Krypton Radio is an internet radio station, and an online news and media service. We broadcast sci-fi, comic book, steampunk and filk music and talk shows around the clock and serve it up on a daily basis, for fans just like you.
Our site gets between 50,000 to 75,000 visitors a month, depending on the content we’ve been running that month. We have well over three thousand fans on Facebook – and we have a listener base in the thousands, from 108 countries around the world. Our demographic is science fiction, fantasy and comic book fans roughly between the ages of 14 and 65, appealing roughly equally to male and female audiences. We’re family oriented, and safe for work (and kids).
Krypton Radio went online in April 0f 2009 with modest beginnings, starting as the home site for a public service group calling itself the Justice League Unlimited within the online community of Second Life. The station – and the web site – have blossomed and grown dramatically since then to be the hub for media and entertainment it is today.
Krypton Radio is fully licensed and pays all broadcast royalties.
We broadcast under a BMI / ASCAP / SESEC license secured through SoundExchange as sublicenced via LoudCity.com. We honor the rights of musicians and their publishers to be paid for performances of their music, and have been licensed for internet broadcast since our debut in April 2009.
If you want to donate to Krypton Radio to help keep us on the air, here’s a chance! No donation is too small.
Where Do We Get Our Music?
Krypton Radio plays music selected from television shows, motion picture soundtracks and from fan sources and independent fan music producers – you may be surprised at the eclectic mix of genres, and will often hear music that takes you back to your childhood memories of your favorite comic book characters or shows. A lot of our pop and rock comes from TV shows like Smallville, and other modern productions that let us give you soundtrack music and still have a fresh, cutting edge sound. A surprising amount comes from Creative Commons License sources and the fans themselves.
Krypton Radio is the only internet radio station in the world (as far as we know) that draws exclusively from these sources for its material, and we will continue to bring you the best in geek entertainment.
We’re family-compatible, too – no crass DJ’s, no foul or explicit language. (Yes, you can let your pre-teens listen to it without concern.)
Know of a tune or sound track you think would be great for Krypton Radio? Email us at kryptonradio (at) kryptonradio.com and let us know the artist, song title and album and we’ll try to get it and put it in our regular play schedule. If you have a YouTube link, send us that – sometimes a fan made song will appear only there and nowhere else, and a fair amount of our music comes from the sci-fi fans themselves!
Writing for Krypton Radio
Krypton Radio accepts freelance articles for publication. Articles earn $1.25L per word to a maximum of $1000L. (Articles written about activities in which the author is directly involved are not paid, as these are considered self-promotional). Krypton Radio pays only for original, first run content (we accept reprints, but our policy is not to pay for those, though we will correctly attribute the article source and provide a link to the article as originally published on the web).
Krypton Radio reserves the right not to publish submitted articles. Articles (with pictures as attachments, if any) can be submitted by email to submissions (at) kryptonradio.com. Please include your in-world avatar name when submitting articles if you’re writing about Second Life, or your pen name otherwise. Payment for articles from authors not in Second Life is done at the current rate of exchange for Lindens per dollar, and authors must have a Paypal account to which payment may be sent.
Producing for Krypton Radio
Krypton Radio is seeking new on-air productions. You must be prepared to do your own production, and shows must be submitted as finished MP3 format files. Program lengths as short as three minutes will be considered, and weekly shows are preferred to single, one-off productions unless the show is a substantial work. Producers must agree to allow Krypton Radio to use their shows in accompaniment with on-air advertising. Shows must mention the fact that they are appearing on Krypton Radio within the first minute of the show’s audio track, and again during the end credits.
Submit your ideas and production proposals to thepitch (at) kryptonradio.com.
The Krypton Radio Staff
Station Management Susan L. Fox, Executive Producer
Gene Turnbow, Programming Director / Proprietor / Wearer of Many Hats
PK, Associate Editor
Cat Carter, Production Manager
Editors Gene Turnbow, Managing Editor
"PK", Associate Editor
Staff Writers Susan L. Fox
Promotions Fox Purtill
On-Air Rodimal Axon
Rob "True Thomas" Seutter
“Second Life” and related terms are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc.
“Justice League Unlimited” and related terms are trademarks of DC Comics, a division of Warner Communications Inc. No affiliation with DC Comics, Warner Communications or their affiliates is expressed or implied. The group by the name “Justice League Unlimited” does not operate as a commercial entity within the Second Life online service, and no products related to intellectual property owned by DC Comics are distributed by Krypton Radio in any form.
Official statements about Krypton Radio, its staff, its related groups such as the League of Heroes or the Second Life group Justice League Unlimited, Phantom Zone, GridWatch, Krypton Universe and other affiliated groups come only from Krypton Radio and its staff. No other entities have been authorized to speak for us, or represent our interests in any way.