July 30, 2014

A Word From Management: Station IDs & Song Intros

After nearly six full days of 'radio silence' other than a continual desperate plea from yours truly for new station ids & song intros, FatCat Radio is once again back to broadcasting the very best unsigned and independent rock and blues music. That being said I'm not sure most of you realize how close I was getting to pulling the plug on FatCat for good. Yes, after 12.5 years and over what you may consider a trivial matter. Well, it's important to me. It is the only thing I ask from bands and listeners. Well, that and spelling our name right!

We ALWAYS need new station identification and song introduction promos. They are a huge part of what makes FatCat Radio unique. Plus it's just cool as hell to hear from the bands and listeners themselves and a great way for everyone to truly be a part of the station. That is why I ask again and again. And that's why I get so fed up with being ignored or having bands promise to provide station ids and then never coming through. So, as I've done once before, I had to take the extreme measure of shutting down the music to get what I wanted. It's a shame it took almost a week. It's a shame the actual haul of new station ids/song intros was so small. But... it was enough to make my point. And enough to get the music back on the air. So, thank you very much for those who literally helped save the station yesterday.

Show your appreciation for FatCat Radio. Make the guy who runs all things FatCat happy. Record a station identification, song introduction, or your very own 'Click on the Cat' promo.

July 19, 2014

FatCat Radio - As heard in 110 countries !!

FatCat Radio has now been heard in 110 confirmed countries / territories around the world after a listener from Kenya clicked on the cat earlier this morning.

"Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 224,445 sq mi and has a population of approximately 44 million as of July 2012." --- Source: Wikipedia

Welcome to FatCat, Kenya! For the complete list of confirmed countries (from A-Z) see below.

July 16, 2014

VIDEO: Dave Arcari USA Tour 2014

We here at FatCat were fortunate to catch two shows on Dave's inaugural tour of the USA last year, and we're VERY excited to have the opportunity again this summer. A longer and farther reaching jaunt this time out and it starts in 2 weeks!! Seriously, if you're anywhere close (see complete tour dates below), we HIGHLY recommend it.

July 4, 2014

Blaine Cartwright: Drunken Rock Show

Photo credit: Yann Levy

You know Blaine is in many kick-ass bands featured heavily here on FatCat Radio each day, you may even know he started his very own internet radio station, Slinging Pig, but did you know he's also producing a podcast? You probably didn't 'cause it's not promoted nearly enough! I'm personally not a big fan of podcasts (still) but Blaine Cartwright's Drunken Rock Show is one I never miss. Well, there's only been three to date and each time I had to stumble upon the new episode on Slinging Pig's hard on the eyes website but trust me... it's a great damn show. Tons of cool music in a variety of genres from Blaine's vast personal collection and lots of 'Behind The Music' type stuff on Nashville Pussy tracks.