So you have your show created**, your software organised ** and you are almost ready to start broadcasting but wait, there is something else you can do before you actually click the LIVE button to support your own show and let people what is happening. Don’t worry, this isn’t a huge list of jobs to do and they are all simple, but does require an image of you, so get ready with that camera!
Whenever you start a new project there are always several things which can be barriers or, if we let them, excuses. Setting up an internet radio station IS expensive and can take loads of time and, I talk from experience here, energy. However, if you are looking to join the station and have your own show then I have hopefully removed as much of the cost of broadcasting for you as possible. So, no excuses, here is the software you can use to get online and sharing your show with the world!
There is a famous quote which states – “Fail to plan, plan to fail”. Before you even attach your microphone to the internet it is important that you sit down and do some planning about the show you are going to present. Record this in anyway you want, but ensure that you have some idea of your show before emailing the studio. You show will change and adapt as it progresses but this is a starting point.
Well it has returned!!! What was once called the Wilson Waffling Radio show has been reincarnated as the Waffling Show! Why? Well saying the Wilson Waffling Radio Show on Wilson Waffling Radio was a bit of a mouthful and slightly repetitious! So on this show we have Guess my Top five, the Gaming Waffle and, to replace the Disney half hour, Guess the Theme Tune! It was also National Kissing day – would you kiss in public? answer in the comments!!! All this and the usual cheesy pop music including Madonna, Busted and the white striped Adam Ant! If you missed it, you weren’t there and you were a quadrilateral!
This week’s Musical Show features songs from Wicked, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Moulin Rouge. There are also the regular segments of the show, the lyrics quiz and the Clues to the musical – this week it is really difficult and not for the faint hearted! We also discussed how many musicals were based purely on a band/groups music – for example Mamama Mia being purely ABBA music – can you think of any more? Add them in the comments below or tweet them to the studio @wafflingradio or post them on the Facebook Page.
Tonight’s show features songs from The Carpenters, Toni Braxton and Dolly Parton – if I get the title of the song correctly! There is also an interesting fact about Donkey Kong and what an apple, potato and onion have in common! Coupled with the anagram and riddle quizzes you have another chilled out and cultured show.
It seems a while since I have written a blog post about my continuing journey in setting up a radio station plus I was looking at the Radio Station’s Webpage this morning, and noticed that it was a while since the blog post had changed on the front page. Hopefully, if the plugin is doing its job correctly, then you should be able to see the previous blog posts in this series at the bottom of this page. We have talked about the concept, software, music and butts – with the latter referring to the encoder and even included some information about planning and scheduling shows. In part three I’m going to talk about marketing, promotion and interaction – and give some exciting news as well!
With the new software installed the songs are chosen by random now, and we engage in some cultured chat. This week – Tim Peake returns to Earth, deep sea exploration, glass bridges and the invasion of the huge spider crabs! With music by George Michael, Celine Dion and Tina Turner.