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Indie music streams from Lake George heard all over the world

LAKE GEORGE Local independent musicians and bands will now have access to the endless potential of the Internet via a new local Web-streaming radio station. Radiolakegeorge.com and its sister station radiougly.com feature the music of non-label and independently labeled artists. Radiolakegeorge.com is nearing the end of its first year of existence. Radiolakegeorge.com founder and primary disc jockey Ken Lytle said this week that these two stations are the product of his lifelong passion for music. He said that he sees the web as a limitless vehicle of distribution to be harnessed by the often under-funded independent musician. I love music, Lytle said. I could either sit in my basement and play guitar or I can do this and interact with the music community. Radiougly.com is a nationwide we- based station with an indy-rock focus. According to Lytle, radiougly.com has been in existence for four years and currently employees 20 individuals. Radio ugly breaks even, He said. We do pretty well with CD sales on our site-we never take money from the artists. Lytle said that radiougly.com may be offering advertising space in the near future. Founded in February 2007, radiolakegeorge.com streams music from local artists, many from Glens Falls and Lake George. The station streams 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The members of the music community here all know each other, Lytle said. I feel like I am really part of something. Aside from the dot-com Web sites, both stations have pages on the social networking Web site Myspace.com. Using the myspace page, visitors can stay abreast of local musical events and broadcasts, as well as voice their opinions of recent programming. We broadcast as many events as we can with a Web cam on top of the streaming audio, Lytle said. Lytle said his current goal is to gain a significant listenership and great credibility with bands and artists. Any musicians who would like to submit their MP3 recordings can visit the radiolakegeorge.com Web site or myspace page and contact Lytle directly. We hope to be heard and make a real difference, he said. As we grow so does the message- there is some great independent music out there.

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