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 hour. 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 room in the bottom left 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)!


Do you like what you're hearing? If so, then please help keep The Retro Attic on the air legally by making a small donation! I have three VIP membership levels to choose from and all come with perks:

1. $15.00 - Make up to 5 requests per day and have unlimited listening!

2. $25.00 - Make up to 10 requests per day, have unlimited listening, and come up with your own 2 hour show of requests once a month!

3. $50.00 - Make up to 15 requests per day, have unlimited listening, and come up with your own 2 hour show of requests 4 times a month!

With each level, you can also request a specific artist to be banned from the rotation for 2 weeks or request a specific song to be banned from the rotation for 1 month! If you have any questions, then please contact me through our chat room. 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 and am properly licensed! Don't let corporate-controlled playlists rule the airwaves! Thanks in advance for your help!

Let The Retro Attic Be Your "DJ" For Your Next Oldies Dance Party, High School Reunion, Etc.! For A Donation Of 100 Dollars, I Will Present A 6-8 Hour Show With Music That Fits Your Theme, And I Will Also Be Available Online To Take Requests During Your Event! Contact Me Through Our Chat Room Or Our Webpage's Contact Form, And Let's Make Your Party Happen!

YOU MAY USE THE BELOW BUTTON IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A MONTHLY SUBSCRIBER!
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CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018 - SEE 8/17/17 NEWS POST

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

DORMANT FOR NOW, BUT WILL RETURN IN '18!

Awfully Awesome 80's and The Retro Attic are currently dormant and will return at the beginning of '18 on Live 365(https://live365.com). There are just too many facts/statements being collected against the company that my stations were licensed with, so I feel it is best to seek out business with a company that is totally problem-free. Here is a summary of what had happened and is just now happening:

1. ASCAP stated that no payments were received from this company for 8 months, so their agreement with them was terminated on June 30th. I and many other of the licensing company's customers had been making payments faithfully during that time, and unexpectedly in early July, we get an ASCAP e-mail stating that we are no longer covered to play ASCAP material.

2. The licensing company responded a few days after ASCAP's e-mail and said that they were in a dispute with ASCAP due to "overpayment of royalties" and that any monies due them were being held in an escrow account. If you're in a dispute, fine, work it out...but they should have continued making payments on our behalf AND TOLD US WHAT WAS GOING ON.

3. From July 1st to the present, the licensing company's webpage continues to display an ASCAP logo and an introductory statement that implies ASCAP coverage. There is no agreement...something that ASCAP has stated multiple times. The licensing company has told its remaining customers to "not worry," "you're covered," and "forward any ASCAP e-mails." They have not provided any physical, concrete proof that we are currently ASCAP covered.

4. The licensing company's current solution involves the acquisition of an "on the verge of being dissolved" AM station in Georgia, supposedly for the purpose of getting terrestrial licensing coverage(including ASCAP) that would take care of us. Well, guess what...ASCAP has no record of this transaction occurring and says that a license of that type would not cover us anyways. The station has been known to have an affiliation with the parent company that runs the licensing company and has a record running back 5 or 6 years involving unpaid fees.

So there are just too many red flags going on. ASCAP has been the consistent communicator in all of this while the licensing company thinks that everything will work itself out. What do you think? A ponzi scheme, perhaps? Did I worry too much? Whatever the case, I can no longer put my radio stations' futures in jeopardy. I apologize for all of the confusion that has occurred in the past several weeks; I tried to remain loyal to the licensing company, but the ugly truth is now finally starting to come out.

I wish that I could simply transfer my databases over to Live 365 and flip a switch to "On," but unfortunately, the databases aren't compatible with Live 365. I will need to start over from the beginning, and hopefully the stations will come out new and improved. I'll provide an occasional update, but expect to hear your favorite hits and obscurities once again starting in the first week of '18.

1 comment:

  1. Really miss the music Gilbert. No one else comes close to your diverse playlist. Thanks for explaining this to your many fans. Will be looking for you in 2018.

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