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mIRC

Mibbit chat is still here. However, it's now your 3rd choice, but only if you enjoy ads for Russian wives and fake Viagra. The other two links are ad free.  The first link is preferred, so here's how to use it. Focus on the right hand side of the page.  Don't not mess with the left hand options.

Leave everything but the Username alone.  Get rid of the Username that's there and type in your own, using your first name and initials of your town, city or state.  Common names like Bob, Sue, Jim, etc. are registered and can't be used unless you add something to the name, eg, JimPa or MaryNY.  After that, click on the Connect button and you'll be in very shortly. Once there, you'll see see a warning  on the chat page, **You have not registered**.  Disregard it!!  Start yakkin' on the bottom.

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If this link doesn't work (it's happened), the second link always works, and it's so easy,  Just fill in your chatname and click Start.

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For you masochists, who like Mibbit chat, here's your link.

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If you use something other than mIRC, the server we use is irc.mibbit.com and the chatroom name is #topshelf.  If you need help, our own Ramtown Mike has prepared a Youtube instructional video for setting up Mirc.  It's just below the servers.  You can do it!!!

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Shows
First up, the Show Calendar to find what's on tonight or any other night.  Right below that are the DJ profiles.  Read a general description of their shows, communicate with them via email, Facebook, and Twitter, check out their websites and in many cases, their show archives, in case you missed a show.

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The dj request lines and email addresses appear right here; many more links for archives, Facebook, etc., are listed beneath here for each day's shows:
The HiFi Party 614 4OLDIES Email
The Time Machine Email
Ramtown Live Email
The Real Deal with Tom Diehl 678 653 4379 Email
Truly Judy's Tunes Email
Randy on the Radio Email
Platterpuss Rock'n'Roll Record Party Email
The Platter Party Email
Oldies and More 206 984 2530 Email
Vinyl Treasures Email
Relics & Rarities 678 OLDIES6 Email

 

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DJ GOODIES

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Tim Tillson

The HiFi Party
8-11P

The HiFi Party is where you hear the best in UNcommon oldies, Doo Wop, Soul, Pop, R&B, Rockabilly, British Invasion, Surf and Garage from the 50's and 60's.  Oh, and it's the home of the Second Chance Survey.

Website
Archives
Survey Songs
Facebook
Twitter
Email

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Lee Michael Demsey & the DC Dynamos

The Time Machine
8-11P (check calendar for different hosts)

The Time Machine is hard to define. As the name tells you, we take you forward and backward in time, but that's just part of the equation. With ten differt hosts, everyone has a different approach, but we're all trying to do the same thing, keep you entertained with the best tunes we can find, usually the more obscure the better. However,  we try to mix in some songs you might know, but haven't grown tired of. Based out of suburban Washington, the DC Dynamos aim to please, and we like to think we hit the bulls-eye more often that not.

Archives
Facebook
Email

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Rick Lewis


Ramtown Mike


Judy, Randy, Jeff, George & Pete 

 

The Hometown Countdown
2-6P

Every week Rick picks a different station survey to countdown, adding along the way, lots of extras. A must listen!

Ramtown Mike and Friends: Judy, Randy,Jeff, George & Pete
8-12P (check calendar for different hosts)

From 8-9P eastern, we feature on the 1st Wednesday of each month, Truly Judy's Tunes, the 2nd Wednesday is Randy on the Radio and the 3rd Wednesday, it's Jeff’s Rock'N'Roll Record Party and the last Wednesday we rotate George Green's Music Machine & Pete's Picks. From 9-12M eastern, it’s the Otherside of Ramtown where the emphasis is on fun with musical oldies contests. Plus the last Wednesday of the month is an all Request Fest. All Wednesday shows present music from the 50's, 60's & early 70's. The main focus is on those rarely heard quality oldies that do not get played elsewhere.

Website
Twitter
Email




Website
Mike's Archives
Judy's Archives
Judy's Youtube Favorites Folder
Randy's Archives
Jeff's Archives
George's Archives
Pete's Archives
Facebook
Email

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Alex Galbraith

The Platter Party
Alternating with two other hosts.  Thursday 8-11P (check calendar)

Alex plays mostly music from the mid 50's to the mid 60's. The show is filled with Teeners, Rock'n'Roll, DooWop, Girl Groups, Instrumentals, Surf,  Rockabilly and phone in requests. Add to the music a few TV themes and radio jingles of the day along with old time commercials . All in all, it's a nostalgic trip into the past with rare tunes never played on the radio.

    Website and Archives
Email

 
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Until we have a more permanent arrangement, Ramtown Mike's friends, Judy, Randy, Jeff, Pete and George are more than ably filling this empty slot.  

Vic Trola

Off the Record with Vic Trola

Alternating with two other hosts.  Thursday 8-11P (check calendar)

Spend some time with Vic Trola, as he takes you “Off The Record”. A collector since his teens, “The Vic” is hopelessly engulfed in the under-played and never played songs of the '50s, 60s and beyond!  For many years he has championed the rare and obscure sides from his [still] growing collection.  “Off The Record” is anything but predictable, and The Vic wouldn’t have it any other way.  His easy-going manner will keep you listening and wondering “what’s next".

Archives
Email
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Rick Lewis

Oldies and More
8-12M

Hear everything from early R&B to 60s sunshine pop and garage band greats.  Fun mandatory, gloom prohibited.

Website
Twitter
Email

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Johnny G

Vinyl Treasures
8-12M

For the first two hours of the show (8-10P ET), I feature vocal group harmony and R&B at its best from the 50's & early 60's   I also play Rock n' Roll, Teeners, Soul, & a little Rock-a-billy!  For the second half of my show (10-12M), I spin music primarily from 1964 through 1969.  All the music comes directly from rare original 45's, as I have over 150,000 records in my collection.  You can even watch me spin these 45's in Topshelf's Tiny Chat room!

Website
Live Video Stream
Audio Archives
Video Archives
Facebook
Email

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Dave The Rave

Relics and Rarities
9-12M

I have a music library of over 500,000 songs including 100,000 plus original 45's, many rare that sound great and leave you wondering how they never became hits. Relics & Rarities on Topshelf Oldies is the most fun for me because I have total freedom to play whatever sounds good with no restrictions.  Combining the many lost 45 gems with cool hits has been the formula for Relics & Rarities since February 1996 when this show first aired on WPDQ. Relics & Rarities also played to a national audience on XM, and is currently heard in several markets through syndication.

Website
Archives
Facebook
Twitter
Email

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Otto Mation
Spinning anytime the humans aren't

Otto is the guy you hear on the overnights and during days on TopShelf.  He claims he knows (and plays) the music YOU love.  Communicate with him via his Twitter link to the right.

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