Radio Riel’s 3rd Anniversary and Radio Riel Reverie!

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by Gabrielle Riel on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010

Three years ago, on June 1, 2007, Edward Pearse, Mitsu Figaro, Red Caliber and Gabrielle Riel launched Radio Riel, an internet radio station based in the virtual world of Second Life. Radio Riel’s goal was to provide historically appropriate music at events in the 19th Century, Victorian, Steampunk, Second Life community, The Independent State of Caledon.

Radio Riel was initially a single audio stream that we used for live events and to play Victorian music daily from 4:00pm — 8:00pm SLT. That Fall, the additions of Diamanda Gustafson and Elrik Merlin took us to a new level of providing music 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Soon afterward, Otenth Paderborn and Soliel Snook joined the team.

In 2007 and 2008, Radio Riel established itself as the premier source for historically appropriate and specialty music on the Second Life grid. Our Presenters knew how to provide the perfect soundtrack for any event, from a Medieval bonfire to a Baroque masked ball to a 1920’s speakeasy dance to an early 90s rave.

On February 10, 2009, we launched our second 24/7 stream, Radio Riel New Toulouse in order to provide a soundtrack for the Second Life estate of New Toulouse, which is based on New Orleans from 1890 — 1920. Radio Riel New Toulouse plays early Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Cajun and Zydeco.

On June 22, 2009, we launched our third 24/7 stream, Radio Riel Steampunk, the first (and still the only) 24/7, “manually” programmed Steampunk radio station on the internet…and in the world. Radio Riel Steampunk plays Steamwave, Goth, Electronica, Alternative, Industrial, Dark Cabaret, Mechanical Music and some Classical and Baroque.

On April 21, 2010, we launched our fourth 24/7 stream, Radio Riel Dieselpunk, which plays music from 1920 — 1940, including Pop Standards, Big Band and Swing, Burlesque and Cabaret and a dash of Film Noir Soundtracks.

In honor of Radio Riel’s Third Anniversary, I am pleased and proud to announce the launch of our fifth 24/7 stream, Radio Riel Reverie, today, June 1, 2010. Radio Riel Reverie features Medieval, Fantasy, Darkwave and Celtic music to provide a soundtrack for your dreams!

To listen to Radio Riel Reverie:

  1. Open a media player on your computer, such as Windows Media Player, iTunes or WinAmp
  2. Find the option under the menus that is called “Open URL” or “Open Stream”
  3. Enter the following URL:

Radio Riel Reverie would not be possible without the hard work, dedication and motivation of Miss Serra Anansi, who helped us make this stream possible. Thank you Serra!

Today’s program on Radio Riel’s Main stream is an homage to our roots and all of the music that we play every day on all of our streams. Today’s schedule of special programming is as follows:

12:00am — 4:00am — Radio Riel’s Roots — Victorian Music

4:00am — 8:00am — The Music of Radio Riel New Toulouse — New Orleans, Early Jazz, Blues and Zydeco

8:00 — 12:30pm — The Music of Radio Riel Steampunk — Steampunk, Dark Cabaret, Goth and Carnivale

12:30pm — 2:00pm — Gabrielle Riel broadcasts live for the Radio Riel Third Anniversary Ball

2:00pm — 7:00pm — The Music of Radio Riel Dieselpunk — Swing, Big Band, Jazz and Popular Music from 1920 — 1940

7:00pm — 8:30pm — Gabrielle Riel broadcasts live for the Radio Riel Third Anniversary Ball

8:30pm — 12:00am — The Music of Radio Riel Reverie — Fantasy, Medieval, Darkwave and Celtic

Schedule in Second Life Time (North American Pacific Time)

Thank you everyone who has made Radio Riel possible in these last three years. Thank you to the amazing, fabulous, talented and loyal Radio Riel Staff. Thank you to our Sponsors — you are the people that enable us to bring Radio Riel to the aether waves! And thank you to our listeners. We hope to continue to provide you with entertainment and the joy of music for many years to come.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at . Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in‐world.


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