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Bougainvillea 
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Due to stricter international licensing of played music and royalty fees, Radio Bougainvillea will shift to independent musicians, groups and to interviews and local bands over the next few weeks.

Send your song requests to: radiobougainvillea@gmail.com


Like to send a big thank you to our listeners in: Algeria, United States, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany, Cote dIvorie, Chile, Canada, Brazil, Nigeria, Romania, India, Pakistan, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Philippines & Argentina!!!

Jazz Musician Brenda B.J. Reed Performs

The English group Liberty Ship announces their new album "Learning To Fly" with more information to be released soon.

Winter 1982 releases new album (more info on come)

What is Podcast Video? 


A growing trend online is podcast video. While

podcasting was originally only for audio files, more

people are beginning to send video, especially with

broadband connections more accessible. To podcast

video, content distributors enclose it in a web

syndication file that users can download and view when

they want. Users subscribe to the different files,

checking them for updates regularly, and download the

new offers when they become available. Each file is

often referred to as an episode, and may be part of a

video blog, or vlog.


Podcast video, and other types of podcasting are thus

part of the blogging revolution. Individuals and groups

around the world, with a small investment in equipment

and time, can become content producers. Because it is

so simple to use and cheap to set up, many people are

getting involved. They can podcast video around the

world, becoming producers and directors for any small

niche they want to exploit.


Many of these podcasters have small audiences that

download their podcast video, but larger groups are

getting involved. News organizations and websites that

serve massive audiences are discovering that podcasting

and podcast video can distribute their content to

millions of people easily. These groups have found that

podcasting video is yet another way to distribute their

news and information. Since podcasting is so easy to

use, it's likely that even more people will start using

podcast video. 

 

 

What Is Satellite Radio

(Sixth in a series covering satellite radio and podcasting)


The success of satellite radio


The entertainment industry is one of the most dynamic and attractive ones, and satellite radio has recently captured a large share of it. Audio entertainment products are highly popular today and there is a wide variety of choices when it comes to having good music in your car: regular CD players, car CD players with storage space or MP3 players. When it comes to radio however, there is an even bigger divide – you can listen to or go with one of the new satellite radio offers. The popularity of satellite radio broadcasting has gone sky-high in the past years mostly because it has some exciting benefits that commercial FM/AM programming simply cannot offer. Analog radio stations are not able to broadcast the full range of sounds available through digital satellite radio and this has a noticeable impact on sound quality. Digital radio programs are broadcast through a satellite – this means that users don’t have to switch radio stations every time they get out of a certain geographical area, as the signal is countrywide. Traditional to FM and AM broadcasts have different forms of noise disturbances – satellite radio eliminates this problem as the quality is very close to that of the original tracks it is playing. 


Technology and content


Because satellite radio uses such high tech instruments (satellites, small portable receivers) many still perceive it as unapproachable and prefer to stick with traditional radio. Most young people, however, can’t wait to get their hands on the latest in technological advancements, so satellite radio is perfect for this age group. The price you had to pay for satellite radio one or two years ago was a bit high for many who decide to enjoy traditional, commercial radio stations instead, as they are free. Today however, for a subscription of around $12 per month, you can receive dozens of excellent news, sports and music radio channels. And the best thing is that they are commercial free. In many ways, satellite radio became popular following the idea of DirecTV's success – the difference was made through superior broadcast quality, excellent geographical coverage and content. This is in fact the main issue satellite radio broadcasters and terrestrial radio stations are looking at – high quality content is actually the most flexible field where subscribers or listeners can be won or lost. In order to get valuable radio content, many satellite radio offers were made to popular media topics. MLB broadcasts, for example, might be broadcast exclusively on satellite radio stations. Although this is still an assumption, chances are that more and more popular US topics will be exclusively available on different satellite radio programs, whether they are from Sirius, XM Radio or from some new broadcasters that will join the market. 


It all comes down to what the consumer wants


And it’s true – it does come to that. Some laughed at the idea of paying for radio – for as long as we have known, radio programs were free. However, the satellite radio industry only followed in the footsteps of cable TV – although all Americans can receive free programs with UHF and VHF antennas, over 80% are willing to pay monthly subscription fees. With $9.95/month for XM and $12.95/month for Sirius, accessibility to satellite radio broadcasts is high and anyone can afford to subscribe. And the truth is that satellite radios have proved, once again, that sometimes a consumer is ready to pay for something they used to get for free as long as the commercials are eliminated. In many cases, out of an hour of radio broadcasting, around 12-15 minutes are commercials – people don’t want such interruptions in their radio programs. Both Sirius and XM Radio knew this when they launched their paid subscription services and they were right, as each company has millions of subscribers today. The satellite radio craze got even larger when it met the auto manufacturing industry – today almost all major manufacturers offer satellite radio receivers as standard or optional with each of their models. 





Interview with musician, singer Tim McDonald of the Tim McDonald Band

Tim McDonald and Band playing at the American Legion in Jacksonville, AL, USA
For local booking in Alabama call - 256-225-1727/256-236-5201.


You can now book your own TMac experience for any function you are having where awesome music is required.

McDonald covers most functions such as a BBQ, pool party, birthday party, graduation, wedding, divorce, barn party, holiday event, a low volume intimate home concert, or a "just because" party.

McDonald can and will deliver your TMac experience meeting your all expectations. You can enjoy a variety of concerts: solo, duet, or full band - any of his performances are nothing less than top-notch professional.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity from this Nashville based musician and book a TMac experience of your own. You may do so by contacting McDonald directly at tim@timmconaldband.com or Gail White, (local Alabama liaison, at gailwhite256@bellsouth.net.