DJ Gilbert Matthews welcomes you to The Retro Attic, a 24/7 internet radio station that primarily plays those classic and seldom heard top 40 entries from the 60's and 70's, along with a sprinkling of late 50's and early 80's hits that also fit the format. Hopefully our wide variety of oldies will be mind-blowing musical history lessons for you! A couple of "Bottom 45's" from each decade will be included every hour; these are defined as minor charters(peaked between 41 and 100), Bubbling Under/Looking Ahead entries(peaked between 101 and 150), non-charters, or tunes that were only hits in Canada, the UK, or Australia. A track from our "Featured Artist Of The Month" will also be heard every 2 hours(beginning in January 2019). Sit back, have fun, and take yourself back to simpler times(when people smiled at each other and didn't question why, kids played outside all day, and parents never worried)! You can also find us on Shoutcast, Virtual Radio, Nobex Radio, Delicast, Streamfinder, Tunein.com(highly recommended for those of you who use mobile apps), and ITunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category. Feel free to chat with me, DJ Gilbert Matthews, through our live chat widget in the bottom right corner of our webpage. HAPPY LISTENING! Spread the word about us and join other fellow oldies lovers in our Facebook group(search for The Retro Attic)!


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1. $20.00 - Make up to 20 requests per week, have unlimited listening, and ban a specific song or artist for 1 week!

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3. $50.00 - Make up to 50 requests per week, have unlimited listening, ban a specific song or artist for a month, and submit your own 2 hour theme block 2 times a month!

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And with being a VIP member, your requests can also include album tracks! The only catch is that they won't be added to the regular rotation(that is saved for charting and non-charting singles). But at least you can turn on the rest of the world to something that you felt could have been a hit if it had been released as a single!

If you have any questions, then please contact me through our live chat feature in the bottom right corner of this webpage. If you're ready to become a VIP member, then please use my Paypal Donate button immediately below here! My station is small, but I am dedicated! Don't let corporate-controlled playlists rule the airwaves! Thanks in advance for your help!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

NEW PROGRAMMING CHANGES FOR 2013!


The Retro Attic - 50s To 80s Rare Oldies is going to have a few noticeable changes in its programming to kick off 2013. I'll mention the major ones:

1. We will start off the new year being as close to a true "No Repeat Workdays...And Weekends" station as you can get. In other words, there will be a different playlist for each day of the week. Right now, I certainly have plenty in the inventory so that I can pull this off. A couple of my listeners have noted that certain songs are getting heard on consecutive days, which is a bit strange because none of the songs on my master list carry any special weight over the others(it's just one of those crazy "luck of the draw" situations). While it hasn't been such a problem that it would make people want to change the dial, I don't want to end up being like my local classic rock station who is lucky if they manage to repeat a song every other day(trust me, they play plenty of the same titles each and every day!). I'm always adding new titles, so you won't be hearing the same exact playlist every Monday(as an example). If you don't want to wait a week to hear a certain song, then put my request form to good use, which is located on my webpage at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.blogspot.com.

2. "The American Bottom 45 - The Other Grooves" will return in January and will be a monthly feature. We will focus on a specific week from that month in a specific year, counting down all the records from #100 through #41 along with a "Bubbling Under" entry. The show will air twice a week(one weekday and one weekend night, yet to be determined). I can tell you that the first two shows of 2013 will be taking you back to January 1981 and February 1969. I did a test run of the show in October, but I will be unable to present any new shows for the rest of 2012 as I will be pretty busy(holidays, day job, etc.).

3. Retro commercials will be thrown into the regular programming. Whether it's an ad for a vintage cereal, an ad for some band's "new album," an ad for "state-of-the-art" stereo equipment, or an ad for a classic TV show...you'll never know when you will be hearing them!

4. It was suggested that I throw in some material from the early 90's, so I will include some "here and there." It won't be so much that I will be forced to change my station IDs or sweepers; I want the main emphasis of my station to remain "50s To 80s Rare Oldies." In my opinion, the quality of the charts started going way downhill after 1993. Therefore, you will more than likely hear me play material from Roxette, Sophie B. Hawkins, Danger Danger, Go West, The Gin Blossoms, Steelheart, etc. Don't expect to hear gangsta rap or "Rump Shaker." I would rather play The Digable Planets or something from Milli Vanilli's little-known post-Grammy fiasco than that stuff! I may also dabble with mid to late 40's tunes, but I'm going to educate myself further on those first.

5. News updates on artists in my rotation will either be worked into certain songs or will be featured as posts on my webpage. I'm probably going to start that right away.

You have the rest of this year to voice your opinion on the above changes, so feel free to let me know what you think!

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