Repeater Radio

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years from Rock 105.3 FM

Happy 2012 !!
If your going to drink tonight, get a designated driver.
Kentucky Law Enforcement will be stopping drivers during this holiday season to check for DUI's. Do Yourself a favor and get a sober driver tonight.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Luke, join the Dark Side

We've Got You Made

We've Got You Made

Big Picture Science

Reach out and touch someone - from a continent away! Cyberneticist Kevin Warwick has, and he told Seth about the experience - and how the technology could be used in the future - in our episode "We've Got You Made."
[Image Credit: Richard Greenhill and Hugo Elias]

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rock 95.7 is testing on 105.3 FM

Well it's been awhile since i have posted any updates about Rock 95.7 FM so now is as good as anytime to announce we are testing on 105.3 mhz. This frequency seems really quiet with a little noise from a distant station but nothing like 95.7 mhz.

It is possible that i may make 105.3 mhz our permanent frequency for Rock 95.7 er would it be Rock 105.3 . Time will tell. Stay Tuned

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello Canada!





Hello to all our listeners and friends from Canada, Thank You for making Rock 95.7 Fm a part of your life.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SSTRAN rolls out new transmitter



AMT5000 HIGH EFFICIENCY PRO AM RADIO TRANSMITTER KIT

The highly efficient AMT5000 produces nearly the best achievable range within the restrictions of the FCC part 15 rules for license-free operation in the AM broadcast band when tuned in the range of 1350 kHz to1700 kHz.

http://www.sstran.com/pages/AMT5000/AMT5000_overview.html

Sunday, August 7, 2011

In Remembrance

31 lost, 31 unwanted visits, 31 doors receive that dreaded knock, 31 families with shattered hearts, 31 pairs of boots lined up with rifles and dog tags and helmets, 31 comrades remembered and grieved for, 31 funeral services, 31 names on newly made grave markers, 31 empty places at the table, 31 souls who gave all, whose lives leave a void, so let's take 31 seconds to repost this and pause to reflect on such a sacrifice as 31 gone forever...♥ May God Bless them and their families.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Radio pirates outlawed in New York

Via RBR.com http://www.rbr.com/radio/radio-pirates-outlawed-in-new-york.html


Like Florida and a few other states, New York now has a state law which makes it illegal to operate an unlicensed AM or FM radio station. That makes it easier to move quickly against radio pirates, who are already breaking federal law.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed a bill passed by the state legislature making the operation of an AM or FM radio station without a license illegal in the state of New York. Violations will be treated as a "Class A" misdemeanor.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Show Airing Saturdays on Rock 95.7 Fm

www.classicartiststoday.com
A new concept for radio programming that features Classic Artists from Rock, Pop, and Soul. Many of these Artists were among your favorites and were a part of your record, cassette or 8-track music collection.
 
You can tune in online at www.live365.com/station/radio_101
www.radiodizzy.org
Enjoy! 

Friday, July 15, 2011

National Debt Could Be Paid For By The Poor.....WTF?

WHY???

We the people, did not spend and spend and spend until the debt climbed past the debt ceiling! It was our elected officials who threw out so much of our tax dollars into other countries and unnecessary luxuries. Now the poor could be the sacrificial lambs here by involuntarily bailing the debt out while the risk of becoming homeless or relying on family to survive. This sounds outrageous but it could become a reality if all government programs such as social security, welfare and veteran programs are cut.

There is another way, cut government salaries in half, cut paid vacations, insist other countries pay the U.S. back ...... there are other alternatives but putting the burden on the poor should NOT be an option, it should not have been brought to the table in the first place.


More to come.......

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lily Rolls Over ...


Crawling is next... er maybe she will skip the crawling and start walking........Noooooo!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Unlicensed Streaming A Felony

OH for the love of...
Now the powers that be want to make streaming copyright materials without a license a FELONY!!

Prepare to hear a lot of small time streaming radio stations become silence when this bill goes into full effect.

Read More....
Yahoo Groups
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LPFM/message/7718

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Storm Clouds Rolling in , but are they a threat?

These clouds looked threatening and maybe they even brought with them some strong winds, but the rainfall was a measly 4/10th on an inch while the storm itself only stayed around for about 20 minutes. Here is the video.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ponder This...

If we add video to radio isn't that the same thing as television?
Dam just when i thought i invented something new....
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Its not the apocalypse , close though

FACEBOOK has 3 new VIRUSES ! #1 - If you get a notice of a PHOTO TAG .. DO NOT OPEN IT ! #2 - If you get a notification that a friend reported you for offensive behavior etc. .. DO NOT open it ! #3 - a message from your friends via chat saying click this links .. DO NOT OPEN IT ! These are BAD ones and will crash your computer .. RE POST AND TELL EVERYBODY!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Big Moon Tonight & Interference

Should be a big bright moon tonight learn more at earthsky.org & the Farmers Almanac
http://earthsky.org/tonight/high-tide-alert-closest-full-moon-of-2011-on-march-19
www.almanac.com
Learn about lunar perigee and apogee and their what they mean in relation to the Moon's orbit. The Old Farmer's Almanac discusses lunar perigee and apogee, and their effect on the tides.

