What is KLR?
KLR is a radio station in Second Life playing music from the 1960s to recent times. It’s also available online from this website.
What does KLR stand for?
The acronym KLR comes from two sources. The radio station is based in Karuvium in Second Life, and so it stands for Karuvium Light Radio. But it’s also our strapline “Keep Listening Regularly”.
What music does KLR play?
KLR is a unique online radio station. Unlike most radio stations today which are heavily formatted to one particular style of music genre, at KLR we believe that a wide variety of music should be available to our listeners in one stream. Most radio stations of a commercial nature especially, target younger listeners, or have a specific agenda per station catering to their commercial advertisers and/or business plan, with styles such as Gold, Jazz, Dance, Trance, Country etc. KLR also does this but remains faithful to the ethic of providing a wide mix of music genres, commercial-free, so far as is possible. for more on this please see our Donate page.
We see KLR as an alternative, rather than a replacement of any particular radio station.
KLR is a 24-hour radio service whose model is to play melodic, well-produced hits and album tracks, both studio recordings and live concert tracks. We do not play drum-n-bass, rap or heavy rock for example, but we do play melodic trance and dance, pop, soft rock, country, album tracks, even brass and silver bands occasionally, plus classic instrumentals and many other genres from the 1960’s to modern times. We have been described as being ‘eclectic’.
What DJ shows are there on KLR?
There are no DJ’s on KLR but we do use professional voiceovers between some songs to identify the station and to pre-trail any events or special features. Occasionally, the station owner may present the music for a party in Second Life, and this year the station broadcast live from the virtual Second Pride arena featuring 2 popular Second Life DJ’s. It is part of the plan to attend events and broadcast live from time to time.
EVENT ORGANISERS: If you would like KLR to feature your Second Life event, or broadcast live from it, IM anthonylovett in world, or use our Contact Form on this website.
Who owns KLR?
The service is produced voluntarily by a former professional radio presenter/producer with 23 years of service to the industry in both commercial radio and the BBC, and with 5 years experience in managing local voluntary community radio stations licensed by Ofcom.
Anthony is now effectively retired, living on disability benefits, and wants to produce a radio station that is enjoyed and available to anyone, including in Second Life, from sim owners and shopping mall owners to residents of Second Life who wish to program it into their in-world radio receivers or land settings, or listen on the hoof in-world (or in real-life) via their tablets, their PC’s, their Internet Radio’s or their, mobile phones.
The radio station provides Anthony with ‘mindfulness’, and activity to stimulate engagement with people, provide routine, enhance his mental therapy and feeds his desire to be of service to the public.
Who listens to KLR?
KLR is designed to be a sustaining service in virtual establishments in Second Life, such as nightclubs, shops and malls. KLR is also used by parcel owners as their land default station, or to program into their in-world radios. We also know that some Second Life members have tuned KLR into their desktop PC’s, mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Our main URL is: https://sonic.onlineaudience.co.uk/8078/stream
What programs or special features does KLR have?
When time allows, KLR broadcasts special features and competitions for its listeners. In the longer term, Anthony would like to have presenters live in the mix and actual programmes presented by other volunteers, both live and recorded. If you are interested in making programmes for KLR, please Contact us if interested in contributing.
Disclaimer: KLR is not associated with Linden Labs or the Second Life organisation. KLR is independently produced and funded by its volunteer owner, Anthony Lovett.