January 16, 2008
I was recently going through my logs of my time in what was known as Radio Guru, not through any special effort, just because I was going through old back up discs and came across them. This led me to create a bot but that’s another story…..
So I was thinking to myself about how I missed it, until I spoke to someone who frequents the channel that the current incarnation of what was Radio Guru resides.
They said they were in there from early morning to afternoon and the channel was filled with only ‘parts’ and ‘joins’. Not one person had spoken for hours and hours, and I remembered looking at the listening figures one evening also, there were 0 people tuned when I went to bed and 0 when I woke up. The last time I was asked to tune in there were 9 or10 tuned and the current ‘owner’ said on air that there were ‘loads of listeners this evening’. How times have changed since the people who put effort in were driven away.
So, yes I do miss the old Radio Guru when, looking at my logs, and remembering the ‘stats’ there wasn’t a minute went by without chatting for literally days, and if you had less than 20 tuned to your set it was a bad day.
Do I miss the current version? How can I?
There are normally less tuned than there are op’s in the channel and nobody converses in the channel or puts any effort in to making changes, they seem more concerned about kicking people out rather than bringing them in. Just shows where it has been taken after the inferior took over after the original founders left.
Tis a shame.
I can do my podcasts / live shows when the fancy takes me, not quite Radio Guru, but I still enjoy putting my sets together. And certainly better than the tatters I left behind there.
January 10, 2008
The first ever episode of The Free Music Show on Open Radio broadcasts tonight at 9pm GMT hosted by PoeticJaffaCake, aka… me.
Please see the Open Radio page for more details of how to tune in or take part.
January 7, 2008
I think the first Open Radio show went quite well, only a couple of listeners, but then again I didn’t publicize it too much.
A great big thank you to those that did tune in and to spuggy for his plug on his myspace. (Where has your site gone!?! I want to plug back).
The listener figures don’t matter to me to be honest, it’s the putting together of the show and the music that I missed and love.
I suppose I should do a pop up radio player for ease of use at some point, probably today.
One thing that people could do who want to support this new venture could do is idle in the irc channel. That and web page are the only forms of advertisement I am using atm, that and word of mouth I guess.
Well, despite what the pre-recorded parts of me in the show said, there will be a new show on Wednesday, not Sunday but the repeats will continue until then.
Ok, that’s me done.
Edit: Oh yeah, and if you know anyone who might be interested in putting a show together and / or using the server, point them in my direction.
January 6, 2008
Please remember to check the Open Radio page for up to date information.
Open Radio is the radio branch of anopensource.net
We will be online initially for weekly broadcasts. Watch this space.
9pm GMT 12th January 2008 (previous show repeated daily at 9pm)
9pm GMT 10th January 2008 (The Free Music Show)
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