Website Downtime for Scheduled Upgrades – 02/02/2015

red-logo-white-smallThis blog post is to let our listeners aware that on Monday at about 1pm UK Time, the RCD Radio website will be offline for about an hour or two while we perform some essential upgrades to our Live Page.

This including the upgrade of our current feeds system and some small added features for users, including a brand new PopUp feature for our Live stream and chat.

This is quite an exciting upgrade for the RCD Radio Live page! The photo’s below are a few examples of what you will be able to do once this update is Live, you will be able to move the stream and chat around your desktop in what ever order you like.

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You will still be able to watch/listen to the RCD Radio Live Broadcast and as well use our Live chat room, once we have finished with the upgrades we will turn the website back on for normal service.

For further updates on when the site goes down for upgrades, follow us on twitter and facebook where we will also post if there are delays or problems, which we are hoping there will not be any.

So that’s Monday, from 1pm, the RCD Radio website will be down for an hour or so for scheduled upgrades.

Thank you for sticking with us and we hope to talk to you soon.

Happy New Year and Brand New Request Show

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Happy New Year from everyone at RCD Radio! We wish you a happy 2015! On this bright note, we wish to announce a brand new set of shows on RCD Radio for 2015.

Request Shows
Starting with immediate effect, RCD Radio will now be putting on random request shows from our station DJ’s, the idea of these request shows is that the DJ can broadcast any time, day or night on RCD Radio a request show, so long as there is nothing to collide with it within the schedule.

During these request shows, listeners may request any song we have in huge library, we will update Social Media when these request shows will go Live and who is taking your requests, plus this information will be shown at the top of the Live page, the request show playlist is ran by the On Air DJ, meaning it overides everything that is on our automation schedule at http://rcdradio.com/clara/

So far, DJ Lozo and DJ Luemas155 will be the ones taking your requests until we hire more DJ’s at RCD Radio.

requestsHow can requests be made during these shows?
By typing !request SONG INFO HERE in our Live Chat room, this will send a notification to the on air DJ of your request to play, plus you can put in a special message for the DJ to read out, if you don’t want to do that, you can simply make a request by sending us a tweet to @RCDRadio Followed by your request, or post on our Facebook Wall.

Or you can visit our request shows page and make your request in the contact form box provided at http://rcdradio.com/requests/

ALL REQUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS – THE UP TO DATE VERSION CAN BE FOUND ON THE REQUESTS SHOW PAGE:

Last Updated: 08/08/2013

  1. The On Air DJ has the right to decline any song request made by users.
  2. It is up to the moderation staff and on air DJ if your request should be played.
  3. We can only play songs which are current on our playback automation system, we have thousands of songs and there is a chance we have something for you, even if its not the song you wanted, we may ask you if its ok if we play a different song by that artist.
  4. Do not request the same song over and over again, we will not play it, we like to get a bit more of a variety going on.
  5. If you request a song which has already been played recently within the first hour, we may ask you to choose another song or we may compromise and tell you approximately when we will be able to next play your request.
  6. At this time we may not do request shout outs, we may only say the name of who requested the song, this system is currently beta and we will add some more options in the coming future.
  7. Any users attempting to use staff or moderation commands for the request system, may find themselves banned from the channel without a pre warning, even though we may give warnings, expect not to get one.
  8. The On Air DJ has the right to turn on and turn off the request system as they please, they do not have to take requests from users.
  9. If we have a high volume of requests coming in, we may not be able to play all the requests, if that is the case, the On Air DJ will say so in the chat room or on air and may stop taking requests for the meantime.
  10. The requests Terms/Policy can change at any time, every time the Terms/Policy changes, we will say so on social media and we shall update the date of when it was last updated.

For more information on the request shows, visit the requests show page at http://rcdradio.com/requests/

Don’t forget, to be informed of these broadcasts, we shall be tweeting and posting on facebook, so follow and like us!

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

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

Lost Video and Audio from 29/11/2014 Broadcasts

DSCF4525Due to unforeseen circumstances, RCD Radio is missing video and audio footage of last nights shows on RCD Radio, such as DJ Lozo’s Mixes Episode 7 and Rock Night with DJ Luemas155 Episode 1.

DSCF4501We expected the videos to show on VaughnLive when our broadcasts had finished, but what had happened was the broadcast had lost connection, re connected to the VaughnLive servers and its believed it over wrote what had already been recorded.

This means, we only have about the last 50 minutes of Rock Night with DJ Luemas155 Episode 1, we shall try and upload this on to YouTube this week.

DJ Lozo will be doing a re record of his original broadcast, it won’t be Live, it will be recorded locally and it will then be shared on YouTube at a later date (Hopefully this week)

So if you were hoping to re watch these two broadcast, this is quite unfortunate, but we shall do our best to restore what we can, we did take allot of photo’s during the night, so these photos will appear on the appropriate pages on the site for that show, more details about that in a future blog post.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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