This is an interview from November 2, 2002 that Frank did with Corey Deitz of About.com. LUVeR was active from February 1999 through April 2012.
LUVeR: Anti-Corporate, Anti-Capitalist Web Radio Radical, Uncensored, and streaming 24/7
LUVeR stands for “Love Underground Visionary Revolution”. It prides itself on being anti-corporate, anti-capitalist and probably a few more “anti” things as well. What it isn’t against is provocative, fresh Web Radio. LUVeR and stations in the same spirit are what Webcasting is all about. Your Radio Guide talks with one of LUVeR’s people, Frank Moore.
Corey: What makes LUVeR unique in your opinion?
Frank Moore: Well…how many radical webstations are there that are totally non-commercial, completely uncensored, stream live 24/7, have a core rotation of over 15,000 songs (adding more every day!) of every kind of music, webcast a wide range of programs created by people around the world, cover news, do exposés, cover political and cultural events, have large on-demand audio and video libraries, a separate news site…all run by just people for almost 4 years? Guess we have to define the word “unique”.
Corey: LUVeR states it is “an anti-corporate, anti-capitalist revolution!”. Can you talk more about that?
Frank Moore: Well, LUVeR is not about selling, making money, making it big. It is communication, spreading passions, inciting revolution. This is why we do LUVeR, pay for LUVeR, etc. This is what the internet is suited for. The corporate capitalists are freaking out because they finally have realized that the only way to make profits off the web is through monopolization. They also realized that they can not compete with us passion creative people making community together. So they are coming after us. But that’s doomed to failure.
LUVeR challenges the audience. When we first started LUVeR, people freaked because we played all kinds of music together…Without the false marketing ploy of genres. I know when people freak, we are doing our job! So we have weened people over the years away from the limits of genres. They freak when we show human eroticism. They freak when we do news, politics…Anything other than straight music. But LUVeR is here, not to make money or create a mass listenership, but to challenge, to plow down limits…And that over time attracts an adventurous audience.
Corey: LUVeR’s schedule is fairly varied. In traditional radio, that’s called “block programming” where different types of shows take up “blocks” of time. Would you agree LUVeR programs that way or am I wrong?
Frank Moore: God no! Block programming fragments reality…And gets boring fast! Each person is god over her show’s content…I never know what they will do. We schedule things purely on the practical level, not on content, not what will go with what! That would be safe…Boring!
Corey: Tell us about some of your favorite shows on LUVeR…
Frank Moore: Do I look that stupid? That would get me killed! Most of the shows I love. A few I don’t like. You have to explore LUVeR yourself! But my live streaming video show, the Shaman’s Den, is on Sundays at 8pm pt…The ultimate variety show with live bands, interviews, etc. For 2 hours. And then, after the sexy Susan Block’s video show, my “Playing with Passion” comes on where we play my videos of live performances…A lot of nudity! And that is just Sunday night!
Corey: LUVeR says it’s a “tribal” channel. Can you explain more about that?
Frank Moore: Well, it’s a big tribe who creates LUVeR, us here, the LUVeR crews who go out and tape events, the people who do their shows on LUVeR (anyone can do a LUVeR show), the D.I.Y. Bands who send us their music, the voices we webcast, and of course the listeners/viewers, etc., etc….A tribe of thousands!
In 1996, Frank re-ordered Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top 500 Songs of All-Time List” to his liking. He then had Mikee download all of the songs on the list and add them to the mix on his internet station, LUVeR.com.
Here’s his top 50! (There’s a link to a .pdf of the entire list below)
FRANK’S ROOTS ROCK’N’ Sunday, December 01, 1996
I Put a Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
Downhearted Blues – Bessie Smith
Ain’t That a Shame – Fats Domino
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
Imagine – John Lennon
Yakety Yak – The Coasters
The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson