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buddy

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Posted: Jun 6, 2019 - 12:16pm

Just keep on doing that voodoo that you do so well.
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Posted: Jun 5, 2019 - 4:32pm

I miss the groovy mix, too! It was my go-to dependable channel. I rarely skipped a track.
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Posted: Jun 2, 2019 - 1:13am



 BillG wrote:


 bfrinkl1 wrote:
What happened to the Groovy and Rock mix?
 

We just don't have the time available to properly program the Rock & Groovy channels and bring them up to RP standards. Rather than continue to offer something that is — in our opinion — too repetitive and lacking in creativity, we have decided to pull those two channels, at least temporarily.
 
I respect that decision, after all, repetition and homogeneity are the two hallmarks of commercial radio. 

A better path might be to combine the 'rock' and 'groovy' streams into one; call it 'RP Upbeat Mix' for now.  I think you would have enough material in the classic rock, modern rock, electronica and world genres to make it work. Throw in some upbeat jazz, too, and some quality pop/rock music and it would be close to my ideal station. 
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Posted: May 30, 2019 - 9:03am

Please bring back the groovy mix!! I'm a regular donator and that is/was primarily because I could rely on that mix for enjoyment
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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 6:19am

I don't listen to RP for music I like anymore.

I have tried the other mixes, and never lasted very long. They just burn out too quickly for me. I listen to RP for the surprises, and the DJ segues. The "My Favorites" list is my go-to when the main mix is just exasperating. I probably spend 20 minutes a month there, but even that gets old quickly because if it strings together a few Beatles and Aretha songs  I feel like I'm listening to some oldies station. Don't need that. So anyway, when Bill says the other mixes aren't up to RP snuff, I would agree, and am excited-ish to try them out when they get the stamp of approval.

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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 6:11am



 lily34 wrote:

That’s because you’ve been around a while and are used to such complaints, as am I, plus you’re probably not bothered by such complaints, either. Good to see you. hope you and yours are well. I’m rarely here anymore.
 
 
Hiya, buddy.  Good to see you here.  I've been hanging in there; I hope you're doing well.


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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 12:16am

 kurtster wrote:

Years ago we had a listener review channel.  And a thread devoted to it.  We would offer up songs by upload and they were put into rotation, fully unprocessed with many volume changes and what not.  We could vote thumbs up or down.  There was no rhyme nor reason for what eventually got accepted or rejected and that was pretty much stated, in other words don't get your hopes up just it made because it made it to the playlist.  Then there was a new stream based upon offering up songs that were on youtube or spotify and another source with a stream based on those.  I quit paying attention to that part of RP shortly afterwards.  A quick visit just now has the list of recent suggestions were you can click and listen on youtube and vote.  I still believe that the promotion to the main list is just as chancy as it used to be.

Looking back having been a listener since at least 2001, we have come so far in a short time from one feed with the LRC for awhile, then came the PSD feature and now we have the present version with a host of choices, all hand built by Bill up to a few years ago when we have arrived at where we are now.  Not to forget more than a couple of incarnations to the actual website itself.  The devotion and perseverance that got us to where we are now is mind boggling.

 
Yes. This. 
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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 12:12am

 Proclivities wrote:


 kcar wrote:
...Another thought: there certainly has been quite a bit of complaining in the RP Forum about repeated songs and artists, too much classic rock airplay, etc. Why is that?
 

I haven't noticed much of that lately, though it does come up once in a while.  I guess there is some in these newer threads which are specifically about the "mix" channels, but I hadn't noticed it in the more general threads.

 
That’s because you’ve been around a while and are used to such complaints, as am I, plus you’re probably not bothered by such complaints, either. Good to see you. hope you and yours are well. I’m rarely here anymore.  
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Posted: May 26, 2019 - 5:54am



 kcar wrote:
...Another thought: there certainly has been quite a bit of complaining in the RP Forum about repeated songs and artists, too much classic rock airplay, etc. Why is that?
 

I haven't noticed much of that lately, though it does come up once in a while.  I guess there is some in these newer threads which are specifically about the "mix" channels, but I hadn't noticed it in the more general threads.
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Posted: May 25, 2019 - 6:11pm

 kcar wrote:

 
Nor omnipotent nor thousand-handed. Hopefully he'll find time to re-work the Groovy Mix and other flavors. Another thought: black321 was thinking in another thread that the bar for getting submitted songs accepted seemed pretty high. Would it be possible for Bill and friends to find a way to create a Submitted Songs Mix that you could click into from the new site's main page? I don't know if the Goldsmiths would be real keen on that although as I mentioned in the other thread I think there's currently a well-hidden way to listen to a stream of songs submitted to RP.

Another thought: there certainly has been quite a bit of complaining in the RP Forum about repeated songs and artists, too much classic rock airplay, etc. Why is that?

 
Years ago we had a listener review channel.  And a thread devoted to it.  We would offer up songs by upload and they were put into rotation, fully unprocessed with many volume changes and what not.  We could vote thumbs up or down.  There was no rhyme nor reason for what eventually got accepted or rejected and that was pretty much stated, in other words don't get your hopes up just it made because it made it to the playlist.  Then there was a new stream based upon offering up songs that were on youtube or spotify and another source with a stream based on those.  I quit paying attention to that part of RP shortly afterwards.  A quick visit just now has the list of recent suggestions were you can click and listen on youtube and vote.  I still believe that the promotion to the main list is just as chancy as it used to be.

Looking back having been a listener since at least 2001, we have come so far in a short time from one feed with the LRC for awhile, then came the PSD feature and now we have the present version with a host of choices, all hand built by Bill up to a few years ago when we have arrived at where we are now.  Not to forget more than a couple of incarnations to the actual website itself.  The devotion and perseverance that got us to where we are now is mind boggling.


