Some Updates and a couple of MAJOR announcements

Well, since I last posted, we inaugurated a new President, we lost a couple of legends and we added a show here on Rockin WAVES and we have another major announcement to follow as well! Let’s get started :)

I’m pleased to announce that we have added a new show to the Audio Only lineup. Every Friday now from 9 to 10 PM, 2 new DJ’s will be hosting a show called The Lit Show where they will basically be chatting along with playing music for yall to rock out to. It’s hosted by Abbey and Hunter, and they are now the 2 youngest DJ’s of the Rockin WAVES Team. Be sure to listen in and tell them Hello and be sure to visit their Facebook page and give it a like!

Now, some other news. Let me just say, ever since we signed on, on March 26, 2008, the main reason why we have stayed on the air since then, is because of YOU the listeners. Without YOU, this radio station would not be on the air today and it’s because of YOU that you have our forever thanks. When I first started this radio station, I could never have imagined having the amount of success that we have today and have DJ’s, live shows, our own website, an audio stream, our own request line (tune in to the live shows to hear about that), it’s just been a heck of a lot of fun. I don’t see the fun times ending anytime soon (I’m pretty sure I can hear the relief in your voices now). But, if you take a look at the date, you are probably saying, “Hey, dummy! You have a big anniversary coming up!” Yes, Yes, I know I see it. I’ve been planning this for only the past 2 years!

That’s right folks, we are coming up on our 9th anniversary, and about to enter our 10th year on the air! And we have some major plans in store.

FIRST The Summer of Rockin.
The 10th Annual Summer of Rockin’ Kickoff will take place Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th hopefully) at 2 PM where we will have a big kickoff celebration with lots of fun, excitement, and of course, music. That will be followed by a lot of shows this summer (more than just the traditional CAD, FNR, and Flagship) we will be having MORE SHOWS with yours truly and a summer you won’t forget! It’s the 10th Annual Summer of Rockin’!

SECOND The Holiday of Rockin.
The 10th Annual Holiday of Rockin’ Kickoff will take place November 18th at 2 PM. Now that date will not be the day we go Wall-To-Wall Christmas Music. But we will start bringing Holiday music into our systems and then either November 23rd or December 1st (or sometime in between) we will flip the switch and go all Christmas music until December 26th. Be sure to tune in for that!

THIRD (and something I’ve been hounded about for about 5 years now): Rockin WAVES T-Shirts.
I said on a couple of live streams on Facebook (which are sporadic and unpredictable) that I hope to have Rockin WAVES T-shirts available on the 10th anniversary. I am hoping that we will have t-shirts by the end of this year but I’m not making any promises. I’ve had offers from people saying that they can host a store and sell merchandise and while, yeah, that would make some people happy, it WOULD NOT make me happy. I want to bring you guys QUALITY t-shirts and merchandise that will last a while and not peel off after a couple of years. I’m actually looking right now at a couple of companies that are in town at prices to make t-shirts and will have more information as the time draws near on when t-shirts and if t-shirts will be available. I already got a design down, I just gotta get bids on it. These things take time and I would like to have these shirts last a while. If worse comes to it, I’ll do the shirts by sharpie if I have to.

But, if we do get t-shirts, please know that it will go as follows: DJ’s will get their t-shirts first (Free of course), and then, I’ll be keeping a few back for possible giveaways (finally prizes), and then, I will make them available for purchase. But know that it will be a limited edition t-shirt and it may take a bit for me to ship, because, if I buy the shirts and then ship them to you, it will be coming from my own pocket and I won’t be able to ship overseas (sorry UK and other overseas listeners).

AGAIN, I want to make this clear, THERE ARE NO T-SHIRTS YET, but hopefully, soon, there MIGHT BE. Just don’t start hounding me about, “did you get the t-shirts yet? did you get the t-shirts yet?” All that will do is, me, going to the block button, clicking it, and that be that.

