Thursday, September 27, 2007

RADIO FREE PHOENIX NAILS IT!!!

Andy, Cheryl, Llz, Dave, Miss Holley King, Paul Riopelle and the gang (too numerous for my brain to hold on to at the moment!) congrats on being voted the NEW TIMES BEST INTERNET STATION! IT"S WELL DESERVED AND LONG OVERDUE!

ANDY OLSON'S A VALLEY TREASURE & IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF ANDY, HIS WONDERFUL, DEDICATED AIR STAFF AND SUCH VAST KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE FOR MUSIC THAT THE MAGIC OF RADIO FREE PHOENIX HAPPENS AT ALL!

MUCHO LOVE TO Y'ALL!! LET'S KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD!
SUPPORT RADIO FREE PHOENIX!! The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame does! www.azmusichalloffame.org

BEST INTERNET RADIO STATION (2007)
RADIO FREE PHOENIX
www.radiofreephoenix.com
928-402-1590
You know a radio station is free from crappy, corporate play lists when it airs a weekly show called "Zappa Universe," honoring the music of Frank Zappa. Or when it plays The Earps, an abrasive, local cowpunk band, right after classic-rock fogies like The Marshall Tucker Band. Or when listeners play DJ and pick a pile of weekend songs (and the station actually plays them).

Welcome to RADIO FREE PHOENIX, an Internet station that plays everything from New Wave to blues to folk to psychedelic jams (and a bunch of amalgamations in between), spanning the '60s through today. Where corporate-owned radio stations use a computer program called Selector to determine their playlists (based on time, genre, and even gender limitations), RADIO FREE PHOENIX'S DJs actually choose the music they play.

So instead of hearing "hit singles" all day, listeners get gems like the new song "I Think I See the Light" by Yusef Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) — which will never ride a Clear Channel frequency — along with special programs like "Rock-A-Billy & Beyond," hosted by former AZ resident Miss Holley King. There's also "Jukebox Cantina," which dishes out ditties by the likes of locals Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Truckers on Speed, and The Pistoleros. With programs like these, and on-air personalities like Liz Boyle (also on-air at KOOL FM) and Andy Olson (formerly of defunct PHX stations KRIZ and KRUX), RADIO FREE PHOENIX has truly Net-ed a winner.

7 comments:

Jeff Crawford said...

Andy..congrats on you hard efforts! Good Luck!
Jeff Crawford

joecat said...

Congrats AO and everyone else at RFP and thanks for letting me be part of it all!!!

Mariah Fleming said...

"AO and everyone else at RFP and thanks for letting me be part of it all!!!" joecat

Me too! Onward! Bravo to all!

Dan said...

Congratulations RFP!! Thank you all for volunteering your time and effort to keep quality music alive and well. Andy, thanks for keeping Bill Comptons's spirit alive. Your passion is finally paying off. Dan Griffin

Jimmy said...

From Andy:

"To our RFP Listeners...

Radio Free Phoenix has been named Best Internet Radio Station of 2007 by Phoenix New Times. Here's the link:

http://bestof.phoenixnewtimes.com/bestof/award.php?award=553744

I was scanning the Best Of Phoenix issue on-line yesterday and was completely surprised that the winner of Best Internet Radio Station went to Radio Free Phoenix!

Very cool and we thank you, our listeners for making it happen!

Thanks for listening to Radio Free Phoenix!

Andy Olson
RFP"

Marty said...

Way to go guys! I'm amazed that you are able to keep on keepin' on, but we're all glad you do.
Note to alL of us: SEND MONEY!

Ron Capko said...

Greetings from Point Pleasant Boro, NJ ! What a great find !! RFP, just what I've been looking for !
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!
Ron