October 15, 2011

We're Back!

After several delays, and making all the necessary upgrades to our main computer after getting it back from the repair shop, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Geneva Community Radio has finally returned to the air.

Our thanks to our listeners, programmers, and supporters for their words of encouragement, and for their patience. Now, let us hope this doesn't happen again!

October 8, 2011

Status Update

On Friday (10/7), I was informed by our computer techs that the virus that infected our production computer was more serious than previously thought. To make a long story short, they have no choice but to reload the PC's operating system.

The new target date for returning the computer to us is Monday (10/10). After that, I'll need to download all of the programs we use to access and edit all our radio shows. This process may take another day or two.

If there are no other problems, I hope to have the station back up and runningby the 12th or 13th at the very latest. I apologize to all our listeners, and our programmers, for the inconvenience this outage has caused. I would also like to thank all of you for your patience and understanding in this matter. Rest assured, GCR will be back, and better than ever!

October 3, 2011

Station Down Due To Virus!

I regret to inform our listeners that Geneva Community Radio is off the air until further notice. The reason? We were hit with the OpenCloud AV rogue antivirus software. This infected our production and download computer, but, thankfully, NOT our streaming computer. I am, however, very wary of transferring files from our production computer to our streaming computer until the infection is cleared up. No need to infect both computers, right?!

Monday (10/3), a call will be made to a local computer tech to explain the seriousness of the situation. The people I do business with are reputable, and I am confident they will be able to get things back to normal. However, because they are basically the only computer repair shop in town, they may be backed up, and it may take several days before they can return the computer back to us, and we can get things back online again.

I want to thank everyone for their patience, and for their understanding. Believe me, this is extremely frustrating. But, it's all part of being on the internet.

Keep checking this blog for news on our return to the internet airwaves.