FINALLY, the 10 Year Anniversary.
Yes, I’ve already started planning it. Our 10th Year on the air. Unbelievable! Just a couple of weeks ago, I was talking about it with some people, my mom overheard and said, “You’ve been doing this for 10 years?” I said, “I know! Unbelievable!” It is unbelievable because I never dreamed we would be where we are today! Now, while we are planning a celebration show for March 26th to celebrate 9 years, the very next day (March 27th), we are planning to kickoff our 10th year on the air with the big 10 Years of Rockin’ Kickoff (with the time TBA). It will be a wild day of remembering, fun, music that we’ve played in the past, and so much more. The Skype Party Line will be brought back for the day, and a few other surprises as well. Hope you will tune in and keep watching for the time of the celebration. It’s sure to be a fun time.

Well, whew. That about does it for the update, I can’t wait to see what this year holds, remember, the Lit Show every Friday from 9-10 PM Eastern, and the 10 Years of Rockin’ Kickoff happening March 27th (TIME TBA).

Thanks for listening! And as always,

Keep on Rockin’!
Chris

Heading Toward New Years….

And we are busy here at Rockin WAVES! We are getting ready to host once again the All Stereo Marathon New Years Eve Bash! It’s a fun time for all members of Stereo Dust Particles to get together and broadcast all day long and provide great entertainment! I highly encourage everyone to check it out on December 31st beginning at 9 AM!

The Christmas Music Marathon was a huge success! We had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed the Yule Log!

During the Christmas Music Marathon, I made some adjustments and improvements to our automation to make it run smoother and more effective. Hopefully, it will prove to be good in the long run but only time will tell.

Anyway, time to get back to it. Thanks as always for listening and as always,

KEEP ON ROCKIN!

Chris

Schedule for the rest of 2016

Thursday, November 17, 11:45 PM – Chris After Dark

Friday, November 18, 10 PM – The Friday Night Renegade Show

Saturday, November 19, 2 PM – The Flagship: The Holiday of Rockin Kickoff

Saturday, November 26, 2 PM – The Flagship – POSSIBLE FILL-IN APPEARANCE FROM A SPECIAL GUEST.

Thursday, December 1, 11:45 PM – Chris After Dark: Special Movie Night (Mickey’s Christmas Carol & Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer)

Friday, December 2, 10 PM – The Friday Night Renegade Show

Saturday, December 3, 2 PM – The Flagship

Thursday, December 8, 11:45 PM – Chris After Dark: Special Movie Night (Garfield’s Christmas)

Friday, December 9, 10 PM – The Friday Night Renegade Show

Saturday, December 10, 2 PM – The Flagship

Sunday, December 11, 6 PM – The Rockin WAVES 11294 Christmas Special (Airing Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Garfield’s Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s Christmastime Again Charlie Brown, and other Christmas specials)

Thursday, December 15, 11:45 PM – Chris After Dark

Friday, December 16, 10 PM – The Friday Night Renegade Show Christmas Special

Saturday, December 17, 2 PM – The Flagship Christmas Special

Saturday, December 24, 12 PM – Monday, December 26th Midnight – The 24 Hour and Some Change Christmas Music Marathon

Saturday, December 31, ALL DAY – The All Stereo Marathon New Years Special

**Times are subject to change when necessary.

Holiday of Rockin’ 2016 Update and Launch!

Hey everyone! We are in the month of November as of this post and we are getting close to the launch of the Holiday of Rockin’. Originally, we were going to be bringing the launch of the Holiday of Rockin’ on the day after Thanksgiving but I already have a previous engagement that will prevent me from doing that. Being as that since I always do a launch show for these, I decided that TENTATIVELY the Holiday of Rockin’ Launch will be Monday, November 21, 2016, at 8 PM. We will be having a special show on iVlog and the Audio Only as well and be playing your favorite holiday tunes.

Be sure to be there!

Anyways, just thought I would post on this and say that we have added lots more Christmas songs into rotation and the automation is looking good so get ready, this is going to be one AWESOME Holiday of Rockin’!

