Greetings From Inside The Gates Radio. I asked a number of our station listeners for their opinions about Inside The Gates Radio and thought you may enjoy their comments. I have not edited any of their input. As these are folks I know, there are a number of comments about my live show in particular. Shiraz Alikhan and Dinnis Keefe have excellent shows and faithful listeners as well, but I wanted to share the following kind words to give you all a perspective of Inside The Gates Radio. Perhaps...just maybe...it will inspire you to listen to your community radio station just a bit more. Of course, if you haven't taken the opportunity to listen...please do so.
Deb Boardley, Toledo, Ohio
Early last summer, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus), a few of my music loving friends had just returned from Jazz Fest and they were talking about listening to Inside the Gates Radio. That Sunday night I tuned in and was so impressed with the music and Craig Looney's knowledge and insights about music. I have been a "regular" since then. I love the live show, and also frequently listen to the streaming music throughout the week.
There are a couple of reasons I enjoy the station. This is the music I have enjoyed my whole life. But ITG is so special because it is not the "same old, same old". I often find myself listening to a favorite artist, but realizing that I never heard "that song". It is GREAT and I wonder how I missed "that song". I also enjoy the song quizzes - and learn fun facts every week. Finally, the live shows are so much fun because it is a shared experience. I do know the Toledo crowd - but hearing names of people tuning in from Big Canoe, Chicago, DC, Nevada, West VA and NE Ohio, etc., it feels like kindred spirits - connecting through music. It is far better than when I took my portable radio to the pool!
Thanks so much for ITG! It is a gem!
Ben Godwin, Big Canoe
Inside the Gates Radio is my go to station for music while I am working, reading, or relaxing. On Sunday nights we enjoy listening to Looney’s Tunes as we have a cocktail and make dinner. Craig’s selection of artists and some of their lesser known tunes make for an entertaining evening with a mix of familiar and new music. We are looking forward to a great summer with music from Inside the Gates Radio!
Tim Hanofee, Big Canoe
Like many or most of the ITG listeners, I grew up listening to the music LooneyMan and the other “jocks” play for us.
The diversity, the history, the back stories provided in the Live shows brings back wonderful memories and offers us the opportunity to drift back to our youth. The ITG music is always phenomenal, the live shows are sublime!
Lisa Keating and Phil Odenweller, Hendersonville, NC
Our introduction to Craig's show was an eye-opener from the get go and continues to be so! We look forward to settling in on Sunday evenings for a blast from the past and an entree to new artists. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity and we take full advantage of it! Kudos to Inside the Gates Radio!
Dale, Cherie and Wrigley Hood, Big Canoe
Let me just say, that it is a breath of fresh air to be able to relax and enjoy music and songs from artists that you would otherwise never hear because radio stations tend to only play what are considered to be the hit songs they recorded. Kudos to our Inside The Gates radio station for introducing these great songs to its listeners as well as artists and musicians that we are hearing for maybe the first time. Keep Rocking Inside The Gates!
Pud and Deenie Ritter, Las Vegas, Nevada
A New Sunday Tradition in our household is listening to Looney’s Tunes on ITG Radio. The songs played and the historical commentary by Craig Looney bring back memories of times past but not forgotten. Tell all your friends to tune in to be completely entertained, they won’t be disappointed.
Sara Bennett...Lawrenceville, Georgia
How do I love thee ITG....
1. Great music
2. Great music
3. Great music
4. No commercials
5. Awesome live shows
6. Awesome live shows
7. On the air 24/7
8. Every time I listen to a live show, I learn something new about the artists.
9. It's so great I tell everyone to listen!
10. Did I mention GREAT MUSIC???
Terry Nicholson...Big Canoe
Hello, my name is Terry Nicholson, a resident here in Big Canoe, GA. Retired, I spend a tremendous number of hours each week in my woodworker’s shop constructing various items for friends, family, myself and other that request custom made products. I must admit, I was, and still am a fan of Pandora, which helps pass the time between saws, planes, sander and other noise making apparatus. When Craig and the team first opened up “Inside The Gates Radio”, I split my listening pleasures between Pandora and ITGR, but gradually moved more and more towards ITGR for a number of reasons. The variety of artist, songs, and music exceeds the expectations I was after. Also, I get to hear the “shout-outs” from my friends and neighbors, not to mention my own, which totally impresses my grandchildren to hear their BABA on the radio. I totally endorse and recommend Inside The Gates Radio to anyone that wants to hear great music, whether working, exercising, relaxing.
Rick Kanfer...Dunwoody, Georgia
ITGR...“The radio station that drives emotions”
By combining a unique collection of Rock, Blues, and Jazz from many different eras, with a heavy concentration of VERY deep tracks, Inside The Gates Radio truly brings you an emotional experience. That’s what I like the most about ITGR -
it's not something to be played in the background while you read or play spades, rather it's positively foreground. You need to focus so you can derive the most pleasure, the most enjoyment. ITGR makes you feel you're not alone in this crazy world. It amps up your energy and eliminates your depression. It is truly soul-fulfillment.
Please visit our website www.insidethegatesradio.com and go to the 'FAQ' link on the home page to get precise instructions on how to connect with us. Inside The Gates Radio from beautiful Big Canoe!