Hey everyone, as you may have noticed, if you tried clicking the play button on the Audio Only player, it hasn’t been working. We are well aware of that. You also may notice that I haven’t been live as often the past week or so. I’ve been meaning to make a post about it and just now had enough time to sit down and post. So, might as well bring everyone up to date.
First off, I’m alive and well LOL. Don’t worry I’m not dead! Let’s go back to March 13th/14th. I came home from work and found that the computer was on the login screen. Now this was weird because normally I leave myself logged in. I figured, maybe it had automatic updates and I didn’t get back in time to delay it no big deal. Ok, went about my business.
Monday night/Tuesday morning (March 16th/17th) I come home from work and my computer is on a black screen saying “Can’t boot into disk” or something like that. I basically said oh crap and figured my desktop is about to dump epically. I was able to get everything loaded back up and I decided ok, going to defragment it and do a Disk Check. I tried to defragment, and I got a blue screen of death. I said ok no more defragmenting just going to do a Disc Check and Fix. I started that and let it go while I went to sleep.
Everything went alright with that. Tuesday morning, I went to Best Buy and bought a 3 TB External Hard Drive and backed up all my important files to the Hard drive so I have all my music, pics, videos, documents, etc. It took me a while to even get my computer booted into windows because everytime it would try to boot into Windows, it would Blue screen on me. Finally I got all my stuff saved to the hard drive and I shut it down afterwards and left it off so my Dad could take a look at it.
This past Saturday, my Dad tried to boot it up and it wouldn’t boot into Windows. It would just stay on the Windows screen. So my Dad ran some diagnostics and did a Hard Drive check. The hard drive failed the tests and we found that it was the hard drive. So, my Dad did some research and found that my desktop was still under warranty and HP has sent us a shipping box and we will be shipping it to HP and they will keep it for a few days and either fix the hard drive that is in it or replace it.
Now that brings me to the current situation. Let me just say, I am continuing to do shows but it’s not under normal schedule. I’m currently using my laptop, a CD player and a turntable to play music and that will be fine for me right now. I use the CD player and the turntable for music and the laptop just to stream.
Once I get my desktop back, it will take a little bit to get everything back to normal because I will need to load everything onto it, then reinstall programs and then get everything configured. The audio only stream will probably return to just being Daytime operation and be turned off at night when I get home from work or after I do a live show. I hate to be like that but that’s just how it’s got to be.
I’m predicting that I may have my computer back and ready to be reset up by around April 20th maybe and then it will probably be ready for me to load stuff on it around April 27th. I know that it’s a while but it’s just an approximate not a definite I could be wrong and I get it back quicker, I don’t know yet.
I know people are thinking what about the Rockin WAVES Anniversary? I got it all planned.
We will be doing a Mini Celebration TONIGHT (March 25th/26th) beginning at 12:45 AM Eastern with a special Chris After Dark and then again on March 26th/27th (Thursday night/Friday morning) with the weekly Chris After Dark. I will be remembering some moments from the past 7 years and I will try my absolute best to bring you the best show I possibly can.
Right now, I am hoping that everything will be back to normal around May 1st if not earlier.
Now, for the shows. There will be some changes to programming until everything returns to normal.
- The Flagship shows are canceled for right now and will be made up at later dates.
- Chris After Dark will keep going as usual
- The Friday Night Renegade Show will NOT air this week but will return April 3rd as usual.
There we go. That’s about all I can think of at the moment. Again, thanks to everyone that has beared with me over the past couple of weeks and please continue to bear with me. Once I get everything back to normal, we will celebrate 7 years on the air the RIGHT way Stay tuned for details and the Summer of Rockin is right around the corner!
In the meantime, keep on rockin!