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. For iTunes, you may need to enable “Internet Radio” under “Preferences” and “Restrictions”. It is disabled by default).
Update 1 April: In March we received $185 in donations and we thank all of the kind listeners who helped us in this past month. The donations left us a little over $100 short in terms of income for March. The bigger problem we encountered in March was that we went from 25,047 total listener hours (TLH) in the U.S. in February to 31,994 TLH in March (worldwide TLHs was 63,531). That increase in U.S. listeners, which is the audience used to establish our music royalty license fees, has put our station into a level that requires a new (and unpublished) rate for music licensing. I’m not sure how much more the station will be required to pay in royalties going forward so we’ll be waiting to see if we can afford the new rates. We started using on-air advertising at the end of January to help support the station and we won’t know how much revenue we’ll realize from this effort (February’s advertising income) until mid-April. If the advertising income looks to be sufficient to support the station into the future, then we’ll be happy and the station can stay on the air. If we find that we have a financial shortfall because the advertising doesn’t support the station and donations can’t make up some of the shortfall, then we’ll need to cease operations in the May time-frame. Needless to say, we still need and request listener donations to help keep us on the air. Please consider a donation to this station (Donation button on this page). If we had a steady and solid stream of listener donations ($350 – $500 per month) for a few months, I would drop the advertising. I don’t think that we’ll ever get enough donations to support the station every month but if we did, I would do away with advertising. I run 60’s & Beyond because I love music and I like bringing listeners the music they want to hear. I’m not trying to make this station an income source for my life, I have that part taken covered. I just want to have a station that people enjoy and one that can be paid for by the listeners.
I don’t like using advertising as the source of the stations income, I would prefer listener donations, but I need something to offset the costs of running the station. I still love bringing you the music that you want to hear and I 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