Without music, life would be a mistake – Friedrich Nietzsche
We have received many messages of congratulation – the appearance of Radio B39 was a great surprise to all our fans. We are proud to have opened another cultural dimension, another important chapter in Beyond Thirty-Nine’s story, even if we are aware that we have to improve.
First, a technicality: now you can listen to the radio by clicking on the header of the home page or on the radio button in the menu. Your click opens a new tab, a new page, in which there is the box for the radio. Broadcasting starts automatically. In the box you can read the title of the piece of music (at this moment, for example I’m listening to the Bolero by Ravel, played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and you can turn off the radio. If you want to listen to the music while you are reading the articles of B39, you have to utilise the first tab opened. Otherwise, if you click on the menu of the radio page to move to the home page, the radio automatically turns off. This is a very common procedure on the internet, easier done than said, but we are working on it to avoid any difficulties or any possible mistakes.
We want the music to become the soundtrack of your readings, without problems.
Will it be possible in the future to add lectures, interviews, trailers, in short to have programmes other than music? And other kinds of music? And to have links to other radio stations? There are many comments on these questions.
Of course, yes, this is our goal. However, as I said in the previous article, we want to follow a learning curve without stress or abrupt acceleration, to enrich our radio station gradually and carefully. One of the problems is that we have fans on all the continents and so in different time zones – the programmes must respect that. Thus, we have to think big, it is true, considering that every successful plan is based mainly on the people.
For this reason we are scouting around to find some enthusiastic volunteers willing to collaborate with us and to grow with B39.
Because, as Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith said in The A-Team movie: “I love it when a plan comes together!”