Monday, October 14, 2019

Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.14.19

On the Neon Beat this week: WE'RE BACK after a hiatis with technical issues. Resolved and sounding better than ever. Nat King Cole launches Juke 1 as we dance “The Continental” from the floor in Vegas. Then we go “Swinging Down the Lane” with Kay Starr. Juke 2 begins with a slam dunk version of “Let's Fall in Love” by the Four Aces followed up with a great Cole Porter song sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Then we team up Frank Sinatra with his daughter Nancy for “Something Stupid.” Jukebox 3 begins with Dean Martin's signature song from the film, “the Caddy.” We'll listen to the “Lullaby of Broadway,” by Doris Day, followed up with “Standing on the Corner” by the Four Lads. Hear more fine period groups like The Seekers, The Vogues, The Fortunes, Peter Paul and Mary, The Beatles, The McGuire Sisters, and The Mills Brothers. Listen to those great stage and screen songs with Margaret Whiting singing one from “South Pacific.” Hear actor Danny Kaye with a lovely young'un singing “The Music Goes Round and Round” from The Five Pennies. Hear Louis Armstrong himself with a song from “Hello Dolly”, Henry Mancini with the song from “Charade,” and another from Henry from the film, “Brian's Song.” Listen to Petula Clark with “This is My Song” from the Countess From Hong Kong” and Ferrante and Teicher at the dual keyboards for the theme from “Midnight Cowboy.” More songs from the hitmakers of the day like Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Connie Francis and many more.

Listen today at http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/NB-Hour1.htm


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

On the Neon Beat this week: WE'RE BACK

After 3 weeks of rebuilding the site after the plug was pulled on the player, we're back on all fours playing three hours, of the Neon Beat. The great hit standards of the 1940's, 50's, and 60's. **Please note some changes in the players:

The individual Jukeboxes are spread across three pages. When you go to The Neon Beat at Radio George, you'll automatically be taken to the first Jukebox which will automatically start playing. After the first Juke ends, to get to the other Jukebox's, take a look below the Jukebox on the page you're on you'll note two clickable options that say, “Click here to listen to Jukebox 2” and “Click here to listen to Jukebox 3.” Left click on your choice of Juke and it will open and start automatically. If they don't start, just hit the play button on the player. If you want to stop the Jukebox you're listening to, hit the stop button on the player. Which you'll need to do if you go to another player and the one you're listening to hasn't finished. Else you'll be listening to two players at once.

Sorry bout the delay and the changes. Different player, different rules. And if I'm not mistaken, I'm thinking the audio quality is actually cleaner now.

The shows will change every week as new ones are produced. Enjoy listening to “the original hits”, on The Neon Beat.

John Christopher


THE TROUBLE IS NOT IN YOUR SET

The Radio George site is slowly coming back up. Albeit one jukebox at a time. Whatever's happened is requiring, basically, a rebuild of the Radio George site. My comrade in crime, (George) informs me that we should see The Neon Beat coming back up shortly. Hopefully by next week. Fortunately, unlike last time, this was not a hack. The shutdown of the site was due to several factors. One involving a decision by the various internet platforms like Google, Firefox and the Blue “E” to discontinue their support of Adobe Flash player. The other being some changes our host site made. Probably in response to the discontinuation of Flash Player. Which we were told would not start until next year. Nice. OK, a hack.

Radio George is taking the steps, along with many other network providers who were affected by this, to get a new player programmed into the Jukebox's. Already some of the great music choices offered by Radio George are back up. Such as the Oldies “click and play” Jukebox's. The shows, such as the Neon Beat, are more complicated, with a few more bells and whistles, and are requiring a little extra time to bring em' back up. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for bearing with us.

Stay Tuned!


HAVING PROBLEMS WITH RADIO GEORGE AUDIO?

Radio George has used the Adobe Flash Player since it started 12 years ago, and listeners everywhere had no problems. A couple of months ago, Adobe announced that it would stop support for their player at the end of 2020. Since then, Radio George--and many other websites using audio--have started making plans to change to other players so that the music keeps on playing without any problems or need for users to interact to keep things rolling.

This morning, we heard from many listeners who said "I can't hear anything on Radio George." We checked and found that the major browsers--Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and others--have blocked the Adobe Flash Player. We had no notice of this whatsoever.

Radio George is changing the player it uses for all channels, which of course will not require you to do anything.

The player that Radio George has selected as the replace for Adobe Flash works efficiently AND will let you listen to Radio George on your cell phone. We'll step up the changeover as quickly as we can and let you know when it has been completed.

