North Texas Radio should be easy to explain. The concept is not a complicated one: Play good music.
It’s a simple concept, yet, through decades as a frustrated listener, I’ve never run across a radio station that simply plays good music, all kinds. Most stations typically conform to formats, schedules and/or have small playlists that repeat endlessly. These are marketing tools used to reel in a lazy audience.
Good music, made for and by intelligent, creative and possibly disturbed people just doesn’t correlate with the specifications of some corporation’s marketing team. Forget their whole approach.
With millions of people making music for thousands of years, non-repetitive, unsafe, non-categorized, top notch music should be the norm.
The North Texas Radio Library contains music that was recorded before there was electricity up until the latest releases. At present the library contains approximately 80,000 recordings. The playlist is drawn from the best of that library and is constantly being updated.
The Stooges | Dick Dale | John Cale | Curtis Mayfield | Roy Orbison | Public Image Ltd. | Jimi Hendrix | The Residents | Can | Frank Sinatra | Nat King Cole | Bad Religion | Janis Joplin | Kraftwerk | The Monks | The Minutemen | Daniel Johnston | Stiff Little Fingers | Eels | The Seeds | Björk | The Cramps | Animal Collective | Bad Brains | Butthole Surfers | Hole | The Archies | The Arcade Fire | Gang Of Four | Harry Partch | Sonic Youth | Doris Day | Silver Apples | Buddy Holly | The Mountain Goats | Joni Mitchell | Lee Hazelwood | Blurt | The Damned | T. Rex | Joe Meek | Peaches | Banco de Gaia | Wesley Willis | Traffic | Adam Parfrey | The Fall | AC-DC | Johnny Cash | The Carter Family | Pere Ubu | Smokey Robinson | Nick Cave | Ennio Morricone | Bob Dylan | Peter Gabriel | Harry Nilsson | Pink Floyd | Flipper | Leonard Cohen | Lothar and the Hand People | Mott the Hoople | Joseph Spence | Chuck Berry | Donovan | Sammy Davis Jr. | The B-52’s | Hoagy Carmichael | Lucille Bogan | Eartha Kitt | Raymond Scott | The Wipers | CCR | Nina Hagen | David Bowie | Billy Bragg | Frank Zappa | The Velvet Underground | Revolting Cocks | Led Zeppelin | Tom Lehrer | The Sonics | The Subsonics | Moldy Peaches | Jandek | The Who | Hank Williams | John Zorn | The Toys | Brian Eno | Jerry Lee Lewis | Suicide | Burt Bacharach | Lee “Scratch” Perry | Fats Domino | The Magnetic Fields | Elton John | Andre Williams | The Last Poets | Fear | The Fugs | Aphex Twin | Jonathan Richman | The Supremes | Bauhaus | The Beat Happening | Sisters of Mercy | Amon Düül | Black Uhuru | The Ramones | The Animals | The Au Pairs | The Yardbirds | X | Johnny Thunders | Tom Petty | Arthur Lyman | Soft Cell | The Band | Elvis Costello | Nirvana | Big Black | Elvis Presley | Neil Young | Lou Reed | Billy Childish | Ween | The Partridge Family | Bruce Haack | The Birthday Party | El Duce | Modest Mouse | King Crimson | Randy Newman | Dinah Washington | Negativland | The Pogues | Bad Posture | The Sex Pistols | Tangela Tricoli | Tom Waits | Violent Femmes | The Carpenters | Jad Fair | Syd Barrett | Sun Ra | Brian Wilson | Tracy Chapman | Lene Lovich | The Doors | The Collins Kids | Flatt & Scruggs | Love | Scott Walker | Klaus Nomi | Dion | Cabaret Voltaire | Carl Stalling | The Rolling Stones | N.W.A. | Patti Smith | Roky Erickson | Jacques Brel | Simon & Garfunkel | The Kids of Widney High | Dusty Springfield | Martin Denny | Link Wray | Sly and the Family Stone | The Swans | The Beatles | The Shaggs…