I love everything about the station. EVERYTHING!!! I only don't listen on Sundays from 10:00 - 12:00 (CST) when our own local Celtic Crossings radio station is on. It's our local Hiberninan radio station and I gotta be loyal!!
But I love Highlander Radio. I tell everyone that I can and have a link to my family's website so they can listen whil they read up on family news.
just found this site and have it on right now, Not many places(music stores) here in North Carolina have a big selection of celtic music wife is 100% Irish and in half Irish half English, So we buy when we find celtic music manly from the gatherings during the sseason. Just a fantastic station
Although I've been listening to Celtic music for over 15 years, Highlander Radio has introduced me to a number of new artists, and new songs by favorite artists. I get to hear great music all day long and if I hear a song I don't particularly like, it's over in a few minutes and on to something else.
All in all, I wouldn't change a thing.
Randal Smith alias Smitty the Kid Wielder of the Six-String Claymore!
"We have enough Youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?" "When the going gets tough, the smart go fishing!"
I am watching this thread with great interest and making note of all of your suggestions.
The website development is going to be wrapping up within 30 days. Most likely around July alot of our time will be freed up to work on the broadcast. First items on our list are a complete review of all 4,000 + songs; coming up with a broadcast schedule and some specialty programming: such as soft only Celtic music in the late evening hours through the early A.M.'s.
We also have plans for music hours. Such as playing music from 1 musician, bagpipe hours, jigs & reel and a special childrens half hour.
And of course, Rebecca (the Voice of Highlander Radio) will be making her presence known on the broadcast later on this summer!
Oh, I think the selection is perfect. Just the right mix. My beef is with those who request, as I've complained before.
We need to be more restricting on how often a song or artist can be played a day. No more than four times a day, I say, and no nearer than four hours apart.
"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."
-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)
The mix is pretty much right on. Some days I'd like more of one thing, some days more of another. Depends on my mood. Since you can't program for my mood (and why not may I ask? ), you do a good job of beating up that laughing fortune teller (striking a happy medium).
There's a dear little plant that grows in our Isle Twas St . Patrick himself, sure, that set it; And the sun of his labour with pleasure did smile, And with dew from his eye often wet it. It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the Mireland, and they call it the dear little shamrock of Ireland.
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