Merry Christmas Everybody!

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christmas-treeFrom everyone here at RCD Radio, we would like to wish all of our listeners a Very Merry Christmas and thank you for being part of RCD Radio for 2014!

Throughout the day, we are playing Non Stop Christmas Music, ALL DAY!!!! Live on our Live page! Listen Live now at http://live.rcdradio.com

Check out our Christmas Schedule for 2014, we have plenty of christmas music playing through out this festive season, read our Christmas Schedule at http://rcdradio.com/clara/christmas-schedule/

Thank you again for all of your support and we hope we will continue to get it in 2015.

RCD Radio Transmission Broadcast and Recordings Test

red-logo-white-smallSome major changes have been made to the quality of our feed and how we record our shows/content, today we have performed a major broadcast tests to see what quality is best for us.

We have had to do this today due to the fact that the Rock Night broadcast, although was pretty much spot on during the broadcast from a output point of view, was terrible when we downloaded it from the VaughnLive server (The service we use to broadcast on currently) on to YouTube and the fact that DJ Lozo’s Mixes Episode 7 was not even recorded properly due to a technical fault with the server.

DSCF4501When we have streamed in the past, our past broadcasts have been downloaded from the streaming service we were using for our own archives and for YouTube, we have never done any sort of local recording and we have always had to rely on the service we are using, but from now, we will be making local recordings of our broadcasts as well as server recordings, incase our local recordings fail.

We have decreased the size of the video output for the broadcast and we are now recording the stream directly on to the streaming machine so we have a good and clear local recording for YouTube, plus if our local recording fails for what ever reason, we always have the server recording which will actually be in a better state than it was before.

DSCF4525The reason its taken us this long to sort this properly is to the fact of new equipment and experimenting with it to see what it can and can’t handle in Live streaming situations, is was not until we actually did a Live show would we know for sure what we could and could not do.

Below are 2 videos, first video is how the steam will now look when recording on the VaughnLive server (This is not what it will look like when Live, only recording, Live will look allot better)

Under the first video will be a local recording of the same stream, both videos were recorded at exactly the same time and neither video’s have been put through any movie software, this was all done Live within Telestream, Wirecast, they have come directly from where they first came from.

RCD Radio – Test Transmission – Server Recording – 09/12/2014

RCD Radio – Test Transmission – Local Recording – 09/12/2014

Album of the Day

album-of-the-day-pic1We have not properly launched Album of the Day yet, but today from 12pm, we are!

album-of-the-day-pic2Everyday we will be playing a completely random track in full without any interruptions.

The album will be from the same genre that will be played that same evening so for example Mondays album will be a rock album and Tuesday album will be a Country album.

album-of-the-day-pic3We will be playing the album at 12:00pm everyday, for the first month, December, you can find the schedule for album of the day below, (December 2014) alternatively, you can go to http://rcdradio.com/album/ to find the full list on our album of the day schedule which will be updated before the start of every month.

December 2014

Monday 1st – Soft Rock Classics Volume 2 by Various Artists

Tuesday 2nd – The Very Best Of Dolly Parton by Dolly Parton

Wednesday 3rd –  Now That’s What I Call Music 34

Thursday 4th – Encore – Alesha dixon

Friday 5th – Daniel Powter by Daniel Powter

Saturday 6th – See You In The Morning by Mint Royale

Sunday 7th – The high road by Jojo

Monday 8th – The legend by Joe Cocker

Tuesday 9th – Forty Great Country Duets by Ernest Tubb & Friends

Wednesday 10th – Now That’s What I Call Music 65

Thursday 11th – Fever by Kylie Minogue

Friday 12th – Tired of hanging around – The Zuttons

Saturday 13th – Ghettoblaster by Armand van helden

Sunday 14th – The Definitive Groove Collection by Sister sledge

Monday 15th – Fog on the Tyne by Lindisfarne

Tuesday 16th – Who Will Pray for Me by Conway Twitty

Wednesday 17th – Now That’s What I Call Music 60

Thursday 18th – Gold Greatest Hits by Steps

Friday 19th – Serious Hits…Live! by Phil Collins

Saturday 20th – In The City by Kevin Rudolf

Sunday 21st – 80’s Giga Hits Collection (Disk 15)

Monday 22nd – War of the worlds by Jeff Wayne

Tuesday 23rd – Straight to Hell by Hank Williams III

Wednesday 24th – The Best Christmas Album In The World…Ever! CD 1

Thursday 25th – The Best Christmas Album In The World…Ever! CD 2

Friday 26th – Elbow by Elbow

Saturday 27th – The New Pepsi Chart Album CD 1

Sunday 28th – Hit the Highway by The Proclaimers

Monday 29th – 10 Years of Hits by Ronan Keating

Tuesday 30th – The Definitive Collection by Tammy Wynette

Wednesday 31st – Now That’s What I Call Music 05

This is just for December 2014, to see future and a up to date version, visit our album of the day page at http://rcdradio.com/album/

Big thanks goes to @Luemas155 who will be organizing this for every month.