This week I introduced RADIO @ HRMTC
which is the home of Hermetic Library Internet Radio.
Hermetic Library Internet Radio is listener supported, so consider becoming a Patron
, or Subscriber
to keep this station on-air for everyone along with a variety of other nifty perks on offer.
You can listen at that page, using any device that can browse there. Or, if you’ve got a favourite audio program where you listen to other Internet radio stations, you should be able to set up the station by downloading the playlist file and then importing it. (NOTE: If you are typically an iTunes user and grab the playlist download, you may have trouble getting the station to play. That’s a bummer, but not a showstopper. Let me recommend VLC
You can also make song requests, if there’s a track you want to hear; just click on the song request button, search for what you want by keyword, click request, and it will get rotated in soon.
There’s currently one station (MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC? HRMTC 1?) which has all the released issues of Magick, Music and Ritual. I have some more I could add from other releases, like TINAHLAA and the handful of Odd Order Anthology issues, but, for now, it’s all of Magick, Music and Ritual.
Another thing is that I can do all kinds of other things. For example, there could be live DJ sets, scheduled programs, premieres and special listening parties. One thing that will likely happen is that I’ll set up special release parties for the next issues of TINAHLAA and MMR this year. But, there’s a lot of other things that would be possible, if people are interested in participating.
I’m not going to wait on that, so I setting this up wasn’t dependent on getting others to participate; if they do, great; if not, I’ll just do what I’m doing. The only thing that I’ll be hoping for is listeners. Honestly, if it’s just me listening, I can just listen to the music locally; but I’m hoping that this is something that is of interest for others to tune in and enjoy.
Currently, I also only have music. I intend to add “sweepers” which are short audio bits between sets of songs, every once in a while, with “station identification” and other things. That’s something that I’ll start doing, but expect that it will take a lot of time to get a bunch of those set up. I’ll start with one of me, and then I’ll be asking all the participants on upcoming anthologies to include a sweeper with their submissions. But, I'l also hoping that I’ll get some other voices, like creatives and authors from the community to join in.
Now, this station is music only. It doesn’t have to stay that way. For example, I could imagine things like “Talk Tuesdays” and so on. Another alternative is that I create another station (TALK RADIO @ HRMTC? HRMTC 2?) and have a whole station dedicated to talk shows. I currently only have two things I could add to that: the podcast archives of Thelema Coast to Coast and a couple episodes of Reader’s Theatre. If I were to create that 2nd station, I’d need a lot more archives of podcast, classes, lectures, and so on. And, some new, ongoing content collaborations would be spiffy too. So, that’s down the road, unless I get a wild hair and just create it with what I’ve got and hope for more later?
And, down the road, when I know I’ve got things how I want them (I’m still thinking of this as an experimental phase), I’ll see about submitting this to the directories, so that people might, maybe, possibly, discover it themselves also. But, for now, it’s just for those in the know!
In all honesty, I’m probably, roughly, around a decade late jumping on this, but … There it is! It’s a start! Check it out!