I'm a former WRIU DJ (the official station for the University of Rhode Island) who got bit by the broadcasting bug. Tried the commercial thing for a while......... Hated it! After my experience with commercial radio I decided to move my broadcasting talents to Live365 and spent the next eleven years broadcasting under the station name eargasm. With the expiration of the Small Webcaster Settlement Act and the Copyright Royalty Board's royalty rate increase, Live365 was forced to shut down, so I launched my own station, eargasmUSA. Unfortunately the company I used to pay royalties was unable to successfully negotiate with ASCAP and has gone out of business.
An eclectic mix of jazz, fusion, progressive rock, progressive metal, guitar rock, shred, blues, jam, indie artists/bands and anything else that gives good eargasm.
Since Live365 geo-blocks all but the USA, UK and Canada, I will maintain my audio stream from my existing server out of Leicester, England until I receive a cease and desist order. Updates to this playlist will be performed as time permits. I will also be maintaining this website to keep everyone updated with schedules, new indie artists and whatever else I want to share. Please note that the below embedded player uses Flash which you may need to approve (depending on your browser settings) and will not launch a pop out player.
To listen using your computer's default media player, click the appropriate player icon to download the playlist file. When downloaded simply launch it and your media player will establish a connection to the audio stream.
As a hobbyist I am unable to pay royalties directly, so I have returned to Live365 (which is back in business) under my former station name, eargasm. For the most part the playlist is finished with over 950 songs. But, since I have plenty more storage space this is number is growing as I continue to add to the playlist with a minimum of one song per release per the artists and bands in my collection. When finished I will focus on the Indie Hour. Stay tuned for future developments. Indie muscians and/or bands, you can reach me for airtime via the Contact Me form below.
Contact me with any issues or if you just want to say hi.
My Leicester, England stream is broadcast via Shoutcast 1 & 2 as well as Icecast-KH, and is available through a few different mobile options. The TuneIn app and website offers a better sounding experience but does not display what you're listening to. If this is not an issue then I highly recommend this option. But if knowing who and what you're listening to is important, as it is with me, then I recommend Online Radio Box. To find my station on Online Radio Box follow these simple instructions. After opening the app click the Globe on the right and choose Europe, United Kingdom, England and then Leicester. Next, click on the Magnifying Glass and type eargasmusa in the Search Station window and my station should display. To find out what's played within the past 24 hours and what's currently playing simply click on Playlist for a complete list, including times each song played. You can also find my station via a browser on Online Radio Box. This site allows you to see what's played within the past seven days.