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Author:  Whiskysoul [ Sun May 08, 2016 2:03 am ]
Post subject:  My station is not going to get 130hrs/day

I cannot figure out how to add listeners.
People are not finding my station. I looked into adding my station on Radioline but got stuck at the Technical box - no idea what to put in there.

Author:  Whiskysoul [ Sun May 08, 2016 2:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My station is not going to get 130hrs/day

I have a great station for those who like soul mid-tempo sweet oldies but people don't know about it so it is going to die.

Author:  birchstreetradio [ Sun May 08, 2016 3:37 am ]
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It is certainly NOT easy. There are a zillion places to listen to music on the web now and it's tough to stand out. And this is not a good time right now as Radionomy is having problems. There's apparently going to be some kind of announcement on Monday so there may be changes coming. Good or bad? Who knows.

Author:  Whiskysoul [ Mon May 09, 2016 1:51 am ]
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Call me a skeptic but usually delayed announcements are usually not good.

Author:  deltablues2 [ Mon May 09, 2016 10:15 am ]
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I can tell you from experience (having come from Live365) that it's very common for even great stations to struggle or even go away with no fanfare. At 365 I had what I thought was a unique station that was patterned after another hugely successful station. I poured time & energy into the station until finally we reached 1,000 TLH in one month. I was thrilled that we had finally "turned the corner". The next month, everything fell apart (for whatever reason) and the numbers never went back. I promoted the station to an obsessive degree everywhere that I went. My own site as well as every online music forum that i went to. I sent invitations to every music blogger that I could find & got several of them to link to me. Unfortunately, the most popular blogs would not share links so that went nowhere. I eventually deleted the station out of exhaustion & frustration.

After deciding to take another chance & relaunch, Live365 promptly went tits up & I landed here hoping for a new beginning. I pulled the best tracks from my archive to launch two stations here. Every broadcaster thinks their station is the best, but many don't make it. My first new station was deleted at the 3 month period. Soon after the second station was deleted. I relaunched the main station, still with no luck. Our listening hours are schizophrenic, for what reason, I don't know. Our hours go up slightly about once a week, followed by another week of nearly 0 hours. So we're undoubtedly headed for another deletion.

The point is that every broadcaster struggles, sometimes for naught. Even successful broadcasters don't always know why their station does well. Who knows why German Xylophone music does well, while a well-put-together American rock station barely gets a listen. Some people will say the more unique you are, the better. But logic dictates that the larger audience you target the more listeners you can have. There's no rhyme or reason.

Hope your station does well and manages to survive.

Author:  jimenezl [ Tue May 10, 2016 6:29 pm ]
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Whiskysoul wrote:
I have a great station for those who like soul mid-tempo sweet oldies but people don't know about it so it is going to die.


One thing I did to promote my station was to get a professional to do a few 'stingers' (five-second "This is Fusion 101' IDs) and to try to develop a professional image: logo, website, business cards, etc. Do you have a website? Where's your signature? After my website and image were up, everywhere I visited: blogs, radio websites, web magazines, I would contribute (comment) and always include my radio station (and web address) on my signature.
You have to promote, promote, promote. Early on I did a couple of press releases. Come up with a personal story, why you started the station, why it's important to you, and release it to PR agency or local newspaper.

Above all, your music has to be good, sound good, and your station curated.
Good luck,
Musicman

Author:  Whiskysoul [ Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My station is not going to get 130hrs/day

jimenezl wrote:
Whiskysoul wrote:
I have a great station for those who like soul mid-tempo sweet oldies but people don't know about it so it is going to die.


One thing I did to promote my station was to get a professional to do a few 'stingers' (five-second "This is Fusion 101' IDs) and to try to develop a professional image: logo, website, business cards, etc. Do you have a website? Where's your signature? After my website and image were up, everywhere I visited: blogs, radio websites, web magazines, I would contribute (comment) and always include my radio station (and web address) on my signature.
You have to promote, promote, promote. Early on I did a couple of press releases. Come up with a personal story, why you started the station, why it's important to you, and release it to PR agency or local newspaper.

Above all, your music has to be good, sound good, and your station curated.
Good luck,
Musicman

I have a website on Facebook. What is a signature and how do you make one? Press release? How do you get those? Local newspaper will not care about internet stations. Why should they?

Author:  elvise [ Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:18 am ]
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He's talking about your profile here on this board. You have no info listed underneath your screen name. Go to your "profile" on Radionomy and fill in your info.

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