Eardrum Buzz Radio is two years young this past July and we're still getting our legs under us and learning to walk. DJ's have come and gone, some taking a hiatus while moving or enjoying their summer and new hosts are arriving this August. Madame Maledicta just wrapped up here month-long exploration of the music of Kate Bush, prizes were sent out for the second anniversary weekend and new music is added almost daily to the library.

I've started a Patreon page to help gather funds to keep the station afloat and to afford me more of my own income to put towards necessities. I've researched other server options like Radio.com which offers more space but at higher prices while also providing many more ways to track listeners. So I created a Patreon page to offer you the chance to have your name mentioned on the station throughout the day to let everyone know you support independent endeavors like Eardrum Buzz Radio, a station that plays music you won't hear on Spotify or terrestrial radio or even satellite stations. We have many DJ's who carefully curate their shows and show their love for creativity in the form of music. For continued support we offer a coffee mug with our EDBZ logo which you can use for holding flowers, guitar picks or to drink your favorite beverage. I'm working on finding other things that will add value to your subscriptions and to show my thanks for supporting the station.

After our four day long Second Anniversary Weekend I sent out prizes to some of our lucky listeners.

Fernando Altonaga received four albums from Hogar Records, including two albums from EEP and Ross Ingram's solo album.

Kelvyn Williams got CD's from EEP, Ross Ingram and The Rosie Varela Project.

John Emslie and Heather Macias got digital albums from Echodrone's discography

C. Reyes and D. Katz got vinyl from Somewherecold Records

Barry Snaith, Rigoberto De La Mora, Kris Gardner and Sarah Mills received downloads for Blind by Sun Shines Cold

Kate Sims, Toni Brooks, Christie Hassler, Josiah Lambert and Lindy Jones got downloads for Alone by Sun Shines Cold

Gave Sun Shines Cold “Blind” download codes to Barry Snaith, Heather Macias, Rigoberto de la Mora, Kris Garner, and Sarah Mills

Sierra Peralta, John Emslie and Rob Barnes all got downloads from Minaxi

Several more listeners got downloads from the likes of Shore Dive Records, Minaxi, Sect Appeal Records, Echodrone and Sun Shines Cold.

On the anniversary weekend we had guest shows from Heather and Mario Macias of Winter Of Our Faith, Jim Biggs of Black Nite Crash, Ronny and Goran of Damokles et al, Brandon Dudley of Echodrone and Jason Lamoreaux of the Corrupting Sea and head of Somewherecold Records. Meagan Masingill did two live shows and DJ Wednesday went live during her Saturday time slots. Nico put together an excellent Shore Dive Records overview for his Beatastic Transmissions and John Trainer of Tombstones In Their Eyes did a special live show on Friday night. Rosie Varela of EEP and The Rosie Varela Project debuted her first episode of Be Here Now, an hour of guided meditation and music.

Over the four day weekend anniversary we had 329 unique IP's with 452 total listening hours along with all the other ways people tuned in via smart TV's, gaming consoles, listening in their cars, at work and through directories and streaming sites. That's a whole heck of a lot of ears tuned in to Eardrum Buzz Radio all over the world!

Elizabeth Klisiewicz and The Kitchen Sink has moved on to greener pastures and you can still hear her shows on Mixcloud. Kelvyn Williams and Head Trip will end on July 31st so he can focus on work and his family and his own music projects. Both Elizabeth and Kelvyn have incredible music tastes and passion for music and they'll both be missed on the station.

Four new shows will begin on Eardrum Buzz Radio in the forms of The Jazz Scene with Charles Maxey; Be Here Now with Rosie Varela; Your First Listen with Kris Gardner and Echoes In A Shallow Bay with Heather Macias. You may recognize the names as you already follow their bands or shows. Charles Maxey aka Charles Motorbike hosts The Charles Motorbike Show and now has The Jazz Scene playing jazzy music on Sundays at 11pm. Be Here Now is hosted by Rosie Varela of EEP and The Rosie Varela Project and is a monthly hour of meditation and music designed to calm and soothe and fill your soul and can be heard on the first Mondays at 8pm. Your First Listen is a weekly show hosted by Kris Gardner full of the newest releases and will be aired on Mondays at 6pm. Echoes in A Shallow Bay is a monthly two hour show hosted by Heather Macias of Winter Of Our Faith and is a deep dive into all the music she's loved throughout the years and the latest releases. All times Pacific time.

And a huge thank you to all the bands, labels and publicists for sending submissions to the station! Your music is placed in the library, sent out to our DJ's and is played for a few weeks on weekdays from 11am-2pm Pacific time on the Current Buzz block.

Follow Elizabeth Klisiewicz's The Kitchen Sink on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/eklisiewicz

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Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio www.eardrumbuzz.net

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Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!

July 1st-4th will be the second anniversary of Eardrum Buzz Radio

I know, I find it hard to process as well, and I'm the guy that started this ball rolling. I had no grand plan, I just knew I loved music and wanted to share it with others. I am forever thankful for the talented and hard-working DJ's with their great taste in music adding to the overall experience of Eardrum Buzz Radio. I wouldn't do this without them.

The station is a great jukebox as well, often randomly cueing songs up in a satisfying order that puts a smile on my face, chills down my spine and a feeling that I'm doing my small part to bring music to the world.

Whether you listen to it or not, myself and my fellow DJ's are out there, planning shows, listening to songs, putting things in a pleasant order and talking about them for our own pleasure.

Will you be joining us or even being a guest DJ for the weekend? I hope you find something to love in whatever show you happen to tune in for.

Follow us at @eardrumbuzzradio on Facebook and @Eardrum_Buzz on Twitter and you'll learn of our guest DJ's throughout the weekend and when to tune in (aren't you already listening the whole weekend?).

