Happy 2016 to all of our listeners!
We hope you enjoyed the QRockRadio A-Z from Christmas Eve into the New Year that played the over 3,300 songs that comprise the “normal” QrockRadio library.
While most of our shows took a break with us over the holiday period, the Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour did not miss a beat. The final show from 2015 that was preempted will air Saturday, January 2 in the normal 7pm replay spot and again Monday, January 4 at 4pm. The 1/4 show will immediately follow at 5pm on Monday to get back on schedule.
One other note to pass along regards our Internet stream. The royalties we pay to broadcast over the air and stream on the Internet change with the acorn drop, and 2016 rates that were revealed only on December 16, 2015, for the streaming side represent a significant increase over historical rates. We are streaming for now on an interim basis while the new rates work through the system and final negotiations by our licensing partner are taking place. There is a real and significant chance, however, that the Oak 93.5 stream may disappear at any time similar to many stations on Live365 also affected by the disappearing “Small Broadcaster” SoundExchange rate.