You won't belive this!

Discussion in 'Volunteering' started by Mayedd, May 27, 2013.

  1. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Yes thats right! Yet ANOTHER online station desperately looking to add DJs! Why should you join us over any other station out there? No reason whatsoever! What do we offer thats different to the other 437 stations continuosly posting for new DJs - NOTHING to be honest. We are about to celebrate our 2nd birthday so I thought I would post here to see if anyone is interested in joining a small band of socially unique individuals who - since the demise of CB radio feel the need to broadcast to the world in their own unique style via the art of streaming mp3 (just for the nerd fans out there - after all who actually does stream in aac?). So if you have nothing better to do whilst prime time television is on and prefer speaking and broadcasting to fellow slightly strange "net" people then check us out.
    Right thats the attempt of a comedy write up done! (well it makes a difference from the usual guff).

    We are;
    legal (PRS & PPL)
    Fun (most of the time)
    Online 24/7 (when our bloomin streaming hosts play ball)
    Do not use an Auto DJ system
    Fully automated transmission system that puts you live and takes you off air automatically at the correct time as well as records all live shows automatically for repeat broadcast / archive
    Encourage listener interaction via chatroom and song requester
    Ask DJs to make a contribution to the running of the station (mainly the license fees)
    Hold listener/social events through the year.
    Hold Outside Broadcasts at various events through the year
    Provide DJs with custom written playout software (pretty decent if we say so ourselves)
    DJs have personal email address provided. (I know, contain yourself with the excitement on that one!)
    No illusuions of being anything bigger than we are


    We are not;
    any good (most likely true)


    Who are we? Oh yeah - we are A1 Radio Welcome to A1Radio
    Come check us out
    Email: edd@a1radio.co.uk if you are the slightest bit interested.
    If not then simply glaze over this post and check and the one above which most likely says something like the following;
    "Lots of slots still vacant" = only 2 DJs on the station
    Have a great day :)
    See you all in about 2 months when I too will post an almost identical message.
     
  2. General Lighting

    General Lighting Super Moderator Staff Member

    TBH if you are based in Peterborough I'm surprised you have not gone for a full community radio license on Band II (which of course would not stop you having your online stream) or teamed up with the crews who are trying this as you are easily professional enough to do so.

    I'll admit the music format isn't what I'd normally listen to (I prefer specialist dance music shows) but its all done well and the playout system you have developed is impressive (I spent most of yesterday trying to install Sourceforge Airtime on a VPS I have access to only to find that its not compatible with that build).

    As for AAC it gets used a fair bit nowadays, ofen used is to stream to users on smartphones so it doesn't eat away too much at their data allowance, and its widely used by mainstream broadcasters for terrestrial digital radio. I personally don't think it sounds as good as even Band II FM analogue and is only any good for speech, and todays dataplans in most of Europe and many Asian nations will let you often listen to a 192k stream on 3G without breaking the bank.

    Some terrestrial broadcasters are trialling using it with DRM on MF and HF bands but I am unsure of its value elsewhere.or how well it copes in real life conditions with these bands swamped by interference generated by modern gadgets. its amusing you should mention CB as until recently some folk still used them but those frequencies are now nearly unusable because of this interference!
     
  3. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Thanks for your comments. We try hard (don't always suceed). Just completed an upgrade of our HQ studio with some upgrades on equipment on their way (new Commodore 64 and an 8 track tape deck).
     
  4. telabadmanwot

    telabadmanwot New Member

    hahahahaha brilliant.
     
  5. DJLadyJ

    DJLadyJ New Member

    KWR Radio

    We are looking for On-line Dj's for our NEW upcoming online radio station.
    If your over 18 and energenic, we want You!
    We will set you up with our sams system ( via team viewer )
    We are a new upcoming Online community radio station
    Live texas holdem to play agaist other members
    LIVE Streamin TV
    Chat
    Members features and More....
    And we need you!
    For more info. please contact us
    info@kentuckyweedradio.com
     
  6. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    That's cheeky hijacking my post!
    I'd like to say they read the post but unlikely!!
     
  7. telabadmanwot

    telabadmanwot New Member

    They inadvertently pushed your more popular post to the top of the forum (more views)

    WAY above their own :rofl:

    I like your pitch better, much more entertaining.

    Did you get my email Ed? By the way, are you based in Ireland, with a name like that???
     
  8. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Silver lining to every cloud eh!
    Don't think I got your email?
     
  9. General Lighting

    General Lighting Super Moderator Staff Member

    that is not too far off some equipment that was actually used in early broadcast automation systems and still found into the early 2000s :rofl:
     
  10. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Well luckily we have some slightly more up to date equipment. Love to see a pure Commodore setup radio station!! lol
     
  11. telabadmanwot

    telabadmanwot New Member

    there was a resurgence of 8bit music remixs going around, not my cup of tea though.
     
  12. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Must admit I do have a few as VO beds :)
     
  13. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    They make surprisingly good beds
     
  14. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Not at all! I have quite a few here too!
     
  15. telabadmanwot

    telabadmanwot New Member

    please tll me you have thunder cats and the A team 8)
     
  16. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    I am pleased to tell you I do have both of those lol
     
  17. gmonster

    gmonster New Member

    Listening In

    What sort of content do you guys produce? I'd be interested to listen in. :)
     
  18. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Pretty much anything - request heavy formats. Some specialist shows but not keen on continous mixes (might as well just listen to itunes for that). We promote DJ/listener interaction.
     
  19. gmonster

    gmonster New Member

    Cool, this sounds like fun. When are you live? 8)
     
  20. Mayedd

    Mayedd Member

    Cheers, station is on air 24/7. Checkout our schedule www.a1radio.co.uk/schedule
    Multiple live shows every day.
    Thanks for your interest.
     

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