Friday, June 26, 2020

"480 Minutes" - The Magnificent 700


Today marks the 700th episode of the 480 Minutes program which first aired in 2004 as The BAGeL Radio Friday Live Broadcast (and you thought 480 Minutes was a mouthful!). That's 336,000 minutes or 5600 hours or 233 days of music interspersed with descriptions, commentary, stories, and  occasional rants. In the abstract those numbers are difficult for me to fathom; when I remember I now sport a grey beard the fathoming becomes less difficult.

Thanks to everyone who has ever listened: from those who have been listening since the aughts to those who discovered the show out of sheer desperation for something to pass the time during lockdown; from those who tune in every day, to those who tune in every week, to those who tune in from time to time; from those who love the music and can't stand the DJ to those who can't stand the music but enjoy the banter; from those for whom the rants represent what they are thinking but cannot say aloud for whatever reason to those who wish I would just STFU and play music; from those who have reached out with kind words and gestures that made me blush to those who have called me uh ignernt libtard moran; from those who have never revealed themselves to those active degenerates who have brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it...I thank you all.


Today's show will be live-hosted from 9am-5pm Eastern U.S. Time and feature new music by Elvis Costello (London, England, @ElvisCostello), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg, @frantowndeli),  Galore (San Francisco, CA, @GaloreSF), I LIKE TRAINS (Leeds, England, @iliketrains), and Intercooler (Brisbane, Australia).

The marathon 8-hour show is followed by 2 hours of uninterrupted music and is then rebroadcast in its entirety beginning at 7 p.m. Friday,  5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and one final time at 1 a.m. on Sunday. That is followed by a rebroadcast of a Fuzzy Road radio show at 11 a.m. and then a couple of old 480 Minutes episodes from this week in past years, making for hosted shows all weekend long.
Tune in and chat with fellow listeners on Slack. Hanging out and yakking it up with real humans in a virtual conference room is (usually, and especially these isolating times) better than not hanging out and yakking it up with other humans.

Keep track of BAGeL Radio's live-hosted shows and re-runs with our handy dandy program schedule, which you can import into your favorite calendar program, embedded here:


Contact the DJ during the live-hosted show hours (9am-5pm ET):
e-mail: ted(at)somafm.com
Twitter: @bagelradio
facebook.com/bagelradio/ (comments only, no FB messenger, sorry)
chat with fellow listeners: https://internet-radio-slack.herokuapp.com

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