In Other News..........
Rock 95.7 FM is changing their identity. Read More

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Re-post from Facebook

Rock 95.7 FM is no longer playing mainstream music.
All music on Rock 95.7 fm is from Independent artists. And in the spirit of St.Patricks Day we are playing music from Ireland and around the world. We are still interested in playing your m...usic too, i still have not seen any music submission in my Inbox at bsallade@rock957.net so far the music we are playing is from artists from all over the world. Let's get some local talent on the airwaves !! Send your radio friendly mp3's to my email address, bsallade@rock957.net Thanks


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Now transmitting with Mobile Black Box V6000


Station upgrade, Mobile Black Box V6000 0-200mW 88 -108 Mhz

Well i known it's been touch n' go lately for me, i don't have a lot of time to post let alone the time to arrange playlists for broadcasting on a day-to-day basis. It has been crazy at my house lately and time is something that eludes me for some reason.
But i have had a little time to try out the Mobile Black Box V6000 Transmitter.
Let me first say that this is a great little transmitter as far as the looks, audio, 4 ways to power it and adjustable power output which is 0 to 200 mW.  The only downside i have seen so far is the antenna that comes with the MMB is electrically too short for any long distance broadcasting so that would have to be fixed with a real antenna , coax and SMA connector. But that will come later when i have more money to play radio with.
I set the transmitter down to 1 mW and to my surprise it covered my small lot pretty well. Now to try it at or around half power which would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 mW, i took a drive around the park and well it wasn't much better than my $9.00 dollar Scosche FM transmitter. It carried over 450 ft. but was not as solid as if i was running the Ramsey FM 25B. It does however sound a hellava lot better than the Ramsey as far as audio quality goes. And the MBB seems better filtered than the Ramsey.
I tried the MBB at 200 mW and it filled in some of the holes but was still not up to the task as a neighborhood broadcaster. This transmitter will definetly need a good outdoor fm antenna to cover more evenly our neighborhood and more.

All in all, the Mobile Black Box is awesome, I can't wait to see what will happen once i get it on a real antenna.

More Later

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Upgrade for Rock 95.7 FM Arrived !!

Well three days waiting for a device from California isn't too bad.
The new upgrade has arrived and I will be testing it today, if you want to hear the difference tune into 106.7 fm. You should be able to compare 95.7 fm to 106.7 fm and hear the difference. If this doesn't give you an idea what we are up to then nothing will.


More Info later as we test our upgrade.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Upgrade for Rock 95.7 FM Coming Soon

Rock 95.7 FM will be getting an upgrade in a few days.
Stay tuned here and on 95.7 fm on your radio dial for more information.

It's gonna be SWEET!!!

UPDATE! Mystery Upgrade for Rock 95.7 fm is in transit, tracking email was received last night Monday March 07 2011 stating the Upgrade was sent out at 8:46 pm California Time and is on it's way.... Don't you just love the suspense!?

Don't feel bad, the wait is killing me as well, but it will be worth it. Trust me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Song Titles Not Updating

We have started back broadcasting online with Live365.com.

For a couple days now Rock 95.7 FM has been on the air and online at Live365.com/stations/radio_101 with little to no problems with the streaming.
That is until today. Apparently Edcast or Live365 was not updating song titles which prompted live365 to De-List our station.
I hate when that happens because it means our station is no longer listed as online and of course we lose listeners because they cannot find our station if it isn't listed. So to fix this minor but annoying problem I restarted the station computer, Zararadio, Edcast and the Live365 servers.

Well that seemed to fix things, songs are being updated the station is listed and all is right in the universe.
We hope you enjoy our broadcast online and over the airwaves.

You can find our stream here at blogger.com, rock957.net or www.live365.com/stations/radio_101

Until next post, Keep Rockin!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Weather Advisory - 40744

Winter Weather Advisory
Mobile & Email Alerts Statement as of 5:42 PM EST on February 09, 2011

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST
Thursday...

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST
Thursday.

* Snow will continue through the evening... and come down heavy
at times. The snow should end from west to east late tonight.

* Total snowfall by dawn Thursday will range from 2 to 4 inches.

* The snow is expected to fall heavy at times this evening...
reducing the visibility and creating slippery roads during the
evening commute. This will likely lead to hazardous driving
conditions through most of the night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=40744

Monday, February 7, 2011

Changes

Rock 95.7 FM will stop broadcasting on our present frequency after 4 years on the air.

