Live Stream and Server Downtime on 02/08/2017 to 09/08/2017

On Wednesday 2nd August, RCD Radio will be shutting off it’s Live stream for a week for some serious server maintenance and cleaning.

We like to keep our equipment in good shape, we are taking August as a good opportunity to carry out this essential maintenance, during downtime, our Live stream will be off air until 09/08/2017, providing things go to plan, the website, past shows and events will still be available to watch/listen again.

We will post on our social media profiles when our Live stream is back on air.

Twitter: @RCDRadio
Facebook: /rcdradio

 

Brand New Web Server

red-logo-white-smallFor over a month and a few days, we have been working on setting up a brand new web server for our website.

As many of you knew, our old host kept crashing with our website when we hit so many visitors and at times, it was quite slow, we may of fixed this issue by moving to a bigger server which may be able to handle what we need a bit better, all with a lot more control over our web server.

studio-pic37Big thanks has to go to Scootz for helping set all this stuff up, who is now our very own web admin for the station.

We still have lots more work to do on the back end of the server, so you will not see many of the back end improvements, but you should now be able to experience a much better site when visiting one of our shows.

iphone-stream-lock-hqIf you have any issues and you will like to address them with us, please contact us by our Twitter or Facebook pages as at the current time, our contact pages do not work.

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

RCD Radio Clara Maintenance Schedule – Live Stream Disruption for Maintenance Every 20th of the Month

RCD Radio Logo RedThis blog post is information on why the RCD Radio Live stream will shut off for about 30-60 minutes every 20th of each month.

This is because the server in which the stream is on, we will be shutting down the stream for a bit of scheduled maintenance on the 24/7 Server, (This also includes the RoBots which run on the server) we shall run a monthly Windows Updates, any inside cleaning of the server which needs doing and making sure the server is in a safe condition to run plus a cooling down.

IMG_6676We shall also be carrying out any maintenance on the machine which needs doing, besides any Windows Updates, during the downtime, the server will not be accessible until this scheduled maintenance has been carried out, our feed will resume as soon as possible, we shall let you know the status of the server (Live feed) when its down and up on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Thank you for your co-operation, if you have any questions about this, please leave a comment or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

24/7 Live Streaming Server in Operation FROM TODAY! – Public Test Transmission Starts Today

IMG_6657We are very happy to inform our listeners that RCD Radio has finally, at long last, launched its 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Live Streaming Audio feed on a new Dell Precision T3400 Server.

From today we shall be streaming 24/7 using a brand new server, but this is not an official launch, right now we shall be testing the new server to make sure everything is in working perfect order, the new stream shall not be shown on our Live page until its official launch, this is known as a test transmission.

This will be our first public broadcast on the new Vaughn Live streaming platform, we would love to know what you think about it.

Our official planned launch for the 24/7 streaming shall be on Wednesday 1st October 2014 from 6pm on our Live page, but for now we are doing a test transmission and we want you to be involved.

To get involved and to listen to our test transmission from our new server, go to http://rcdradio.com/testtransmission – You will find the audio feed on that page, we would also like you to fill out a quick 4 question survey on the quality of the feed, Not the type of music playing, so we can make any changes before its launch on the 1st October, you can find the survey at http://survey.rcdradio.com

IMG_6676Recap

So, to recap, the public test transmission starts today for users to tune in and listen and to give feedback on our survey, the test transmission can be found at http://rcdradio.com/testtransmission and the survey for your feedback on the feed can be found at http://survey.rcdradio.com

If you have any problems viewing the feed, please either contact us on twitter or facebook, or on our irc chat, or use our contact form

One more thing, RSVP our launch event on Facebook, just go to http://rcdr.me/1CFXnXA

Thank you for supporting us and enjoy!