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

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: http://reverie.radioriel.org

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 http://music.radioriel.org . 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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