STAR'S END Update - 7 February 2016
Astronomer The relative age of an object may often be ascertained by the appearance of weathering, or by observing its diminished capacity. A wall calendar seems completely inadequate to measure the age of really old things - such as the radio program STAR'S END. Airing continuously in its time slot on WXPN since 1976 STAR'S END has now been offering its unique and consistent presentation of innovative music for 40 years - the only sign of age being its inherent optimism. What with its weekly radio transmissions emanating throughout the cosmos for four decades, it may now be considered a permanent fixture of The Universe!

STAR'S END contradicts reality, in that this kind of program is presently unheard of in all of public radio. It still approaches each episode with delight and discovery - the music always equaling the capacity of the listener's imagination. At 40 years old, STAR'S END still feels like the future - the enlightened future we've been hoping for.

Spacemusic's radical days of the 1970s may seem long over, its bold ideas tamed as much by video game soundtracks as by TV commercials and monotonous dance club mainstreaming. Yet, part of the joy in each edition of STAR'S END comes from our engagement with the continuum of artistic currents still in operation - however distant they are from their origins.

Sun Earth MoonThere is no law which states listeners must give to public radio, but there are several which compel us to ask. If you are a STAR'S END listener you are unique, enlightened, and reassured by the power of music - and most certainly comprehend the part you play in this quietly amazing endeavor.

In making a contribution you are living up to your responsibility as a listener. Please keep this wonderful thing going - and in your listening space every week. Sincere Thanks to those of you who will tune in this weekend, and then phone in with a donation to the WXPN/STAR'S END Winter Fundraising broadcast of 02.07.16. We need your help! Please Call! Thank You!

Please Note: There will be Special Thank You Gifts Available to those calling in with a donation made using a valid credit card. Many Thanks to all the artists and labels who pitched in their resources to help STAR'S END with fundraising. Please tune in for more details.

Friday Arts WHYY TV12
Chuck van Zyl

Friday Arts is a weekly 30-minute arts, cultural and entertainment magazine that airs on WHYY TV12 Fridays at 8:30PM. Each broadcast features three segments: "Art", "Art of Life" and "Art of Food". Friday Arts casts a light on some of Philadelphia's most fascinating yet well-kept secrets in the arts.

John Diliberto, Jason Sloan, Jeff Towne and Chuck van Zyl were featured in a segment produced by Michael O'Reilly for the Friday 4 January 2013 episode of Friday Arts. This portion of the program included coverage of activities related to the ECHOES and STAR'S END radio programs and The Gatherings Concert Series - as well as background on Philadelphia's unique Spacemusic scene and the ideals and concepts which drive this genre's creative force.

To view Friday Arts online please access:

STAR'S END on The Internet
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The Listening List - Recent Album Reviews From STAR'S END
Invisible Spectra Cloudsurfing An October Evening A Good Place to Be Fall Into Winter

(Please Click on an Album Cover)

December 2015 Top 10 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
Artist - Album (Label)
Selected Ezines - Online
Sonic Immersion Amazing Sounds Ambient Visions Ambience for the Masses Electro Ambient Space Hypnagogue
Selected Magazines - In Print
Sequences #31 e/i Expose E-dition Audion
STAR'S END - Site Search
Google Have you ever been looking for something on this website only to become bogged down by the massive size and enormous content? Now you can find what you are seeking somewhat easier. Searching the STAR'S END Website has become much easier. Look for info on artists, albums, track names, labels, etc. via a Google "site search" - now part of the STAR'S END Website.

For more on STAR'S END Website search, access:

STAR'S END Updates - via Email to you
Yahoo Groups logo Have this update emailed to you as a newsletter once a week by joining the STAR'S END Radio Group at Yahoo Groups. Whether it's a review of a new spacemusic release, an artist interview or news about an upcoming in-studio concert, receiving the newsletter is a convenient way to keep informed of the music featured on STAR'S END Ambient Radio each week.

Click on the provided link and follow the easy instructions for signing up. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive the STAR'S END Update every Thursday evening. This is not a discussion group, email addresses will not be made public. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Images From Selected Live On-Air Concerts - Click on an Image for Details
Erik Wollo Saul Stokes RMI Orbital Decay Chuck van Zyl Robert Rich Ian Boddy

Access the Concerts page for more about live on-air in-studio STAR'S END radio concerts

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Saturday Night/Sunday Morning from 1:00am til 6:00am (EDST) on:
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    88.1fm WXPH Harrisburg, PA
    90.5fm WKHS Worton/Baltimore, MD
    91.9fm WNTI Hackettstown, NJ
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