50's and 80's material will be returning to The Retro Attic during the first week of February! The reason is simple: ASCAP is requiring the company that I license my stream with to collect fees on each unique station that is in their directory, so there is no way that I can afford to launch a separate 50's station and a separate 80's station.
I'm looking at doing an hour of 50's "Malted Memories" on Friday nights beginning on 2/5 and two hours of "Awfully Awesome 80's" on Saturday nights beginning on 2/6. Each show will feature lost and classic top 40 hits with at least 1 "bottom 45" included. So everything will be "under one roof," but the Retro Attic's main emphasis will continue to be 60's and 70's.
I apologize for these sudden changes in format, but the mess with the recent royalty rate changes has caused many of us small-time broadcasters to rethink our strategies...and in a lot of cases, just hang up the headphones and call it a day. I refuse to give up, and I greatly appreciate those of you who are helping to keep me on the air!
Join The Retro Attic's Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio and make your requests for the upcoming 50's and 80's shows(and to be notified of the start times!). And keep those 60's and 70's request coming in! Where else can you hear "Convoy" and the theme to "The Rat Race" sandwiched in between a Doors and a Beatles classic?