the group's classic vocals with new orchestral arrangements. The album arrives June 8th digitally and on CD, while a double LP vinyl version will follow August 15th. All versions are available to pre-order. The Beach Boys and Royal Philharmonic teased the project with a delightful rendition of "Fun, Fun, Fun" that opens with a euphoric burst of strings giving way to the song's indelible guitar intro. The orchestra adds a few new dimensions t

Radio Archives...Another Side of Dan Ingram

Dan Ingram was a "staple" in our lives as we grew up in the New York area during the 1960's and 1970's. He was heard on 77 WABC and was known for his quick wit and upbeat style. As I was driving home from school , there was no doubt that I would always chuckle while listening. I remember one time while playing Minnie Ripperton's Loving You, he placed wild birds and hawks squawking in the background of this pretty song. He then started groaning as the song continued. I laughed so hard that the car almost went through a red light at a major intersection! Did you know that there was a time that Dan Ingram also did a show on WABC-FM now WPLJ? During this time, FM was in it's infancy and the styl

Harassment Prevalent at Music Festivals

The following article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on May 8, 2018. Attending a music festival is a dream for many. They promise excitement, trendy photos, great music and an amazing social outlet. From Stagecoach to Day and Night, there is an exciting festival for all music lovers. Among the various music festivals is one of the most well known and highly sought after events: Coachella. This year, Coachella had incredible headliners such as Beyoncé, Cardi B, Eminem, and more. Attendees anticipated an incredible experience, but instead, many were met with the terror of sexual assault. Teen Vogue released an article where they interviewed 54 women, all of whom reported having experienced

If You're Local, Be local!!

There is no radio station that caters to the people who live and work in the Rehoboth Beach area. When I moved Edgewater Gold Radio, down to Rehoboth Beach, I didn't want to only run an internet radio station, my intention was to reach the people who live here while broadcasting to the world. This concept is not easy to achieve. First of all, I realized that there are many retirees who live here and while we welcome the tourists in the Summer season, They will not listen to us or any other local station, at least most of them won't. Listening to the radio is not on their priority list. The people who live here, need a place where they could hear a variety of music that they can appreciate i

MeTV FM goes from low-power TV station to top-10 Chicago radio station

We talk about radio stations always catering to a young audience so much so that it makes me nauseous! Here's an interesting article about a radio station that is at 87.7FM, was launched recently and rose to one of Chicago's top ten stations. The interesting thing is that it caters to older baby boomers just like Edgewater Gold Radio does. People from 45 to over 70 are still here and so is their music! Enjoy this interesting article about how this station was launched and rose to the top ten. Keep in mind, Chicago is a major market and like New York and other major markets, they have many many radio stations. The fastest-growing radio station in Chicago has no DJs, plays way too many songs,

Two Hour TV Special Set For ABBA

The following article appeared in Billboard Magazine. 2018 has already been a massive year for a freshly reunited ABBA -- and NBC is getting in on the tributes. On Friday (May 4), the network officially announced an ambitious, star-studded two-hour special dedicated to the legendary Swedish pop group. The special, which will air in December, promises to pay homage to some of ABBA’s classic songs, with a variety of artists performing hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Winner Takes It All” and “Take a Chance On Me.” The news follows the recent announcement that ABBA will debut their first new song in 35 years, performed by a virtual “avatar” version of the band on a massive world tou

A Short Look Back At The Development of FM Radio

As the radio landscape continues to change and is forcing stations to establish a digital footprint, FM radio is beginning to struggle for survival. This is similar to what happened to AM when FM took over as the primary way to listen to music. Today we are going to look back and provide you with a little history of FM radio in Buffalo, NY. Enjoy the following article provided by home.earthlink.net. By the mid 1960's, cutting edge rock music responded by appearing on the newly created FM radio band, which was considered an "underground" means of airing music that favored longer songs, more controversial material and less restrictive programming styles. These DJ's began a revolution by elim

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