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    Boom Radio

    No, not some weird mashup of Logitech products, but a new radio station in the UK aimed at the boomer generation. Launched yesterday. Plenty of DJs that boomers will remember from their youth - David Hamilton, Nicky Horne, Graham Dene, Les Ross....

    There's a 128kbps MP3 stream at https://listen-boomradio.sharp-strea...radio_live_128

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    Will add it to Favourites. It is however a crowded field:


    Greatest Hits Radio (with Simon Mayo on Drivetime from next month, Mark Goodier, Janice Long, Alex Lester and Paul Gambaccini) - the new Radio 2 without the 'Hen Party'
    United DJ's (Tony Prince et al set up by the DJ's the BBC no longer want)
    Mi Amigo (Emperor Rosko, no adverts, internet and short wave, community owned out of Germany)
    All Oldies Radio
    Offshore Music Radio (no ads)
    The Radio Ship (very few ads)

    All 192Kbps streams
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    I just found it on TuneIn and the track playing had the metadata
    Deep Purple - Nino Tempo
    First thought was I have never heard of a Deep Purple track called Nino Tempo. It turned out to be a track called Deep Purple by Nino Tempo . What do they have on their playlist? I hope that isn't representative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    What do they have on their playlist?
    I let it play a bit yesterday (launch day) - and here is what "What Was That Tune?" show (artists only since I have to retype them):

    Elvis Presley
    Culture Club
    The Three Degrees
    Petula Clark
    Neil Diamond
    Stephanie Mills
    Johnny Mathis
    The Waterboys
    Natalie Cole
    Manfred Mann
    Glen Campbell
    Gary Barlow
    The Beatles
    Pet Shop Boys
    Dione Warwick

    Plus adverts ... too many for me
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Plus adverts ... too many for me
    Indeed - the problem with most radio stations. I much prefer to let DSTM do its thing via Spotify, based on a few seed tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuer View Post
    Will add it to Favourites. It is however a crowded field:


    Greatest Hits Radio (with Simon Mayo on Drivetime from next month, Mark Goodier, Janice Long, Alex Lester and Paul Gambaccini) - the new Radio 2 without the 'Hen Party'
    United DJ's
    Mi Amigo (Emperor Rosko, no adverts, internet and short wave, community owned out of Germany)
    All Oldies Radio
    Offshore Music Radio
    The Radio Ship

    All 192Kbps streams
    Some there to investigate, thank you.

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    Boomer Classic Rock...

    hey! I'm a boomer!

    Will check out your offering chill, thanks...

    Since you started this thread... I recently stumbled on a set of "classic rock" stations that are actually much better and deeper (songs and versions you don't usually hear) than typical classic rock. They are associated with the St Louis (Mo, USA) Classic Rock preservation society. Check out their website for the stations and current playlist. Pretty diverse

    https://stlouisclassicrock.com/

    There are some "programs" and a few announcements, but in general zero commercials or interruptions. Pretty good quality streams. I have been spinning them a bit, they all have different characteristics (e.g. crestwood is more softer california rock)

    I went into the page source and extracted the stream urls. You can do that as well, or, if you like I can post them, let me know if interested.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post

    https://stlouisclassicrock.com/

    There are some "programs" and a few announcements, but in general zero commercials or interruptions. Pretty good quality streams. I have been spinning them a bit, they all have different characteristics (e.g. crestwood is more softer california rock)
    Great stuff, thank you. I'll get the URLs and try them out.

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    also

    If you aren't familiar with Planet Pootwaddle....

    https://planetpootwaddle.com/

    Now, if you give it a listen, and you think "what the???..." just give it a bit of time. I really like how they put a group of songs together, either of the same artist, or related artists or subjects. There is alot of bizarre stuff mixed in, but I like bizarre

    Here's the stream url (at least the one I am using)

    http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?...864b15c897fa63

    Jim

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