February 26, 2011

Streaming Back to Normal

I am pleased to announce that our streaming via Loud City should now be functioning normally.

I have signed a new deal with Server Room, to host a dedicated Shoutcast server that will feed audio to Loud City on a far more reliable server that should provide a stable stream for anyone wishing to tune in.

Please see our Listen page to access the stream. All streams with previous partners are no longer active.

We have contracted with Server Room for a premium Shoutcast server. This means we are now paying more each month to bring this stream to the world. Now more than ever, your donations are very much needed. Please see our Donate page to learn how to send your contributions via PayPal. We appreciate your support.

February 19, 2011

Problems With Our Stream.

I would like to apologize for the frustrating technical difficulties we are experiencing with our main stream thru Loud City. Please know that I am working with Loud City to fix the problem, and hope to have the stream up and running properly as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I am providing a link to our raw feed from Listen 2 My Radio dot com. This is the feed used to send audio to Loud City. This feed is functioning normally. Please keep an eye on this space for further updates. Thanks for your understanding.

Click Here To Go To Our Alternate Feed

February 5, 2011

Big Changes at GCR

Geneva Community Radio is pleased to announce some changes that will make this radio station even better than before.

Effective immediately, we are using a new streaming platform. We are working with two companies. One is Listen2MyRadio.com, which hosts our Shoutcast server. The other is LoudCity.com, which provides a more accessible relay of our stream to a larger audience. Also, now that we are part of the LoudCity community, our music licensing fees are covered in our monthly subscription.

This new stream should provide higher sound quality, and more reliability than our previous platform. Let us know what you think of the new stream by sending us feedback. See our contact page for all the details.

Also, we have recently purchased a brand new computer that is to be used exclusively for the radio station. Up to now, we were using a computer that is bogged down with other programs, as it is mainly a PC for personal use. This new PC will be used only for streaming our broadcasts, and storing all of our programming, announcements, and so on.

We are happy to announce a new programming agreement with Deutsche Welle World, the external service of Germany's premier public broadcaster. We have added several of their programs already, with more to come in the future.

Lastly, and perhaps, most importantly, we now have a way for you to show your appreciation for our efforts in a monitary form. You can now make contributions to GCR via PayPal, or by check or money order. This is extremely important. Most of the above improvements cost money. Your support is critical to ensuring we can continue to improve and maintain this valuable resource in the community. Please see our donate page for further details. Thanks in advance for your support!