We are moving our station to a new hosting provider. Clipart of a Server Cabinet by the World

For those who are not familiar with that - a hosting provider is a larger set of servers that hold the programs and files that make up a website, and feed them to you when you click on them. There is more to it - but the basics is all we need to explain this.   We have using a firm that I have used on all my websites for around 16 years, and up until lately they were fairly solid and reasonable with their costs. Recently they changed their name and possibly have changed owners. I have been working with them for over a month on a minor item that needed a click on their end to fix, but getting tired of the support emails running in circles and them taking up to a week to answer. I felt that their new level of performance and support tells me we need to move to another firm who want to try harder.

  In searching for a new hosting firm, I have found one that appears to be better in several key ways, which can help speed us up a bit on response times and offers SSL secure website services at no additional charge.  What this means to you is that the little notice you may get in your browser saying the site is NOT SECURE will go away.  SSL connections used to be used only by online banks, then stores, and places where you would enter sensitive data that you did not want snooped on.  Now more sites are offering SSL connections to all kinds of sites, to help improve your security and peace of mind when using a site. 

Example of site showing NOT SECURE warning in Google Chrome browser

    We will be setting up a full copy of the site on the new provider, then moving the site over a period of several days. The way the Internet looks up a site when you type it in or click on a link for it, uses thousands of special servers called DNS  (domain name servers) which tell your browser the actual Internet IP address of the site you wanted.  Like on TV such numbers are 4 groups of numbers.  You don't usually need the actual IP address of a site, but when we change servers the IP address will change also - and the DNS units worldwide may take sometimes up to 48 hours to get updated..  So during that time period it is possible that you may call up our site and get the new one, while your neighbor might get the old one, depending on the provider of their Internet service. 

    Thank you for your patience during the changes. You should not need to do anything differently on your end but just tune in and listen as usual.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will help as best I am able. 

 DJ Nick

The Marcels were an American doo-wop group from the early 1960's and were well-known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll. The group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which is also a bit out of the usual in an era of Motown, Hollywood and New York artists dominating the pop music scene.

They were lead singer Cornelius Harp, bass Fred Johnson, Gene Bricker, Ron Mundy, and Richard Knauss. Fred Johnson's little sister Priscilla gave the group its name, whic andh was named after a popular hair style of the day, the marcel wave. They signed to Colpix Records. It is interesting to note they were a mixed group - and that was not very common in that time period - but definately worked out well for them. We have not any information on what happened to them later but are glad to have some of their work here to share with you.

We remember them best for their vesion of "BLUE MOON" which you will hear here on OldiesForTheOldies.com.



April 11, 2018


This week we are celebrating the completion of our second year online here on Oldies For The Oldies.  Starting into year 3 - Please join us in listening to all these great oldies totally commercial free - filled with a wide variety of oldies to tickle your grey matter.  

       Thank you so much for listening and your support to keep us online and free! 

Feel free to comment with any suggestions or requests and we will see if we can find them and get them added in to the system.

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