Fall Update – Minor Improvements

Well, the past couple of months have been busy to say the least. Needed to do some housekeeping and a few other maintenance things so, here’s some of the changes that have been made:

The Schedule: A couple of shows have been removed (for reasons I would not like to discuss on the blog) and a couple of shows have been added! One of those shows include the return of the Friday Night Renegade Show which now airs every Friday night from 10 PM until Midnight.

This past week, we have been reairing some of the old episodes of FNR and have gotten pretty positive feedback from it. Hopefully soon, we’ll be able to do it again more often but it still remains to be seen.

We are currently in the process of getting the Christmas music library ready to roll. That’s right. The Holiday of Rockin’ is upon us (we know it’s only October). We are looking at a possible date of November 25th maybe November 27th as the launch of Christmas music. We are adding more variety to the playlist as well as removing some of the songs that we have determined are not suitable for air (ex. bad quality, bad language etc.)

We have also gone CD CRAZY and imported basically all of the Christmas CD’s we could find and those are ready to go for the audio only.

Things are coming together!

In the meantime, thanks as always for listening and remember, no matter what happens, Rockin WAVES 11294 will ALWAYS be here to bring you the greatest hits of yesterday and today. Because we are as the branding has said since March 26, 2008:

We are Rockin WAVES 11294, Playing the Hits Old and New.

Keep on Rockin folks!
Chris

Post Summer of Rockin 2016 Report

Well, it’s been a couple of days since the Summer of Rockin’ 2016 Signoff and I’ve finally had time to process everything and bring my thoughts together.

First off, this past summer has been an awesome and FAST summer. It really flew by. It doesn’t seem like the Summer of Rockin’ has been going on for about 3 months. Really flew by.

We also had some great moments this summer. We had the 40th Anniversary of Carolina Circle Mall, we did a live remote from Monk’s Cheesesteaks, but I think the biggest highlight (at least for me) was when we did a few live shows with Mary. For me, that is what I will remember most.

Right now, we are in the fall season and that means starting preparations for the Holiday season. We just finished importing some Christmas CD’s into the library and currently sorting through those, next step after sorting will be to upload them to the automation and getting all those songs labeled in time for the holiday season, which may sound like a one day thing, trust me, it ain’t.

If you remember, when we first launched the Audio Only server, it took us about 3 months to get all the music labeled and when we redid our library, it took a couple of months as well.

Granted, we don’t have as many Christmas songs but still, it’s a lot. Especially when you have to relabel song files from the CD.

Currently, our music library is GROWING new songs are being added to it weekly and therefore also being added to our automation. We currently have 4600 (right on the nose) tracks in our automation system and more to be added weekly.

Basically, that means you can turn the automation on at work and have us on all day, and you will not hear the same song twice. Pretty big amount if you ask me. And that amount will keep growing over time.

Now, some show announcements. Normally, Nights on the Beach is only a summer thing BUT I figured, if I get coaxed into doing a late night show, might be good to have a name for it so whenever I get coaxed into doing a late night show, Nights on the Beach is what will be used! We originally used this name last summer in place of Chris After Dark but after some people complained about the name change, we decided to just use Nights on the Beach for the occasional late night shows.

Finally, people have asked us if there is a way to listen to the shows if they happen to miss it. Well, now there is. Due to popular request, we have decided to upload SOME of the shows to Google Drive for 2 weeks at a time. So say you missed the flagship, well, if we decided to upload that week’s flagship, then for 2 weeks, it will be available to watch on Google Drive provided you have the link to the archive.

Not ALL shows will be available on the archive, but whenever we do upload a show to the archive, the archive link will be made available to people by request so, if you missed the show and want to see it, all you have to do is contact me and I’ll get the link for that show to you. But remember, the link will only be available for 2 weeks from the show date. After that, it’s deleted from Google Drive.

Well, that’s about all I can think of saying this time around. Thanks for bearing with us and supporting us. MORE TO COME as we get closer to the holidays. Keep on Rockin as always!

