A little downtime
Mar. 16, 2017
As part of our system upgrades, we're expecting a bit of downtime this evening around 11:00pm Central Time (04:00 GMT). We hope that Organlive listeners will only notice a slight pause in service. Positively Baroque and Organ Experience, however will both be down for a few minutes. We're preparing everything we can to make sure this outage is as brief as possible.
Ideally this is the last time we have to interrupt the service as part of this transition, and most listeners should not notice anything different. However, if you are experiencing any problems with our streams or have problems tuning in that you didn't have before, please let us know so that we may do our best to keep the music playing.
Thanks for your patience, and thanks for listening!
A few technical changes
Mar. 9, 2017
We're testing out a few changes to our server software today in order to better serve our listeners. Some of these are designed to support our new Roku app which will be coming out very soon. If your player is telling you today that you're listening to Christmas Organlive, that's just a mistake. We're still plain old Organlive, although with a heavy dose of Samuel Barber today on his birthday. We'll have another brief outage tonight around midnight central time as some tweaks are made to the setup.
If you're experiencing any issues tuning in or with our broadcast quality, we'd like to know about it. Please contact us and let us know about any problems you may be experiencing.
Thanks for listening!
Something fun for March
Feb. 28, 2017
Every year we like to do something a little different to get people's attention and to prepare listeners for the time when we ask for your support in keeping our station running. Most years we've done a marathon of all-Bach since his birthday falls in March. While we will have a Bach day this year, it's going to be one of many important days. It's 30 days of Organ Music all through March (We're taking off on the 31st).March 1st through 30th, every day we're going to steer Organlive's programming toward a particular composer, country, or region, kind of like how The Organ Experience works, although these will be 24 hour blocks, and they might not be solid blocks. Each day was chosen thanks to a birthday or death anniversary on the calendar, or, possibly just complete radom chance. Here's what you can expect to hear this month:
1 Music from Italy|
2 Organs in Texas (it's Texas Independence Day)
3 Johann Pachelbel
4 New Additions to our library
5 Arthur Foote
6 John Philip Sousa
7 Schantz organs
8 William Walton & William Horatio Clarke
9 Samuel Barber
10 E. Power Biggs
11 William Lloyd Webber (and family)
12 Charles-Marie Widor
13 Camille Saint-Saëns
14 German Baroque Music
15 Raven Recordings (Happy Birthday Bill Van Pelt!)
16 Silbermanns & Holtkamps|
17 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
18 American Music
19 Max Reger
20 French Music
21 J.S. Bach Birthday Bash
22 Kimballs & Kilgens
23 Eugéne Gigout
24 Scheidt, Scheidemann, Schütz, and several other simliarly named composers
25 Hungarian Music
26 Spanish Music
27 German Music
28 Russian & Eastern European Music
29 Felix-Alexandre Guilmant
30 English Music
Our annual library play-through
Dec. 31, 2016
As 2016 comes to a close, we're preparing to look back on our accumulated library by playing one short track from every single album in alphabetical order. This will start at approximately 6pm Central Time on Sunday, January 1. As we go through the list, producer Brent Johnson will be popping in every now and then to talk a little about some of the albums and running the show at Organlive. We expect this to take close to, if not more than, 80 hours. Tune in and join us for the trip through our library!
Christmas is coming!
Dec. 1, 2016
Starting today, it's time for the much requested organ music of Christmas and Advent! Tracks that usually go away for much of the year will now show up in your searches, and at the bottom of our Album List page, you'll see the albums that we keep in a separate seasonal category.
You'll start to hear bits of this music in our playlist starting today. The amount gradually increases day to day until we get to the week of Christmas. If, however, that isn't enough seasonal organ music for you, then you can always visit our temporary station Organlive Christmas where we play only the Christmas and Advent portions of our library. Just like Organlive, it's free and easy to tune in. Just visit the website.
Here's wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you all for listening and supporting Organlive.
When will Christmas get here?
Nov. 21, 2016
Just like every year, we're getting questions from the impatient ones who want us to start our Christmas broadcast and to start including the hidden part of our library that only comes out this time of year. That usually happens sround December 1st. Then you'll begin hearing seasonal works in the regular Organlive broadcast. We start slow, but increase the amount as we get closer to the end of the month. Those tracks will be available to request then, as well. Keep watching here for more information!
And for those who can't get enough, there's always Christmas Organlive. We were initially afraid that we wouldn't be able to do it this year, but thanks to some wrangling with the new licensing laws, we got it to work.Organlive Christmas is now online! That's where we play only the Christmas and Advent portions of our library. Just like Organlive, it's free and easy to tune in. Just visit the website.