But that's not the end of our Part 15 broadcasting career.
We are actually moving down the dial into the Non-Commercial Educational section of the FM band which can be found of course between 88.1–91.9 MHz in North America. Our move will be to 89.9 Mhz to avoid causing interference to 95.5 and 95.9 Mhz and to reduce interference from stations around 93.1 and 93.5 Mhz.


Rock 95.7 has been receiving interference from a 100,000 watt station on 95.5 fm as well as noise from around 93.1 fm. So to avoid complaints and protect our own interest it has been decided that we would move down the band and become Andromeda FM on 89.9 mhz.

The new format will be educational and informative with programs from EarthSky.org, Are We Alone by Seti.org as well as some fun programming from Pirates Week, The Shortwave Report and many more.

A new schedule will be posted here and on our new website which is under construction at this time.

Stay Tuned for more information.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

DIY Hosting

Rock957.net is now served from a spare computer located here at the virtual studio's in London,Kentucky. Our Server is Apache flavor called WAMP,the domain name www.rock957.net is registered with GoDaddy.com, and streaming is provided by Steamcast/Edcast software and ZaraRadio automation software for music play out and programming.

Our webcam software is Yawcam (yet another webcam) while the cam is a Vivitar 3 in 1 camera on a tripod and connected by USB. Our Weathercam uploads to Wunderground.com as well as Rock957.net.

The server is a Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop 2.09 Gigahertz with 320 GB & 40 GB hard drives and 2 GB Ram. Internet is provided by a High Speed Cable provider.
Everything mentioned above is Freeware and made serving up your hosting very easy.

Currently the website is live and still under construction.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

School's Out - Alice Cooper (w/lyrics)

Yeah Schools out over most of Kentucky so I dedicate this video to all those poor kids that have to make up all the snow days during their Spring Break.




Severe Winter Weather Warnings for Laurel County (Kentucky) 40744
http://www.wunderground.com/US/KY/080.html#SPE

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Loud as you wanna be

So everyone has been exposed to the loud boom cars, you know the cars driven by 19 to 30 somethings with high powered stereos and more speakers than a Kiss concert.

They drive around town vibrating their trunks and assaulting your ears with something they call rap ( basically a rapper is someone who can't sing in my opinion ) the bass these stereo systems produce also cause heart problems, deafness and irritation to anyone sitting in or around the car/truck. (read this article for autistic children)


Okay so maybe I shouldn't pick on Rap music in general, but 90% of the time that is the first choice for the owners of these Boom Cars because of the over bassed tracks and lyrics. That's fine, if that is what your into.
But for the most part, the youth of today have not yet learned the value of respect but as i said it is not limited to youth, adults also have been guilty of driving these boomcars around town just to attract attention.

How do you concentrate on your driving? Can you hear a siren when a police car or ambulance is around you and needs to pass your or perhaps pull you over? I doubt that you can. Hell that ambulance might be on it's way to your friends house or perhaps a family member has had a heart attack, how would you feel if you found out you were the one that didn't hear the siren and caused the ambulance to arrive a few minutes too late? Would you care, or would your attitude be like it is when someone confronts you about disturbing the peace, "eh your just hatin' on my music" as you roll up and down the street blasting your bass the neighbors are calling the police.

I have had trouble with loud music here  around the Village. There have been a few new tenants move in since the November or December of 2010 who have no respect for others, i confronted one young man about this already, his response was to run back and fourth with his music blasting, another punk in a car does the same thing and to make it worse now a neighbor right across the street started blasting their music.

My wife could see their window vibrate on their home!. After putting up with this crap for a whole day every other hour and trying to comfort our 1 month old baby (there bass was so loud that the other end of our home was still affected) I decided we have had enough and I called 911 asking for a officer to come by my house and speak with me about the offenders. The officer could only offer to step up patrols around the Village and that i should speak with management about this problem. He also told me to call the police if this starts back up again.

I really hate wasting their ( London Police) time with something as mundane as loud music but as the officer stated, thats part of his job and he knows the rules for tenants in the Village and loud music is a no-no here.
In fact, enough complaints can get you kicked out of the Village.

So what does it take to get it into their heads that it isn't about the music they listen to or their character or race or even the fact they haven't grown up yet, that this is about disturbing others in a residential area, that others have the right to peace and quiet when in their own homes.
Most don't understand acoustics, most homes are affected by these boom cars, bass penetrates most building materials with the exception of brick and steel. Mobile homes are hit the worst, the thin skins of a mobile home is cheap vinyl or aluminum siding, the insulation is thin and the interior walls are well 1/4" or less of basically pressed cardboard.  Mobile homes are notorious for carrying bass tones because the building is so flimsy.

More Later

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Weather Advisory

For London,Ky 40744
Statement as of 9:32 PM EST on January 19, 2011
Winter Weather Advisory


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM Thursday
to 4 am EST Friday...

