MOUNTOWN FM

LISTEN AT WORK. LISTEN AT HOME. LISTEN on the road.

LISTEN ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN.

 
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You never know when you’ll be in need of a good soundtrack, so whether you’re currently in a Mountown* or are just reminiscing somewhere else, it's always nice to have a few good soundtracks at the ready. And because sometimes there is no good signal of any kind to be had in this life (am, fm, wifi, mixed), it's also nice to be able to magically pull those good soundtracks out of your pocket whenever the mood hits—no matter how deep into the bush you’ve pushed, either metaphorically or literally.

So, with the above logic in mind, the guy who runs a music blog with a bunch of other made-up DIY radio alternatives—the same guy who just so happens to sweep the floors here at 95EH headquarters—has modified a few choice Spotify playlists from another Kimberley based internet project & re-wired those playlists to be used as some kind of DIY radio programming. Totally biased opinion, but each playlist below mixes especially nice with those #MountownLife vibes. Which is extra nice because every Mountown FM playlist can be carried around in your pocket and you can tune in whenever you want, no matter how far off the trail you’ve wandered.

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YOUR WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH: Every Monday, this playlist is updated with a fresh batch of 95 songs that can be used to shuffle up a quality soundtrack for whatever it is you get up to in the hours of 9 to 5. And if 95 tracks is not enough to see you thru this week, or if you’re just looking for some different vibes to tune into…

here are a few More #MountownFM programming options:

…clicking on any of the above pictures will open a different 95 track Spotify playlist, each one perfect for soundtracking a particular part of your day. And because each playlist can be saved for offline listening, you can take them with you / listen wherever you go. So whether you’re currently in a Mountown or not, that’s a pretty good deal for you and your ears (well, as long as you like the music… but you can find that out with a few clicks).

 
 

OK… But how exactly do I listen to ‘MOUNTOWN FM’ wherever I go? Like, What if I don’t have a Spotify account?

 
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Well, the short answer is that you kinda need a Spotify account in order to get the full Mountown FM listening experience.

Now, before you go "f that… I'm not signing up for a Spotify account", please keep in mind that Spotify does offer FREE accounts. So if all you're after is some playlists to jam around to at home or at work (aka whilst connected to wifi), the inserted commercials that come with the free Spotify account are not much different than the commercials you get on the traditional AM/FM dials. And, it is worth noting, getting a Spotify account also comes with access to almost every album ever released, so besides being able to follow these nice human-curated Mountown FM playlists, your overall options for never-ending music discovery is just a lot higher with a Spotify account than any of the commercial radio stations you might currently tune into. Not trying to throw shade, there is just soooooo much good music out there and traditional radio doesn’t usually scratch the surface.

So, if you think you might be into that sort of thing…

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…perhaps you’d be interested in making the most of your listening options, and for $10 a month you can get a Premium Spotify account to get rid of all the commercials & {MOST IMPORTANTLY} unlock the ability to save playlists for offline listening (aka: you can listen to them anywhere, even if you're on a dirt road or in the middle of nowhere sans wifi & data - places one often finds themselves during a Mountown day). Spotify also offer a pretty decent Family Plan for multiple in the same household.

Now, I’m not trying to sell you on Spotify — they’re just the streaming service I prefer out of all the current other streaming options. And if we’re all using the same streaming service, it just makes it easier to try future fun things around radio programming and guest mixes and etc. All that being said, I do plan on looking into getting an Apple Music account and than getting some Mountown FM playlists on there too.

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But In the meantime

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If you have any suggestions for future playlist themes that you think Mountown FM should work into the daily programming or if you have any nice pictures that you think capture that “mountown life” or if you’d like more info on getting Mountown FM in your ears—shout at 95eh on the socials with a #mountownlife or #95eh hashtag or just fire off one of those old fashioned emails to “hey@95eh.ca”.

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PS - if you’d like to submit music for #MountownFM consideration, the guy that curates the ‘Mountown FM’ playlists takes musical submissions over on Submithub—And that guy also has a few More ‘DIY Radio Alternatives’ if you’re interested.


 
 

WOah woah wait… what the heck is up with that "MOUNTOWN" word you clearly keep misspelling on purpose?

 
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Well, according to NotARealWord.Com, when a person squishes the real words ‘Mountain’ + ‘Town’ together, the brand new not a real word they get is ‘Mountown’. And because 95EH’s pretend mountain town radio station broadcasts from a mountown tower just off of Highway 95eh, and since ‘Mountown’ is less characters and quicker to say than ‘Mountain Town’ (you just can’t argue with science)—it was not too long before that not real word ‘Mountown’ started to become a very real word in the 95EH lexicon.

And once one realizes how much time is freed up by effortlessly typing #MountownLife instead of labouring thru some drawn out #MoUnTaiNtoWnliFe hashtag soup, well that just leaves a person with more clock for doing actual Mountown stuff—which, at the end of the day, is kinda the whole point of visiting / never really leaving a Mountown anyways, eh?

*when the box above works, it pulls in the photos from Instagram using the #MountownLife hashtag