Some near end of Summer updates!

Yeah, it’s time for a little near end of summer update for you here. And, a little something else as well.

First, let’s get the something else out of the way.

Stream Ripping. Alright, let me just say not cool. What is stream ripping you ask? Well, stream ripping is basically streaming another station’s feed onto their station (or recording it for future playback) without the other station’s permission. I’ve had it happen on Rockin WAVES a couple of times and I had to either ban the IP or the user agent. So, here’s the thing. If you want to air any of the shows on Rockin WAVES, you need to contact the DJ’s in question. Not just go willy-nilly and record it without our knowledge. That’s just not cool and it makes you look like a douche in the end.

Alright, with that out of the way, ONTO THE UPDATES!

For those who are wondering what happened to Ringside Wrestling and the Tommy B Show, Tommy B has decided to end his shows and go out on his own. We respect his decision and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we thank him for the awesome shows he has done on Rockin WAVES.

Also, 80s Night with Mike Ward is MOVING to a different time and day. As of this post, a time and day hasn’t been decided but we will let you know ASAP.

Finally, September is upon us, and with September coming, that also means the Summer of Rockin’ is about to come to an end. We will be giving the Summer of Rockin’ 2019 a fun farewell with a special live broadcast on Sunday, September 1st beginning at 8 PM (hopefully). That also means a couple of minor changes this week on Rockin WAVES.

We will be pre-empting the 2nd hour of the Doo-Wop Vault and part of the AT40 Time Machine. For this week (September 1st), the AT40 Time Machine will air in it’s entirety beginning at 10 PM this Sunday (one hour later), then at 1:30 AM, we will air the 2nd hour of the Doo-Wop Vault.

We want to thank everyone for their great support this summer on the Summer of Rockin’ 2019. It’s a summer that will definitely not be forgotten!

Anyways, that does it for the update. Thanks for listening and as always, keep on rockin!

-Chris

Where does the 11294 come from?

Alright, out of all the questions I get about Rockin WAVES, the #1 question I get asked most often is “What does the 11294 mean?”

Alot of times, I tell people to just guess. And the responses I get are pretty amusing at times. Some people think it’s my birthdate (11-2-94) which that ain’t it. (Mine is about 5 years and a few months earlier). One person thought that it was a zip code for something, which that isn’t it either. One person even thought I just closed my eyes and typed 5 random numbers on a keyboard which if I did it we would’ve been called “Rockin WAVES 36548”

The origin of 11294 goes back a long ways to our beginning.

Back when I launched Rockin WAVES, we were streaming on a site called UBroadcast which was a audio streaming service where independent broadcasters could have their own online radio station. Unfortunately, you had to not only download streaming software from their site (it was a custom encoder program that could only be used for Ubroadcast) but you also had to download a special player just to listen to the stations on there. Sadly, the site didn’t work and today in 2019, the site is no longer online. It closed I want to say about 4 years ago but I could be wrong.

Anyway, on with the story. Each station on Ubroadcast gets a station number. The station number is what you would type into the Ubroadcast player to find the station. The station number we had was “11294”. We started using that in some of our branding to help people find the station and when we moved from Ubroadcast to BlogTV, we decided to keep 11294 in the station name.

So there you go, that’s the story of how over the years, 11294 has remained significant with Rockin WAVES and how even to this day, we still pay homage to the site that allowed me to start living a dream by saying “Rockin WAVES 11294”.

Later on, I’ll give a little history on some of the sites we have used throughout the years. They have been numerous.

Chris

Summer of Rockin 2019!

SOR 19 is underway! And we have some great programming in store! Be sure to check the schedule page for all the latest updates on shows and whatnot and we have a few specials also in store for the summer!

We have a NEW SHOW that’s airing on Rockin WAVES. It’s called A.F.T. Buzz. Its 1 hour of Arena Football Talk that is distributed by our friends at 920 W.O.N. The Apple. It’s a very interesting and informative show that I think you will enjoy! Give it a listen on Tuesdays at 6 PM right before the Tommy B. Show.

Also, this August marks 50 years since the Woodstock Music Festival. And we have a couple of special things in store for that weekend. It’s too early to unveil them now as it is still in the planning stages but I think you will enjoy what we have in store if the plans come to be. Just stay tuned to here and on our Facebook page for more information!

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has listened to Rockin WAVES. It truly means a lot and the support we get from you guys on our Facebook posts and those of you who send me an email telling me that all of us are doing a great job, makes all the hard work worthwhile. I can promise you that we will continue working hard for you guys to make this station your favorite station for years to come!

Well, that about does it for the update. Time to work on some graphics for SOR. Thanks for reading and as always, keep on Rockin!

Rockin WAVES Update (FINALLY!) – April 2019

WOW! Well, alot has happened in 4 months! Let’s get to it!

