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Is everyone aware of AOL radio?Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 8:14 AM
I had a discussion about stuff like this a few years ago, but I use this almost every day to brighten my work time on the computer so I thought I would share it again.
I am sure there are others and feel free to share them. I am not getting any affiliate credit and it is FREE so if you do or do not use it, it has no bearing on me.
What I like about this is that the ads are minimal, they actually go DOWN in volume when the ads are playing (strange) and it buffers well with slow internet speeds.
Now by slow, I mean satellite not dial-up but try it and maybe it works well there too.
It usually throws up a brief story about the artists playing, with some pictures to scroll through and of course the name of the song being played. Radio today does not seem to identify songs much anymore so this is a nice refresher.
Speaking of radio disc jockeys, wasn't it nice to hear who is about to, or who just finished performing? When I hear a song, I seem to immediately flash back to some radio DJ who announced the name of the performers and song.
It mystifies my wife how I remember so much but I think she was into tapes and records more than me. I basically had the radio so my memories come labelled.
Anyway, I am off to work and listening to "This Magic Moment" by Jay and the Americans who "were a pop music group popular in the 1960s. Their initial lineup consisted of Howard Kane (born Kirschenbaum), John (J.T.) Traynor, Kenny Vance (born Rosenberg), and Sandy Yaguda. They were discovered while performing in student venues at New York University in the late 1950s. They auditioned for Leiber and Stoller, who gave the group its name. In the manner of the time, Leiber and Stoller wanted to extend this to "Binky Jones and the Americans", but Traynor declined to be known as Binky Jones his whole career."
BY the way, you can also click on a link that plays all the hits by that group. In the case above it is a Jay and the Americans Radio button. I am trying it now for the first time. I never knew they recorded "Rhythm".
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