Thanks for being a fan of Radio George.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.9.19

On the Neon Beat this week: Enjoy a little rock n' roll in this week's sessions as we open Jukebox 1 with Fats Domino singing, “My Blue Heaven.” We open Juke 2 with Bruce Channel's “Hey Baby.” Our offerings include some fine period groups like the Mcguire Sisters with “It May Sound Silly,” The Kingston Trio with the hit that put em' on the map, “Tom Dooley,” and a folk standard of the the day done by Womenfolk called “Little Boxes.” The Platters will sing of those, “Harbour Lights.” We'll recall those “Moments to Remember” sung by the Four Lads, listen to some Brit invasion music with Peter and Gordon's “I Go to Pieces,” and sing along with the Mitch Miller Gang doing “You Are My Sunshine.” Turn up the great hitmakers like Tony Bennett with the song “Just in Time,” Nat King Cole with “Nature Boy,” and Johnny Mercer's “Day In Day Out, ' Engelbert Humperdinck with “Spanish Eyes” and “After the Loving,” and Bing Crosby with his son Gary singin' a fun version of “Sam's Song.” Instrumental selections include a hit by Nelson Riddle, Bent Fabric's “Alley Cat,” Al Hirt with “Java,” and Joe Harnell with a jazzy version of a Chopin classic. Stage and theatre selections include Ella Fitzgerald singing a song from “Kiss Me Kate,” Marvin Hamlisch with the theme from “The Sting,” Andy Williams with the Johnny Mercer/Henry Mancini standard from “Breakfast at Tiffany's and actress Judy Garland with “I Got Rhythm.” More with Frank Sinatra performing “South of the Border” and “S'posin.” Hear Dean Martin singin' “You're Nobody til Somebody Loves You.” And bust a gut, listening to The Smothers Brothers doing “My Ol' Man's a Sailor.” More with Petula Clark, Eddie Fisher, Gogi Grant, and big band with Glen Gray, Gene Krupa, and Louis Armstrong. Listen today on your PC or I-phone at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm



The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.2.19

On the Neon Beat this week: Our three Jukebox's this week open with three great Italian voices. Frank Sinatra opens Juke 1 with “The World We Knew.” Mario Lanza kicks off Juke 2 with “Be My Love.” And Dean Martin gets Juke 3 underway with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” Along with the fine pop voices of the era, hear the film and stage hit songs like Louis Armstrong with “Hello Dolly,” Nat King Cole with a song heard in the 1949 film “Captain Carey USA,” and the iconic, “Singing in the Rain” with Gene Kelly. More with Henry Mancini with a TV theme from “Mister Lucky and the theme from the movie “Love Story.” Listen to Robert Goulet with a song from “Little Me,” the Mitch Miller gang with the 1959 hit song from 'Bridge Over the River Kwai,” Nat King Cole with Stubby Kaye singing a song from “Cat Ballou,” and the theme from “The Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstien. Still more screen and stage including Percy Faith's theme from “Moulin Rouge,” Barbra Streisand with a stirring song from “Cats” and Vic Damone from Rogers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella.” Our fine hit making groups include songs by the Ames Brothers, the Everly Brothers, Herman's Hermits, The Chimes, the Four Freshmen and the Ray Charles Singers. Enjoy Patti Page with “Allegheny Moon,” Wayne Newton sings “Danke Shoen,” Andy Williams performs the hit song “More,” Natalie Cole sings a great Ella Fitzgerald standard, and Kay Starr does her early 1950's hit song, “Wheel of Fortune.” Great period instrumentals with the Bob Crewe Generation, Les Baxter, Mantovani, Bert Kaempfert, and Al Hirt. More with Peggy Lee, Mel Carter, Guy Mitchell and Margaret Whiting, and Sammy Davis Jr. Listen on your PC or I-phone today. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm Enjoy. Have a great week kids


Monday, August 26, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.26.19

On the Neon Beat this week: Mama Cass Elliot kicks off Jukebox 1 with her sweet hit rendition of “Make Your Own Kind of Music.” Tom Jones follows up with his signature hit song, “She's a Lady.” Then country singer Lyle Lovett takes the counter stand with “She's No Lady.” Juke 2 launches with “The Bus Stop Song” by the Four Lads followed up with Bobby Darin's “Dream Lover.” Then listen to Connie Stevens with “16 Reasons.” The Ames Brothers launch Juke 3 with “Undecided. Listen to Steve and Eydie with “Besame Mucho,” followed up with the lovely Peggy Lee singing, “Here's That Rainy Day.” We'll do a country-esk set with Chet Atkins performing with the Boston Pops, Sonny James with “Young Love,” and Patsy Cline singing “I Go To Pieces.” In the last set of Juke 2 hear a “folk” set with Simon and Garfunkel, Burl Ives and The Weavers. Get your instrumental fix with Booker T and the MG's “Green Onions,” Al Hirt with “Fancy Pants,” Florian Zabach with a stunning violin performance of “The Hot Canary,” Herb Alpert's first hit song, “The Lonely Bull,” and “The Music Box Dancer” by Canadian, Frank Mills. Hear songs by the golden groups like The Kingston Trio, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, The 4 Knights, The 4 Preps, The Ames Brothers, The Essex, The Limeliters, and The Hilltoppers. Listen to Judy Collins with “Both Sides Now,” Mel Torme with “I'm Coming Home,” The Song is You” by KC's own Marilyn Maye, Petula Clark with her mega-hit “Downtown,” and Andy Williams with a song from “Casablanca.” Get your Frank Sinatra singing “It Happened in Monterrey,” and “You're Getting to be a Habit.” Dean Martin with “Sway,” “I Will.” and “Return to Me.” Listen to Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Doris Day and much more.

Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm And have a great week!