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An Interesting History of A Classical Station Going Rock Then Back To Classical Again

The year, 1974 and I was sitting in the barbers chair having my hair cut. Classical music station WNCN 104.3 FM was playing on the radio. The time was about 11:45 am. Then suddenly at 12:00 noon, the station ID came on. "WQIV, New York, Quadraphonic 104.3. Suddenly "Roll Over Beethoven" by the Electric Light Orchestra came on. The station was now rock! Here's an article that remembers this change which only lasted about 9 months. WQIV 104.3. This article was taken from NYC Radio Archive.com. A great website on radio in New York City. NYC RADIO ARCHIVE.COM WQIV was a short-lived FM rock station (November 7, 1974 - August 25, 1975) owned by Starr Broadcasting that replaced classical WNCN. Its

Internet Radio Persistence is the Key

Running a successful internet radio station by yourself is no easy task especially if you are very serious about gaining an audience and sounding professional. There are so many ups and downs, and there are problems and issues that always need attention. Usually there is no engineer or computer technician on hand. If something goes wrong, it's a daunting task to figure out where the problem originates and how to solve it. Throughout the years, I've acquired professionals that I could call on when something does go wrong. I have a computer technical company that I turn to in the event of a computer problem, a voice talent that records various audio imaging for the station, as well as several

Internet Radio - Being Local and International at the Same Time

Internet radio is heard in most places in the world and keeping it local can be tricky. First of all you have to set the priority at the beginning in order to gain a loyal audience. If you're a music station, keep the music flowing and consistent. Edgewater Gold Radio is local to the Delaware Beaches. What can do we do to stay local? We continually provide local information about events and news items to our listeners. We also provide local weather, ferry sailing schedules and any traffic related problems when necessary. We also make sure that we keep the oldies flowing at all times. Information is given in short snippets between songs or into a stop set. I find that as long as you don't sto

Gaining An Internet Radio Audience is Not Easy

I always tell new internet radio operators that they must get the word out on their station. One main task is to get listed in as many internet radio directories as possibly. This can be time consuming and requires persistence. Advertising and using social media also spreads the word. This should also be done on a consistent basis. Don't keep changing your format and keep promoting the music you play. I gained a large audience when I first started Edgewater Gold Radio in 2002 and at that time social media did not exist. I kept a consistent format and internet radio was still in it's infant stages so there wasn't much competition. A big blow for me was when Live 365, the service that distrib

Where All the Good Songs Have Gone

In today's changing radio world, so many AM and FM stations are going by the way side. Recently WPLJ in New York was sold to a company that programs contemporary Christian Music. I'm not against any of this music but radio stations are all becoming clones of one another and the radio landscape is becoming a barren desert. The salvation is really internet radio with individual owners who program "outside of the box" and offer thousands and thousands of different formats with music for anyone's tastes. The problem is the opposite of traditional AM and FM radio, there's too much content to choose from. You can spend days sampling the thousands of diverse internet radio stations streaming all

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

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Grow Your Blog Community

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Promoting Your Internet Radio Station

Running an Internet Radio Station includes promotion. Since internet radio is really not localized, you need to get the word out to many sources. The market is quickly getting very saturated and standing out can really be a challenge. Choose one thing that can draw listeners to your station and focus on that rather than trying to be everything to everyone. I spend a certain amount of time promoting Edgewater Gold Radio through social media, blogs, local flyers etc. This process must be continuous. Airtime has published a great guide to Internet radio promotion. Just click "airtime" above. There are many things that you can do on a daily basis you just have to come up with a promotion plan a

Internet Radio Keeps Owners and Operators on Their Toes!

If you own and operate an internet radio station and are broadcasting live, do not expect complacency. You are probably running to whole operation yourself but hopefully have some "go to" people if certain issues come up! There is sooooo much to pay attention to. One thing that running an internet station does is keep your brain in tune. Programming isn't the only thing that you have to be concerned with. Technical issues ALWAYS come up and they are one of the toughest tasks in discovering the source of the problem. For instance, I use three computers to run Edgewater Gold Radio. One for production, one for advertising and news and the other for on air use only. I voice track each day on th

A Dedication to a Mentor and Friend

I began my radio career as a scared college kid in 1971 and the only experience I had in radio was listening to it. I was attending a college at the time in NJ and they were starting a radio station. I joined and was put on the planning committee. That whole year I spent attending planning meetings and categorizing music in the Library. I later transferred to William Paterson University where I immediately joined the college radio station WPSC. This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I did a weekly show and met some friends who became part of my radio family. We are still in touch today! I didn't really learn about commercial radio programming and structure until I got my first

Imaging Adds Life To A Station

While listening to the radio growing up, it wasn't just the music that would spark my interests. It was the DJ's, jingles and station imaging. Imaging makes a radio station "come alive." Imaging not only identifies the station but creates a type of energy that causes the audience to listen longer. Many people prefer services like Pandora where selected music plays continually but to me, this is not real radio. There's no excitement! Lots of radio station will play upbeat music but with very little imaging. I find this very boring. If I'm listening to the radio, I need to feel the stations energy. Imaging, jingles and personalities, bring out the station's energy. These elements are the core

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