DJ Profile
folk rock music online from Radio Mackinac on Live365 Internet Radio
DJ: mackinac isle
Location: Mackinac Island, MI

Radio Mackinac plays a wide range of musical styles found in current and contemporary (the last 60 years) playlists and follows the adult album alternative (also triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) radio format which is a spin off from the album-oriented rock format on FM stations. While it was thought to have been around since the 1960's and known as underground or progressive FM radio, it wasn't until the 80's that it became a buzz word and a later category in radio broadcast circles. For us, Disc Jockeys in Detroit were at the helm of this type of format and really got it going in Michigan in the early 1980s. *** Format The adult alternative radio format has a broader, more diverse playlist than most other formats and tends to appeal to a wider audience base and surely to a more rounded music fan . Less-played tracks or deep cuts are common with musical selections that tends to be outside of mainstream pop and rock while incorporating many other music genres such as alternative rock, folk-rock, country-rock, alternative, country, crossover-country, bluegrass, jazz, folk, world and blues. Most music selections feature tracks from albums that are not singles, which leads to the enhanced and larger playlist. For more about this format, just listen and you'll understand our mission.
Favorite Artists

Robert Plant
Always evolving, always sharing, always Robert Plant

Alison Krauss
An amazing musician whose voice we never tire of...she is peace.

Yael Naim
La force claire de sa voix est à elle seule une musique.

Joni Mitchell
Joni...what would music be without her?

The Black Keys
Great band, we love them and we love that they are from our neighboring state of Ohio.

Favorite Albums

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
Tasty folk, rock, country and blues mixed up by the best band that ever hit the planet during the 70's. We think Physical Graffiti is a close 2nd to this album.

Robert Plant & Alison Kraus - Raising Sand
Two great voices, one great album. Both artists always ready to experiment while retaining their hold on the music.

Kassidy - Kassidy
We love this band from Glasgow and hope they tour the world soon.

Yael Naim - Yael Naim
The only artist that has come anywhere close to the intensity of showing life from the inside out through her voice and musicianship that we have ever found that we could compare to Joni Mitchell. We could listen to her and her version of Toxic forever...really.

Joni Mitchell - Blue
Read above and know Joni Mitchell has something that is unclassifiable musically which makes her an icon.

Favorite Broadcasters

Radio IO Ambient

Dan Calvin
Make Break Show on Radio Mackinac

Enchanted Minstrel
The oz behind the curtain of Radio Mackinac.

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