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Requests Are Fixed - No Seriously... They Are!

Looks like the folks at AudioRealm have been doing some tinkering and that messed with our online request system.  The issue has been resolved and requests are up and working again!

Outdated Links Purged - Streaming in Chrome Working

This morning we discovered Chrome was pulling up an old link for the Windows Media Player which caused our stream not to load for folks using that browser. It's been fixed and streaming should be working fine.

Our Host Changed Our Ports - We're Back Online...

We're aware there have been some problems connecting to the tunes - and apparently our host moved us without letting us know.  However, things are back on track and the best music on the internet keeps rolling on and on and on.  If you had the old listen link bookmarked - you'll need to update it as the port the music streams on has changed.

Also, REQUESTS have been re-enabled.  They've been broken for a while but the issue has been resolved.

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Become a FAN of JOHNfm on Facebook

We're a little bit late to the Facebook revolution, but if you love JOHNfm, listen all the time and can't wait to spread the word about us (and are a Facebook member) - hop on over and become an official FAN.  JOHN thanks you for your loyalty!

JOHNfm Facebook Fan Page
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New Master Control - Buy CD, Album Covers, Requests & More

It's been quite a few months here at the studios in beautiful Urbana, Maryland.  Our master control computer here (yes, the picture on the right) in the JOHNfm Studios went on the flake about 30-45 days ago.  When Windows XP Service Pack 3 initially tried to install, the hard drive crashed.  We were able to get things back online and backed up - then it happened again.  Around this time, we also started experiencing spikes in CPU.  Keep in mind, the same computer has been running JOHNfm since the inception, so we couldn't imagine what it could be. 

WHAT THE HECK! After looking for things like viruses, bad network cards and problems with the control program we use, and consulting the program support community we came up with nothing.  So, we bought a new hard drive, upped the ram to 2GB and did a fresh install of XP.  We then installed master control again - and guess what - same problems.  Now we were TOTALLY at a loss.  Plus, for some reason, the database didn't save correctly and we lost all of our album art. 

VISTA TO THE RESCUE: As a last resort, we installed (GASP) Windows Vista to the studio computer.  We've now been running for almost a week and knock wood, things have gone back to normal.  Our best guess is something in SP3 of XP didn't like our computer or the control program.  The good news is the frequent outages and glitches you might have been experiencing seem solved.

BUY CD: With that under our belt, we're starting to get back to the business of running a radio station.  We're working feverishly to restore all the album covers and data, and we're proud to say, for the first time since JOHNfm went online, the BUY CD function actually works from the JOHNfm Player!  So if you hear something, you can buy it right away!  Cool!

REQUESTS: Requests are also working.  When you request something, Master Control checks your request against recently played items.  As long as it fits the criteria, it gets thrown into the queue.  Usually that means no more than 2-3 songs before you hear your request!  We also added the Top 5 Requests to the right column of each page so you can see what listeners are into.

CHECKLIST: Now, the checklist of remaining stuff is as follows... record new JOHNfm Liners, maybe a few new Top Of The Hour ID's and fix the weather bed that still says "Classic Hits" from the original incarnation of the station.

Thanks for sticking with us.

JOHN
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New Stream Host - Buffering Issues Are Gone

For about the last week, we have had severe issues with the station buffering, so frankly put, JOHN had enough - and switched stream host providers.  The result is a cleaner steam with no buffering (thank god).  Apologies to all of you who may have given up on us because things just weren't reliable.  Hopefully you will give JOHN a second chance.


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A New Year On JOHNfm

Thanks for hanging with us thru our SANTAfm phase which lasted thru the last day of December.  We're glad to be Rockin' again! 

 


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