Frequently asked questions, and answers

Who are you?

We are 1 Pure Radio Network, an independent, non-commercial enterprise that believes that radio shouldn’t be confined to just what “they” tell us to play. We want to give every musician a chance to be on our airwaves!

The staff have considerable experience in programming, particularly with alternative, rock, pop and dance music.


Where are you?

We are located near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with additional offices in Chicago, Illinois, US.


How can I suggest a song to be played?

There are several options!

send an e-mail to requests@1pureradio.com
send a text to +16302967562
a submission via our form at https://1pureradio.com/contact/


How is licensing handled?

All materials are broadcast in accordance with the legal requirements of TorontoCast (our streaming partner), as well as SOCAN, a Canadian Performance Rights Organization. Futher, 1 Pure Radio Network has also obtained direct permission for all of the works heard on this station through all relevant rights holders or their intermediaries. Any song that you hear on our services has rigorously passed these requirements.

The music on all services produced by 1 Pure Radio will never be made available for download in any form.

Licensing and royalty fees are paid for each song, based on listener counts, to SOCAN. All broadcasts are monitored and each song is logged to ensure accurate monthly reporting.

If you own the rights to a particular work, and still wish to file a DMCA complaint and have your song removed from our service, please e-mail dmca@1pureradio.com.


What kind of music do you play on your stations?

1 Pure Alternative Radio: The latest and the best in alternative rock, indie pop, and many other “left-of-center” tracks. The core experience is for music from 1990 to today, with specialty programming involving the beginnings of the genre (1970s and 1980s). Examples of major label artists include:

Coldplay, The Killers, Green Day, LINKIN PARK, The Offspring, Radiohead, twenty one pilots, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, The Black Keys, The Lumineers, Vance Joy, The Head And The Heart, The Neighbourhood, X Ambassadors, Young the Giant, Foster the People, Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine, Lorde, Panic! At the Disco, Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, The Strokes, Phoenix, The Kooks, Death Cab for Cutie, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, The Shins, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Bloc Party.

1 Pure EDM Radio: A massive variety of dance music from the past 25 years, leaning mainly on electronic dance music. Examples of major label artists include:

Vassy, David Guetta, Avicii, the Chainsmokers, Axwell and Ingrosso, Alesso, Kygo, Galantis, Axwell, Hardwell, David Guetta.


How can I be a presenter (DJ) on your stations?

We are not featuring any live presenters at this time due to budget constraints, instead, our existing staff programs the stations on a daily basis to ensure a fresh music mix.

When our finances improve, we will revisit this idea, including seeking persons that are passionate about the types of music we play and who want to help further guide our vision of providing entertaining radio with features and songs you won’t find just anywhere.

However, if you do have any pre-recorded, weekly shows in the genres of EDM or Alternative/indie, we are interested in hearing from you for a potential slot in our schedule. Please submit a sample programme to shows@1pureradio.com.


How can I send music to you?

Our general rules are as follows:

Email your song to:

No Demo Tapes.
Your Music Must Be Mixed & Mastered, and Ready for Airplay.
We suggest a conventional song length (i.e. 2.5 to 5 minutes) to best integrate with our existing programming.

• Serious Inquiries Only •
Please provide your phone number, mailing address and email address with your submission.  If we are interested in playing your music we will contact you with further information.

All submissions become the property of our radio stations and will not be returned. No acknowledgement of your submission is guaranteed. If the radio stations are interested in your submission, we will contact you directly. All submissions must be original works. By sending your submissions to the radio station(s), you are granting the radio station(s) permission to play the submission on-air in the sole discretion of the station. By sending in your submission to the station, there is no guarantee that it will receive airplay, but we will give it every possible consideration.

Thank you in advance for your submission.


What is your policy on advertising?

We run no advertising on any of our services, as we are operating as a non-commercial entity and cannot trade advertising for profit.

If you enjoy what you hear, please consider a donation to defray various expenses, including music acquisition and licensing fees – please donate any amount. You will find donation details below.