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Happy Birthday Folk Alley!

September 8, 2005

Also known as, cake baking day, Sept. 8 marks two years since went live to the web. And what a long, strange trip it's been. As you are probably noticing as you look at this, we celebrated our birthday by pulling a few late (and for some, very late - or very early depending on your perspective) nights in order to present a site redesign for our very special day. We hope you like it, feel free to shower praise (ok, we'll take well-meaning criticism as well). And, we're always happy to accept gifts.

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at September 8, 2005 6:57 PM



Wonderful service and well worth supporting!
Great new look on the site. I especially appreciate the new search engine.

Any reason end users can't start a thread?

Posted by: Scot Witt at September 9, 2005 11:10 AM

Let me be one of the first to say "Happy Birthday" to all the staff. We listeners certainly appreciate the hard work you've all done the past two years to keep "good" music going strong!!! LOL

I stream Folk Alley every day at work and was pleasantly surprised to see the new format. It's awesome!

Since I live in the area, I'm planning to visit during your open house and share in the celebration. See you then.

Posted by: Leanna Mathes at September 9, 2005 11:12 AM

I think the new look is much more appealing. I have been sending some little nits in a email and will continue to do so as I discover items I think should be addressed, but so far, they are minimal. I would urge adding a list of songs played on the Fresh Cuts. If you have one, I haven't found it.

Posted by: Jack Swain at September 9, 2005 12:07 PM

Great job, folks. And Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Thomas at September 9, 2005 1:02 PM

Wow, two years! I have you streaming into my hotel room here in Nashville - feels like a little piece of home in a strange, strange town. Thanks for being here, Happy Birthday, and heres to many more!

Posted by: Jim Pipkin at September 9, 2005 2:24 PM

Nashville, eh? I haven't had a chance to buy your existing CDs, dude! Now I gotta save for another? Sheesh!

Posted by: Scot Witt at September 9, 2005 2:39 PM

I would tell you how much I like the new look but.... I hate change of any sort.... at any time.... anywhere. Anyway, Happy Birthday - I really enjoy the station.

Posted by: DJ Burrup at September 9, 2005 4:28 PM

Hey, Jim! Are they still involved in that massive road and street repair in Tennesse? It took forever to get through it all on our trip to the Great Smokies this summer. Glad to see the improvements, but they sure had summer traffic backed up all over the state. Glad we were in an RV with our own private potty. Ha!

Posted by: Thomas at September 9, 2005 6:27 PM

Yes, street and road work everywhere. Right beside the Ryman there's a big hole in the ground, looks like they're putting in another high-rise.

But the music in this town is so good, it makes me want to slap my granpa and start a towing service!

Posted by: Jim Pipkin at September 10, 2005 10:12 AM

I love's a loyal friend, it's a community, it's a spirit -- "'s delightful, it's delicious, it's delovely."

Posted by: Penny Stanton at September 10, 2005 5:29 PM

"Slap your granpa and start a towing service"? Is that like wanting to eat a hoagie and tailgate an elderly person when you hear a good song in the northeast? :)

Posted by: susie at September 11, 2005 5:27 PM

Ha! No, susie,...slapping your granpa/granma (at least in Okla) just means a drastic change of plans and starting off on a new venture. At least, I think that's what Jim meant. And Tennessee could certainly have used a lot more towing services this summer. There was money to be made. Anyway, old I-40 will be in a lot better shape next year. It does take a beating! And the mountains were cool and beautiful as ever.

Posted by: Thomas at September 11, 2005 11:33 PM

Fantastic music and nice voice to listen to. We listen to it almost every day and enjoy it very much in our Frysian country! The combination of this kind of music and the quality of 128kbps is hard to find elsewhere. Thanks!

Posted by: M. Van Bussel at September 12, 2005 12:05 PM

I love folkalley. Where else could you hear Doc Watson, Gordon Lightfoot and Pat Donahue in the same set? Where else can you hear Odetta? Folkalley provides a folk music education, as well.

Happy Birthday, FolkAlley!

Posted by: Lynn Oatman at September 12, 2005 1:05 PM

what date and time is your upcoming open house?Icannot locate this info on your site although it probably is right in front of my nose......

Posted by: Paul Tegel at September 12, 2005 8:01 PM

It's this Saturday (9/17) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The street address of our building is 1613 E. Summit St. We're on the corner of E. Summit St. and Loop Rd. (and the actual entrance to the parking lot is on Loop). Kent is located about an hour south of Cleveland and 1 1/2 hours NW of Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Ann VerWiebe at September 13, 2005 10:05 AM

You have given me hours of great listening. Thank you for the work you do. It is appreciated beyond what you can imagine. The new slick website is great and after I found all the stuff, like play lists, easy to navigate. Keep the politics out and let the music speak for itself. I come here for a shelter from the storm of partisan voices and talking heads.

Oh and Happy Birthday!

Posted by: George Leyendecker at September 13, 2005 10:33 PM

Just taking a wild guess here, Anne, but I am betting it was a Dutch chocolate cake......hmm?

Posted by: tom(vandever) )glenn at September 15, 2005 12:57 AM

.....Or maybe German chocolate. It takes an expert to tell the difference. Just wish I could have been there.

Posted by: tom at September 15, 2005 1:04 AM

Happy Birthday!!!

Site redesign is top notch!!!

Nice that we all can enjoy the birthday present!!


Posted by: Steve Merkling at September 15, 2005 9:25 AM

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