Bop City - Internet Radio's
Jazz Center of the World

Imagine that you are back in the era when jazz was expanding beyond its perceived boundaries - when jazz was an American phenomenon.

Imagine that there is a radio station spinning records on the cutting edge of jazz, giving a nod to the origins of jazz and even sneaking in some blues now and then. Bop City is that radio station.


Why Bop City?


We love classic jazz and we enjoy sharing it with other jazz lovers.

With more and more radio stations dropping classic jazz from their formats, we decided to do something about it by creating Bop City, Vintage Jazz Internet Radio.
We present a selection of album oriented jazz that is not easily found and rarely heard on the radio.

Within our playlist, we include entire albums of artists rather than only select cuts. We feel that this gives the listener a better variety of an artists' body of work and results in a playlist with a vibe that ebbs and flows from within. This concept allows our listeners to delve deeper into the world of jazz.

Bop City is Live365's best alternative for classic jazz!
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

What's New?

There has been an ebb and flow of events surrounding the plight of internet radio over the last few months. We are still essentially at a standstill. I really don't feel like going into all of the details, but basically what is happening is that the negotiations with Sound Exchange are pretty much of a joke. They put small webcasters out of business in about three years and the only way the big boys get a break is if they only play those artists represented by Sound Exchange. The Internet Radio Equality Act will be the only saving grace, and right now it appears to be doomed and headed into the black hole of United States Congress inaction.

The bottom line is that the freedom and opportunity that was supposed to be the future of the internet is coming to an end as the corporate world is throwing its political influence, money and lawyers around. If Net Neutrality is not supported and upheld, it's all over. Big business will have won and effectively neutered the internet for their profit.

Almost for certain, if by some miracle, internet radio survives this fiasco, broadcast costs will increase dramatically. So Bop City has been in a holding pattern until we know something solid and which direction we will be going. Even so, we've added some great new music this week - Miles Davis and also Thelonious Monk live at the Monterey Jazz Festival from Concord Music Group and some fab Joe Henderson cuts.

Order the new live Miles and Monk and Joe Henderson CDs below and support Bop City!