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September 13—19, 2010
The Weekly Newsletter of Your Favorite Stream—
In This Issue:
• Welcome to This Issue
• Legend Announcer Tests a New Way to Interact With Listeners
• Desert Skies, Eclection Temporarily Swap Times
• General J. R. to Make Historic Broadcast From Guide Dog School Campus
• Special Events Airing This Week
• The Legend Schedule At A Glance
Welcome to This Issue
It’s hard to believe that this is the fourth issue of the Legend newsletter we’re releasing already. We’re honored to include you among its readers, and we particularly appreciate the time you spend listening to the Worldwide Legend. If you’re reading this via our web site, remember that you can subscribe at no charge to the Legend Announce List and enjoy reading the Legend newsletter using your e-mail program. Visit our home page at www.legend-oldies.com and click on the Announce link. From there, complete the simple web form that enables you to subscribe to the announce list. You’ll not only get our newsletter, but any announcements about upcoming shows during the week. This is a low-traffic list, so you needn’t worry about your mailbox becoming blitzed with messages after you sign up. Of course, if you prefer to read the web site edition, rest assured we’ll keep placing it there for your convenience. There’s lots of interesting news this week, so let’s get to it!
Legend Announcer Tests a New Way to Interact With Listeners
Here at the Worldwide Legend, we pride ourselves on doing everything possible to ensure that your voice is always heard and never ignored. Legend announcers use a variety of tools to ensure that you can easily make requests, comments, and suggestions. This past week, General J. r. and Eclection rolled out a new tool which proved highly successful both on its Wednesday night debut and again on Saturday afternoon.
Listeners were given the opportunity to visit General J. R.’s Legend web page, www.legend-oldies.com/jrwestmoreland, and there they were presented with a small form. By typing in either the name of a song or of an artist or group, the listener could then see a list of search results from the Legend music library. By clicking the button that corresponds to the song or artist, the listener creates an instant request that ultimately becomes part of General J. R.’s play list.
One Legend listener in Colorado said the form was easy to complete, encouraging even those who have some fear of filling out forms using the Internet to give it a try.
The instant request feature is still very much in its testing stage, according to general J. r., but he is working hard to make it available to other Legend announcers who have the necessary versions of the software available to them. At press time, there was no firm dates as to when others would be able to test the program. You may visit his page and complete a request form in advance of his upcoming show at any time.
Regardless of how you contact us, whether it’s via our toll-free request line, via e-mail, Twitter, FaceBook, MSN Messenger or any other way, we genuinely appreciate hearing from you NO MATTER which system is easiest for you to use.
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Desert Skies, Eclection Temporarily Swap times
Beginning this Saturday, you’ll be able to hear Jeff Bishop and the Desert Skies program from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern. Desert Skies can be heard at its temporary new time every Saturday until October 9, when it returns to its 6 p.m. Eastern time slot, immediately following Nolan Crabb and the Magical Music Bus. As for why the swap is happening at all and why it’s a temporary one, read on!
General J. R. to Make Historic Broadcast From Guide Dog School Campus
Beginning this Saturday and every Saturday thereafter until October 9, General J. R. will host Eclection at its new temporary time from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern Saturdays. He’ll be broadcasting live from the campus of Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York. He told the Tributary that he had been in touch with the school’s network administrator already, and that the school was preparing for his broadcast and the continued use of the request form.
As nearly as we could ascertain, this marks the first time that a Worldwide Legend broadcast has emanated from a guide dog school campus.
“Everything I’ve learned about the school’s computing environment indicates to me that we’ll be able to do this successfully,” Westmoreland said in a telephone interview prior to his departure for New York.
You can follow General J. R.’s dog blog.
Special Events Airing This Week
Monday nights are smooth indeed on the Legend as Steve Bauer and Smooth Jazz USA take to the microphone. This week, and throughout September, Bauer will celebrate the saxophone as he presents programs that focus on the sax and sax players. It’s Saxtember every Monday in September.
Tuesday continues to be Twin Spin day on the Legend. Plan on hearing double helpings of your favorite artists during much of the day Tuesday.
On Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern, Nolan Crabb hosts the Mid-Week Music Mix In addition to your requests, this week he’ll feature the music of John Denver at the request of a listener.
Tim Aune comes your way every weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He brings you up to date on celebrity birthdays, keeps you up to speed regarding the activities of the white-winged warrior, Chicken Man, and at approximately 12:40 each day, he plays “The Same Old Song,” a feature in which you hear two versions of the same song. This Thursday night, during his 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. broadcast, Tim will feature the top 10 from this week in 1975.
Saturday’s edition of the Magical Music Bus will feature a non-allergenic, sneeze-free peak at fall foliage—all kinds of foliage, for that matter. It’s the perfect soundtrack for that fall hay ride tailgating party or just a great way to relax on a Saturday afternoon.
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The Legend Schedule At A Glance
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