The "APPLAUSE" Show with Rich Taylor & T J Barranger Playlist & News
- For those of you who have loved acappella radio, and the live "APPLAUSE" Show with Rich Taylor and T J Barranger, this is a posting you should read from top to bottom. It's long, but exciting and IMPORTANT!
We are so excited about an announcement that the owner of Regional Broadcasting Services, the parent company of WVRM in Upper Montclair New Jersey made last Thursday night prior to the weekly broadcast of The "APPLAUSE" Show. We want to share that announcement with you.
As you know, in January of 2002, The "APPLAUSE" Show moved from a public broadcasting station in western NJ to WVRM Radio 1620AM, 91.9FM, and in north Jersey on Comcast Channel 34. The Internet access is at WWW.VILLAGERADIO.COM. The owner of Regional Broadcasting Services is a fan of barbershop harmony and acappella music. He offered The "APPLAUSE" Show a 4 1/2 hour slot making the show the longest single slot of radio dedicated to barbershop and acappella music. He also said that after the show was on for a while, he would evaluate our audience and perhaps give us the opportunity to change the format of the radio station to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year Barbershop Harmony and A Cappella Music.
Last Thursday, George Louvis, the CEO of Regional Broadcasting announced to us that he was ready to make that change for a trial period. We are providing Mr. Louvis with the music of 60 artists from the barbershop harmony and contemporary acappella communities from which he will create a prerecorded rotating playlist which will be broadcast all day, EVERY DAY for all but the contracted times of other shows already on Village Radio (these amount to approximately 8 hours of broadcast time). This programming change will take place as soon as the playlist is assembled.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BARBERSHOPPERS EVERYWHERE?
1. You will be able to access a 24-hour-a-day (with minor exceptions) to hear
your favorite barbershop and acappella artists.
2. We will now be able to build other "APPLAUSE" type shows in any part
of the world. If your chapter or group wants to do a weekly "Live" radio
show of your own, we will be able to "switch" from the studios of WVRM
to anywhere in the world that has the appropriate equipment (we will
provide those specifications) Imagine: "Live from (wherever)... the
(name your show) Show featuring barbershop and/or acappella music.
3. We will be in a position to "Simulcast" any event with proper equipment
in place... i.e.. The Buckeye Open, or the Harmony Sweepstakes, or
(you name the event).
Now, what is necessary to develop this fully. Well, first and foremost is the support of the barbershop and acappella communities. We need to show Mr. Louvis that our organizations and our members will financially support this format change. We will be asking you, individually, your chapters, groups, and the major harmony organizations to make financial contributions to Regional Broadcasting to fund the broadcast of 24/7 Barbershop and Acappella.
We will be offering advertising opportunities for companies that market to the acappella communities, including chapters and quartets and groups that have CD's to sell, or shows to promote, or events to promote.
Together, you, our listeners, and the APPLAUSE Team can make this the most exciting opportunity for all concerned...a truly "Win-Win" situation.
Stay Tuned for more on this throughout the next month. If you have not contributed to the show, go to our web page at www.harmonize.com/applauseshow and find out how you can support the show.
This week we were all set to have a live appearance by Yankee Dime, a wonderful quartet from the Big Apple Chorus, winners of the 2002 Rahway Novice Contest and qualifiers at the 2002 Mid Atlantic District Contest. Well, unfortunately, the snow and the weather has put the tenor and lead out of commission for now. We hope to have the quartet in the studio live at another time, and may actually have a visit from one of their members. We will keep you posted.
The Acappella Showcase will take place on Saturday, May 17th, 8:00PM at the Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ. The show will be a fund-raiser for Regional Broadcasting (to help replace equipment lost in the infamous lightning strike) and The "APPLAUSE" Show, listener supported since I produced the first show in 1997. We are looking for 2-3 barbershop groups and 2-3 acappella groups to participate. All artists will be paid, and we request that any interested groups send their bio, sample CD, and your required fee to us at:
The "APPLAUSE" Show
c/o Rich Taylor
43 East Park Street, Apt #5
East Orange, NJ 07017
OK, enough with the News <G>, on with the playlist for Thursday, February 13th ... we thank all of the artists who have provided music for your enjoyment.
