I’ve managed to get a server up and running so we can start testing the stream and lock in a schedule of shows. If you’re interested in being a part of Rhubarb Radio when it goes live please either send me shows via Hightail, Dropbox or any other file transfer site to firstname.lastname@example.org. Going forward there will be a way of uploading these directly on to the website. Could you also send me a show profile containing the following;
Album art for the stream and iTunes/ondemand (1400x1400px minimum – max 3000x3000px preferably .png)
Preference on pre-record or live
The server allows streaming from any computer running Shoutcast software so there will be the opportunity to stream live at a scheduled time. I’ll also be building an on demand service in to the website which will list the last few episodes with the hope of pushing that information to iTunes as a Podcast.
I’m also looking for mixes to be played when there aren’t any shows broadcasting.
That’s it for now. Let me know if you have any questions. There will be a forum up and running soon which will be used to share info. More details when they’re available.
The time has come for the switch to be flipped on the Rhubarb Radio server and testing to begin. Over the next few weeks we’ll be playing around with playlists and getting a schedule together ready for the new year. If you’re interested in getting involved in any way, please get in touch. We’re on Twitter, Facebook or you can contact us via email.
We’re rapidly approaching the end of January and, even after the initial good response, sadly don’t yet have enough shows signed up to go full time with a stream. Renting servers costs a substantial amount of money per month and without a full schedule it’s not cost effective for us to keep it on the air. There are a number of options which I’m looking into, but for the foreseeable future we won’t be going ahead with the relaunch of the station.
If you’re interested or have already signed up please send over your shows to us either via email or WeTransfer to production at rhubarbradio dot com. Once we have enough shows signed up and ready to go we’ll think about the server and start scheduling properly. Until that happens though, we’re back to being in limbo!
Get in touch if you have any questions or comments.
Since we put the call out for new submissions we've had a lot of interest but we're still some way off our target to get the station off the ground. We're provisionally extended the deadline for people to submit their information and send through a demo show to the 21st of September. If you've not already submitted your information, you can do so by filling out the form and then sending us an MP3 of your show to production at rhubarbradio dot com.
Here's an audio slideshow the guys from 470 Media put together a couple of years ago. It features interviews with some of the presenters and gives you an idea of the ethos of the station.
We're very pleased to unveil the first stage in the re-branding of Rhubarb Radio. We've been working with Ryan Killeen who identified that now would be a great time to give the station a new image ready for when we launch next month. He's produced six different versions of the logo which we'll be applying to social media, stickers, posters and t-shirts in the next few months. Many thanks to Ryan, he's produced something that retains the EQ mark of the old logo, whilst giving us a fresh new identity.
Thanks to everyone who's been in touch and shown an interest. Firstly, some introductions. Your station controllers this time around are Phil Coyne and Joe Simpson. There will be more about us at a later date, but for now we want confirm a few things and set a few ground rules for people who are interested in getting involved.
Thanks to everyone who's been in touch so far. We're currently putting together some more details and should have something for you all later today/tomorrow. In the meantime if you'd like to do a show, please send us links to a demo show/mixtape. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter or leave a comment below. You can upload it to Soundcloud, Mixcloud or services such as WeTransfer. It will give us a better idea of the type of shows we've got on board and makes scheduling a lot easier.