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM Thursday to
4 am EST Friday.

* Steady snow will develop early Thursday evening and last late into
the night. It will taper to scattered snow showers before ending
by dawn.

* Total snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

* Travel will become hazardous Thursday evening and Thursday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.



More Weather Details http://wxug.us/6r0a

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rockin The Airwaves

Tune us in and rip the knob off!
Just remember if you live in the Mobile Home Village there is a noise rule lol

Rock 95.7 FM serves the Laurel Mobile Home Village London Kentucky


p.s. I will be using this blog for awhile until i can find a suitable web host..

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Slow Recovery

Who knew?
Who knew Hernia and Appendectomy surgery would take so long for recovery.
It has been three weeks now and i am still feeling the affects. Side hurts like it did when i found out my appendix was inflamed. But according to the doctors and my wife , this is normal. Normal?? HA! I am used to healing fast but it seems nature has taken control and slowed the healing process. I am 40 ish and i suppose it's time to face the facts, i am not as young as i used to be. Yup Growing Old Sucks!

On the upside I am thinking about building another FM antenna for 95.7 FM and possibly another antenna for AM 1630. I have a great little AM Transmitter that i would like to get back on the air which would increase the stations range to a mile or so.

I am still accepting music from unsigned bands from all over the globe to our backyard.
If your band has a high quality demo or album on mp3 or CD we would love it if you would contact us by email to arrange sending us a copy for review and free airtime. That's right, you can get your music on the radio for FREE! We just need a good clean copy of your music (minus bad language and must be of good recording quality) for airplay on Rock 95.7 FM and the future 1630 AM.
Note all music submitted to Rock 95.7 fm must be accompanied by a letter "email"stating you own the rights to the music and are giving Rock 95.7 fm the right to broadcast "your work" over the airwaves and online.

Send Band information and or music to bsallade@rock957.net
In the Subject Line of your email type the words Music Submission

Thanks

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowing

Well it is snowing in London,Ky right now. Seems like very little snow fall when you look out the front door and see the flurries coming down, but the road coming into the park here is a bit sloppy. We made a trip to the store for much needed groceries and had no trouble coming or going. But keep in mind, some secondary roads that may or may not see a snow plow could be slick in some spots. Parking lots are not a priority for most Highway Departments so if you must be out this evening keep in mind the main highways might be clear but driveways and parking lots will require a bit more caution..

Just slow down and allow plenty of distance for stopping between your car and the one ahead of you.
Current conditions from Weather Underground indicate London has seen 0.3 inches of snowfall already only 1 inch of accumulation is expected for London-Corbin tonight according to NOAA Weather Radio.

Current Forecast from NOAA Weather

Tonight: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Breezy, with a west wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Breezy, with a west wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind between 8 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday: A chance of flurries before 8am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Light west northwest wind.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Calm wind.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 32.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 33.

M.L.King Day: A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 37.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 38.

Weather reports are subject to change without notice so keep a sharp eye to the roads if you must be out tonight. Rock 95.7 FM Cares about our listeners safety.


If you have to stay in tonight then tune us in Online or on 95.7 FM Thanks

Rock 95.7 fm Weather Updates for London, Ky
Rock 95.7 fm Listen Link
Rock 95.7 fm Weather Cam

Snow Flying By My Front Door

Monday, January 10, 2011

Re-positioning things

Everyone does this from time to time, you get tired of how your living room looks or are trying to make the best of a small space so you move things around or remove a piece of furniture just trying to make your dwelling space more manageable.

Well that is the case tonight, so expect the streaming, weather cam and weather reports to be offline for a few hours.

It's all part of our master plan, a plot to make your life miserable and our's a bit more liveable. Naw Just Kidding, but we are moving things around which means the server we use to share music, web cam and weather reports will be offline until further notice.

Sorry for the inconvenience. No seriously, we mean it this time. :)


Update: The server is back online!
http://radio101.dyndns-ip.com:8080 weather cam
http://radio101.dyndns-ip.com:8000 streaming

Getting back to basics

There are millions of ways to use the internet to promote your cause, Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo Groups, A website, Streaming, Advertisements and so on.

None of the methods mentioned above are as spontaneous as a Blog like this one here at Blogger.com. At any time day or night I can post whatever is on my mind or share a video, music or links without worrying about the Facebook police removing it or some cry baby reporting something I post here just because they live a sheltered life.

Sure you can do that up to a certain point on Facebook or Myspace but sooner or later some pansy gets their pantys in a wad and spams the report abuse button and FB content police remove the offending posts without even giving you a chance to defend your self

This blog will reflect my own thoughts, you can keep up with station events and programming and of course, leave a comment. Become a follower today and feel free to listen using the player on the right.
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