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    Music for New Year's Eve

    I have a fondness for "live remote" broadcasts on New Year's Eve. Way back in my teen years, I used to listen to the NBC network in the USA, which continued a tradition established back in the 1930s with an "All Star Cavalcade of Bands" every year. Later on, NPR picked up the tradition. Until a few years ago, "Toast of the Nation" was mostly live, but now it's all canned. Here's information about what they have planned for this year. Actual broadcast times will depend on individual stations.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/12/26/78776...ective-edition

    KSDS in San Diego had a live jazz show to welcome the new year for a few years, but it probably proved to be unsustainable. I don't see any evidence of it for this year.

    WRTI in Philadelphia is the only station I've found with an actual live broadcast at midnight (US Eastern time):

    https://www.wrti.org/post/spend-your...ive-broadcasts

    I find plenty of examples of disk jockey shows for New Year's Eve, and I'm sure some are very good, but that's not what I'm looking for.

    For better or worse, the best source I've found for a live feed of music, specifically jazz, appears to be Smalls, a club in New York. Registration is required, but live streaming is free:

    https://www.smallslive.com

    Sorry, these few are all I have to offer, and they're all very USA-centric. I hope others can add more suggestions, and some for the rest of the planet.

    I also like to track the progress of the New Year around the globe. As I'm writing this, it's less than ten hours away in New Zealand, but I'm not going to try to catch that. There was some discussion about this in a thread I started about this time last year:

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...n-the-New-Year

    Any suggestions for additional places to hear local countdowns would be welcome, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbH View Post
    I have a fondness for "live remote" broadcasts on New Year's Eve. Way back in my teen years, I used to listen to the NBC network in the USA, which continued a tradition established back in the 1930s with an "All Star Cavalcade of Bands" every year. Later on, NPR picked up the tradition. Until a few years ago, "Toast of the Nation" was mostly live, but now it's all canned. Here's information about what they have planned for this year. Actual broadcast times will depend on individual stations.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/12/26/78776...ective-edition

    KSDS in San Diego had a live jazz show to welcome the new year for a few years, but it probably proved to be unsustainable. I don't see any evidence of it for this year.

    WRTI in Philadelphia is the only station I've found with an actual live broadcast at midnight (US Eastern time):

    https://www.wrti.org/post/spend-your...ive-broadcasts

    I find plenty of examples of disk jockey shows for New Year's Eve, and I'm sure some are very good, but that's not what I'm looking for.

    For better or worse, the best source I've found for a live feed of music, specifically jazz, appears to be Smalls, a club in New York. Registration is required, but live streaming is free:

    https://www.smallslive.com

    Sorry, these few are all I have to offer, and they're all very USA-centric. I hope others can add more suggestions, and some for the rest of the planet.

    I also like to track the progress of the New Year around the globe. As I'm writing this, it's less than ten hours away in New Zealand, but I'm not going to try to catch that. There was some discussion about this in a thread I started about this time last year:

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...n-the-New-Year

    Any suggestions for additional places to hear local countdowns would be welcome, too.
    Hi RobbH,
    In the Netherlands every year a national radio station, npo radio 2, is broadcasting the top 2000 best songs. They start on Christmas day and they go on night and day to finish at 24.00 at new years eve. People can vote for their favorite songs in the period before Christmas. Quite fun to listen to. Classical and jazz are excluded. You can see this years list here: https://www.nporadio2.nl/top2000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfiction View Post
    Hi RobbH,
    In the Netherlands every year a national radio station, npo radio 2, is broadcasting the top 2000 best songs. They start on Christmas day and they go on night and day to finish at 24.00 at new years eve. People can vote for their favorite songs in the period before Christmas. Quite fun to listen to. Classical and jazz are excluded. You can see this years list here: https://www.nporadio2.nl/top2000
    I wonder if Roller Coaster by Danny Vera will still be in the top 2000 next year, never mind the top 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfiction View Post
    Hi RobbH,
    In the Netherlands every year a national radio station, npo radio 2, is broadcasting the top 2000 best songs. They start on Christmas day and they go on night and day to finish at 24.00 at new years eve. People can vote for their favorite songs in the period before Christmas. Quite fun to listen to. Classical and jazz are excluded. You can see this years list here: https://www.nporadio2.nl/top2000
    Funny, right out of the chute song #2 "Hotel San Francisco" "Eagles" - really, used to be "Hotel California", I didn't know it had been retitled?? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfiction View Post
    Hi RobbH,
    In the Netherlands every year a national radio station, npo radio 2, is broadcasting the top 2000 best songs. They start on Christmas day and they go on night and day to finish at 24.00 at new years eve. People can vote for their favorite songs in the period before Christmas. Quite fun to listen to. Classical and jazz are excluded. You can see this years list here: https://www.nporadio2.nl/top2000
    Many years ago I was listening to a similar event performed by a radio station in southern Germany. I searched for it now and learned they are doing this since 30 years. Very often the #1 song was Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven, but this year and the year before it's Bohemian Rhapsody like in NL. https://vote.swr.de/ergebnis_R444448.html

    Edit: seems this station is broadcasting the top list in October, but I'm pretty sure there is/was a year end top list...
    Last edited by reinholdk; 2020-01-02 at 04:20.

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