May 31, 2016
After a pretty good run of more than 15 years, Sugar in the Gourd has ceased broadcasting streaming audio.
The reasons for this decision were many and include the complex legal environment which has practically shut out small webcasters like myself; a lack of time (or perhaps energy and commitment) to maintain the library of files and curate playlists that a station like this deserves; and my own increasingly gloomy thoughts about the effects of digital music distribution on musicians and music lovers alike.
Many thanks to all who have listened over the years, sent kind words of encouragement my way, and supported this site in a variety of ways, many with remarkable generosity.
Thanks for listening,