Chris

The Rockin WAVES 11294 Fall Schedule

SUNDAY:
4 PM – 6 PM – The Retro Show
6 PM – 7 PM – Voyage Through The 60s
7 PM – 9 PM – Rob’s Time Machine
9 PM – Midnight – AT40 Time Machine
Midnight – ? – Ringside Wrestling

MONDAY:
7 PM – 9 PM – The Retro Show

TUESDAY:
8 PM – 9 PM – Voyage Through The 60s
9 PM – 11 PM – Flashback Killer 90s
11 PM – Midnight – Adventure Time Guys

WEDNESDAY:
2 PM – 4 PM – The Renegade Show (ENDING IN MID OCTOBER)

THURSDAY:
3 PM – 5 PM – The Badlands Combat Sports Radio Show
5 PM – 6:30 PM – Rockin WAVES Music
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – The Weasel Show
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM – Rockin WAVES Music
11 PM – 11:45 PM – Adventure Time Guys
11:45 PM – ? – Chris After Dark

FRIDAY:
10 PM – Midnight – The Friday Night Renegade Show (STARTING IN MID-OCTOBER)

SATURDAY:
12 PM – 2 PM – The Drive Home With Derek Stark
2 PM – 5:30 PM – The Flagship Chris Rogers Show
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM – The Rossome After Show

The Summer of Rockin’ 2016…it’s ending!?!?!?!?

Wow! This 9th year of The Summer of Rockin went by QUICK! But, like all good things, it must come to an end. Therefore, we are announcing that the Summer of Rockin 2016 is coming to an end with the Flagship on September 3rd. We will be sending off The Summer of Rockin’ in style! We will have both chatrooms up and running allowing people to come by and tell their favorite moments of The Summer of Rockin’ and what they are looking forward to next year. It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of the summer! I mean really, it seems like we are in July!

Nonetheless, we hope you stay tuned in the last 2 weeks of The Summer of Rockin’ there will be lots of unannounced shows these next couple of weeks as we close out the Summer! Be ready!

After the Summer of Rockin’ we do have a few updates that we have made this past summer and recently and we will talk about those AFTER the SOR finale. In the meantime, thanks for the support and KEEP ON ROCKIN!

The Summer of Rockin 2016

Well, it’s time for another summer of great music, fun, and memorable moments! It’s the Summer of Rockin 2016! This year, we are back bigger and better then ever! Basically, last year, 2015, I didn’t feel the Summer of Rockin’ was any different then any other time of the year. Mainly due to my then work environment. Same for 2014. But this year, in my new work environment, I now feel more relaxed and I feel now, I can bring you more shows and more fun then last year! Basically, some new shows are going to be added to the lineup, however, it may change from week to week due to work schedules so the shows that will be like that will have (*) out beside it. Anyways, below is the official schedule for the Summer of Rockin!

SUNDAY:
4 PM – 6 PM – The Retro Show
6 PM – 7 PM – Voyage Through The 60s
7 PM – 9 PM – Rob’s Time Machine
9 PM – Midnight – AT40 Time Machine

MONDAY:
2 PM – 5 PM – Wipeout Mondays *
7 PM – 9 PM – The Retro Show

TUESDAY:
2 PM – 5 PM – Rolling Your Bod Tuesdays *
8 PM – 9 PM – Voyage Through The 60s
9 PM – 11 PM – Flashback Killer 90s
11 PM – Midnight – Adventure Time Guys

WEDNESDAY:
2 PM – 4 PM – The Renegade Show

THURSDAY:
3 PM – 5 PM – The Badlands Combat Sports Radio Show
5 PM – 11 PM – Rockin WAVES SOR Music
11 PM – 11:45 PM – Adventure Time Guys
11:45 PM – ? – Chris After Dark

FRIDAY:
2 PM – 5 PM – The Classic Chris Rogers Friday Show *
9 PM – 1 AM – DJ Aaron Radio LIVE

SATURDAY:
12 PM – 2 PM – The Drive Home With Derek Stark
2 PM – 5:30 PM – The Flagship Chris Rogers Show
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM – The Rossome After Show

Now, you might be wondering when the beach will be reopening? Well, this year, the beach will be reopening May 14th :) Along with a special extended edition of the Flagship! Hope yall tune in May 14th at 2 PM! The Beach Reopens!