Click on the link to start playing a BETTER VARIETY of HITS & ROCK CLASSICS on Planet Zeb! (or stream us on TuneIn with your Amazon Echo, or on the other networks we’re on). We promise, cross our hearts... it’s FREE... it’s AD-FREE... it DOESN’T collect your shoe size, address or any other personal information, and 24/7, it’s the music YOU remember... from the station that NEVER FORGOT!
From April 20, 2017- It was our first day formally back on the air since 2014, and those were three hard years without rockin the airwaves. But the station went back into active ops on April 1, exactly 17 years to the day we STARTED the ORIGINAL Planet Zeb! from the campus of The Citadel on a cold, snowy day in Charleston SC (oh, who are we kidding? It was Charleston in April). Everything was ready to go on April 19th when we got word late evening from Live Tech Support that... the station had been configured and was READY TO GO! We went on the next morning at just after 9 am.
I can’t honestly tell you what the first song on the original PZ! was, because I didn’t ever think it’d have the success or reach that it wound up having at the peak of its incredible success. I CAN tell you what was first THIS TIME, because I screenshotted the li’l bastards for posterity. 🤣
Rock on- and thanks for being a part of the Planet Zeb! family as we continue to show the radio biz how to do it when the only thing you have to worry about is providing GREAT music to AWESOME listeners!
For the record, here are our first programmed tracks, 9:04 am EDT, April 20, 2017. We were gonna start with Ballad of Youth, but it ran into a DMCA issue. So it's in there, but I found a good substitute track for the first song up. 😃
Hey everyone! I went to bed last night SO excited, because PLANET ZEB! set a new record for simultaneous global listeners yesterday since its relaunch a year ago; this morning, the excitement continued with updated statistics that show our listener statistics set ANOTHER record in May, and they keep growing!!!!!
If you're a regular listener, you know that the main purpose for the station is just to deliver MORE MUSIC around the clock and around the world, with NO COMMERCIALS ...and NO SUBSCRIPTION FEES or other costs to our listeners. I pay all associated costs of the station just because I'm an ole radio guy from the 80s who wants to share these memories of great music I used to play-- and with which I grew up-- with like-minded friends from anywhere and everywhere. IF YOU"RE A NEW LISTENER, you get the fun of finding that out now that you've tuned in to the station, and I hope you LOVE IT!
Regardless of whether you're a seasoned PLANET ZEB! pro or a new listener, WELCOME. If i just played these songs for myself, it'd be nothing more than an online jukebox. YOU help build the sense of community and joy that made the original PZ! (2000-2014) one of the MOST POPULAR INDEPENDENT internet radio stations in the WORLD... and you're helping put the new incarnation of the station on track to beat the old one, one precious set of ears at a time.
We've still got some PLANET ZEB! embroidered sweatshirts, t-shirts and some other assorted stuff hanging out at ZEB CENTRAL.... anyone up for an online summer contest of some sort to win prizes? I used to love giving stuff away in commercial radio. Now I get to do it again.
(see "Photos" on our page to have a look at some of what we've got!)
Hey folks! Zebby here- I've just finished compiling the monthly stats for April-May, and our audience has now grown to OVER SIXTY COUNTRIES of the world!!!! Not bad for being back on the air for just about a year, and it's GREAT to have lots of new friends from across the globe finding out about the station and tuning in to join us all for a better variety of ad-free HITS & ROCK CLASSICS around the clock. Thank you for helping spread the word, and I hope you continue to enjoy... the show.
On that note, here are our monthly TOP TEN LISTS for geographic listenership! If your location isn't in one of these lists, go buy a bunch of your friends a drink and get them to tune in SOON in exchange! And remember, if you have an AMAZON ECHO that all you have to do is say "Alexa- play TuneIn, Planet Zeb!!!!"
TOP 10 COUNTRIES for listenership (Apr-May 2018)
1. United States
7. South Korea
8. Great Britain
TOP 10 US STATES for listenership (Apr-May 2018)
1. North Carolina
5. New York
MANY MANY thanks for your continued support of PLANET ZEB!
Our summer promotional blitz on Facebook has started, and ALREADY we have our first incoming message from a new listening friend in Michigan (USA): “saw your ad online and clicked to try it out about three hours ago. This is so incredible a stream of the ‘music I remember’ I haven’t stopped listening yet! But at some point I have to choose between listening to my new favorite radio station or finishing an important project for work due tomorrow morning. Oh well, I always did want to try carpentry out of my garage, I guess.” 😂🤣😂🤣😹😂
You rock, A.D. And welcome to the PLANET ZEB! family of 80s music and radio fans. 😊
Hi folks- a quick bulletin, with apologies if you were listening earlier this afternoon and got dead air for a while. The digital encoding server to which we’re assigned at Live365 had a nervous breakdown, apparently! Our stream was affected for about 30-40 minutes, but I’m pleased to say that Live’s IT gurus were immediately on it and resolved it ASAP. Growing pains as more folks from around the world tune in for a BETTER VARIETY of HITS & ROCK CLASSICS!!!! (and we’re working with them to minimize burps like this in the future). 😃