Presenting A New Radio Station: “The Tiger”

 

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Now, I may be an outlier as far as these things are concerned, but every now and then, I simply need a break.  A break from the madness of current events (made doubly mad by the fact that so much of this was preventable), a break from the endless compulsion to write and weigh in on multiple crises, and a break from the demands of a day-job in retail which resembles a nonstop reenactment of something between the zombie apocalypse and Custer’s Last Stand.  

In other words, I needed to step back from the deranged, dystopian and dysfunctional mess into which too many citizens are plunging the country and,…and do what, exactly?  Ah, funny you should ask!  Because while I was away, I rekindled my love for broadcasting in general, and radio broadcasting in particular.  

The result is that I’m now the proud owner of a shiny new radio station, broadcasting 24/7 on the internet, on the Live365 platform (which is part of the iHeartRadio broadcast family). 

Hearkening back to my Louisiana roots, the station is called, “The Tiger, Bayou Blues & Rock,” and features a veritable gumbo of irresistible toe-tapping music that will put some pep in your step and help speed along some of those laugh lines you really ought to be working on. You see, I’m wagering that I’m not the only one who needs an occasional respite from the lunacy, just to clear the mind and reinvigorate the spirit from time to time. 

In that sense, my therapy can be your therapy as you enjoy some of best blues music out there, courtesy of BB King, Robert Cray, Tab Benoit, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Joe Bonamassa, Albert Collins and more. “But that ain’t all, y’all,” as I’m prone to say on the air, because we got some Zydeco, Cajun, and New Orleans music from Doug Kershaw, Lil Nathan, Buckwheat Zydeco, the Neville Brothers, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns, Dr. John, Louis Armstrong, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Meters and more. Then, just when you think it’s safe to turn the volume down, we have some rib-cracking power chords from ZZ Top, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, and other maestro’s of the heavy metal arts. 

In short, this is the station I always wanted to hear, so I finally figured out a way to do it myself. One of the more challenging aspects of this was to navigate the labyrinth of license and royalty requirements to make sure everyone gets the credit and pay they are due for creating this amazing music in the first place. That requirement having been met, the station is now launched and growing.  The playlist, already approximately 200 songs in length, grows nearly every day and I have to say that the happiest moments of my day are when I get behind the mic and do some of the announcements and voice-overs.  Alphonse Fontenot has been known to step in,..and Sportscaster Mark has been kind enough to lend his pipes as the voice of the station.  

And now to the links: 

From desktop and laptop systems, you can go to my own site at Davecarteronline, and click on the player button, or you can go to the station’s web page on Live365 itself.

For the mobile app, just go into either Google Play or the Apple Store and download Live365’s App.  Once in the app, search for “The Tiger, Bayou Blues & Rock,” and you’re there!

And if I don’t have your curiosity just yet, here’s a little promo for the station:

And if you’re really a glutton for punishment, there’s even a budding store to purchase station swag.

I should hasten to add that I haven’t given up writing on matters of grave importance, and my podcast and live-stream events will resume full force.  But a place is needed, where politics will not intrude, where people can smile and “pass a good time,” as we say back home.  I hope I’ve provided such a place for you, and that you enjoy the occasional respite whether at work, at home, or on the road. Music speaks to the soul, and this station adds a little lagniappe of spice too.

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  1. Sandy Member
    Sandy
    @Sandy

    HOLY COW!  Just what I needed to see–and hear!   Bless you, Dave.

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  2. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Sandy (View Comment):

    HOLY COW! Just what I needed to see–and hear! Bless you, Dave.

    Thanks so much!!!  It’s exactly what I needed to hear, see, and do! Radio was my first love, and I needed to get back to those roots. 

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  3. John Park Member
    John Park
    @jpark

    Congratulations, Dave. I look forward to listening.

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  4. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Went to iHeartRadio. Couldn’t find it.

    Saw the Live365 mention. Found it. Found the station. Bookmarked.

    Should have kept reading, since you had a link down below. Doh!

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  5. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Percival (View Comment):

    Went to iHeartRadio. Couldn’t find it.

    Saw the Live365 mention. Found it. Found the station. Bookmarked.

    Should have kept reading, since you had a link down below. Doh!

    Details, details…. Hope you like the station! 

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Dave Carter (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Went to iHeartRadio. Couldn’t find it.

    Saw the Live365 mention. Found it. Found the station. Bookmarked.

    Should have kept reading, since you had a link down below. Doh!

    Details, details…. Hope you like the station!

    Marcia Ball is singing “Red Beans” right now.

    Ça c’est bon!

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  7. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Percival (View Comment):

    Dave Carter (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Went to iHeartRadio. Couldn’t find it.

    Saw the Live365 mention. Found it. Found the station. Bookmarked.

    Should have kept reading, since you had a link down below. Doh!

    Details, details…. Hope you like the station!

    Marcia Ball is singing “Red Beans” right now.

    Ça c’est bon!

    Mais dat’s right! 

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  8. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    That sounds cool, Dave.  Blues and Zydeco are a fine combination.  I will check it out. 

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  9. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Gonna buy me a tee shirt . . .

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  10. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Stad (View Comment):

    Gonna buy me a tee shirt . . .

    Hey, let’s not forget “The Tiger” coffee mug too.  Coming in the next 24 hours, a Tiger flask, Apple Watch Band, in addition to all the fun stuff ready to pick up in the store.

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  11. John Park Member
    John Park
    @jpark

    Dr. John is playing right now. Great to hear!

    I saw him with Maria Muldaur in Fort Lauderdale back in the late 80s.

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  12. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    John Park (View Comment):

    Dr. John is playing right now. Great to hear!

    I saw him with Maria Muldaur in Fort Lauderdale back in the late 80s.

    It’s always good when the Doctor is in the house. 

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  13. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    Done! 

    • #13
  14. Robert E. Lee Member
    Robert E. Lee
    @RobertELee
    Laissez le bon temps rouler!
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  15. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    John Park (View Comment):

    Dr. John is playing right now. Great to hear!

    I saw him with Maria Muldaur in Fort Lauderdale back in the late 80s.

    Does Geoff know?

    • #15