Special Week of Broadcasting

Smart Shirt, Tie and Top Hat Look - 21st Birthday StreamFrom the week commencing the 21st October, we will be doing a number of broadcasts during this week! Why? Well… Why not?

We will be doing a double broadcast that week of NOW! That’s What I Call Music, with Volumes 11 and 12 starting on Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at the normal time of 7:30pm UK time.

Then on Friday we will be broadcasting a Non Stop 90s Night starting from 6pm UK time, a evening full of the 90s hit from Rock, Pop, Classic and Country.

Then on Saturday there will be DJ Lozo’s Remixes 3 hour Special, the full time is yet to be confirmed, but we will be playing the best remixes and covers in those 3 hours!

So please join DJ Lozo during this week at RCD Radio, for a full week of broadcasting! please don’t hesitate to RSVP any events on Facebook. (Links below)

Now THAT’S What I Call Music | Volume 11 – RSVP on Facebook: http://rcdr.me/1e2MVfe
Now THAT’S What I Call Music | Volume 12 – RSVP on Facebook: http://rcdr.me/GGdPyo
Non Stop 90s Night – RSVP on Facebook: http://rcdr.me/17dGGiY
DJ Lozo Mixes – Episode 5 – RSVP on Facebook: http://rcdr.me/1adJIXC

Hard Drive Failures

studio-pic26Earlier this year, we experience a loss in data in one of our hard drives at RCD Radio, this was due to a electrical fault within the device, we did what we could to restore from the hard drive, but luckily, RCD Radio has backups of its music library so if anything like this was to happen, we could restore the music collection quickly and easily.

Photo on 19-11-2012 at 17.22After this hard drive failed, we had a few weeks of RCD Radio downtime, so we can set up a temp hard drive to handle our music library, we used one of our old hard drives, which has experienced no problems but was allot smaller, so we only restored music we needed for the station to co-operate with until we were in a position to invest in a new hard drive.

The time has come to upgrade after our temp hard drive has now also failed, it failed late last night, it has been playing up for a month or two, but its finally gave in.

Because this hard drive has now failed, we have now ordered its full time replacement, however, we will be unable to bring any broadcasts until this new drive has been fully reloaded of the music library and installed on to our system, this is an exciting upgrade for us, but it may take some time to build it in.

studio-pic37That is why tomorrows episode of NOW! That’s What I Call Music has been cancelled and re scheduled for 2 weeks tomorrow instead, it is also why DJ Lozo Mixes Episode 4 has also been re scheduled for 2 weeks on Saturday, even though the majority of music for this broadcast is not on the music drive, but on a MacBook Pro, we feel its only right we cancel and reschedule this broadcast to, we are still going to be without any appropriate jingles/promos.

Don’t worry, we still have full backups of the music data stored in a secret location, but it may take some time to copy everything over.

Thank you for understanding and sorry for any inconvinence, we will keep you updated on this situation on our twitter and facebook.

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

Greetings! Whats New?

Cray Cray DJ Lozo - Now That's What I Call Music Volume 1After having a bit of a short break, RCD Radio is finally starting to come back to normality many of you may be pleased to hear.

DJ Lozo (The founder and owner of RCD Radio) has been taking some time out for a few months, but is now slowly coming back to doing what he enjoys best at RCD Radio, last weekend he did his first stream in many months and will not be the last! Its going to take time, but more broadcasts will start to appear at RCD Radio.

So, what can we expect to happen over the next few weeks? Well, RCD Radio will be doing some minor changes to the website, we hope to have the rewind feature in full operation in a few weeks, so you can re watch any broadcasts you missed, we would also like to start opening job offers for DJs to come on the air and DJ for us.

We would also like to work on getting partners on board and we are still desperately looking for a sponsor for the station! interested? please contact us

We will have some more news on new stuff in the future! just keep an eye out.

RCD Radio Needs You – Donate for a new Broadcasting Machine

DJ Lozo Suit during NOW! Volume 3 PointingToday I have been setting up a campaign to get a new broadcasting machine for the Live Stream at RCD Radio, why? well right now we only have the one machine which is doing a awful lot when we are Live Broadcasting and can be the cause for stream lagging and not so good picture quality because the software needs to run on allot of ram and a fast CPU.

I have decided to set up a campaign on indiegogo.com which was suggested to me by a friend, I am looking at getting a reasonable machine for about £300 – £400, with a fast CPU and lots of RAM, (About 4gb of RAM) this machine will then be running the Live video and audio streams for RCD Radio.

In order for this dream to become reality, I will be asking heavily for donations over the next month, the fund raising will end on May 1st 2013 and any funds we have during that time will go towards the new machine.

RCD Radio Logo RedThis would be amazing if we could reach the goal of £1,000, even though the machine I plan to get is only in the range of £300 – £400, I am planning on getting some new equipment, such as a new webcam, sound card and a new licence for our broadcasting software, wirecast, any funds left over will be used for google advertising or to pay off any other services we use for RCD Radio.

I really hope you will help fund us using this site, I have embedded the link below so you can do it directly from this post, please also read our Perks, you get something in return if you donate so much to this fund, also have a read of the full description on the site.

Share this short link with everyone on facebook and on twitter: http://fund.rcdr.me <- This links to our page on IndieGoGo.

Thank you and please consider it! Not much time to do this.

ISP Problems

RCD Radio Logo RedTonight and last night we had to cancel our NOW! Volume 7, this is due to a issue with our ISP which is our of our control unfortunatly, we will however be streaming NOW! 7 tomorrow from 7:30pm UK time and NOW! 8 on Saturday 30th March from 7:30pm UK time, I hope you will be able to join us then!

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.