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Posted: May 25, 2019 - 2:20pm



 markwstroud wrote:
I really miss the Groovy mix, anyway to get it back? Would much prefer this to the Mellow Mix
 

I agree. another vote for bringing back the groovy mix. I'd even do support payments REGULARLY instead of OCCASIONALLY. Groovy Mix Ruled.
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Posted: May 14, 2019 - 7:59am

I really miss the Groovy mix, anyway to get it back? Would much prefer this to the Mellow Mix
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Posted: May 10, 2019 - 1:27pm

While I'm commenting on the Mixes; I would like to add my 2 cents that the Mellow mix is a bit heavy on the 70's genre; there is a lot of a amazing mellow tunes outside of the era... ;) 
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Posted: May 10, 2019 - 1:23pm



 smacdonald wrote:
I miss it!  Strong encouragement to get back to Groovy when you can!   

 BillG wrote:


 bfrinkl1 wrote:
What happened to the Groovy and Rock mix?
 

We just don't have the time available to properly program the Rock & Groovy channels and bring them up to RP standards. Rather than continue to offer something that is — in our opinion — too repetitive and lacking in creativity, we have decided to pull those two channels, at least temporarily.
 


 

YES - I too STRONGLY encourage you to get the Groovy mix back soon.  I totally miss it! It was my jam for productive work for a long time.  I know it was a bit repetitive but it was right down the middle for me with the energy and focus it gave me...
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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 4:20pm

 Isabeau wrote:
Okay, so you offered me cheesecake, lasagna and prime rib. Wayh. You took away the tater tots. 

costs. business environment. contributors. Bill is not immortal . . .



 
 
Nor omnipotent nor thousand-handed. Hopefully he'll find time to re-work the Groovy Mix and other flavors. Another thought: black321 was thinking in another thread that the bar for getting submitted songs accepted seemed pretty high. Would it be possible for Bill and friends to find a way to create a Submitted Songs Mix that you could click into from the new site's main page? I don't know if the Goldsmiths would be real keen on that although as I mentioned in the other thread I think there's currently a well-hidden way to listen to a stream of songs submitted to RP.

Another thought: there certainly has been quite a bit of complaining in the RP Forum about repeated songs and artists, too much classic rock airplay, etc. Why is that?
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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 2:23pm

Okay, so you offered me cheesecake, lasagna and prime rib. Wayh. You took away the tater tots. 

costs. business environment. contributors. Bill is not immortal . . .


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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 6:35am

Hi, loving RP, but I too really miss The Groovy Mix!! Hoping it comes back soon, the way it was programmed worked just fine for me... Too much straight rock in the Main mix, and the Mellow mix gets a little dull after a while. I listen to RP for the cool and edgy tracks I can’t hear anywhere else...
BillG

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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 2:41pm



 PepperC wrote:


 BillG wrote:


 bfrinkl1 wrote:
What happened to the Groovy and Rock mix?
 

We just don't have the time available to properly program the Rock & Groovy channels and bring them up to RP standards. Rather than continue to offer something that is — in our opinion — too repetitive and lacking in creativity, we have decided to pull those two channels, at least temporarily.
 
After listening to RP for a couple months, I decided to contribute during your fundraiser only to tune in the following day to find the Groovy channel gone. Great. I finally found a site that plays something that really appeals to me and it's gone. Now I just feel cheated.

 

Sorry for the bad timing on that. 

BTW, we are always happy to refund support payments — for any reason. 
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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 1:14pm

 buddy wrote:

Hey Bill, remember the original beta for the iPhone app, maybe 2006 or so? "Can you hear me now?"  lol

You've come a long way over the years, which being in the advanced tech for mobile business I know takes a lot of inspired effort & patience, with input from your customers all along the way. I find the RP mobile app to be one of the best out there, use it daily at my desk, in my car, connected to my backyard blue tooth speakers, wherever. The rock & groovy mixes were cool, but I have to say I toggle between the main, mellow, & my favorite mixes most of the time.

As a monthly contributing member since 2005, I've been a grateful listener all these years & will continue as long as it's still here. As I believe I'm the same age as you by a month, I'm just hoping you don't retire too soon LOL.

Keep on doing the magic that you & Rebecca do, I'll keep listening & contributing.  Where else am I going to happen upon a playlist that includes Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Ima Robot, and Van Morrison in a row?

 
{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 7:26am

 BillG wrote:


 bfrinkl1 wrote:
What happened to the Groovy and Rock mix?
 

We just don't have the time available to properly program the Rock & Groovy channels and bring them up to RP standards. Rather than continue to offer something that is — in our opinion — too repetitive and lacking in creativity, we have decided to pull those two channels, at least temporarily.

 
Hey Bill, remember the original beta for the iPhone app, maybe 2006 or so? "Can you hear me now?"  lol

You've come a long way over the years, which being in the advanced tech for mobile business I know takes a lot of inspired effort & patience, with input from your customers all along the way. I find the RP mobile app to be one of the best out there, use it daily at my desk, in my car, connected to my backyard blue tooth speakers, wherever. The rock & groovy mixes were cool, but I have to say I toggle between the main, mellow, & my favorite mixes most of the time.

As a monthly contributing member since 2005, I've been a grateful listener all these years & will continue as long as it's still here. As I believe I'm the same age as you by a month, I'm just hoping you don't retire too soon LOL.

Keep on doing the magic that you & Rebecca do, I'll keep listening & contributing.  Where else am I going to happen upon a playlist that includes Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Ima Robot, and Van Morrison in a row?


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