There will be giveaways!

Get in the running to win vinyl and Downloads from the likes of Tombstones in Their Eyes, NewAgeHealers, Somewherecold Records, Minaxi, Shore Dive Records, Produkt 42 Records, EEP and The Rosie Varela Project, a guitar pedal from Danny Campbell of Trippin With Dino, Superdrone and Echodrone plus more to come. Just check our Facebook Group page posts to learn more. Last year Richard from Buffalo, NY won a huge package from Somewherecold Records of vinyl and CD's. What will you be able to win this year?

Here's a list of our guest DJ's (so far):

Goran Karlsvik and Ronny Raskinn of Norwegian band Damokles will return with their classic duo shenanigans and treat us to some of their favorites bands between their humorous banter. https://therealdamokles.bandcamp.com

Heather and Mario Macias, faithful listeners to our Vapour Trail Live and my EDBZ Live shows will be putting together what is sure to be a thrilling set. They hail from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, an excellent town name! They also create music as Winter of Our Faith. https://winterofourfaith.bandcamp.com

Joseph Scurto out of Florida will be curating a show and if he includes as much great music as he requests for our live shows, this hour is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Joseph is also half of Captive Frame with his lovely wife Mindy. https://captiveframe.bandcamp.com

Echodrone bassist and founding member Brandon Dudley has already sent in his anniversary show, following up from his excellent and bass-centric first anniversary set. In his part of the Echodrone's full-band two hour show he also included songs with excellent bass players and performances. I didn't recognize most of the songs on the setlist but I'm certain he's put together a great show. https://echodrone.bandcamp.com

DJ Jimi C of Black Nite Crash will also be putting together what I'm sure will be a rocking and rolling set with plenty of surprises. https://blacknitecrash.bandcamp.com

Rosie Varela of EEP and The Rosie Varela Project will be crafting a meditative journey through styles and sounds with segues between of poetry and musings. I'm very excited about Rosie's show as it will hopefully turn into a regular monthly show to be enjoyed the world over. https://hogarrecords.bandcamp.com

And hopefully there will be more DJ's sending in their hours in the coming weeks.

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Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio www.eardrumbuzz.net

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Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!

Madame Maledicta Live is Monday-Thursday at 8am-11am PDT. Mondays she plays Witchhouse and Wave, music you could dance to, music that you can enjoy as background while you work or take care of business. Tuesdays is Rooted, where she puts together a scholarly treatise on a style of music, an instrument, a label or a band and puts it into an historical perspective. She includes interviews and news pieces. You'll learn a lot and hear some great tunes. Wednesday is #shoegazewednesday, focusing on new releases with plenty of Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Indie Rock and heavier tunes. Thursday is #postpunkthursday with three hours of Synthpop, Darkwave, Death Rock and Goth. You can reach Madame Maledicta on Twitter @mmemaledicta. Say hi, follow her and send a request!

This month I wanted to reach out to you fine listeners to ask a few questions and seek your knowledge and support.

How do you listen to Eardrum Buzz Radio? That's one of the things on my mind these days as I try to get more listeners to the station. The server I use only tracks the two operating systems for computers and iPhones and Android phones and then all notepads. But you might listen in your car, on your gaming console or on your television, or from a directory, along with many other ways I might not be familiar with.

I'd love to have Alexa and Echo be able to play Eardrum Buzz Radio. I'd love to have an app for your phone that would be like a mini-website and could also notify you when shows are playing.

So I reach out to you, the loyal listener and to those that are only just learning of Eardrum Buzz Radio. How do you listen to the station? What might I do to reach more listeners? Do you have a site you find podcasts on? Somewhere you go to listen to streaming stations? Help me out here, I'm not technologically advanced, I don't know all the ways you might find and listen to streaming services. Eardrum Buzz Radio is a station, not a jukebox, there are no algorithms telling you that if you like one band then you'd like another. This ain't Spotify where you pay a subscription. I buy most of the music and am lucky to get submissions from publicists and bands directly. I and the DJ's carefully curate their shows and most of those songs are in the library as well.

I want to keep alive the discovery of new music in a way that doesn't keep you in a bubble and doesn't have advertising every few songs. Eardrum Buzz Radio is made by humans for humans, by music fans for music fans. Not to rake in millions, but with a goal to at least pay for itself and have some form of a listener base.

So if you could let me know how and when you might tune into Eardrum Buzz Radio, how you could help spread the word on social media and to your friends and make this a meeting place for new music discovery, then I'd certainly appreciate your help and give you a shoutout on the station during our live shows or in a jingle to be played throughout the day where I mention your names.

If you'd like to support Eardrum Buzz Radio with your hard-earned money, you can do so on Paypal. Please include your names in the message so I can mention you on the station.


Check the schedule page and the DJ Bio page to contact the DJ's directly. Send us a message in the chat box below the player on the main page. Request a song, give us your band's Bandcamp links.

If you'd like to send us a Station Identification to be played throughout the day please include the following information:

Your name

Your band name (If applicable)

What instrument you play (optional)

Where you're from

and say something along the lines of: "you're listening to Eardrum Buzz Radio on Eardrum Buzz Dot Net." You can also include your Bandcamp link or social link as well. Make this your own. You can hear examples throughout the day on the station or I can send you an example. Send your ID as an MP3 file to Bret@eardrumbuzz.net with the subject line: "Name or Band Name's Station ID"

I thank you for your continued listening to the station and I hope to see Eardrum Buzz Radio in posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on Tik Tok if you're there too. Text and call your friends about the station, send them messages and posts at the Eardrum Buzz Radio Group page. Let's bring more excitement to new and classic music made by and for true music fans.

(Written by Bret Miller)

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Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio www.eardrumbuzz.net

Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/EardrumBuzz

Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!