As the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all the great people who stop by and listen to the programming provided from the DonsPodRadio studios.
You know that Al, James, Michael, Mac and I all work very hard to provide the best entertainment we can. Remember, we are all hobbiests - the equipment we use may be sophisticated to the layman's eye, but from a broadcast standpoint, it is definitely not a radio broadcast board or sound system.
Here at DonsPodRadio, I have a very good Yamaha 12 channel mixer that can do a lot, but is still a stones throw away from a real radio mixing board (maybe some day!!!). However, I believe the sound we produce and the mixes we achieve are very similar to that which you will hear on any FM stereo radio - and I am proud to be able to produce such quality. Many of you agree and that is one reason you join us each week for the hours of entertainment we produce.
So, please stay with us into the new year and remember - we are fueled by you, the listener - and always love to play your requests.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
December 31, 2014
AND FROM AN EARLIER POST:
Hey Don, What's the latest with Radio MAX? I don't hear you talking about it any more! Are you still on the air in China?
These are questions I hear a lot lately as subtle changes have taken place over the past few weeks. Let me explain.
I play to the audience that provides me FEEDBACK, The Chinese audience (except through Mac) did not and does not. 166 MAX programs, just as many CKW programs and 31 STOTS shows, just to name what comes to mind, and not one peep from that audience.
So, I finally decided that if the audience wants to be strong but silent, then I was not going to keep trying to please them. So, I quit doing the MAX shows and invented RADIO ACTION instead. You may have noticed that any reference to Radio MAX is now gone from all shows except for one short acknowledgement, recorded by Al, which we play near the middle of the ACTION and CKW programs but is silent on STOTS.
Many internet listeners told me they liked the MAX shows but felt like they were visitors to a show that was not programmed for them. And they were right! That had to stop.
So, moving forward, yes, we are still on the air in China. If the owner wants to insert MAX jingles into the shows, that is his perogative. But you, my faithful internet audience will not be hearing them any more.
From now on, my programming will be tailored to you, the internet audience. Censors be damned, I will do, say, and play anything that I want (within the boundary of good taste) and the little men in the little white coats will have to be extra careful in edits going forward.
So yes, we are still in China, but no, we are no longer programming with that audience in the forefront of our thinking. And that is the rest of the story.
It gives me great pleasure to announce a web site where you can now access all programming from the RADIO MAX studios formerly carried here, on the podcast player.
It really is time that the programming provided me by Mac, stand on it's own and take the spotlight by it's own merit. And, by setting up this site exclusive to MAX'S PLACE - RANDOM ACTS OF MUSIC, you will get much more programming than the once a week sampling we were able to provide on our home site.
So, this is a win, win situation for everyone, but especially for YOU, our podcast listeners, supporters and partners! Now you have choices! You can go to the player page on this site - RANDOM ACTS OF MUSIC
or go directly to www.raomusic.podomatic.com for some great music from Radio MAX,
or you can go to www.donspodradio.podomatic.com for much more music from my home studio,
or to http://www.jamesmurphyenterprises.co.uk/rewindcentral/listen.htm and listen to James' radio station.
WOW, WHAT CHOICES!
ONE STOP SHOPPING!!!!!
Here is a great opportunity for you to VOICE YOUR CHOICE!
Tell us what you want to hear on our radio shows.
E-mail the all request mailbox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a dedication!
RECORD AN MP3 of your request or dedication!
Attach it to your E-mail - we will get it on the air for you!