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Radio LPL is on the air

So what does a library do with a radio station, you might ask.

In the case of Radio LPL, Friedrichs felt that the library had so much great music that she wanted more patrons to know what they have available. To give community members a better sampling, Radio LPL is equipped to launch 24 hours a day through a link on the library's home page or by going to live365.com and searching keyword "Radio LPL."

Community members with a valid library card can even check a compact disc's availability through the homepage as they hear something they may want to reserve and then check out from the library.

Both Cornell and Friedrichs said the experience has been exciting and fun to learn as they go. Since Friedrichs is the host and in charge of choosing the track rotation, Cornell is charge of uploading the music from the library's CD collection and putting to Live 365 through the use of iTunes.

"She's very organized when she gives me a playlist," Cornell said of Friedrichs.

The two are now working putting together special live radio shows, which could include local artists.

Friedrichs said that local artist Andrew Russo, a music professor at LeMoyne College, could be one of the first artist to be featured. Russo is locally known and has some worldwide recognition through his longtime classical music career.

Radio LPL duo said that they would like to feature artists and their new albums available at the library, as well as having them play a song or two live on the show.

Other artists on the wish list for the special shows are Michael Dubaniewicz and the CNY Jazz Orchestra. Also, there are some plans for featuring a history of different genres within the show as well.

Stay tuned to Radio LPL.

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