The Vocal Majority I'm the Music Man
Fanatix Why Did I Choose You
U. of Illinois Extention Chords Spiderman
Vocal Majority Hey Mister Leader Man
Vocal Majority Come Take Your Place In My Heart
(1985 Championship Set)
Swingle Singers Someone's Rockin My Dreamboat
Hampton Ave Make Lemonade
The Sidewinders The Way You Look Tonight
Panache Love In Any Language
Harmonytryx Sunday Morning
Harmonytryx Yellow Sky
North Metro Chorus Flyin High Medley
Growing Girls Where Is Love
Idea Of North Singing Acappella
Crossroads Birth of the Blues
Ambassadors of Harmony One Alone
Vox One You Don't Know What Love Is
Great American Chorus You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May
Naturally Seven All Of You
Cracker Jills Just A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet
Metropolis Our Day Will Come
Crystal Clear w/Riptide Misty
Alamo Metro Chorus After You've Gone
Southern Gateway Chorus The End Of The Road
Pride of Toledo Chorus Oh How I Miss You Tonight
The Boston Common Sentimental Journey
Vocal Majority w.Strings I Only Have Eyes For You
Rumors Don't You Worry Bout A Thing
Mischords Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Rockefellers The Rose Of No Man's Land
Second Nature May I Never Love Again
Gatsby I'm Afraid of the Beautiful Girl's Medley
City Lights Coronet Man
Tampa Heralds Of Harmony Shenendoah
Scottsdale Chorus Singing With The Big Bands
Street Corner Harmony Zombie Jamboree
Fresno Gold Note Chorus Good Night Little Boy of Mine
UGA Accidentals California Dreamin
Showtime Gonna Build A Mountain
Philharmonix A Whole New World
Take 6 He Never Sleeps
Singers Unlimited When I Fall In Love
Second Edition Darktown Strutters Ball
139th Street Quartet A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich & You
Western Wind Ensemble My Funny Valentine
Vocal Majority If I Give My Heart To You
Five O'Clock Shadow I Am Yours (Debbie's Song)
Weekend Edition Only In My Dreams
North Metro Chorus Floatin Down To Cotton Town
Raging Harmonies Man In The Mirror
Saturday Evening Post I Can't Give You Anything But Love
New Tradition Chorus West Side Story Montage
A.C.Rock Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Toronto Northern Lights The Longest Time
Vocal Six Kiss From A Rose
Light Industrial Choral Society Happy Go Lucky Lane
Mass Transit In The Still Of The Night
Pride Of Baltimore It's A Good Day
Ambiance Steal Away
Sheffield Barbershop Club South Rampart Street Parade
Classic Collection Toot Toot Tootsie
The Real Group Acappella in Acapulco
Song Of Atlanta Chorus Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Blue Champaign This Joint Is Jumpin
Masters of Harmony Ya Got Trouble
Chapter Six Jump Jive & Wail
Big Apple Chorus Over The Rainbow
The Ritz (CARA Nominated) I Think It's Gonna Be A Great Day
4 Voices Brand New Day
Michigan Jake All The Pretty Horses
Ambassadors of Harmony Applause
Naturally Seven Bless This House
There we are....73 songs by some of the finest artists in the world. Remember our motto.... "Music is the universal language. Speak it to as many people as you can, every day of your life"..... Thanks for the bandwidth.
Hope to have you listening in on Thursday the 21st....
Rich Taylor, Host of The "APPLAUSE"Show
Show Website: www.harmonize.com/applauseshow
Thursday Night 6:30pm-11:00pm
WVRM AM 1620, Village Radio, Upper Montclair, NJ
On the Internet at WWW.VILLAGERADIO.COM
email us at : applause@...
Special Fundraising Opportunity for all Listeners:
Rare Lithograph Prints "John Lennon by Cynthia Lennon"
Continuous Broadcasting since 1997
Host of the SPEBSQSA Int'l Webcast Team 2000, 2001, 2002
Winner 2001 P.R.O.B.E. "Outstanding Achievement Award"
for hosting the Nashville Webcast
Winner 2001 P.R.O.B.E. "Outstanding Achievement Award"
for hosting The "APPLAUSE" Show
Winner 2000 P.R.O.B.E. "Outstanding Achievement Award"
for hosting The "APPLAUSE" Show
Winner 2000 MAD District "Award of Excellence" for The "APPLAUSE" Show