Half a decade ago …

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

I’ve been so caught up in the holidays that I forgot to mark Gumbo Radio’s birthday!

Five years ago, I kicked off this little dog-and-pony show, and the obsession remains. Since last year, I’ve added another couple of weeks of music for a playlist that’s 35-days long. Every time I update the list with new music, I think Yeah, that’s good. That ought to be enough for a while. But then I run across something I just have to add. Or even better, my kids hear something and say, “We need to add that to Gumbo Radio.” The apples have definitely fallen very closely to the tree.

And just as a heads up, on Christmas Eve, I’m switching the whole format to Christmas tunes for that day and Christmas day. But on Dec. 26, we’re back to the live mix of music from Louisiana.

Here’s wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.

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Where’s your sticker?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

Where did you stick your Gumbo Radio sticker? Post a pic of it on our Facebook page.

Do what? You say you don’t have one of these 4×6 black and white vinyl beauties? Send a self-addressed, stamped envelop to Gumbo Radio, 210 Lafitte Ave., Lafayette, LA, 70506, and we’ll drop you one in the mail. (Then you can slap it on whatever your little pea-pickin’ heart desires and then post a pic of it!)

Gumbo Radio sticker

Cleveland Chenier, John Hart, and Clifton Chenier at Jay’s Cockpit and Lounge, Mardi Gras 1975, Cankton, Louisiana

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A month of music

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

With today’s addition of just over 1,000 songs to Gumbo Radio, the playlist is now over 31 days long. So in theory you can list to Gumbo Radio live from Lafayette for an entire month without hearing the same song twice. I’ll continue to add tunes to the catalog, but for now enjoy the current month of music!

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The new promo

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

Check out the new promo that’s airing on Live365.

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A big ol’ update

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

Well, it’s been quite a long time since the playlist has been updated, so we’re making up for it with a massive new update. We’ve just added an additional 5.5 days worth of music for a playlist over 27.5 days long. Listen for new music from Ray Abshire, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Woody Guthrie, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Dale Hawkins, and music from the HBO series Treme. Over the next few days we’ll mention the latest updates to the playlist on Gumbo Radio’s Facebook page. Enjoy!

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Update maintenance

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in stuff | 1 comment

The live broadcast is going to be down for the next day or so. I’m adding 30 albums to the mix and need to do some routine maintenance. It shouldn’t be a big deal. You can still check out the 6-hour canned broadcast until the live mix is back up and running, probably by Monday at the latest.

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Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

This year’s Mardi Gras mix is on the air!

Check it out for over 12 hours worth of Mardi Gras tunes.

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in stuff | 0 comments

Along with Gumbo Radio’s clean new design, I’ve also added a couple of new pages to the mix, including the shop. There was some merchandise left over from the Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign – including bumper stickers, T-shirts, and The Original Zydecozy. Now you can pick up on these items anytime you want while helping support the live broadcast of Louisiana’s music.

And Gumbo Radio’s sound has never been sweeter. With a 128k audio stream, you can listen to the 24-hour broadcast in CD-quality. Right now, the playlist contains nearly 9,000 songs for 22 days worth of music. But I’m updating this too on an ongoing basis. I just can’t help myself.

Thanks again to all the fine folks who helped out with this last phase of Gumbo Radio’s growth. Your contributions are already coming to fruition.

Have a safe and happy new year!

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4 years running

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in stuff | 0 comments

Today marks year No. 4 for Gumbo Radio, and it doesn’t quite seem possible. But it’s true. Since then we’ve secured some new hardware (thanks to your efforts and contributions) to keep the broadcast running live, and I recently upgraded the audio to a CD-quality 128k stream. And the library now has 22 days worth of music – about 8,950 songs.

I hope you’re having as much with this as I am.

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iTunes listing

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in stuff | 0 comments

I just dropped an email to iTunes requesting that they add Gumbo Radio to their list of Internet radio stations. It will be a few months (if at all) before I hear back from them. Until then, if you want to listen to Gumbo Radio directly from the URL, try this:

http://www.live365.com/play/352640

If you want to use iTunes now to listen to Gumbo Radio, open iTunes, click on “Advanced” and then “Open Stream.” Copy and paste the URL above into the box and hit “OK.” That should do the trick.

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