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!Read More
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.Read More
This year’s Mardi Gras mix is on the air!
Check it out for over 12 hours worth of Mardi Gras tunes.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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:
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.Read More
Thanks to everyone who pitched in – whether financially, helping spread the word, or both – to help Gumbo Radio.
Within 30 days, we not only reached the goal of Gumbo Radio’s crowdsourcing campaign, we surpassed it by over 50%. That’s going to allow me to replace the hardware, beef up the audio quality, and redesign the entire website.
There’s still more work to be done, but stage 1 of Phase Deux has officially come to an end!
Thanks again.Read More
Check out the crowdfunding campaign at indiegogo.com/gumboradio. Let’s raise some funds to get the live broadcast of Louisiana’s music back up and running. Check out the video below for more details. Thanks!
It looks like I spoke too soon.
Around 3am this morning, The PowerBook G4 just stopped working. I’ve tried to revive it a few times today, but not with any luck. I can force reboot the machine and the apple logo comes up, but that’s as far as I get. There’s one other option I plan on trying, but it could take a few days before I can get around it.
So for now the broadcast is back to its basic mode. That means you’re going to hear some commercials and the 7-hour playlist instead of the 21-day playlist.
Once I switch the broadcast back to its live state, I’ll post it here.Read More
After a couple of months of test driving it, I think it’s safe to say we have a new Mac to run the 24-hour broadcast of Gumbo Radio.Read More