Hi there. My name is Reedster and I’m a surfer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to being a surfing addict, I am a huge fan of surf music.
Although a surfer, I’m not a musician, much to my chagrin. I have tried to play the guitar over the years, but I just don’t have the talent or dedication required to be player (the best I can do is play the first few bars of Link Wray’s Rumble.) Mucho respect to all of you who can play.
A few years ago, I started an online radio station on Live365.com to broadcast a collection of my favorite surf tunes. That collection quickly expanded to include exotica-style music. Originally called Scotia Surfer, I changed the station name to Haliwax, which alludes to surfing, records, and the city where I live.
Since the station has been on the air, it has attracted listeners from all over the world. It’s great to see so many others appreciate such a cool sub-genre of music. Recently, I have been getting quite a bit of positive feedback, which I suspect maybe a result of Live365.com’s slick smartphone app.
I have also gratefully received music from surf bands across North America and Europe and I have added a numerous tunes to the station’s rotation. So if you know of a great surf tune or are in a band and would like some air play, please contact me. Please keep in mind that I will only add tunes if they fit with the vibe of the station
Like many Live365 broadcasters, I’m not making any money off the radio station – it is purely a hobby. However, you can help keep me motivated by adding me to your Live365 presets and sending me feedback with suggestions. Or you could buy a T-shirt.
Stay tuned, and hang loose.