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Great Big Radio http://www.GreatBigRadio.com The Hits (And the Songs That Should've Been!)
Welcome! Here it is. A radio station created by radio people who love radio. Great Big Radio doesn't just play the hits, but all the great singles that didn't quite crack the top 20. So many great songs, it could only fit in one place: GREAT BIG RADIO! Call us: 601-600-ROCK Listen now: http://www.GreatBigRadio.com/

You want variety?Here's your freakin' variety.#GBR
05/20/2019

You want variety?
Here's your freakin' variety.
#GBR

We've been having a little discussion every hour with Alexa at GreatBigRadio.com. This is one of them.
03/23/2019
Alexa, Play Great Big Radio on TuneIn

We've been having a little discussion every hour with Alexa at GreatBigRadio.com. This is one of them.

If you've been listening, we've been having some deep discussions with Alexa.

Our busy hands are at it again. New website design at GreatBigRadio.com, new sound thingies on the stream. Check us out ...
03/21/2019

Our busy hands are at it again. New website design at GreatBigRadio.com, new sound thingies on the stream. Check us out in our Rcast Player:
https://players.rcast.net/popup1/61872

Geeze. We sound pretty good tonight. Can't explain it. Just really good. Carry on.
03/20/2019
The Hits - and Songs That Should've Been

Geeze. We sound pretty good tonight. Can't explain it. Just really good. Carry on.

GREAT BIG RADIO plays great sounding hits and spectacular forgotten songs, spanning two generations of awesome power pop. Click and hang on to something.

“Alexa. Play GREAT BIG RADIO on TuneIn.”
03/02/2019

“Alexa. Play GREAT BIG RADIO on TuneIn.”

02/21/2019
The REAL Peter Tork (Official)

Sigh.

It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the PTFB team is made up of Peter’s friends, family and colleagues – we ask for your kindness and understanding in allowing us to grieve this huge loss privately. This page will remain open for your use in sharing your thoughts with your fellow fans and hopefully helping you through your own grieving journey, however the team will not be available for some time as we start to mend our own hearts and calm our minds.

We want to thank each and every one of you for your love, dedication and support of our “boss.” Having you in our world has meant so very much to all of us. Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share. We send blessings and thoughts of comfort to you all, with much gratitude ~ptfb team

02/11/2019

We have a new phone number.
Easy to remember.
Not hooked up to an actual phone.
Leave a request, comment or burn at 601-600-ROCK.

We're now in New York. It's a big freakin' city. That's why we have a big freakin' voice - the great Beau Weaver - belti...
02/07/2019
Beau Weaver Hollywood Voice Over Actor Narrator Announcer

We're now in New York. It's a big freakin' city. That's why we have a big freakin' voice - the great Beau Weaver - belting out our new freakin' location at around six minutes after every hour. It's a big freakin' deal, and we're freakin' grateful.
http://spokenword.com

Beau Weaver is one of Hollywood's most versatile voice over artists, voice actors, announcers and narrators in movie trailers, television promos and commercials

We're back! WITH A VENGEANCE!
02/06/2019

We're back! WITH A VENGEANCE!

02/05/2019

Yay computers. We're doing a system restore and will get this mess back up and running one of these days.

Great news for Android users: The revised GBR App is BACK in Google Play! Click, get, play, repeat.
01/16/2019
Great Big Radio

Great news for Android users: The revised GBR App is BACK in Google Play! Click, get, play, repeat.

We can find 213 problems with this list, but it’s more fun to hear your takes on it. Let the arguing begin. (And hear ...
12/30/2018
All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

We can find 213 problems with this list, but it’s more fun to hear your takes on it. Let the arguing begin.
(And hear almost all of these at the bottom of every hour on GBR.)

We had to count them all.

12/20/2018

So...how've you guys been?

The GBR Blog. Read how and why we did what we did.
08/07/2018
GOOD NIGHT - FOR NOW

The GBR Blog. Read how and why we did what we did.

It was a tough decision, made just a touch easier by our software license expiring and rising royalty costs - so GBR has suspended operations until we can faithfully bring it back for keeps. Man, we...

Well, here's the deal. Our software and databases have been rendered extinct, and will require a lot of money to upgrade...
08/06/2018

Well, here's the deal. Our software and databases have been rendered extinct, and will require a lot of money to upgrade. Furthermore, our monthly nut for royalties has been very cost-inefficient. With those two factors at play, we had no choice but to pull the plug - for now.

We're going to be moving to New York in several weeks anyway, and once we land there, we'll size things up to try to get GBR back on.

