Are my tastes for the likes of Nana Mouskouri, The Tijuana Brass, Aker Bilk, Henry Mancini, Al Cherney, Pavlo, Walter Ostanek, so wierd that Max Trax will not play them? They make for great radio (but there, the problem is having to put up with commercials for funeral homes and retirement villages to hear them). As for Galaxie and Max Trax: if nobody is listening, there can be no feedback. How many grandparents would love a decent channel designed for them? How many voice anything when such a channel does not exist?
Max Trax and Galaxie don't offer anything meaningful to the older audience. Jazz, blues, and swingin standards are usually trying to be plain too cool for plain folk. A little Tommy Hunter music wouldn't hurt either.
I'm in my mid-50's, and though I was a 12-year-old-kid back then, I now feel that the day the Beatles landed in New York (Feb 1964?) was "The Day The Music Died". I like pre-Beatles rock,. Instead of "easy listening", I prefer the names "standards" or "adult pop". Plus I also like big band and 50's and early 60's country. I'm a paying subscriber of Live365.com. You can listen for free if you're willing to put up with commercials. They have thousands of "internet radio stations", programmed by all types from devoted hobbyists to former DJs. You want a niche, you'll find it. Some of my presets that'll probably make you drool...
MusicFromTheBlueLight easy listening, lounge, vocal jazz CD 64kmp3PRO
Playing the Great American Songbook, featuring Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Conniff, the McGuire Sisters, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, Nat Cole, Peggy Lee, and many more
Sounds of Boston Swing swing, big band, jazz FM 56kmp3PRO
Big Band, Swing and Jazz music from the 30's to present day. Happy listening.
Canuckteach Crooners swing, vocal jazz, big band FM 32kmp3PRO
Crooners & Divas: Nat King Cole, Satch, Sinatra, Prima, Bing, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Big Bands (Shaw, Goodman, Dorsey, etc.).. amd more..!
Class of 1954 50s, 40s, easy listening FM 32k
Mostly music from the early '50's and late '40's. Much different from late '50's. Just reading "Broadcaster's Comments" at http://www.live365.com/stations/fairwind
will bring back a ton of memories.