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Dear friends, as you might know, we have been through difficult, not to say horrible times this year. The most tragic moment was when we lost our valued friend and guide, Gramps, in June. We didn’t just lose our “boss”, we lost a wonderful, caring, generous and super sarcastic person in him. For some, he was just a mean old man who was a DJ at Always Country. But for those listeners and staff who opened their hearts to him and let him be part of their life, he also opened his heart and shared his values, wisdom and love. He would tell stories of his childhood, his family and friends, give history and music lessons. At times he would really challenge someone which was one of his ways to tell that he likes someone. Only a few of the staff and listeners had the chance to meet Gramps in person, but if you ask them, they will all tell you that he’s just the same as he was on air or in chats…authentic and special. He is now with his mom and dad and they’re all watching over us. For those who knew him and his dog Cody, we’re happy to tell you that Gramps’ sister Eileen, along with her dog Jaycee and Cody moved into a new house with a big yard where the puppies can run around and play. They all help each other to move on.

 

With the loss of Gramps, we also lost our main source of capital. After Gramps’ death we were shocked and didn’t know what would happen with the station, who would be able to secure the legacy, to guide and manage, and how we could afford it. We knew that we still had some money in our Paypal account left and finally decided to give it a try. We decided to lay it on the line and ask you for financial help and generosity. You have been awesome and thanks to you, we can keep on broadcasting, at least until May 2015 – that is wonderful! But we need and want to be honest with you and remind you that the best things in life aren’t free. We don’t run advertising or make any profit with the station. Each cent we receive as a donation is reinvested into streaming and licensing costs. That means if we run out of money we will have to shut down the station. Trust us when we say that we hate to beg for money – so we leave it up to you if you want to help us to remain on air. Each dollar counts and is much appreciated.

 

Christmas is not far away and everyone is busy getting ready, decorating homes, buying gifts and planning vacations. Christmas is also a time to remember – remembering the ones who can’t celebrate with us. We invite you to join us during our live shows and looking forward to hearing from you with a request or special dedication. Smile, tap your feet and sing along! Merry Christmas from the Always Country team to you and your loved ones. Our hope is that the music we share with you will add to the enjoyment of your Christmas season, as all of you add to ours!

 

Your Always Country Family

We have good and bad news for you. Which one would you like to hear first? Okay, the bad news first.

 

DJ Big John has left Always Country of his own will, effective today November 9th, 2014. We wish him all the best for his future.

Good news are that former DJ Rick found his way back to Always Country. Please make sure to check out the schedule and his bio. Welcome back, Rick.

 

Your Always Country Family
November 2014

The station began with a love of country music and wanting to hear more of it than was being played in the early days of Internet Radio. Hurricane Country gave us a start and then we became Always Country. Each day is a new day for us and that is our approach to providing you our music. We are grateful to have accumulated those days and that we have been able to share so many years with you.


In our effort to continue bring you family-oriented programming, it is our solemn promise to you that we will always play music that parents can enjoy with their children. We strive to adhere to the highest standard possible to keep you, our loyal listeners, coming back again and again. A blend of old and new country, with the family at heart. Less talk and more music. We can handle as many requests as you can fire at us with almost instant play on all your requests. (We do have to adhere to a few play rules though) . You'll hear everyone from Jimmie Rodgers & the Carter Family to Shania Twain & Toby Keith, Independent Artists and many more. We play them all with a family flare in mind, because we are a family at Always Country. There are no professionals here, just honest down home folks who love our Country Music and sharing it with you.

 

Your Always Country Family
October 2014

Dear friends, The past weeks have been a tough time for everyone involved with the station. It's been a roller coaster of emotions with Gramps passing and it still feels surreal that we won’t ever hear him talk or sing again or have chats with him. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your thoughtful messages to us and the condolences to Gramps family. You are the best and most loyal listeners any station could wish to have.

 

Due to uncertainties concerning possible legal and tax implications we were forced to announce the end of operations as of July 13th. We have received so many nice and warm messages from you which made us feel bad because we had the feeling we would let you down. Trust us when we say that we’ve been pondering day and night to come up with a solution in compliance with the rules and law. A little luck was on our side and we have received some of the information we needed for Always Country to be able to continue at the last minute. This is a short term solution to currently stay on air, and will continue to search for a long term solution. So basically nothing will change and we will serve you with the same great Country Music you and we all love so much. Always Country won’t have to shut down until further notice!

 

Our goal is to keep the station alive as long as you want to listen to our music and as long as we have enough money to cover the cost. You have ensured a few months for us on the air, to be precise until February 2015 as of today, so thank you again for your continued support. Although we're very grateful for that, we wish more of you listeners would contribute to the life of Always Country and follow the example of these listeners. Unfortunately we will need your financial help more than ever now that we don’t have the backing of Gramps anymore. We ask you to keep an eye on our homepage to see our predicted closing day based on the monetary status. Please help us to keep Always Country alive and your number one choice for internet radio.

 

You give us a gift each day by listening and we hope that we've been able to return the gift with our music. Thank you all, for without you we have no reason to fight on.

 

Your Always Country Family
July 10, 2014

Dear friends, It is with deep regret that we are posting this message. Effective noon (EST) July 13, 2014 Always Country will discontinue broadcasting. This has not been an easy decision for any of us. With the passing of our founder and beloved friend Gramps and the uncertainty of our legal obligations, we are sad to say that the only logical course of action is to close the station. There are too many unanswered questions and we aren't able to win the very last challenge Gramps has left us with. We know that we have done everything possible and leave with a peaceful feeling. We will continue to keep the Facebook page and website available for at least 2 years. In addition, our Always Country email addresses will continue to function and we would love to staying in touch with you, our listeners and friends.

 

We're going to quote our lost voice Gramps when we are saying, that we are sure that everyone associated with Always Country, both past and present, would say that this has been a rewarding though sometimes difficult experience. We have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from around the world and we thank each and every one of you for that. If we at times could bring a smile to your face or brighten your day with a song, it was worth our efforts. We wish to thank everyone who has helped us financially over the years. You have been very generous and kept us on air. In fact there is money left in our PayPal account and we would like to donate this money in the name of David L. Kurtz aka Gramps to something he felt strongly about such as the Wounded Warriors foundation.

Your Always Country Family
June 28, 2014

We are deeply saddened to inform you that the founder and owner of Always Country, David L. Kurtz, known as Gramps, passed away on Friday, 13th 2014.

We have lost a dear friend and valued guide. Gramps was the most wonderful, generous and caring person. He wasn’t always easy and would drive people crazy but this was his way to challenge someone. He devoted many years of his life for his hobby Always Country and loved to share his favorite music with our listeners. We’ve been through many good and also some bad times but Gramps never gave up and did everything possible to keep the station running. We will all miss a great human being. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Your Always Country Family

June 13, 2014

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With the hope that you enjoy our music, we ask that you help us to remain on the air with small periodic donations. This station closes the day our funds get to zero.

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June 2015! YAY!!!

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Last donations

Roy R. - $10.00
Ole Smokin' Joe - $38.00
A friend - $100.00
Kees v. H. - $25.00
Joachim S. - $20.00
Gheorghe A. G. - $30.00
Joachim S. - $20.00
Ronald S. - $15.00
Dragos I. P. - $30.00
Roy R. - $10.00
Betty S. - $30.00
John C. - $25.00
High Country Highlands - $25.00


We thank everyone who has donated!