Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Unfortunately, the reboot caused the stream to stop completely. We'll look into this further and give another update this afternoon.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You can hear or download today's newscast at http://www.freespeechradionews.org/
Thursday, April 9, 2009
(Originally created 4/8/2009)
As Sue reported, we experienced a couple of serious technical problems
with the computers at the studio that had a substantial impact on our
ability to broadcast.
Firstly, our computer "Roger" that serves the internet stream suffered
a hard disk failure yesterday, April 7th 2009. We are currently in the
process of rebuilding this computer - a new hard disk has been
installed and the software now has to be set up to stream the audio
once more. We are not sure when this will be completed, but we will
keep you updated with progress.
The second problem was with "Meg", the computer that runs MegaSeg,
which provides scheduled programs, Station ID announcements and the
random music playlist. Some programs had become "stuck", requiring the
computer to be restarted, which was done during Sue's live program
"Gleanings" yesterday evening. After this restart, the computer was no
longer connecting to the audio interfaces that send the sound output
to the mixer board at the station. As we could not immediately find a
fix for this, Sue put on a CD to play on repeat so that we would not
have "dead air". This morning I as able to reconfigure the computer to
use a different output - just in time to air "Democracy Now!" at
10:00am this morning. While using this temporary connection, I was
able to reset the normal audio interfaces and returned studio
operation to normal at approximately 11:00am.
this morning, but - "stuff happens" as they say.
Latest News: As of noon April 7th 2009 technical difficulties have
resulted with the loss of our internet stream. As of 10 PM April 7th
further technical difficulties resulted in the loss of our automation
system and syndicated programming. We are working to resolve these
issues. Please be patient. Thanks!
We had some meltdowns yesterday and our Tech Committee is working on
them. This does not impede live programming at this time. After my
show last night, I left the studio at 11 PM and put on a CD to repeat
as I could not get MegaSeg to output to our FM broadcast. CDs and live
on Mic is fine. Recording is fine. No stream, no megaseg, no
syndicated programming or random playlist. If you are doing a live
show today I believe that will be fine.
and am hopeful there will be an update to this list later on today
from the Tech Committee. Thanks!