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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 19, 2003
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      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
                         (973) 678-0176

      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
      Acoustix                                         Unforgettable
      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

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