NOTICE! The server where this site is hosted has suffered a devastating hack which prompted a complete reload of the operating system.  This means that all content needs to be recreated.  I have backups of everything, so I can mostly recreate my blog, but it's going to take a little time.  Your patience is appreciated.

I'm glad you found this place.  I am a sometime blogger. On the Cowboy Bebop blog, I blather on about all things Bebop. I used to have a micro internet radio station which has been suspended due to the loss of the small broadcaster rates.  Details in the box below. I found another site where I can license my stream, but due to my employer raising my monthly expenses without the corresponding raise in pay, I can't even pay the double of my stream licensing costs at this other place.  Long story short, my internet station is suspended until further notice.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SPOOK RADIO - updated 1/24/16

I had to discontinue Spook Radio this month due to a catastrophic increase in licensing fees that is hitting all streaming stations. At this point I haven't seen a justification for the amount of this increase, because based on the hours I broadcast and the number of listeners I get, I shouldn't see such a huge difference - I'm talking from $23/month to over $200/month.  For maybe 8 hours per month and MAYBE up to 15 listeners. My pockets aren't deep enough to absorb this increase.  I would have expected that amount to double and I can do that with no problem.

There are efforts underway to alleviate some of this increase for small and micro webcasters such as myself.  Please visit radiodiversity.org and spread the word.  Join us to help keep small and micro webcasters going.  It's good for the webcasters, it's good for the listeners and good for the artists as well.

More information can be found on pronetlicensing.com.  This bears repeating:

 

If you haven't already, please read the following two articles for more background information. Once you have digested them, please share them with as many as you possibly can: As you know, legislative action is where it will have to go ultimately RadioWorld.com, and the second article: Rain News.com.

 

Thanks for listening!

Spook

 

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