FIRST OFF, the DJ Bio page is up and available for viewing! So if you want to find out more about some of the DJ’s you are hearing on Rockin WAVES, there you go.

We have also added some new shows since the last update!

We added this show I believe back in October and until now, I noticed we never gave it a proper welcome to Rockin WAVES, so I would like to rectify that by welcoming One Nostalgic Weekend to the Rockin WAVES lineup! You can hear them every Saturday at 4 PM.

Also, back last year, we for a short time, had a show called Prime Time With The Iceman. Well, we have since stopped carrying it but The Iceman is still heard on Rockin WAVES! You can hear The Iceman’s 150 Show! Hearing great songs from the 70s and 80s every Wednesday night at 9 PM immediately following The Charles Richardson Show.

ALSO!

We have added another show to Saturdays on Rockin WAVES. Every Saturday at 1:30 PM, you can hear The Retro 80s Weekend With Dean!

Also, coming soon, probably either around June or August, we are going to be revamping the schedule again. There will be some shows that will be removed and some that will be changed around. Sort of like what happened last year at the fall schedule unveiling. There will be more info on that as we get closer.

As always, Keep on Rockin!

Website Update

Well, we are well into the holiday season and with that we have made some updates to the website both cosmetically and internally.

First off, on the non-seeing side, we updated the editor and the layout to make everything more accessible and user friendly.

That’s about it on the non-seeing side.

Other changes we made was the addition of DJ Bios! That’s right! Now when you click the DJ Bios tab, it’ll take you to a page that features pictures of all of us and all you have to do it click on a DJ and it’ll take you to their bio! The DJ Bio page is currently being built so not all the DJ’s are on there yet but eventually, we will try and have all the DJ’s on there.

Also, if you have been listening for a long time, back after BlogTV shutdown, we moved to Ustream. We even had a page here on the website where you just had to click and you were tuned in. Well, recently, Ustream changed to IBM Cloud Video and you now have to pay a ridiculous amount to stream on there. Because of that, we deleted our account and therefore, deleted the site page that went with it. But, shouldn’t be too much of a change because you guys haven’t seen the page in about 3 years lol.

In addition to all this, we have updated the schedule, links page and we are also looking at more ways to make the website look better and work better for you! There is still a lot of work left to do so keep checking back for more!

Now, in addition to the website, the station has really been doing fantastic on the listening side of things! We have had ALOT of listeners tuned in recently and we appreciate everyone that has listened into the Holiday of Rockin! The holiday music will continue until December 26th when we will sign off for a couple of hours for maintenance and then will sign back on within a couple of hours.

Coming up also is the New Year’s Eve All Stereo Marathon! We are really excited about it and we have a lot of great programming coming up!

Also, want to take this time to welcome DJ Sizzlin’ Sarah to the Rockin WAVES Team! She is, like a lot of our air staff, an ABS Graduate! Be sure to check her out on Saturday nights at 10 PM Eastern!

Well, that about does it for this update, in case I don’t make another post before then, I want to take this time to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Rockin WAVES 11294!

Keep on Rockin!
– Chris

The Holiday of Rockin’ 2018

It’s the biggest time of year for Rockin WAVES and the holidays are officially here! All the DJ’s here at Rockin WAVES usually have the most fun during the holidays and it really comes out during the shows! To help celebrate the holiday season, we are going to be airing some classic holiday specials on the iVlog channel. Call it a Rockin WAVES Christmas Theatre if you will. Below are the dates when you can catch the Christmas specials and what we will be showing. Each week it will be an hour long so be sure to tune in! The start time is 8 PM and here is what we will be showing!

December 4th: WKRP in Cincinnati (Christmas Episode), A Garfield Christmas
December 11th: WKRP in Cincinnati (Christmas Episode), A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 18th: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

All those shows (with the exception of WKRP In Cincinnati) I taped myself back in the 90s so it will be a real treat to go back in time to the 90s and relive some of the classic shows and commercials with it!

Also, we have changed formats to Holiday on the Shoutcast which means if you are listening to us on Winamp or other devices, you may need to redownload the links to the player info on our listen live page. If the info you previously downloaded still works, then your good to go!

Thank you very much for listening in! We are looking forward to Christmas this year and we hope you are too! More to come during the holiday season with special shows and everything else! In the meantime, Keep on Rockin!

Chris

Heading toward the holidays and some new shows

Hey everyone!

Talk about a lack of updates! Nearly 2 months have gone by! Well, we have a new show that will be starting on Rockin WAVES on Mondays, he is known as “The Iceman” and he is well known in the country music scene and we are now bringing him to Rockin WAVES! So be sure to tune in on Mondays at 6 PM for Prime Time with The Iceman!

