BreakThru Radio Airs Exclusive New Specialty Show 'Ardent Sessions'

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BreakThru Radio (BTR) premieres a new specialty show from DJ Rachelandthecity.

Ardent Studios

Ardent Studios is a really special place with an incredible history and vibe that's all its own

BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, recently premiered an exclusive new specialty show from DJ Rachelandthecity, the "Ardent Sessions." This brand new show is particularly exciting as it will feature performances from the best indie bands on the scene, live from Memphis' famed Ardent Studios. "Ardent Sessions" is the latest installment in the station's successful series of specialty shows and can be found only on

The "Ardent Sessions" aired in conjunction with DJ Rachelandthecity's pick for BTR's Artist of the Week (AOTW). The premiere episode of the "Ardent Sessions" is an exclusive live in-studio performance of this week's AOTW, Bad Veins. Ardent Studios was founded in the late 1960s as a professional recording studio. During its golden era in the early 1970s, bands such as Led Zeppelin and Isaac Hayes recorded there. Now, artists such as Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, R.E.M., James Taylor, and The White Stripes have all recorded at Ardent Studios. Ardent Records is the studio's in-house label.

"Ardent Studios is a really special place with an incredible history and vibe that's all its own," says DJ Rachelandthecity. "When bands step inside these walls they seem to definitely be able to feel it, and I have witnessed some incredible performances here. My goal is to be able to bring in younger, on-the-verge musicians, and help make them part of the story."

With the addition of the "Ardent Sessions," BreakThru Radio further fulfills its goal of offering listeners complete on-demand, free programming that caters to whatever music niche in which their taste lies. Other BTR specialty shows include a folk show, a blues show, a heavy metal show, a dance music show and a hip-hop show.

The "Ardent Sessions" premiered on BTR at noon Monday and will be available in the station's archive and program guide, along with all of BTR's previous specialty programs. Listeners can tune in to hear DJ Rachelandthecity's special new show by visiting


BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it's death metal, dancehall, hip-hop, indie rock, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date.

In a world where independent music is becoming infinitely more accessible, the need for informed sources to filter out the best of it has become a necessity. Music fans across the globe are beyond frustrated with commercial radio, and often feel victimized by it.

Until now.

"Music for music lovers," is BTR's motto, and one that its DJ's take very seriously.

BTR offers its listeners unlimited access to underground music, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with a daily audience that includes more than two dozen countries. With its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best in new, independent music, it's no surprise the site has over 800,000 listeners daily.

2007 has seen the addition of independent video coverage to BTR, as well as top-notch editorial content and an intuitive global show calendar. In fact, you could say that BTR has taken everything a music fan could ever need or want, and put it all into one cohesive website, completely free of charge.

Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers on-demand programming; a first in internet radio. Listeners can cater to their specific musical preferences, and at the same time discover the best independent and unsigned artists from across the world.

Using the cutting edge technology of UpSNAP, BreakThru Radio makes all of its shows more accessible to an on-the-go market of students and young professionals, via exclusive access to its on-demand programming through the medium of mobile phones. BreakThru Radio services are available through virtually all of the major carrier networks in the U.S., including Nextel/Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Alltel, AT&T and T-Mobile.

BTR can be heard on and , New York's only website dedicated to the tri-state high school track community, thus reaching over 5 million high school students.

Colleen McAllister, BreakThru Radio (colleen(at)


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