On October 27th, Steel Bridge Radio, a locally based internet radio station, begins broadcasting original, collaboratively written music, live concerts, and exclusive interviews with artists, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at The content of this innovative media creation focuses on the collaborative music written and recorded during the three yearly songwriting retreats and festivals held since 2005 at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay. Steel Bridge Radio not only plays the music from the compilation CD’s from the previous nine years of recordings, but also delves deep into the hundreds of archived tracks that have, until now, remained silent.


Sturgeon Bay native and Steel Bridge Radio’s Operations Manager, James Larsen, hosts the musical journey through the past and into the future of the collaborative music created at The Holiday. Larsen along with pat mAcdonald, melaniejane, Steve Hamilton and others will also develop ‘specialty’ radio shows featuring the music and different topics inside the music through live, on-air programs with listener interaction via telephone and live chat, and special features like live streaming of Steel Bridge artists’ concerts in Door County and wherever they may be around the country and globe.


“Steel Bridge Radio has the potential to shine a global spotlight on the inspired music created here over the years by an incredibly diverse cast of characters,” Larsen says. “It has the power to reach listeners from around the world who are hungry for original, collaborative creations and to promote the artists who pour their hearts and souls into making music. It’s time to take this music across the bridge and send it out into the world.”


As pat mAcdonald, Creative Director and partner in this new media venture says, “Where there are bridges, there are no boundaries.”


The songwriters from around the world who travel to Sturgeon Bay to take part in the three songwriting festivals at the Holiday Music Motel (February’s ‘Love On Holiday,’ June’s ‘Steel Bridge Songfest’ and October’s ‘Dark Songs’) bring with them stories and experiences from around the world that get distilled into musical tales that surprise, entertain and captivate new listeners. With so much global and local talent bottled up at the Holiday Music Motel for days on end, a song can twist in any direction.


“With the increasing popularity of smartphones and the prevalence of wi-fi connectivity around the world,” Larsen says, “There could never be a better time for Steel Bridge Radio to become a reality. I really give massive kudos to pat mAcdonald for having the vision more than ten years ago to grow his roots deep in Sturgeon Bay and make Sturgeon Bay the hotbed for creative and original music that it is today.”


Follow Steel Bridge Radio on Facebook and visit to join the mailing list and receive updates to be invited to a special sneak preview of the station. You can contact the studio at (920) 473-5571.


Steel Bridge Radio exists to celebrate the collaboratively written and produced music created at the Holiday Music Motel, and to promote these original compositions to the world. Steel Bridge Radio is the shortest distance between creation and rotation.  


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