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sunybuny

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Location: The West & Best Coast of FLA
Gender: Female


Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 5:43am



 newwavegurly wrote:
I may not be around all that much any longer, but Radio Paradise has had such an incredible influence on my life. RP and its community has gotten me through some really tough times in my life (I know many of you can relate) and I've made some lifelong friends here—many who I've been lucky enough to meet in-person.

Happy 20th RP Anniversary, Bill and Rebecca... and thank you.
 




Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 5:02am

 newwavegurly wrote:
I may not be around all that much any longer, but Radio Paradise has had such an incredible influence on my life. RP and its community has gotten me through some really tough times in my life (I know many of you can relate) and I've made some lifelong friends here—many who I've been lucky enough to meet in-person.

Happy 20th RP Anniversary, Bill and Rebecca... and thank you.
 
{#Hug}Those NWG hugs are the best...It's been way too long.{#Meditate}

Thinking back to those early days and the fun we had as we all bonded, sight unseen, and then the meetups began and the rest is history. Thanks to Mr. Bill, and his lovely better half Rebecca, for literally saving lives with Radio Paradise. {#Good-vibes}
newwavegurly

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 12:17am



 miamizsun wrote:


*miami rubs eyes*
{#Wave}
 
{#Hug}
 my 
{#Sunny}
sister 
hope all is well  
{#Biggrin}

 

Hi there, my  brother! I hope all is well with you too. 
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 1:02pm

 newwavegurly wrote:
I may not be around all that much any longer, but Radio Paradise has had such an incredible influence on my life. RP and its community has gotten me through some really tough times in my life (I know many of you can relate) and I've made some lifelong friends here—many who I've been lucky enough to meet in-person.

Happy 20th RP Anniversary, Bill and Rebecca... and thank you.
 

*miami rubs eyes*
{#Wave} {#Hug} my {#Sunny}sister 
hope all is well  {#Biggrin}
newwavegurly

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 12:04pm

I may not be around all that much any longer, but Radio Paradise has had such an incredible influence on my life. RP and its community has gotten me through some really tough times in my life (I know many of you can relate) and I've made some lifelong friends here—many who I've been lucky enough to meet in-person.

Happy 20th RP Anniversary, Bill and Rebecca... and thank you.
rgio

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 8:18am



 BillG wrote:


 dxnerd86 wrote:
The 20th anniversary of RP is coming up which got me thinking about how to commemorate this milestone. 20 years in Internet radio is surely worth more than a hundred chronological years, when you think about how many other web radio stations have come and gone during this time. 

I'm not sure if B&R have anything planned to mark the occasion. My suggestion is to air the entire playlist from the inaugural broadcast day, if you still have that in the archives. I think it would be an interesting listen, especially since most folk around here were probably not around for the launch. It would also enable the audience to see how the station has evolved over time. 

Of course, if you don't wish to do anything at all, that's fine by me. 
 

We haven't thought about that, but we're certainly open to suggestions. Unfortunately, our playlist archive doesn't go back that far, so that one wouldn't work. 
 
Maybe a countdown of the most played....highest rated...Most popular songs by release year during that time (which would eliminate the Beatles, Zeppelin and Beethoven?   
sunybuny

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 5:40am

Words will never express my appreciation for Bill & Rebecca's service to mankind with RP. It has opened doors, loves, lifes and minds for thousands and thousands of us.

Thank you so very much.

17 year listener
lightfoot

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 2:31am

Happy 20th Anniversary Bill and Rebecca, and to the whole RP community who also make Radio Paradise what it is with your insightful, funny, grouchy and weird contributions. I only discovered RP a year ago and wish I'd found you much sooner, but at least I have found you. I certainly needed to. This last year has been horrendous and RP has helped immensely bringing much needed relief. It's not just about the great music - far from it: my Spotify account was basically an RP playlist. No, RP adds something more, much more - humanity. And it's that that's helped - the sense of not being so completely alone. It's not a fix of course and I don't expect it to be, but I appreciate the gift very much. Thank you everyone. Love to you all.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 9:14am



 pilgrim wrote:
Since then, you have (gently) guided my musical tastes in directions I would not have ventured and for that, I am forever grateful.

