May. 21, 2018
Organlive, Positively Baroque, and the Organ Experience will all be offline for system maintenance and upgrades. This will begin at 10:00pm central time (03:00 UTC) and should only last for 15-20 minutes. Thanks for your patience, and thanks for listening.
We need your support
Apr. 3, 2018
The calendar says it is April, and that means we are nearing the end of our budget year. It's also the month of the year in which we try and raise our entire operating budget for the next 12 months. Every year during this month we take some time out to ask our listeners to consider how much Organlive, Positively Baroque, The Organ Experience and the other projects of the Organ Media Foundation mean to them. Compared to operating a terrestrial broadcast station, our expenses are very small, but the expenses are there. Our largest monthly expense covers the cost of our two servers used to send the music out to you and the bandwidth required to make sure there anyone who wishes to tune in can do so and receive a clear, signal. Currently we require more than 300 gigabytes per day, and that amount grows as we expand and new listeners find our stations.
We have already approached most of you, several of you have renewed your support, and even increased it over previous years. If you're in this group, then thank you for stepping forward. If you haven't yet, keep reading.
We see more than 22,000 different listeners tuning in from all over the world every month. Unfortunately, we know we can't expect help from all of them, but if even just a quarter of those listeners gave a single dollar, we would be done with fundraising. You don't have to give a lot, our contribution levels start at just $1. How much is a full year of free access to the music of the classical organ worth to you?
We have set up nine suggested sponsorship levels:
- $1000 - Foundation
- $500 - Double Open
- $250 - Principal
- $100 - Octave
- $50 - Gedeckt
- $25 - Gamba
- $10 - Nazard
- $5 - Piccolo
- $1 - Sifflote
These are just suggestions, you may donate any amount you choose. All sponsors are recognized on our Donors Page. Perhaps this is the year you move up a level to help keep Organlive broadcasting?
If a one-time donation is a bit much for you right now, you can reach any level of sponsorship by making a monthly payment. PayPal can automatically send us a small amount each month. These monthly contribution amounts start at $1 and go up to $40.
All the contributions are made to the Organ Media Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which may make your contribution tax-deductible.
So how can you help?
To contribute, simply go to our Support page and select a level at which you would like to contribute. You will be taken to a PayPal page where you can check out securely and safely. You can also contribute to the Foundation by check or money order. The information to do that is also on that page.
And remember, the more we raise here, the less we have to interrupt our broadcast to ask for help, and the sooner we reach our goal, the sooner our broadcast returns to normal!
Click the button and help us keep the music of the organ alive!
It's that time again!
Mar. 20, 2018
It's that time again! Wednesday, March 21 marks the 333rd birthday of one of our favorite composers, J.S. Bach. Starting Tuesday morning at about 8:45am Central time for at least the next 48 hours, we'll be playing nothing but the organ music of Bach, all day through. Only Bach tracks will be available for request during this time.
Tune in today and join thousands of listeners from around the world in celebrating the birthday of this great master!
Request problems - resolved
Nov. 12, 2017
The request window appears to be functioning properly, now. Please let us know if you experience any problems with our website.
Is it Christmas yet?
Nov. 10, 2017
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!
Well, once again, for those who can't get enough, Christmas Organlive is back. 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 xmas.organlive.com.
A big celebration on Monday!
Oct. 1, 2017
October 2 marks the 100th birthday of organist and composer Francis Jackson. He started as a chorister at York Minster under Edward Bairstow, and eventually became organist and music director of York Minster from 1946 to 1982. He toured the world as a concert organist and made many recordings of organ and choral music. We'll be celebrating with his compositions, his recordings, and music from York Minster throughout the day. Be sure to tune in and join the celebration!