It’s a thing that many of us discover after a wile, producers and programmers alike, there’s a lot of fund diving into ones passion, but as good as it is to volunteer, at the end of the day, the bills still need to be paid, and absolutely can empathise where Marcus Paul is coming from, hense my hiatus as well.
Sponsorship and advertisers can only be accomplished with much larger audiences, and being restricted to web-radio, many of us have reached that dead end envelope, and unless something major happens, where a larger market can be reached, it’s viability remains in the questionable basket. Kudos to Alex and Marcus for the great effort, hope the big end of town can take us seriously one day.
Yes, I have been working hard to slowly upgrade the technoligy that runs Starter FM in the back-end.
We officially now have moved to a local Sydney Server for the streaming side of things, which gives us a better connection speed all round, we also recently upgraded to our own server equipment to run all our stations (Which was kindly donated by a listner) so we are now able to do so much more with creating content and additional streams.
And finally we have launched a few addition stations to fit into diffrent niches:
The fresh mix will be off air for a lengthy period of time due to my admission into hospital, I will be having a major eye operation next week, and will be in recovery for over a month. I won’t be able to use any equipment during this time, hopefully the fresh mix will be back on the air before christmas. I wish Starter and Hawksbury Radio the best of luck for obtaining their community license, as I believe ACMA are now in the final decision making stages.
Uh, yes, that’s the moonlight cafe, ha ha, only meant to be when I’m off the air at nights, but looks like an unusual astronomical phenomenon is about to happen (pardon the pun), there is going to be a number of weeks of non-stop moonlight (well at least in a program perspective anyway), as I won’t have any eye sight for a number of weeks, won’t be able to use any computers for a wile. Anyway, thanks for the sentiments, much appreciated. Hopefully we’ll get the sun up and rising again before xmas.
Sorry to here that Starter FM and Hawkesbury Radio missed out on the licenses, hopefully alternative spectrum can be found soon.
Just a short note that I’m back home, and that the operation has been successful so far. I’ve got long vision, but with lenses removed I have no reading vision. Hopefully this will be a temporary thing.
As regards to the fresh mix, I’m glad to say it’s up and running from today, but due to my relatively pour eye sight, I won’t be adding any new music or archive tracks for a wile, but with 17,000 tracks currenly in the library, this should be fine for some time.
All my typing is now done purely by text to speech software, apologies for any typos, just taking baby steps to getting every thing back to normal at this stage. With treatment over, and the potential that I could have been completely blind, it is a massive weight lifted of my shoulders that the main operation is over. Will be celebrating with some champers over the next few days.
When Kathryn Gene, was the current station manager for Hawkesbury Gold, I sat down and spoke with her about ideas for Hawkesbury Gold and what I was doing with Starter FM and Pulse Radio, it was not to much longer after that, that she decided to create the Pulse FM Radio brand, mirroring everything that I had told her.
I’m not saying I have complete rights over the name Pulse Radio, but the way it came about after I spoke with her about the brand and they way it was implemented, (IE not been called Pulse FM but Pulse FM Radio and coping the my designs and other info) seems to close to not be connected…