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To Escape Criticism: Do Nothing, Say Nothing, Be Nothing

Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value. ~ George Jean Nathan

It's been a fascinating week at Radio Riel!  In listening to the programming provided by our Presenters on the Radio Riel Main stream lately, I've been thinking about what an amazing job they've all been doing.  The depth, creativity and variety has been at a peak, and I was not the only person that was noticing it.

Over the past few weeks, I received IMs, emails and comments on the Radio Riel blog from listeners who are cheering us on.  We get a steady stream of this type of feedback all the time, but there was a distinct surge in "you rock!" comments in the last two weeks, so I passed the feedback along to the Staff.

Then, a few days ago, I received an email from someone saying "I thought that you might like to know that I recently wrote a review of your online radio station Radio Riel Dieselpunk."  So I followed the provided link and took a quick look, and found a …
This week marked the 71st anniversary of the release of the iconic 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz".  Today's program on Radio Riel's Main stream is all music that is somehow connected to The Wizard of Oz, from the original soundtrack of the movie, to a 1998 Broadway revival, to the soundtrack to the musical "Wicked", to music from Judy Garland, to the songs that were at the top of the Hit Parade in 1939, and more!

As a part of today's tribute, we are featuring the 1950 Lux Radio Play of The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland.  The play will run at 1pm and 7pm SLT.

Note: The Wizard of Oz is my #1 favorite movie of all time, and it has been since I was six.  :-)

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at  For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in …