Day 237_2017 End of Summer

Time waits for no-one and a lot has happened since I last put digital pen to virtual paper.

The studio was out of action for 10 days, a long time in radio due to a Hard Drive failure, this brought home the problems of running a station from home with no reserve for “failsafe or emergency” replacement. it was made more difficult with the failure of the switching unit from studio to the .www meaning total replacement costs of £140 😦

your pennies can be donated here to help keep us running

AJK Radio Funding page

 

The wonder that is remote voice tracking of a radio show continues to prove a big hit with our regular presenters, Trevor,Paul and Sarah. Could you be our next?

From the comfort of your own home with an outlay of £150 for the kit you have thje radio and the www. at your disposal, after that running costs for a remote presenter is £1 per week, for as many show you can create *(subject to airtime availability).

The goals for the station currently is funding for the station to stay online and to support its DAB application. this will give AJK a local reach to Beds, Bucks and Herts in the UK. again if you can help with costs, click the link above.

With 27 days left of summer, we count down to our Autumn programming, as the nights draw in in and it gets colder and darker of the evenings, AJK Radio aims to be your listening choice.

From the start of the charts way back in 1952 to the chart of today. AJK has it covered, with specialist shows ‘peppered’ throughout’ the schedule.

Time waits for no-one and a lot has happened since I last put digital pen to virtual paper.
The studio was out of action for 10 days, a long time in radio due to a Hard Drive failure, this brought home the problems of running a station from home with no reserve for “failsafe or emergency” replacement. it was made more difficult with the failure of the switching unit from studio to the .www meaning total replacement costs of £140 😦
your pennies can be donated here to help keep us running
AJK Radio Funding page

The wonder that is remote voice tracking of a radio show continues to prove a big hit with our regular presenters, Trevor,Paul and Sarah. Could you be our next?
From the comfort of your own home with an outlay of £150 for the kit you have thje radio and the www. at your disposal, after that running costs for a remote presenter is £1 per week, for as many show you can create *(subject to airtime availability).
The goals for the station currently is funding for the station to stay online and to support its DAB application. this will give AJK a local reach to Beds, Bucks and Herts in the UK. again if you can help with costs, click the link above.
With 27 days left of summer, we count down to our Autumn programming, as the nights draw in in and it gets colder and darker of the evenings, AJK Radio aims to be your listening choice.

Since our last post we’ve lost most entertainers and musicians.

Bruce Forsyth

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Paddington Bear Creator, Michael Bond

Peter Sallis, Actor and voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit

Roger Moore, James Bond and the Saint

Time, really does wait, for no one

 

Until next time, thanks for listening.

 

 

 

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Day 126_2017 “Retropia” pre launch

Another week draws to a close, and a busy, and at sometimes frustrating one for AJK Radio.

I.T issues continued to plague the studio this week, so much so I went back to using Windows 7

My voice tracking presenters have had to suffer too, with RVT (remote voice tracking) being unavailable during the down time.

One a more positive note….

Leee John has recorded some voice overs for the station, and we’ve EXCLUSIVE pre launch play of the NEW album ‘Retropia”

To top all that, last wednesday I chatted to Leee for 45 minutes about music and the new album… as my first music interview, it didn’t have a dull fixed format of questions Leee has heard 1000 times before. in fact I came away as if I’d just caught up with an old friend.

Please do pre order the album, It is proper music, an album you will want to listen to time and time again.

For exclusive tracks from the album Leee is our “Artist on the Hour” throughout May, and the back catalougue of Leee’s work with Imagination is also showcased.

As always , thanks for listening, following and sharing

 

Alex

 

Day 119_2017 Not an Illusion

Been a busy few weeks since I last blogged.

I.T issues due to the station being online 24/7 that means the computers running the station have been giving me sleepless nights.

The Studio PC in particular haas been giving me problems of late however….

for the geeks amoung us, Broadcast Radio are working on V5 of their Myriad Playout software, we went live with a preview on the studio machine last week to overcome issues of V4 just conking out on us mid broadcast (compter related, not the software)

On a side not we have v4 working on a MAC!! via Parallels, and it’s more reliable than it’s windows counterpart (go figure)

Our latest presenter Paul Beavis goes from strength to strength with his show Weds 7-9pm (GMT)

The BIGGEST news is (drumroll please)

Leee John of Imagination has asked AJK Radio to promote his new album “Retropia” out on June 9th 2017

Listen out as Leee is our Artist on the Hour, EVERY hour for May, and you might just hear a track or two from the new album

Head over to our website to pre order the album

 

ww.ajkradio.moonfruit.com

 

As always thanks for listening…. until next time

 

Alex

Day 77_2017 “Introducing….”

We are proud to welcome and introduce Paul Beavis on air in April 2017

Paul is our second presenter to be putting shows together from the comfort of his home, he is also autistic.

AJK Radio is proud to do things differently, and will be increasing the awareness of autism, its challenges to those who live with it on a daily basis and how others can help to better understand. World Autism Awareness Week 27th March – 2nd April 2017

Your donations to both the station to keep it going and to the National Autism Society are appreciated.

All details can be found here

http://www.ajkradio.moonfruit.com

In other news….

We lost some Rock ‘n’ Roll over the weekend with the passing of Chuck Berry

Dame Vera Lynn celebrated her 100th Birthday

Keep an eye out for our World Autism Awareness Week posts

As always, thanks for listening

Alex