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Riel Day for Life 2013

On Sunday, July 7, 2013, Radio Riel will be broadcasting a special program from 12:00am to 11:29pm North American Pacific time to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

These 24 hours of programming on Radio Riel’s main stream are going to be determined by you, our listeners!  Each hour during the day will be up for grabs for a specific donation amount.  Reserve an hour by paying the amount and we will play the music of YOUR choice for that hour! All donations go to the New Babbage Relay For Life Team.

Here are the parameters for the day’s programming:

  • We determined the pricing structure for the donations according to the number of listeners per hour that we average on Sundays.  Hours with more listeners are more expensive than lighter hours

  • We priced the donations so we will raise $100,000 L in the 24 hours

  • You can reserve as many hours as you want

  • Your program must be from music that is already in the Radio Riel music library.  We have an extensive and eclectic library, so we should be able to meet your request, however as this project will be very labor intensive, we will not have time to track down your favorite obscure music

  • You can make two or three specific song requests for your hour.  Again, we won’t have time to create an all-request playlist for you from scratch.  If we do not have the song(s) in our library, then we will contact you to work out an appropriate solution

  • If you are a DJ, you can reserve time on the schedule to play a live set if you wish, as long as you adhere to DMCA internet broadcasting rules. Talk to Gabrielle Riel if you need more information about these rules

  • The Radio Riel Ballroom in the New Babbage sim is at your disposal if you want to host an event in Second Life there during your hour(s).  We do ask that you do not place a tip jar. All tips and donations go into an New Babbage RFL kiosk

You can view the schedule online in a public Google document:

If you would like to reserve an hour, follow these steps:

  1. Please send me an email at with the hour you would like to reserve and the theme of your program
  2. If you are a member of Second Life, teleport to the Radio Riel Ballroom in the New Babbage sim in Second Life and pay the RFL kiosk the amount for your hour
  3. If you are not a member of Second Life, or if you prefer to donate in US dollars, you can submit your donation via the New Babbage Convio site

If you do not provide payment within 24 hours of sending your email reservation, then your reservation is canceled and the hour becomes available again.

There will also be an all-day dance/listening party at Radio Riel Ballroom in the New Babbage sim so please join us, be a part of the Riel Day For Life and support the New Babbage RFL Team and the American Cancer Society in the fight to conquer cancer.

Are you wondering what types of programs would be appropriate? Here is the list of the programs from Riel Day for Life 2011:

  • Epic Soundtracks
  • Broadway vs. The West End
  • English Country Dance
  • Sunday Morning Mellow Mix
  • English Traditional and Classical
  • Music for Concert Band/Wind Ensemble
  • New Orleans Gospel Brunch
  • Opera
  • Old Time Music
  • Cello and Viola Music
  • Music From Around The World
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Music of the 1940s and 50s
  • Organ Music
  • British Light Music Classics – Presented live by Elrik Merlin
  • Jazz Enthusiasts of New Toulouse
  • Contemporary Mix – Rock, Alternative, Pop, World Music
  • Big Band and Swing
  • Mystery Mix – Presented live by Loken Jewell
  • Presented live by Gabrielle Riel
  • Be Bop Jazz
  • Guilty Pleasure Music presented live by Xiuhcohtl Balazic
  • Popular Music of the 1970s
  • Choral Classics
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  1. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery July 2, 2013

    This is always such a pleasurable event. 

  2. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin July 2, 2013

    What an interesting collection of music from 2011

  3. Gabrielle Riel Gabrielle Riel July 2, 2013

    Here are the programs from 2010:

    • Last Night at The Proms
    • Dieselpunk
    • The 80s!
    • Adventure – Music to Quest By
    • Bebop
    • Music from the Emerald Isle
    • Sacred Music – Mystical, Celtic/Pagan
    • Sacred Music – Sacred Choral Pieces
    • Ladies of Jazz
    • Salsa and Latin Grooves
    • Music of the 20s and 30s
    • Northern Lights – Canada, Scotland & Scandinavia
    • The Music of English Compsers
    • New Orleans Jazz
    • Classical Guitar and Lute
    • French Classical Music
    • Radio Riel Volksmusik – Klezmer and Polka
    • Drones!
    • Broadway Show Tunes
    • Comedy Music
    • Big Band and Swing
    • Fantasy Dreams

    You can see how creative and eclectic our listeners are!

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