Saturday, 21 May 2005
Whole Wheat Radio
Whole Wheat Radio is an all volunteer, grassroots, labour-of-love webcasting radio station broadcasting on the Internet 24 hours/day, 365 days/year from a 12 x 12 plywood cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska. Unlike most other webcasts, Whole Wheat Radio is interactive.
They have been on-air for more than three years, and the "live" webcasting began in August, 2002 and currently support a maximum of 60 concurrent listeners.
They have excellent podcast downloads of programmes, live sets and individual tracks from artists. SInce starting they have played over 1,800,000 tunes that were actually heard by tuned-in listeners. Main genres are independent musicians including acoustic, folk, jazz, classical, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, swing, big-band, new-age, instrumental, blues, black-gospel, Alaskana, spoken word, and humor.
Whilst not "professional", the station is creative, personal, opinionated, artistic, honest, flawed, human, and real and doesn't . take itself too seriously. Their motto is "Changing Radio - One Listener At A Time."
As one person put it, "you're a small, unimportant webcast." They hope to keep it that way.