Monday, October 27, 2014


The Recycled Radio show for October 25th is, at this writing, blocked from playing. The service I am using to stream the program sent the following message at 12:53 am this morning:

"Our automatic content protection system has detected that your sound "Recycled Radio 10 - 25 - 14" may contain the following copyright content: "Part 1" by Orson Wells, owned by Orange Leisure. As a result, its publication on your profile has been blocked."

At issue is the very beginning of the program which uses a clip of a few minutes duration of the 'War of the Worlds' broadcast of October 30, 1938. That broadcast, produced by the 'Mercury Theatre on the Air' and aired by CBS, has long been considered to be in the public domain. Copies of  it may be freely downloaded or streamed from many websites such as; a webpage page dedicated to the Mercury Theatre; and etc. You Tube has it available from several different accounts. After getting the notice, I did a search and found that Orange Leisure sells a CD of the broadcast for $7.99. The disc offers the broadcast, plus a new additional track which I assume is the basis for their copyright claim.

Sadly, I have no paper work to back up my assertion that the Mercury Theatre broadcast is in the public domain, and I do not have the financial resources to be able to argue the matter if Orange Leisure continues to use their claim to prevent others from accessing the material. Of course, there are many publicly available sources to stream or download the entire' War of the Worlds' broadcast for free.

It's too bad.
It was a good show.
In the meantime, you can download my October 25th show from Google Drive at the following link:
If you have a google account, you should be able to stream it as well - on the menu bar at the top will be "Open", with a downward pointer. Click on the pointer, select "Music Player for Google Drive".
ADDENDUM - I forgot to mention one thing - in the notice from Soundcloud, as well as in the advertisement I saw for the Orange Leisure disc, they misspelled Orson Welles' name.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

My radio show for October 25th, 2014

This episode features a birthday salute to Charlie Barnet (born October 26, 1913), and includes a few excerpts from radio shows from 1944 when his band included Roy Eldridge; there's a few songs for the upcoming Halloween; and the Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands show from October 26th, 1944 with Louis Armstrong.

When I first uploaded the show to the service I'm using, it decided I had violated someone's copyright and blocked it - I had included musician names in the title. I made the title just the date, uploaded again, and this time it was okay, except the service decided that I had gone over my 6 hour time limit (for which I pay $5.00 per month). My calculator shows that I was about 30 seconds under 6 hours. I assume the service just wants me to pay for the "unlimited" level, but I can't spend that much just now. So, as punishment for going a couple of seconds over the limit, my show from October 11th is no longer available. Time to find another service. I'd really rather use Google Drive, which is free. But, if you don't have a google account, all you can do is download the show. If you do have a google account, the menu bar at the top of the page will have an "Open" choice which will allow you to stream the show using 'music player for google drive'. All I want to do is give my friends a chance to listen to my show while they're browsing the internet, without any hassles being involved. Too bad I can't afford the next level of the service I've been using. Maybe next month.

Addendum - I just got a message that the show was rejected by the service because it might contain something by Orson Wells over which someone claims copyright control. The show does open with an excerpt from the War of the Worlds broadcast, which is public domain.

I hope listeners enjoy the show.