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your little station sounds awesome. This is the kind of programming that is missing from communities. That local and personal factor that made radio what it used to be.
I agree with you about the commercial stations. They are all owned by coroporations now, and you can hardly tell you’re in a different city by listening to the radio like you could thirty years ago.
Unfortnately, I don’t have the time or the resources (financial and otherwise) to spend more than four hours at a time several times a week, during the evenings. I’m trying to get to the point where I can stay on the air until midnight on weekends without getting just plain tired!
I’ve always been interested in the technical aspects of FM radio signals. Especially, the processing of the audio signal. That’s why I bought the compressor, to make the signal louder without overmodulating the signal to death.
My programming consists of just music right now. I differ from the commercial stations because I can specialise the format. I’ll play just about anything from Barry White to Barry Manilow. I try to incorporate my real programming experience to make the flow smooth. Because my neighborhood is very diverse, I’ll play old school disco/funk on Friday nights. (Party Night) I’ve heard a lot of folks express a desire for that type of fun music. Then, on Saturday nights, a more 80’s tech/rock type of format. Very little talk at this point. Just the weather, time and small stuff.