It’s Saturday morning, we should be on air, but alas still waiting for the master computer to do a diagnostic scan. Which warms up the old girl. Wasn’t that bad in Wyoming, but unplugging and moving the system what? now, some 6 times takes a toll on the equipment so it takes awhile.
I remember when we started in webcasting. It then was very infant stage, few people if any in our area that built websites and such had any idea of how to go about it, or how to embed the stream into a website. There is two business models of what we aimed to do. The one was the pattern that we rather I discovered in 2001 when I was looking for call letters for our flagship station in Layton Utah. The site was http://www.wolffm.com It was unique in that the guy who put it together is blind , partly deaf, and did it in a 3rd floor apartment structure in Nashville Tennessee. Though I had was , if he could do it so could we. By 2005 after going through a lot of crap, and self discovery, ayrewolffm went on the air or at least a webcast station. AyreWolfFM is and was at the time the only radio program dedicated to those of us who just love old vintage warbird aircraft. The mission, shows and restoration centers we covered it all, trust me this was way before WarbirdRadio and way before dixiebroadcasting.com which brings up the final piece that in 2010 after a soul search and all we combined Hazzard County Radio of everything Southern Fried with military aviation enthusiasts into what we simply called HazzardAyre. The real challenge is doing our style of LIVE on demand radio, means having several things, none of which is more importantly is a human be it male or female in the cockpit of the station, 24/7/365. It wasn’t until mid year 2014 that between tow calls and doing radio, seemed every time I’d go on air, got a tow call. So the search for a someone went out. Since at that time the station was housed in the same place as where I lived, meant opening my home to near strangers. So I had to be picky on the who. We even got one gal that relocated from Arizona to Etown Wyoming to work the station. Had a few other things been done different that combination would have worked. However, she was a button pusher with little to no on air personality so I eventually had to let her go. Codi was a great talent, just needed a bit more on air polishing to get her to where what we needed. It wasn’t until Angel showed up,that I had someone that could be taught. But I got conned by the jerks of this place I rent now of which I have 28 days now to find a place and move to. But Angel fought with PoohBear, PoohBear fought with her, and ultimately the combination failed, although once we get it all back together after the 1st of the year, would love to have her and Marie back involved. Any mile. The big thing now is finding new quarters for it all.
Its, not that simple, to just move a radio station. First there’s FCC approvals that need to be applied for then a facility that has the electrical, and internet horsepower to do the job. The reason I still do this, is simple. I know what can happen when this radio op is running at full warp speed. The kind of money it can generate for the club, and the public attitude change that can transpire when this radio op is hitting on all cylinders. Any way I will see you on air starting at 6PM that’s 18:00 hours for you military types . on: http://www.spreaker.com/ayrewolf