Blues411 Internet Radio

$4,655 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 58 people in 7 months
Chefjimi Patricola  BLUFFTON, SC

At Blues411, our goal is to help Blues Music Thrive. It was in that spirit that we started Blues411 Internet Radio in January of 2016. Of course, that was probably the worst time to start an internet radio station. The “discount” on music royalties for small stations disappeared effective Jan 1 of this year. That means that it’s more expensive than ever to have a small radio station and it also means that thousands of internet stations literally vanished overnight.

In starting Blues411 Internet Radio, our goal was to have it be like the old days at B.B. King's Bluesville on Sirius/XM Radio – DJs playing a wide variety of blues music. Maybe your favorite was the Picks to Click show or the Front Porch or the Wash Cycle. Regardless of when you tuned in, you knew you could count on hearing quality blues music.

So right out of the gate, we decided to be a 24/7/365 station – always there when you need us! As of September 1st, we have 9 shows hosted by a DJ. In addition there are another 6 shows that are, as we like to say, Carefully Curated. And to all of you who currently tune in to listen, we’re glad you found us!

Catfish/Catfish Point
Chef Jimi /Three Peat
Galaxie Agency/Music City Blues Kitchen
Guest Curator of the Month
Lady A/Gumbo & Gospel
Leslie Joseph/Baker's Dozen of Blues
Mudcat /Piedmont Report
Sarah French/Black Coffee Radio Hour
Michael Kinsman/ Hoodoo Ya Ya

Curated Shows:
Acoustic Parlor
Blues is a Woman
Blues You Can Use
Electric Jungle
Fresh Bytes
Soul Kitchen

We started Blues411 Internet Radio knowing that it would cost us some money and a lot of time to get things going.  This means we’re looking for some help to keep this station going into its second year (2017) and beyond. 

Our costs are pretty basic – the radio platform fee, music royalties and a web site. Leslie Joseph will continue to be the Station Manager (fancy title and lots of “volunteer” hours) and I’ll continue to be Manager of everything else that’s needed to keep the station running and on air (almost keeping me out of trouble).

Oh yeah, and we’ll both keep doing our shows – Leslie does the Baker’s Dozen of Blues and I do a Three Peat show as well as hosting the Music City Blues Kitchen – an interview/guest DJ show featuring Nashville Musicians and sponsored by Gina Hughes of the Galaxie Agency.

Big opportunity alert - if you want to donate $250, you’d have the opportunity to be one of our Guest Curators! It’s a pretty cool gig that lasts a month and gives you a chance to share some of your favorite music and take about songs that inspire you. And, if you’re a musician, we can also showcase and talk about some of your music.

So that’s our pitch. We hope you’ll consider giving us some of your hard earned money so we can keep the lights on here at Blues411 Internet Radio.

To listen:
TuneIn Radio:

View web site &  schedule:

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Chef Jimi & Leslie

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Update 13
Posted by Chefjimi Patricola
7 months ago
Hi there:
What can I say bit again, thank you all. The support you have provided to us has already provided upgrades to our internet and provider services to insure more timely internet access and speed.
This is a critical upgrade as it allows us to more rapidly incorporate music and feeds to and from our station.
We will keep you up to date on our upgrades and additions etc., as we make them.
You are all some of the most wonderful folks to know, what you have done for us is beyond words.
Jimi & Leslie
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Update 12
Posted by Chefjimi Patricola
7 months ago
It is still going - we are nearly $1,000 over our goal and the donations are still coming. We are blown away by your response, we appreciate the 440 shares on facebook, the 43 donations and the love that we feel here.
Again thank you all - we look forward to continuing on with our Keeping The Blues Thriving and the one of a kind radio station and we promise not to let you down.
Chefjimi & Leslie
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Update 11
Posted by Chefjimi Patricola
7 months ago
Five days & nights.
Indeed that was how long it took the Blues Framily to turn out and support and over fund our campaign.
Humbling, awestruck, grateful and thrilled.
Thank you one and thank you all, each has forged out a special place in the Blues411 home.
Love Peace & Chicken Greae
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Update 10
Posted by Chefjimi Patricola
7 months ago
Holy cow Batman, who woulda thunk it.
On September 4th, we launched this campaign to help defray the costs of Blues411 Internet Radio an in just 5 days the blues framily has responded with a very strong positive statement.
We have reached our goal, thank you everyone for being part of what we do to keep blues music thriving.
Each donation got us along the way and together they made it happen.
We will not shut down the campaign, we have decided to leave it up so that others who wish to add to it can.I know of some folks who said things were tight and that they would donate when they could.
Once again we are thrilled to receive such an outpouring of support and know that we will continue to bring you the very best Carefully Curated blues music and DJ's available.
Blues411 Radio
TuneIn Radio
Love Peace & Chicken Grease
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$4,655 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 58 people in 7 months
Created September 2, 2016
Chefjimi Patricola  
Fabrizio and Angelina Poggi
6 months ago
Sugaray & Pam Rayford
6 months ago
Deb Ryder
6 months ago

Thank you for all you two do for the blues!

Chris Patterson
7 months ago
Andra Faye
7 months ago
"Lucky" Marnie Ring
7 months ago

I love all ya all

BratGirlmedia Amy Brat
7 months ago
Greg Nagy
7 months ago

Thank you for everything you do, Jimi!

Steve Gilbert
7 months ago

Thank you to Chefjimi and crew for doing all you do to keep the blues alive!!! Thank you so much for sharing my music with your audience!! I appreciate it!!!!!!!

Rick Halisheff
7 months ago

Keep them blues alive daddio!

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