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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Saturday, January 05, 2008

One Year Anniversary, December 23, 2007

December 23, 2007 was the one year anniversary of Bop City's 24/7 broadcast of classic jazz. Over the last year we had approximately 35,000 listening hours. Listeners from every state in the U.S. and countries all across the world have enjoyed our broadcast. It has been incredible how many different countries have enjoyed Bop City's classic jazz. We need to brush up on our geography a little - there are countries that have listened that we didn't know existed.

In the last thirty days fifty different countries have listened - the top ten countries, other than the U.S. which is number one, are Germany, Canada, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Ukraine and Netherlands. As for the U.S. the top ten metro areas that have listened in the last thirty days are Los Angeles, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Boston, Buffalo NY and Dallas. Our outreach has been significant. The fact that so many over-the-air radio stations have dropped classic jazz programming we felt the need to plug that hole and it seems to be working.

We have done very little promotion of Bop City. The performance royalty issue precluded us from effectively promoting the station. We weren't sure if the broadcast's plug would be pulled any and every day since the first part of March 2007. In fact, everything is still not worked out and we are still in limbo. Most of Bop City's listeners have come from word of mouth and from the jazz community on MySpace, and a few folks have mentioned us on their website. Erika Smith, business and technology reporter of the Indianapolis Star, has covered the royalty issue and mentioned our stations in her articles and I'm sure that resulted in some listeners for Bop City. We're working on some more promotion ideas and all of you good people should feel free to spread the word about Bop City.

Thanks for listening. As all of you know, Bop City is a labor of love and knowing that you listen when you can makes it all worthwhile.