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I’m sitting at my main console in Surina Business Park here in Friday Harbor, WA. I have 3 modems, 2 are always on, the third is for remote broadcasting and remote control of the main studio computer, which I can do from anywhere there is CLEAR 4G or Sprint 3G service. The other computer on full time in the studio is one to which I can at anytime transfer the broadcast and playlists while I use this one for editing music, interviews, digitizing analog media, etc.
We are on 24/7/365. Check the schedule … almost all is local stuff. I do live announcements and ferry reports (average 15 min before arrivals) with the main ‘Local Music’ playlist running. I update my web page 5-6 times daily, run NOAA weather overnight (I drive a taxi night shift 4:00pm-2:00am). Sometimes I do those live things remotely from the netbook.
Also on FB and Twitter which I update daily. I always publish the website, and sometimes the direct SHOUTcast link if it’s an un-advertised live thing that happened quickly … like the community meeting with the state board of corrections about a level 3 sex offender who requested (and was denied) to live on the island.
Oddly, most listeners are tuning in on car radios in town at this time … but I expect that to change.
The main problem for me is that everyone thinks I should give them free airtime, slaving over a hot console, updating pages, recording, and broadcasting remotes, should all be free. Maybe they’re right, but I can’t afford it much longer.