You are visiting the 60’s & Beyond internet radio station’s website. We’re an internet radio station that brings you a strong lineup of music from the early 1960’s all the way to some modern day music. Our focus is on the artists and the music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Additionally, we’ve included later offerings from those artists as well as newer music from current artists that have the “throwback” sound of those years. Examples are later music from the Stephen Stills band called The Rides and their 2013 CD “Can’t Get Enough” and their 2016 CD “Pierced Arrow” as well as a 2016 album from Santana titled “IV”. These are excellent examples of type of music that fits in our core 60s-80s lineup because they are from artists of that time period and their music is still in that style. Newer music by older artists isn’t always popular and many listeners may not known an older artist has put out new music. At 60’s & Beyond, we want to present new music from these older artists to our listeners.
Here at 60’s & Beyond we share our love of music with our listeners. We pick the music selections that enable our listeners to feel, have an emotional reactions, and escape for awhile from the day’s stresses.
Remember you can access 60’s & Beyond here on this site by clicking the links to the left (128K MP3 or 64K AAC+) or throught Tune-in (Tunein.com) and through iTunes (in Internet Radio under the 70’s Retro section. You may need to enable “Internet Radio” under “Preferences” and “Restrictions”. It is disabled by default)
Update 19 January: Thank you all for responding to our request for donations, we have received $200 in donations so far this month. As we’ve said earlier this month, we need at least $250 to continue into February. Any donations over the $250 will be applied to February (and beyond if we would be so lucky). Please consider a donation if you appreciate our music format and variety.
9 January 2017
We’ve been on the air for almost 3 years and it have been a very rewarding experience. I have personally communicated with many of our listeners over the years and I really enjoy the sharing of people lives from all over the world. For me, that’s what this station and music in general is all about. Music moves us, brings us joy, reflection, and peace. How can you be angry or negative when you listen to the music you love.
While I enjoy bringing this music to our listeners, I also need to be a realist when it comes to supporting the station financially. One year ago the internet radio community was rocked with a major price increase in Music Royalty payments and as many of you may remember, a significant number of stations disappeared January 1st 2016. In fact 60’s and Beyond went off the air for a few months while the final royalty fees were negotiated. We assessed the costs and decided to go back online hoping that we could persuade listeners to support us through donations.
We began requesting donations on our website and on our station and some of our listeners have responded and supported us in 2016 but not to the levels that we had hoped. As we begin 2017, I have seen the US listener-ship climb from 23,652 hours in November to 25,613 hours in December and now January projects to 28,602 US hours. This amount of US listener hours move us to an unknown royalty cost ($263 .13 per month for up to 25,000 hours, after that you need to call for rates). Unless we start getting significant listener support by the end of January, this station will be forced to go off the air. In November 2016 I was laid off from my job of 26 years and I just won’t be in a financial position to support the monthly costs of a “hobby” radio station. Our monthly cost to deliver 24/7 music to an average of 25,000 US listener hours per month is over $330 per month. With the January US listeners projection of 28,000 hours, I expect the cost to increase another $100 per month. That level is just too high for a “retiree’s” hobby radio station. I will encourage everyone to help by hitting the Donation button on this page to help keep us on the air. If not, we’ll shut down at the end of January.
In December we received $50 in donations from listeners to help us keep our station on the air. Thank you very much for your help. With our current expenses running over $300 per month these contributions really helped and we appreciate your support. If you like what we have to offer, please consider making a donation to 60’s & Beyond (use donation button on this page). We have a goal of $500 per month, that’s only 50 listeners donating $10 in a month. Once we reach that goal, we can expand live D.J. support and improve our services. Please help us out.
As always, we want you to know that we love bringing you the music that you want to hear and we appreciate any feedback you provide. Go to our “Contact Us!” page and let us know what’s on your mind. Your positive/negative input is always solicited and appreciated.
Richard Emerson, Owner