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vegasvic
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Joined: Feb 17, 2003
Posts: 188
Posted: 2008-01-07 11:13 am   Permalink

To all my Tiki Central Ohana -

It's a New Year and a time for reflection and new directions. So, after five years of broadcasting at Live365.com, I've decided it's time to take Vegas Vic's Tiki Lounge off-the-air. It's been a great run, and I like to think that I have, in some small way, helped bring this great music to a few more people. I've had a lot of fun and made a few friends along the way. The last day the station will be free is January 22nd, after that it will be available for VIP listeners only.

All the best,

Vic


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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5012
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-01-07 11:39 am   Permalink

Hey Vic, can you tell why? You have a pretty strong listener level. I'm sure it's still costing you $30+ a month to keep the station playing. That was why my station left the free airways.

Thanks for your station regardless.
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 810
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2008-01-07 12:46 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much for all you've taught me vegasvic!!!!

I'm a fan!


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-01-07 12:54 pm   Permalink

Ditto.

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2706
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-01-07 1:47 pm   Permalink

What about the podcast ?

Too bad tho'...Your show was really great.


 
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BettyBleu
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 225
From: Island Oasis Backyard (So Cal)
Posted: 2008-01-07 2:36 pm   Permalink

Love the show. Its the soundtrack to my Monday-Friday. I'll miss it!!



 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2008-01-07 2:55 pm   Permalink

Well that just starts the new year on a bad note! I don't tend to listen much to Live365 broadcasts anymore, but I do subscribe to your podcast and have enjoyed every one starting with #1. Hopefully you'll keep that going? But whatever you do, thanks for the great exotica, lounge and surf tunes over the years.

 
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catmomma
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Joined: Mar 14, 2007
Posts: 267
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-01-08 11:52 am   Permalink

your podcast has been wonderful and will be sorely missed in my house.

 
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vegasvic
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Joined: Feb 17, 2003
Posts: 188
Posted: 2008-01-09 10:28 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-07 11:39, Swanky wrote:
Hey Vic, can you tell why? You have a pretty strong listener level.



I just didn't feel that I could commit the time necessary to take the station to the next level. Listening levels peaked around 6K per month a year or two ago, and are now hovering around 3K. I wanted to see it get to and sustain around 10K. The drop-off may be because of people leaving Live365, or maybe they were just bored with the station. Either way, its too much time out, not enough love back.

More importantly, the RIAA, CRB, and SoundExchange are bound and determined to kill internet radio. The new ludicrous fees are going to kick in shortly (pending appeals) which will force companies like Live365 to either go out of business or charge small broadcasters like me a lot more (maybe $500 a month, retroactive to 2006). If that happens, Live365 will either be gone or all Pro within a few months.
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Uncle Laffo
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Joined: Sep 18, 2007
Posts: 76
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2008-01-09 11:31 am   Permalink

Man that's too bad because it's a great station. I've enjoyed listening and thanks for doing it this long.
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Vonratnick
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Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 86
From: Melbourne Australia
Posted: 2008-01-13 4:11 pm   Permalink

Vic,

Thats a damn shame, but I can understand your reasoning. There are a lot of stagnant playlists on live 365, but both the Tiki Lounge and Naked City showed a lot of effort on quality and fresh playlists.

I'm a VIP listener, how much longer do we have?

Sincere thanks for all the cool sounds.


 
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vegasvic
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Joined: Feb 17, 2003
Posts: 188
Posted: 2008-01-13 5:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-13 16:11, Vonratnick wrote:
I'm a VIP listener, how much longer do we have?



As far as I know, VIP listeners will still have full access to the playlists after the station goes "VIP Only". If you can hear Naked City now, you should be okay.


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royaltiki
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Joined: Jan 08, 2008
Posts: 75
From: Now in Austin, TX!
Posted: 2008-01-13 6:35 pm   Permalink

i'm new to your podcast, so forgive my newbie question. I'm working my way through them from the beginning and enjoying them immensely. I noticed that they are becoming further apart towards the end - is the podcast related to the radio show? is the podcast coming to an end too?
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alohacurrent
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 238
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2008-01-15 09:25 am   Permalink

Warm Aloha Vic

your podcasts were the ultimate work soundtrack. Very bummed to see you pull the plug, but perfectly understandable. Couple of my favorites were Mileage Run and 49th State Records Tribute. Mahalo for the music and the vibes.


 
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vegasvic
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Joined: Feb 17, 2003
Posts: 188
Posted: 2008-01-17 7:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-13 18:35, royaltiki wrote:
is the podcast coming to an end too?



The podcasts will continue. I don't want to just go through the motions though, so I'm interested in feedback as I've changed the style a few times. I usually try to have each show focus (sometimes more loosely than others) around a particular theme. I'm open to suggestions.
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