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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Friday, January 29, 2010

New Cuts

Recently we've added new cuts from Miles Davis, Grant Green, Bob Brookmeyer, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt and Tina Brooks.

Thanks for listening to Bop City, Live365's best alternative for Classic Jazz.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Break Through

As of today, Bop City has broken the top 500 station barrier at Live365. We are now in the top 8% of the 6,000 internet radio stations at Live 365.

Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Top Countries

As of January 19, 2010, for the last thirty days, these are the top countries that have listened to Bop City. Click on the list to enlarge.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Adds and a Comment

Recently we've added cuts from Curtis Fuller, Joe Henderson, Horace Parlan and Charles McPherson.

A quick word about our programming - we typically add entire albums of artists to our playlist 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.

Thanks for listening to Bop City.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

111,111

Since the birth of Bop City we have amassed over 111,111 total hours of listening from jazz lovers all over the world. It is good to know that we have successfully spread the gospel of jazz to all corners of the globe.

We are still working on figuring a way to defer all or some of our broadcasting costs. The recession is hitting us pretty hard and every penny counts these days. We spend a little less than $500.00 per year on broadcast fees and more on acquiring additional music. So, we've got until the first of March to make any final decision.

We realize that these uncertain economic times are hard on most everyone's wallet and psyche. Any help toward deferring our broadcasting costs would be appreciated.

And, a big thanks to those that have helped us in the past. It means a lot.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

More Playlist Adds

We are continuing to add LPs to our expanded playlist.

Recent adds:

Andrew Hill, Point of Departure

The Horace Silver Quintet, Further Explorations By The Horace Silver Quintet

Herbie Hancock, My Point of View

Hank Mobley, Caddy for Daddy

Lou Donaldson, LD+3

Sonny Clark, Sonny's Crib

Walter Davis Jr., Davis Cup

Charles Mingus, Live at Antibes 1960

John Coltrane, Blue Train

Grachan Moncur III, Evolution

Jackie McLean, One Step Beyond

Thad Jones, Detroit-New York Junction

Larry Young, Unity

Leo Parker, Rollin' With Leo

Baby Face Willette, Stop and Listen