KoHoSo Radio 66 is On the Air!

NOTE 2017.07.16: The links previously listed here were all from the first time KoHoSo Radio 66 was online. While I am leaving most of this post up just for my own personal history, please visit the station’s stand-alone site for all of the many ways to listen.
I am very pleased to finally announce to everybody that I have created an online streaming radio station — KoHoSo Radio 66!

KoHoSo Radio 66 satisfies one of my many long-time radio programming itches — to create an "oldies" station that is mostly up-tempo but with a large playlist and a wide variety of artists. While the main focus is on the early glory days of rock & roll and rhythm & blues (music that has now almost completely disappeared from over-the-air stations), the playlist will also be flavored with some big pop and country hits. All of the songs will be no older than 1946 and no newer than 1966. In short, KoHoSo Radio 66 is an idealized version of the days when there were "crossover" hits in a time when the roots of our major music styles where much closer and easier to see.

My station is hosted by Radionomy. In order for them to pay all of the song royalties, there are two 2-minute commercial breaks every hour. Where you live will depend on whether you hear actual paid-for advertisements or some of the filler I have created with either current public service announcements or classic radio commercials.

Most important for my readers to know is that KoHoSo Radio 66 is not guaranteed to remain online. As per Radionomy’s rules, the station must hit a certain amount of listeners over time. If my station reaches the goal, everybody will be rewarded as I will be allowed to increase my playlist from the current 1,000 songs to 3,000. In addition, I would also be allowed to do live shows.

If KoHoSo Radio 66 makes the cut, I will buy a proper radio microphone and do all of the recorded announcements myself. Until then, quick announcements and station IDs will come thanks to my computerized on-air staff of Rockin’ Ryan and Hot Lips Heather.

For those of you that enjoy oldies at least on occasion, I hope you will enjoy my take on the format…and, if you like it, please spread it around so KoHoSo Radio 66 will be a source for this great music for many years to come.

6 thoughts on “KoHoSo Radio 66 is On the Air!

  1. So happy to have found you via Roku. Is there any other media ( TuneIn radio, iTunes etc) that we could stream/ listen via our home system besides Roku? Thank you in advance.

  2. Hello, Jaci! KoHoSo Radio 66 is in the process of being added to both iTunes and TuneIn as well as Windows Media Guide, ShoutCast, vTuner, and so many others I can’t even begin to list them all. Unfortunately, it takes each of these services some time to add new stations. I also cannot verify if I have been added to many of these services as I run Linux at home and do not have a smart phone right now. I do know the station is on StreamFinder if that helps any.

    Thank you for listening! It is highly appreciated!

  3. Jaci…as you should now see at the top of this post, KoHoSo Radio 66 is now available on the free TuneIn app. I’m still waiting for iTunes.

  4. “KoHoSo coming to you through the miracle of the world wide web. ”
    A Miracle ( and a lot of energy) for you to get this launched. Simply Magic to my ears to listen. Very generous of you to share with anyone your love for this kind of music.

    Less talk than even my local NPR stations, and no reminders for us to give generously either. I guess at this point the best give-back is for your audience to Tune in and Listen. Give generously and give often. No excuses, like I gave at the office. You can even give there. Practice like you’re pulling all the voting levers.

    1. Fred…well, in a sense, all stations running on Radionomy do kind of ask you to give generously by listening to the “pre-roll” commercial then the two 2-minute commercial breaks per hour. I’m pretty damn grateful people put up with that as there are a lot of other oldies stations out there that run no audio ads.

      In addition, if you like the music mix now, just wait until early November. With the amount of listeners already passing the first goal, when my station hits the Advanced level, I get to triple the size of my playlist to 3,000 songs…desperately needed in a format where most of the songs don’t even last three minutes. I will also be allowed to do a live show if I wish. We’ll see how that goes.

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