WOW! Has it really been 7 months since I’ve made a post on here? Looks like it has. I want to say first, sorry for the lack of updates. With this pandemic going, you’d think I’d have more time on my hands. I have anything BUT time. To be honest, I’ve been busy with making wedding plans, getting things squared away with that, working on ideas for the new studio (more on that later), all while still working full-time from home.
I mean, I have enjoyed working from home, don’t get me wrong. But, I will be SO GLAD when this pandemic is over and we can get back to some sense of normalcy. Even though we won’t have that for a long time. We will probably be feeling the effects of the pandemic for a while.
The Summer of Rockin’ was a success as usual and this year, we did something different. We didn’t have SOR20. We continued SOR19! That’s right. Since this year was really a crap year, we didn’t want to give the year anymore recognition (that and I was too lazy to make new graphics) so we reused the SOR graphics from last year and just continued SOR19 where we left off last year. The listeners and viewers seemed to enjoy that.
Our Facebook page has really been getting a lot of action there especially in the way of me doing live streams often when I would be going on walks during the day (which I plan to resume doing by the way), and I would just talk to yall and answer any questions and fill yall in with programming notes and what not.
Speaking of programming, WOW we have some NEW PROGRAMMING to tell you about!
First off, on Saturdays, we have switched around some programming and added a new show to the lineup! We first moved Retro 80s Weekend an hour earlier so we are now airing it from 12 PM to 2:30 PM. Then, at 3 PM, we are airing a new show to Rockin WAVES! This show comes from Pat Gwinn who brings you 2 hours of beach music each week! It’s called Pat Gwinn At The Beach! Be sure to check him out every Saturday at 3 PM!
Secondly, on Wednesdays, we are really excited about this show coming to Rockin WAVES! As you may or may not know, I was in college radio back in the day. To this day, I still keep up with the college radio station, and there was a show that I started listening to called Hippie Happenings. And, I got hooked. I enjoyed the music, the stories that were told, and the host is just all around awesome. Unfortunately, when COVID-19 hit, she had to end her show on the college radio station early, she was a little depressed about not being able to give her show a proper sendoff. Well, I messaged her one night, and asked if she would be interested in bringing her show to Rockin WAVES and not only do a final show, but KEEP DOING HER SHOW! She messaged me the next day and she gave me an enthusiastic YES! So, that began a month of helping her get things ready and in late May, she made her debut on Rockin WAVES. I am so proud of what she has done and I’m sure she is going to soar to new heights. By the way, did I mention her name is Natalie? Yep. It’s Hippie Happenings with Natalie Rae and you can catch her show on Wednesdays at 5 PM.
Finally, we are about to kick off the Holiday of Rockin’ 2020 which means we will be going from the Decades section of Shoutcast to the Holiday section. So be on the lookout, if you try to connect to the audio only (via winamp, windows media player, vlc, realplayer, etc.) and you can’t it’s probably because the Shoutcast ID changed and I need to change a few things on the website. If that happens, just simply message me on Facebook and let me know!
Well, that about does it for the update. In case I don’t talk to yall again before Christmas, may you have a wonderful holiday season, and don’t worry, we have some exciting Holiday programming coming so, most likely, I’ll be talking to yall again soon. Keep checking back for updates and as always…
Keep on Rockin’!