Here’s to another 20  


 

Yep. :cheers:
pilgrim

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 8:41am

Thank you Bill & Rebecca!
I found you pert near 19 years ago by pure chance - who’d a thunk entering “eclectic music” into whatever proto-google search engine I used back then would bring me to this oasis! My fondness for you was immediate. This was, and still is the only online community which I have ever participated, so thank you for fostering such a warm and thoughtful group of citizens.
I remember you both stopping through Portland where we met with Leslie, Hippie and 1Jerry, then soon after, the first Spring Fling where I met a host of other amazing folks. Despite being fantastically dazed, but not confused, I remember every moment.
Since then, you have (gently) guided my musical tastes in directions I would not have ventured and for that, I am forever grateful.
I don't get around much anymore, but I am always listening.


Here’s to another 20  

miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 5:39am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
hobbitt and I celebrate 30 years of marriage in June. Twenty of those years have been accompanied by RP just about every day, and on a 12k mile road trip I took 10 years ago.

It's not difficult to see how much it's changed our lives with friendships (and places to crash around the country) and adventures.

 

nice!  {#Cheers}
sunybuny

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 5:36am



 Coaxial wrote:

Seriously, he should tell us how RP changed AliGators life.
{#Yes}
 


Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 4:14am

 miamizsun wrote:


it all rocks  {#Cheers}
and hey aallnn how has rp changed your life?   {#Good-vibes}
 
Seriously, he should tell us how RP changed AliGators life.{#Yes}
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 4:01am

 Coaxial wrote:

{#Wave}i know, I know.{#Hug}

I started listening in 2001 and finally joined in May of '02. Thank you to Bill and Rebecca for living your dream and taking us all along for the ride.{#Good-vibes}

Someone ask AliGator how RP changed her life.{#Bounce}
 

it all rocks  {#Cheers}
and hey aallnn how has rp changed your life?   {#Good-vibes}
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 3:44am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
hobbitt and I celebrate 30 years of marriage in June. Twenty of those years have been accompanied by RP just about every day, and on a 12k mile road trip I took 10 years ago.

It's not difficult to see how much it's changed our lives with friendships (and places to crash around the country) and adventures.



{#Clap} You two rock! 
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 3:38am

 AliGator wrote:
I found RP in January of 2003 after getting tired of my "local" eclectic radio station timing out every 59 minutes. (That station was WYEP in Pittsburgh, but I was living in France at the time.) So it's been 17 years of listening to RP.
 
Someone ask me how RP changed my life. {#Lol}
 
{#Wave}i know, I know.{#Hug}

I started listening in 2001 and finally joined in May of '02. Thank you to Bill and Rebecca for living your dream and taking us all along for the ride.{#Good-vibes}

Someone ask AliGator how RP changed her life.{#Bounce}
AliGator

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Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 9:35pm

I found RP in January of 2003 after getting tired of my "local" eclectic radio station timing out every 59 minutes. (That station was WYEP in Pittsburgh, but I was living in France at the time.) So it's been 17 years of listening to RP.
 
Someone ask me how RP changed my life. {#Lol}
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 7:25pm



 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
hobbitt and I celebrate 30 years of marriage in June. Twenty of those years have been accompanied by RP just about every day, and on a 12k mile road trip I took 10 years ago.

It's not difficult to see how much it's changed our lives with friendships (and places to crash around the country) and adventures.


 
Hear, hear!

17 years for me - in November.

Ohmsen

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Location: Valhalla Mists


Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 7:13pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Antigone wrote:


 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
hobbitt and I celebrate 30 years of marriage in June. Twenty of those years have been accompanied by RP just about every day, and on a 12k mile road trip I took 10 years ago.

It's not difficult to see how much it's changed our lives with friendships (and places to crash around the country) and adventures.


 

I've been a listener for nearly the entire 20 years ... and yes, the friendships!

 
It says 18 years for me. A couple of you were here then and are here now but y'all are a rare breed. :cheers:

 

18-20 years for me, not able to recollect exactly. It has been THE acoustic revelation, introduced by an American buddy of mine, who's passed away a year ago... 
Started listening over Winamp in the early years. 

Hard to think of life, without RP. 

Thank you Bill, and Rebecca! 


ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 5:11pm



 Antigone wrote:


 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
hobbitt and I celebrate 30 years of marriage in June. Twenty of those years have been accompanied by RP just about every day, and on a 12k mile road trip I took 10 years ago.

It's not difficult to see how much it's changed our lives with friendships (and places to crash around the country) and adventures.


 

I've been a listener for nearly the entire 20 years ... and yes, the friendships!

 
It says 18 years for me. A couple of you were here then and are here now but y'all are a rare breed. :cheers:

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