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The Advantages of Satellite Radio

(Second in a series covering satellite radio and podcasting)

How does satellite radio work?

Satellite radio is one of the biggest improvements in broadcasting since the introduction of FM. Satellite radio signal can be broadcasted for more than 35,000 kilometers (22,000 miles) with complete clarity and high quality sound. You will never get static interferences while listening to over 100 radio channels. The idea behind satellite radio has appeared in 1992, when the United States Federal Communications Commission granted a spectrum of the S band (the 2.3 GHz frequency) for Digital Audio Radio Service. The license to broadcast in that band was allocated to Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio in 1997. Now there are three companies that provide satellite radio in the world: Sirius and XM in Northern America and WorldSpace in Asia, Europe and Africa.  

Each of these companies offer different broadcasting systems, since the radio signal of each is proprietary. This means that you will have to buy different hardware depending on your subscription to one of these companies. However, there are three components common to all satellite radio services: the satellites, the ground repeaters and the radio receivers. Different satellite radio companies broadcast the radio signal in different ways. For instance, XM satellite radio uses geostationary satellites which have orbits that are synchronized with the movement of Earth. These satellites are located above the equator. In order to allow subscribers to receive crystal-clear signal despite obstacles such as buildings, hills or bridges, XM satellite radio service has installed a network of repeaters antennas that receive the radio signal from the satellites and retransmit it to the subscriber’s receiver Sirius, on the other hand, uses satellites that have unique elliptical orbits around Earth. These kinds of orbits allow satellites to get higher in the sky than geostationary satellites and this prevents loss of signal. This is the reason why Sirius has fewer terrestrial repeaters than XM.  

Satellite radio services have digital broadcast centers where a huge amount of music in digital format as well as CD format is stored. Radio programmers have the task of selecting which song has to be played at which time. There are also a lot of studios managed by digital radio companies where artists perform live. All songs and material are transmitted to the satellites in digital format so that the signal contains very high quality sound. The signal is encoded by the satellite and then retransmitted to the repeaters antennas, which then transmit it to the radio receiver which decodes it and plays the sound. The entire process is very quick and reliable. Satellite radio would not be possible without digital compression. Digital compression is a technique that uses sophisticated algorithms to compress as much material as possible on the available bandwidth. Once you make a subscription to a satellite radio provider you will need the appropriate radio equipment. Traditional radios cannot decode the signal received from satellites so you will need special equipment. 

The popularity of satellite radio has exploded due to many technological advancements that enabled manufacturers to offer the receivers at very attractive prices. The fact that satellite radio is commercial free for many of its channels is also a major selling point

(First in a series covering satellite radio and podcasting)

One of the great advantages of satellite radio is the fact that the programs are not interrupted by commercials. This is because the provider’s income comes from listeners and not from advertisers. Satellite radio services offer around 70 programs of commercial fee music channels each and you have a great variety of choices, from mainstream rock, hip-hop and dance music to folk music, opera, blues and many more. 

Another great thing about satellite radio is the absence of static. You can be driving from the West Coast to the East Coast in the United States of America and you will not get any static at all on the way. The satellite radio signal is digital, which means that you will get crystal-clear sound wherever you go. 

Satellite radio tuners receive, along with the actual radio programs, an influx of metadata that consists of information regarding song title, artist, radio program and radio channel. This means that your satellite radio receiver will display all the necessary information about what you are listening to. For instance, if you hear a great song and you want to know which artist sings it, you just look at the receiver‘s display.  

All satellite radio programs are uncensored. This is one of the reasons why artists like Howard Stern chose to move their shows on satellite radio. You can also listen to your favorite hip-hop songs without the interruption of those annoying ‘beep’ sounds.   

Satellite radio programs also offer information about local traffic and weather conditions. The information is very detailed especially for those who live in big cities. If there is a major national calamity and other terrestrial radio stations will not work, you can always count on getting accurate information from satellite radio program. You can also listen to satellite radio online on your computer. 