We are heading toward the holidays and many people are wondering if we have any special holiday programming. BOY DO WE!

For Halloween fast approaching, we are currently adding more spooky and halloween songs to the rotation and giving it more airplay.

For Thanksgiving, we don’t usually do any special holiday programming normally because we are usually spending it with friends and family, however, the Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 18th), we may air a couple of Thanksgiving specials on our iVlog channel (chrismaster1 in case yall haven’t checked it out yet) however, it is very tentative right now.

Then there’s our biggest time of year, Christmas. And as many of you may or may not know, we will be changing formats like we do every year to Holiday music. We affectionately call it, The Holiday of Rockin! Well, it is back again this year and with the change in the format means, if you play the station through Windows Media Player, iTunes or some other audio device (other then TuneIn or our other streaming services), then the ID number will change and if you have us saved on your computer, then you will need to get the new ID when we change formats because the ID will no longer work.

Basically, when we change formats, we get listed in a different directory on Shoutcast and we get assigned a new ID number. When we change back to our regular format, we get assigned another new ID number. So, that’s why if you have us saved to your computer so you can listen to us on Windows Media Player or whichever device you prefer, after the format change, you will need to reconfigure it.

Now you may be wondering, when will the change happen? Well, we are looking at the tentative date being November 23rd. Black Friday. However, that date could change so be on the lookout for any changes that may occur.

Then, New Years! December 31st is a Monday this year and New Years Day is a Tuesday (naturally). And, as always, we are planning to do a All Stereo Marathon broadcast that day featuring many different broadcasters and like always, it will be on Rockin WAVES this year. Be on the lookout when it’s closer to time for times and DJ’s that will be taking part in the All Stereo Marathon.

For people that are wondering what is the All Stereo Marathon. Basically, it is a bunch of broadcasters that get together and broadcast through one channel (video is heavily involved) and it is usually an all day event (sometimes we make it stretch to two days). Now we have All Stereo Marathons throughout the year but normally, I usually take the reigns for planning the New Year’s Show. Like I said, we will have a full list of broadcasters and times when we get closer.

Well, that about does it for the update! Thanks to everyone for listening and keep on Rockin!

-Chris

We have a chatroom (again)

Hey everyone!

Well, we now have a new chatroom (again). It is through Ezcapechat and we have video streaming as well so you can chat with us and go on cam and stuff. It’s very very cool and so, we may be doing some shows through it possibly from time to time and you’ll see me pop in the chat from time to time. There are a couple of things that I noticed with it though so you may want to keep reading this post because it could save a lot of headaches.

If you want to go on cam, if you want to do it on rockinwaves.com YOU MUST USE FIREFOX since it is flash based, Google Chrome won’t work with it. The only way you can use Google Chrome to get on cam is if you go to the ezcapechat site itself. So, to use the cams on rockinwaves.com, you will need to use Firefox. Be sure and check it out and let us know what you think by leaving us feedback on either our Facebook or phone line at 443-971-1294.

That about does it right now update wise. Thanks for listening as always and keep on rockin!

Chris

Chat Room No More

After testing a few things and trying the chatroom to work in other browsers, I’ve decided to pull the Discord chat from the website since it was not working and it was flash (which they are discontinuing which I think is the most idiotic decision ever made). I want to thank Matthew Hallsted for helping me get the Discord chat set up and posted on the website. It was very helpful and I greatly appreciate his help.

Right now, we will not be having a chatroom on the website. However, there are ways you can still chat with us in real time on our shows. We have our Facebook page where some of the shows may post links to their own chatrooms, and some of us also have iVlog pages where you can chat with us AND SEE us!

Again, thanks to everyone to helped us test and set up the Discord chat. It was fun while it lasted!

In the meantime, we are still going strong with The Summer of Rockin’! Also, in about 2 weeks, we are excited to have a special guest on one of the shows! Who is it? You’ll have to tune in to find out! Keep watching this and our Facebook page for more info!

Keep on Rockin!
Chris

Post 10 Year Anniversary Update and SOR18!

Hello there!
Well, since the last post, we have celebrated our 10 year anniversary and boy was it amazing! It was so much fun seeing old friends, new friends, and we had an amazing turnout! It was better then I could ever have imagined it! Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting us and making the 10 Year Anniversary Show one to remember!

Now that May is here, we now turn our focus to the Summer of Rockin 2018! We have selected the kickoff date for the Summer of Rockin and it will all start on May 17th! (Mark your calendars!) It’s going to be a fun kickoff to Summer programming! And we can’t wait! It’s something we look forward to every year!

Well, that’s about all for right now. Not much else to update on. Hope everyone is having a great week and until next time, May the 4th be with you and Happy Cinco De Mayo!