Great week for new music

Last Sunday at 18.00 GMT, AJK Radio launched a new feature.

Artist on the Hour – every hour, for a whole week.

2207700_origMeet Tom Solomon, pictured, he approached the station via Twitter to see if we were interested in playing a few songs. He sent over four.

Alex, Founder of AJK Radio was so chuffed someone had enquired accepted, but told Tom 4 songs over one 24 hour period would turn 6 times. AS good as the songs were, Alex didn’t want the sation to sound like any other station playing the same 5 tunes over and over.

Tom, said we were in luck, they were part of an album, a DOUBLE album no less of 28 top classical crossovers with his unique take on each one.

It was set, the whole album, set for the week on the hour. Tom was our first Artist of the Hour.

What has unfolded over the last 7 days, had me (and Tom) on the edge of our seats.

Using the power of social media, we both set about spreading the word, Tom was on the radio.

So how did he do?

Friday New Charts released – Tom #1 iTunes Classical Chart

And at time of writing this #4 iTunes Vocal Album Chart.

Tom, thank you for allowing AJK Radio on the journey, (it’s only just started)

You can continue to hear Tom’s New Album “Beautiful Day” on AJK Radio “Classical Comforts” show on Sunday Mornings.

If you’d like to feature as our next Artist of the Hour, send us a message via our Twiiter page ajk_radio.




Social media never sleeps

It’s 1am in the morning and I’m typing this update.

In the last 12 hours I have had my eyes opened wide as too how much you get absorbed into having an online presence that is not automated and proves to you followers / likers that your medium is the one they should be interacting with.

AJk Rafio is world wide online and broadcasts 24/7 so I signed my own exile from life when I took the social scene in hand.

Or so I thought.

Yesterday at about 12.30 I called my radio mate Justin as he was offering his knowledge of social media, there are recognised qualifications in this apparently.

At that time of the call I had 249 followers since starting Christmas Day last year. Not bad I though.

“I’ll add 20 by the end of the day” came Justin’s offer. I obliged him with the details and waited in anticipation.

Justin promised genuine followers and at this stage testing my waters.

As I took to write this my followers is sitting at 332….

If I find out any best practices, I’ll pass them on.

The challenge for me now is to interact, entertain and keep what will become my listener base for the station.

Suddenly 24 hours in a day just doesn’t seem enough