“This Is The End” or “We Now Conclude Our Broadcast Days”
Let’s begin this by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for supporting Nacho Radio. Thank you for downloading our apps. Thank you for spreading the word. Thanks for supporting our sponsors with your patronage and reminding them you heard about them on Nacho Radio. Thanks for the millions of hours you spent listening to Planet ALT and Solid.
Nacho Radio has been an immensely rewarding creative endeavor but we’ve come to the realization that our music stations just aren’t going to make it financially. Darren and I will continue to do our Top Five Things podcast but both Planet ALT and Solid are going dark as of December 31st.
This decision was not made lightly as we know both stations have an audience and a lot of you are going to be bummed about this news. We’re bummed too. When we launched Nacho Radio’s Solid and Planet ALT, we were excited at the prospect of delivering two stations that sounded nothing like what you could hear “over the air” or for that matter, anywhere else online. We worked hard to make sure Planet ALT and Solid gave you a huge variety of music both old and new by artists we felt were neglected by the bigger more established broadcast industry. We had planned on rolling out additional stations but that’s not happening.
Last week, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board announced a series of changes in music royalty fees. These changes make continuing our music stations financially impossible. Hundreds of other Internet radio stations have announced that they’ll also pull the plug on December 31st. It sucks but there’s no way around it. The good news is: our Dave & Darren Top Five Things Podcast will continue. Nacho Radio will focus on products that we and create and control. Music is still available online but we can no longer provide it. Nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy.
Thanks again for listening and loving these stations as much as we did. It was fun while it lasted.