If you still are not convinced on why you should pay money for something that you can get for free, think about how much time you have wasted listening to commercials and all kinds of other boring stuff on terrestrial radio programs. Traditional radio is not free, despite the popular belief. It is time-consuming and irritating because you have to listen to five minutes or more of commercials so that you can finally hear a song you like. The satellite radio subscriptions are very affordable and, for around 13 dollars per month, you get exactly the programs you want, which you can listen to wherever you are, at the best sound quality.  

Satellite radio is great for you especially if you travel a lot. If you are traveling across the United States of America, for example, you can listen to the channel or channels you want during your whole trip, without losing signal or getting static. If you have a traditional radio, you will have to keep changing channels every hundred miles, but if you are using satellite radio you do not have to do that because the geographically availability of programs is not a problem. Satellite radio subscribers will soon get the chance to watch video programs as well. Both Sirius and XM services have announced their intention of introducing in the near future a variety of video satellite channels that will have some of the great advantages that are currently available to satellite radio: commercial free programs, great quality of sound and vast geographical availability. 

Tijuana Bibles Announce New Release

After storming onto Glasgow's vibrant music scene last year with their 'Wild River' EP and two successful single releases 'Toledo' and 'Crucifixion', Tijuana Bibles are back with a new single 'Sun Chaser'.  

Taken from forthcoming EP 'Ghost Dance Movement', the single is a perfect example of the band's sound which has already earned them support slots for The View, Deap Valley, Alabama 3 and The Amazing Snakeheads, as well as festival appearances at T in the Park, Wickerman, Belladrum and GoNorth.

UK Dates

6 Copleand Stadium - Whitehaven
7 This Feeling - Amersham Arms - London
20 This Feeling - Broadcast Midnight show - Glasgow
21 This Feeling – Sneaky Pete’s - Edinburgh
27 Leicester Academy 3 - Headline Show
28 This Feeling - Night and Day Cafe – Manchester


Godxilla Releases New Single "You Used to Look Good"

Godxilla announces his fresh new single “You Used To Look Good.” This is the first single on the highly anticipated new LP from Godxilla, “Back On Crack.” 

We don’t always age gracefully and none of us will have our young adult looks forever. 

Some of us just age harder than others and we have to find the humor in getting aging. 

Enjoy and please laugh a lot!

      "An ode to girlfriends past that haven't aged gracefully..."

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Dedicated to Lost Pop Music

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica is the world's only big band dedicated to performing the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel, which the Wall Street Journal calls "deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts." Led by Mr. Ho (Brian O'Neill), a "percussion master and musical polymath" according to the Boston Phoenix, the group has rescued the king-of-space-age-bachelor-pad's arrangements via meticulous transcriptions of the original recordings. The ensemble—a big band augmented with slide guitar, four singers, B3 organ, and three percussionists—recreates the Hollywood big band, easy latin, crime jazz, and space-age bachelor pad sounds of the 50s and 60s. A 2011 Downbeat Rising Star Big Band with "incredible arrangements, musicianship, and artistic direction," the group—and it's standard formation as a vibraphone quartet—has toured in the USA and Mexico and received international acclaim for its Exotica for Modern Living series of recordings, one of which plays in over 7,000 Starbucks stores worldwide.

Highlights: Montreal Jazz Festival (main stage) , Wassermusik Festival (Berlin), Festival de Mexico (Mexico), Pace Presents Celebrate Mexico Now (NYC), Artsquest (PA)

Joe Bonamassa Recording New Album/CD

Valarie Ghent new CD "Muse" released earlier

Featuring 12 piano/vocal ballads & duets, "Muse" is Valerie Ghent's most intimate album yet. Now available on iTunes & CDBaby.

Ghent states to her fans, "I can’t tell you how excited I am that Muse is finally released – after all the long months you encouraged me & rooted for me to keep going, even when I couldn’t see light at the end of the tunnel, the day has finally arrived. Muse is here! I am filled with gratitude and love. Thank YOU!

*tweet @valerieghent to let me know your favorite songs! I’ll RT!

For complete information on Ghent please go to her website at:

Miky Anton, Germany's Star Violinist, Hits Global Airplay With His Single "Morningstar"

 (Berlin, Germany)  Miky Anton – pure passion in tone, sound and melody. Just one of the recent acclamations to violinist, Miky of Germany. The resounding acclaims have been pouring in since his release to worldwide campaign with Musik Radio Promotions.