In the meantime, we've really enjoyed bringing Great Big Radio to you guys, and by your feedback, you really enjoyed having GBR done to you.

This isn't goodbye. It's later days. Keep following this page to get any updates.

Thanks, guys.

Hey, GBRers: I’ll be returning to the scene of the crime - Friday at 3-7 ET, I’ll be filling in for my old pal Jim F...
05/25/2018
WALL Radio - Orange County & The Hudson Valley's Greatest Hits

Hey, GBRers: I’ll be returning to the scene of the crime - Friday at 3-7 ET, I’ll be filling in for my old pal Jim Frey on the first rock station I ever worked for, WALL in Middletown, NY. So I won’t be offended if you don’t listen to GBR for those four hours. BUT THAT’S IT. Listen on the stream, or “Alexa, play W-A-L-L on TuneIn!”

Orange County & The Hudson Valley's Greatest Hits

FINAL DAY! Crazy price for an incredible device.
05/12/2018
Great Big Radio

FINAL DAY! Crazy price for an incredible device.

Just a couple more days of this enormo-price break. The Amazon Echo Show for $159.99 (normally $230). Or for bedside, the Echo Spot for $109.99 (normally $130). They video conference with each other with crystal clarity. GET ONE FOR MOM and stay in touch. Your purchase also helps keep GBR on the air!

Just a couple more days of this enormo-price break. The Amazon Echo Show for $159.99 (normally $230). Or for bedside, th...
05/11/2018
Echo Show - Black

Just a couple more days of this enormo-price break. The Amazon Echo Show for $159.99 (normally $230). Or for bedside, the Echo Spot for $109.99 (normally $130). They video conference with each other with crystal clarity. GET ONE FOR MOM and stay in touch. Your purchase also helps keep GBR on the air!

Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Mu...

Forget flowers. Give yourself and Mom an Echo Show and stay in touch with each other and the world. $159.99 today (norma...
05/06/2018
Echo Show - Black

Forget flowers. Give yourself and Mom an Echo Show and stay in touch with each other and the world.
$159.99 today (normally $230) and you’ll help keep Great Big Radio (www.greatbigradio.com) on the air. Want. Go. Get.

Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Mu...

Michael McKean made our day.
04/28/2018

Michael McKean made our day.

The app you'd totally tap. All new, feature-packed and available now for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. It's free, and to...
04/26/2018
Great Big Radio App - It's FREE

The app you'd totally tap. All new, feature-packed and available now for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. It's free, and totally worth it.

GREAT BIG RADIO plays great sounding hits and spectacular forgotten songs, spanning two generations of awesome power pop. We call it "Oldies Gone Wrong." You'll call it "Omigod," but you'll love every mi

Great Big Radio
04/24/2018

Great Big Radio

Now that you're getting the brand new GBR App, take it to the streets using this guy. We use these and they are SWEET. G...
04/24/2018
iSunnao Bluetooth Car Kit FM Transmitter with 3 USB Chargers, White

Now that you're getting the brand new GBR App, take it to the streets using this guy. We use these and they are SWEET. Great quality, FM frequencies starting at 87.5 and three USB ports. What's not to love?

iSunnao Bluetooth Car Kit FM Transmitter with 3 USB Chargers, White

APPDATE! IT'S NOW LIVE for iOS! Go get it! Tell us your thoughts!
04/24/2018
Great Big Radio

APPDATE! IT'S NOW LIVE for iOS! Go get it! Tell us your thoughts!

04/22/2018

APPDATE: Finally...FINALLY, the new GBR App for iOS is now in the iTunes pipeline awaiting their review before it becomes available. It'll be Version 8.0.1 (7.0.4 is still up at the App Store). If the new version doesn't push on your iDevice automatically, we'll let you know when it's available. It's really got a lot of cool stuff and crap. We're kinda proud of it.

04/20/2018

APPDATE 4/20: Happy 4/20 by the way.
Small victory: We won back the name "Great Big Radio" from the App Store's dumpster. Now we can move on to the process of getting our new app compiled and submitted. Thanks for your patience. It will be worth the wait.

04/19/2018

APPDATE: While our brand new Android and Kindle Fire apps are up and live, we're running into problems securing the app for iOS. We still haven't reclaimed the name "Great Big Radio" which, thanks to Apple, cannot be reused without going through a long drawn out process which we're now going through.

We're considering changing the name of the app to "Great Big Radio - The GBR App" in case this goes any longer. We might even release it today, then deal with the name thing later.

