Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thank You Planet Earth !!!


The March listener figures are in and our international audience continues to grow.  The map shown here indicates the countries where our listeners are located.  The dark blue shading in the U.S. and Canada came as no surprise since we brought a large number of our audience with us from Live365.  The lighter blue shadings indicate our new international listener base.






Special thanks go to our loyal listeners in the following countries:

Canada
Germany
Japan
France
Spain
Mexico
Italy
Russian Federation
Venezuela
United Kingdom
Brazil
Switzerland
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Australia
Philippines
Costa Rica
Romania
Finland
Argentina
Denmark
Austria
Netherlands
Thailand
Serbia
Czech Republic
Sweden
Ukraine
South Africa
Croatia
Belgium
Indonesia
Israel
Greece
Colombia
Ecuador
Hungary
Slovak Republic
Hong Kong
Unknown country
Poland
Portugal
Chile
Ireland
Barbados
Dominican Republic
Lithuania
Slovenia
Norway
Saudi Arabia
Korea, Republic Of
United Arab Emirates
Lebanon
New Zealand
Peru
Belarus
Taiwan, Province Of China


Stay tuned World !! There is more great programming coming your way in the near future.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Welcome World !!! 
Thank you to all the new listeners around the world.  Since our move to Radionomy in February listeners from all the continents except Antarctica (Come on all you frozen folks down there! Tune in!)  have tuned in to Alt Class X.  The countries shaded in blue have joined us this month. Stay tuned as we add new music daily.  Please share our station with your friends. There is always plenty of room for more listeners!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Just added !! Vinyl of some of The Damned's best music !!!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Vinyl Added !!!!!!

Hot off our turntable and headed into your ears!  We have been transferring many new songs from some of the best vinyl albums of the 70's and 80's.  Stay tuned to Alt Class X for songs from these albums:







Wednesday, March 2, 2016

We're Not Dead !! (But we may smell a bit funny)


Alt Class X is broadcasting again, following a traumatic outage at Radionomy.  We have not heard








any explanations for the outage but hope it is the last.  Please bookmark this blog and check in for updates about the station...including outage reports...if any.  We are hard at work adding many new songs to the station.  Check here for updates on new music and programming.  

Thanks for listening and supporting the station.  Please share the station with your friends and help us grow our audience.  Stay tuned for more great music


Thursday, February 18, 2016

World Rediscovers Station Following Move!


It's only been a month since our forced relocation to a new streaming provider but many of our old listeners have found our new home.  Many new listeners from all parts of the planet have joined us in the past month of broadcasting. The map above shows the location of our audience.  The dark shading in the U.S. and Canada indicates our largest audience is in North America but the lighter shading shows how widespread our international coverage has become.

We extend a big thank you to our loyal listeners who followed us from our old home at Live365 to Radionomy.com and an even bigger thank you to the new listeners who joined us!  Stay tuned because we are hard at work in the studio, adding new songs to our library.  Please tell your like-minded friends about our station and help us grow our audience even more.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New(ish) Music Added!

Busy times at 

We have been working our tiny little fingers to the bone, adding many new tracks to the station. You can expect to hear new songs from the likes of:















Thursday, February 11, 2016

Back In Business At A New Location!


Well, that was not a fun experience!  As detailed in prior posts, our Classic Alternative/New Wave internet station has moved offshore.  Not physically but virtually.  On January 31st, our previous stream provider Live365 went dark, forcing it's broadcasters to find new streaming services.  Fortunately, Radionomy.com, based in Belgium and financed in part by media conglomerate Vivendi allows live streaming (our normal mode of operation).  Live streaming is important to Alt Class X since it allows us to program live from our studios as opposed to many stations which play a static playlist.  Our stream is also available "Stateside" via Tunein.com (Tunein Radio).

After much time in the studio, re-cutting station IDs and commercial breaks plus porting 1000 song files which will never be played on air (but are required as a backup), we are back to a "normal'" schedule.  It will be some time before our listenership is back to it's previous level (#1 rated for our genre of music) but we are already attracting listeners from all areas of the U.S., Canada and Europe! I hate to beg (but I will).  If you happen to like our type of music, drop by for a listen and share our new address with your like-minded friends.  Our current song library includes the likes of Elvis Costello, The Specials, The English Beat, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Devo, Psychedelic Furs, Erasure, The Police, Patti Smith and many more.  So drop by our lot, kick the tires, take it for a spin.  See you down the road!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Late Breaking Gnus !!

My briefly homeless internet radio station has another home!  In addition to our Belgian streaming provider Radionomy, Alt Class X is now available on TuneIn.com.  

Give it a try. 






http://tunein.com

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Well Crap !!!!

I was just getting used to the neighborhood at Live365.com (after 13 years!).  Now the neighborhood is going away.  The Gods Of Royalty have decided, with little notice, that small, independent internet broadcasters have to go away.  For most of this millennium small broadcasters have been allowed to operate under reduced royalty rates (compared to the Spotify, Apple Music, Rich Guy streamers). As of  January 31st, Live365 will cease operations, leaving scores of small broadcasters out in the cold.

(That was the bad news)

Now, on to the good news.


Alt Class X is in the process of moving offshore...to Belgium.  Our new streaming provider is Radionomy.com, a streaming provider founded by four Belgian entrepreneurs.  The name Radionomy is a combination of the words Radio and Autonomy...two of my favorite words!

It doesn't take a great deal of analysis to figure out the reason for the royalty rate increase.  The big streamers, Spotify, Apple Music, et al have been struggling.  How better to increase their audience than to get rid of the little scumbags who dare to stream music for the love of it!  The old small broadcaster rate was fair, considering that most of these broadcasters were not trying to become the next Clear Channel Broadcasting.  These people just loved creating small, independent channels for music they loved.

Many of these channels will go dark on January 31st, never to return.  The rest of us are headed offshore to Radionomy or other outlets.

Even if the music I stream on Alt Class X is not your favorite, give it a try...if only to shoot the proverbial finger at the Big Guys.  We are not avoiding paying the artist royalties.  Radionomy pays the royalties in exchange for placing ads onto our stations.

So come see/hear us in our new neighborhood.  Just head over to Stagedude.com or click on the player on this page.