Euranet, the European Radio Network, an amalgamation of international, national, regional, and boasting 26 professional radio stations and 10 campus radios reaching a daily audience in excess of 15 million listeners, immediately requested an interview.

The composer and star violinist has ripe experience and a very impressive resume. Miky’s career began very early. At the age of 5 he began a private musical training as a violinist. After the first exam was followed the education in the Lyceum of Music by George Enescu in Bucharest for exceptional musical talents. A subsequent study on the University of Bucharest and the Artist Diplom in Essen-Germany were won after years of study. After several wins in international competitions, responsible jobs as a soloist in Austria, Spain, France, Romania, Russia and Germany, and toured India and toured Africa in 2010-2012, Miky Anton finally brings his first solo debut single MORNINGSTAR on the international market.

The Single Morningstar is every where to find in digital stores like: ITunes, Amazon,, Spotify.
In case you want to now more about Miky Anton please check the Facebook official site:

The story behind the song:
“While a man is having a phone conversation with a women who he wants to be with, he remembers pictures from the past time where a general dies in an attempt to defense the stronghold of his beloved Queen. Scenes of fighting for unfulfilled love. The general and the queen cannot be together. Coming back in the present time with the consciousness, the man realizes that he has now a new chance to be with the “Queen” together, who in modern times is the women whom he talks with. Is he going to be with her together in a couple? The future will give an answer…..When?….. when?

See The Making of Morningstar, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this amazing song.

David Boswell Announces Debut CD

It's been a while since I've written.  I've been locked away in my studio working with a brand new trio and we've got our debut CD being released in May. 

 The trio is called Storyboard and the new CD is entitled"Hello"

 The group is comprised of myself on electric, acoustic and synthesized guitars with Rod MacDowell on electric bass and Alex Locascio on drums.  

This is a dynamic group and we are treading into some new territory with this recording.  The title track can be heard on our website for the band at

According to their website, " Storyboard is a Contemporary Jazz trio from Los Angeles, CA playing instrumental music combining amazing sounds, rhythms and energy. Guitar synthesizers, hard-driving bass and punchy, syncopated drumming are just some of the elements that are Storyboard.

When Alex, Rod and David first played together in the studio, it was very clear that something truly amazing was happening. All three are veteran musicians, with years of stage, studio and songwriting under their belt. They have an ingrained intuitiveness when it comes to blending their talent and experience into something cohesive; Storyboard is the result. 

With their talent and love of music, Storyboard have created the soundtracks for your dreams, journeys and moods, while sharing beautiful melodies with your soul. 

Ships Have Sailed - Midnight (Music Video - Official)

The official music video for artist Ships Have Sailed debut single "Midnight", currently in the semi-final round of the International Songwriting Competition, and available as part of the "Someday" EP:

Directed By: James R.W. Hiatt
Produced By: Jena Carpenter

Special Thanks: Dream World Cirque, Ciara Dance Studios, Wini McKay & LA Circus, and Tory Nelson

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 or Gail White, (local Alabama liaison, at

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Tim McDonald announces that he is working on his new album.

Top 90's Breakup Songs

We still bust out #5 when things go wrong. Read on to see the rest of our 90s breakup playlist.

Check out the new video "The Long and Winding Road" cover by Carlinhos & Rogério on the "International Performers" page. Carlinhos is from Ivoti, Brazil and has worked at MATRIX - Engenharia de Arte. You can find him on Google+ at:

Carlinhos in his recording studio

McDonald Album  based on Livin' Breathin' Havin' Fun 

Mr. Ho’s OrchestroticaEsquivel Big Band Releases 
New Album

We're excited to say that after many months  our new quintet album,Where Here Meets There was officially released and is now for sale and shipping at and major online retailers. Thanks to all of our PledgeMusic fans especially for helping make it a reality!  

Buy or Listen to the New Album

"Tales From The Hood" by LumoDaGr8 - SoundCloud


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"Hello" is new release from Storyboard

The trio is called Storyboard and the new CD is entitled"Hello".  The group is comprised of myself on electric, acoustic and synthesized guitars with Rod MacDowell on electric bass and Alex Locascio on drums.