How Our Little Station Works

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Good Morning, Ungovernables!

We’ve revamped the blog a bit as you can see. Part of the growing process, as it were. The planned programs now occupy its own page with no intermingling of posts like these. Likewise, Posts now has its own page. This is important as we’ll be posting more information each week.

We have a programming director, part-time DJ (no live radio as yet; we need to master the programmed version before we attempt that), an actual shoot-in-the-dark programmer of playlists, the download queen, and a general all-around troubleshooter. They are all named Deb Della Piana. Unfortunately.

Then, we have Sarah Freels who helps create the content you see as we promote, and who does the lion share of the sharing and promoting of the radio station. She even has a sign promoting the station when she goes out and protests weekly. Terri O’Connor is a rabid sharer of the station on many levels. She also served as the station’s musical guinea pig. The rest of the Ungovernables share us out as part of our overall program.

Right now, we need all hands on deck sharing as much of our stuff as possible so that we can grow our listener reach. Right now, we have more regular listeners outside the U.S. than inside.

What you hear

Our station is programmed purposely the way it is. It is 24/7 streaming, rotating nearly 20,000 songs at this point. We have 50,000+ at our disposal and unlimited lifetime space. We continue to upload daily.

Some of those items programmed are what we call playlists. A playlist can be tossed into the rotation at any time. So, the computer can pick up, say, a Tom Petty concert or a Grateful Dead concert randomly and play it. So, here’s what you must remember:

I have programmed this station to never interrupt what is playing until it is completely over, even if it is a playlist. I have actually listened to stations that stop a program in midstream to ensure that a scheduled program begins. It is irritating to the extreme. We do not do that at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Therefore, if a news program is scheduled for 2 p.m., but there’s a playlist playing, it will not begin until that playlist is completed. 

What’s coming

The station will continue to evolve over time. This week we begin focusing on Album of the Week. It will be promoted on the blog and will play throughout the week at various times. Our first entry is Music From Big Pink.

We will also begin adding back in some things we tested out, including old-time radio episodes and revolution podcasts (the word political is dead to me).

The absolute best way to stay informed is to sign on to follow this blog. It will only get better as we go forward. If you’re a music freak like I am, I promise we’re going to have some fun here.

Tune in www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

Still More From the Girls, and the Happy Birthday Celebration Gets Closer, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re a day closer to the birthday bash, and we’re going to start out the programming with the third volume of the All-Girl Revue.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The All-Girl Revue, Part 3

2:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Chicago (2003)

5:00 p.m.       Tom Petty’s Final Interview

Rumors abound that Tom Petty knew this would be his last performance, but I assure you he was not planning on leaving the earth so soon. There were lots of things still to do. He may have wanted to end the ‘big venue’ shows, but not the performances.

8:00 p.m.      Bob Dylan & Tom Petty: Across the Borderline

The legendary tour hits Sydney, Australia.

10:30 p.m.    The Ungovernables Report, October 18, 2019

This is the second airing of this week’s episode with Adam Rice.

Tune in at www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

Programming for Saturday, September 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s the weekend, and here’s your scheduled programming for today!

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10:00 a.m.    Eric Clapton & Friends: A Tribute to J.J. Cale

1:00 p.m.      Wake the F#$! Up, America with Sarah Freels

Sarah Freels and Adam Rice take a look back at the things that don’t add up about the official story of September 11, 2001

4:00 p.m.      That Sweet Soul Sound

Classics from Motown to Muscle Shoals

7:00 p.m.       Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgment

The real story of how Israel came to be, and how we aided and abetted in the theft of Arab land

9:00 p.m.       The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked 

 

Programming for Sunday, August 11, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great music, as usual, plus the premiere of Sarah Freel’s new podcast coming up later tonight!

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10:00 a.m.   Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden

Two musical legends give a legendary performance on the stage of Madison Square Garden in New York (2008).

1:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges: America, The Farewell Tour

Chris Hedges gives us the lay of the land in his latest best-selling book, and what options are left to the American people.

4:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of the Traveling Wilburys

The friendship of George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison gave us the finest supergroup ever known to mankind.

8:00 p.m.    Wake Up, America! Episode 1  (PREMIERE)

In her first Wake Up, America! podcast, Sarah Freels talks about controlled opposition and how WikiLeaks helped to combat it.

 

 

Programming for Thursday, August 8, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we this fine day? We have a great lineup today, including an all-new In the Spotlight!

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10:00 a.m.   Badass Guitarists, Volume 1: Various Artists

Name them: Eric Clapton, Mike Campbell, Keith Richards, George Harrison…and that’s just for starters.

1:00 p.m.    Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Casualties of the Vietnam War (The Lost Speech)

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

The heralded ‘fat man’ from New Orleans who has influenced so many gets his day in the spotlight.

7:00 p.m.   Chris Hedges: War is a Force Which Gives Us Meaning

As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. Here, he discusses our attraction to waging war.

Programming for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I’m off to a late start with the posting, but the station has been up and running for hours! Here is your programming for Sunday, July 28.

This day marks the debut of Lies, Half Truths, and Omissions: Revisionst American History. In our crosshairs tonight is Christopher Columbus, the man who got the ball rolling on Native American genocide. Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m.   Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan in Concert with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Somewhere around 1986, Bob Dylan asked Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to go on tour around the world with him. It marked the beginning of a great friendship that ended up with the formation of The Traveling Wilburys. This is the result.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on The Empire of Illusion

If you think nothing you are living right now is real, Chris Hedges will help you sort that out. The reality is that nothing is as it seems here in Empire.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

Great band. Great music. Great memories.

8:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist History in America

Tonight the subject is Christopher Columbus, a man who has been made larger than life for many years, who has a national holiday, and literally millions who do not know his true legacy because we were never taught it.

Attention Listeners! The station will be taken offline at 9:00 p.m. for a fresh infusion of music files, and a system update.