Website Downtime for New Site Launch

red-logo-white-smallThis blog post is to let our listeners know that our website will be down from Friday afternoon until launch, to prepare for our new website launch on Saturday 9th April at 15:30.

During the downtime, you won’t be able to access archive show information, our website search engine, Now Playing page, or our main Live page.

pic081However, you will still be able to listen at our temporary web page which we have set up, link below, from there you can still use our Live chat and listen to our feed, our HD option at this time is not available until full site launch.

You can still watch old archive shows on our YouTube channel, situated at http://youtube.com/rcdradio

Here is what to look forward to on our launch day.

(All times are UK Time (GMT +01:00))

15:30 – New Website Launches
16:00 – RCD Radio’s Brand New Website Launch 2016 (Music Request Show)
18:00 – DJ Lozo’s Mixes – Episode 23
19:00 – Rock Night With DJ Luemas155 – Episode 5

We hope you can all make it, if not to all of our shows, then at least 1 or some of something, we would love it if you stopped by to say Hi to us.

Thank you, please keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our upcoming website launch.

Temporary Live Page where you can still listen: http://temp.rcdradio.com (This URL will be removed once the new website is up and running)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcdradio
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rcdradio

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Server Maintenance Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

red-logo-white-smallEvery 2nd Wednesday of every month, RCD Radio’s Live 24/7 Stream will go offline for scheduled maintenance.

Why?

We like to keep our servers up to date with the latest Windows Updates, as Microsoft releases updates for their operating system on every 2nd Tuesday of every month, we are doing our updates 24 hours later, why the delay? because we want to make sure Microsoft got it right, also giving them plenty of chance to release their updates.

IMG_6657How long?

We may also do some other maintenance on our server, such as a cleaning or hard drive checks, or even, hardware updates, so it all depends, but the minimum our servers will be down, is between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on how long it takes Windows Updates to install, typically, thats all we will do, if we need to do any other maintenance, we will mention on our social media pages that it may take longer than normal.

How will we know?

We will always tweet and post on Facebook, when we are about to shut off the servers for maintenance, we will also link to this blog post, explaining what it is and what we do.

t-shirt-bulk4What is effected?

Everything to do with our Live streams, including our main Live page stream and all our mobile streams, also effected, our IRC Channel Bots, such as RoBo and Jarvis, our website and other services will continue to operate as normal.

We would like to avoid these important maintenance checks on our servers, but these checks keep our servers in working perfect order for what they are used for and therefore must be done.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on our downtime and for other things regarding RCD Radio.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcdradio
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rcdradio

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We Are Going HD!

hd-screenshotIt has finally happened! We are fully armed and ready to go 720p HD Live Streaming for all our shows.

Today, we are official announcing our roll out of our 720p Live streaming during our Live shows, although, since December we have been recording all out shows in 720p HD, but this is the final step to make this transition complete.

Watch one of DJ Lozo’s Mixes, from December, recorded and published to YouTube in HD to get an idea of what to expect.

DJ Lozo’s Mixes – Episode 20

pic5Some of you may be questioning, if we have gone HD, how are the listeners who’s connections can’t support 720p HD going to be able to listen and watch? Well, don’t you worry! You will still be able to watch as always in our standard definition quality that you know and love, that has not changed, we were only going to roll out HD, if we were able to stream in both 720p and in our normal quality we have always used.

Our HD feed has its own page on our website, you can find it at the address at the bottom of this post, you will be able to see everyone in the standard definition can see, the chat, other feeds and information, except your feed will be opt in to view our stream in 720p HD.

pic077The HD feed will not at this point be on 24/7, we are only rolling it out for our Live shows at the moment, we may in the future roll our a HD version of our 24/7 stream, but, one step at a time.

DJ Lozo’s Mixes, on 31st January 2016, will be our first ever show to be experienced Live in 720p HD, so make sure you join us and RSVP: http://rcdr.me/1Z6DJ4u

You will be able to see all our shows, in HD, on our HD page, which is at http://hd.rcdradio.com

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, for updates on when one of our Live Shows goes Live and updates on RCD Radio.

All RCD Radio related news articles can also be found at http://news.rcdradio.com

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All New in 2016

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From all of us here at RCD Radio, we would like to thank everyone who has been involved with RCD Radio in 2015, it has been a massive year for us and we are going to continue this in to 2016.

Our main highlight this year was our 26 hour broadcast we did in July, hitting our record for the most unique website visits, most people in our IRC chat at the same time and most amount of viewers watching us on our Live stream, what a exhausting 26 hour show that was, you can still watch the entire 26 hour show on our website, by going to http://july18.rcdradio.com/theshow and you can find all the highlight videos, schedule and pictures, all at http://july18.rcdradio.com

Apart from RCD Radio’s Longest Ever Radio Show, most commonly known as  July 18, our audience base has increased over the past year, with lots of new shows popping up before our summer event we did this year, unfortunately towards the end of this year, our availability has been in decline, but we should be doing a few more of these shows in the new year.

That is the past, here is what we are working on in 2016.

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I can reveal that in 2016, we shall be releasing a brand new website design which has been in the works since the summer of this year, brand new design that will look amazing on large monitors and TV screens, perfect so you can see more of the stream at the same time. – The image above is a little preview of the new home page.

pic5We have been working on a 720p version of our stream which works very well, unfortunately we are having to look for a new streaming service which can support multiple bit rates of our feed, we have already rolled out 720p recordings for our shows on YouTube, we hope to have our feed in 720p HD very soon in 2016 thanks to our brand new Intel Core I7 machine. – View our full studio specs at http://rcdradio.com/studio/

We hope you will continue to support RCD Radio in 2016, thank you once again for your support in 2015 and a Happy New Year to you all, see you in the new year!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates on RCD Radio and to be notified when we go Live.

Twitter: @RCDRadio
Facebook: /RCDRadio

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/rcdradio

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Welcome Back and Brand New Request Show

red-logo-white-smallFirst off, welcome back to RCD Radio, listeners! After our long break, we are now back, nice and refreshed and full of new ideas to help expand RCD Radio. (As always, with your help)

We are starting off our return with a brand new show idea, called, The DJ’s Lozo and Luemas155 Radio Show, its a request show, hosted by DJ’s Lozo and Luemas155.

pic38There is no schedule with these shows, they will come on at any time, with at least a few hours notice, so you will have to keep an eye out for them on our social media sites and our website.

What are these shows going to be about I hear you ask? They are going to be concentrating mostly on playing your music requests during the time period we are on air, we will play anything you want, so long as we have it, if we don’t have it, we will do our best to get it up, even if its relaying it off YouTube.

We won’t just be playing music, we will have a bit of banter like you heard in our longest ever radio show, we will have a PlayStation 4 Live feed, for those gamers who like to watch games, plus we may have some exciting news about our PS4 feature in the future.

pic081So we hope you will be able to join us for our first episode, it starts on Tuesday 6th October at 7pm UK Time and we will be Live for 2 hours.

Feel free to RSVP on Facebook by clicking the links below.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon.

RSVP: http://rcdr.me/1iOU62h
Event Page: http://rcdradio.com/event/the-djs-lozo-and-luemas155-radio-show-episode-1/
Lozo’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/lozocn
Luemas155’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/luemas155

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