That's the latest. Stay tuned.

And worth every penny. Get yours.
04/16/2018

And worth every penny. Get yours.

NOW FOR KINDLE FIRE - The brand new GBR App, now with all new features:- Both our Digitally Enhanced 32k and HD 128k str...
04/15/2018
Great Big Radio

NOW FOR KINDLE FIRE - The brand new GBR App, now with all new features:
- Both our Digitally Enhanced 32k and HD 128k streams
- Alarm to wake up to GBR
- One touch calling to our request/comment line
- One touch email if you're too scared to call
- Buy our music at Amazon from GBR's "Last 10 Played"
- GBR's Facebook and Twitter feeds
- IT'S FREE, dammit! Get it!

Great Big Radio

ANDROID USERS: Here we go! The brand new and FREE GBR App is now available! Our old app will expire in July, so get the ...
04/14/2018
Great Big Radio

ANDROID USERS: Here we go! The brand new and FREE GBR App is now available! Our old app will expire in July, so get the shiny new thing now. You'll get all these great new features:
- Both our Digitally Enhanced 32k and HD 128k streams
- Alarm to wake up to GBR
- One touch calling to our request/comment line
- One touch email if you're too scared to call
- Buy our music at Amazon from GBR's "Last 10 Played"
- GBR's Facebook and Twitter feeds

(Our iOS version is still in the pipeline.)

Great Big Radio's cover photo
04/12/2018

Great Big Radio's cover photo

04/11/2018

Bad news about the new app. After teaching it all these neat tricks in beta testing, we took it “live” and it became a bloated buggy mess. Apparently it needs to work in tandem with an outboard browser which made it impossible to launch in under 15 seconds, along with myriad other operational malfunctions which didn’t occur in testing. Just a mess.

Back to the circuit board...

04/09/2018

Do we have the magic or what?

Wavestreaming, who created and maintains our GBR App is going out of business in July. Sometime before then, we will offer a brand new app. Stay tuned, and we'll announce everything here and on the air.

It's like running a nursery where the babies never grow up...

Listen to GBR on your Alexa device. Just say “Alexa, play Great Big Radio on TuneIn!” Here’s a little explainer on...
04/03/2018
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH ALEXA

Listen to GBR on your Alexa device. Just say “Alexa, play Great Big Radio on TuneIn!” Here’s a little explainer on our newly redesigned website.

We've been using the Amazon Echo since we were asked to be beta testers back in the early 1970s. Almost a half century and several dozen musical trends later, playing the planet on Alexa-enabled...

Migration done and we’re back on. GBR is now emanating from a workstation the size of an external hard drive. These ar...
03/20/2018

Migration done and we’re back on.
GBR is now emanating from a workstation the size of an external hard drive. These are amazing times.

We're working on it...
03/18/2018

We're working on it...

03/06/2018
Carole King on Twitter

Carole King on Twitter

“Who says you can't go home again? 1650 Broadway Aldon Music (Al Nevins & Don Kirshner). Brill Building-era songwriting teams like Goffin-King, Mann-Weil, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman were to rock & roll what George & Ira Gershwin were to Tin Pan Alley.”

A little GBR history: Our website from 2007.Life was simple then. Intellectually, we're still simple.(Try the links at y...
02/28/2018
Welcome

A little GBR history: Our website from 2007.
Life was simple then. Intellectually, we're still simple.
(Try the links at your own risk. We didn't.)

12/20/2017

Hey, GBRphiles...I know we usually do our annual holiday week of immersing ourselves into a single year, but I have to level with you. It's an extraordinarily time consuming effort to undertake, and unfortunately (or thankfully), I have a lot of work and life happening right now and simply cannot even begin to start working on one this year. The last few years didn't really move the needle in our audience size, despite highlighting some phenomenal years in pop and cultural history. I hope you'll understand why we're not doing our Holiday Week Craptacular this year, but hopefully, we can get back to it for not just Christmastime, but for more holidays in general. Thanks, gang!

Here's the actual original news story of the Alice's Restaurant Massacree! The final playing coming up in a few minutes ...
11/24/2017
Berkshire Eagle on Twitter

Here's the actual original news story of the Alice's Restaurant Massacree! The final playing coming up in a few minutes on http://www.greatbigradio.com

“52 years ago (Nov. 29, 1965), The Eagle printed a little article about two young men being fined $25 for dumping trash. Little did we know at the time that the incident, which ran on page 25, would become the basis for Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant. Here's our original story:”

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