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May 28 2014

New Feature: The 90′s Drive @ 5




i_love_the_90s_281x211We (and you) Love the 90′s!!

We asked and you guys answered! Over the past several weeks, we’ve had a poll posted asking for your opinion on the amount of 90′s Country we play. Overwhelmingly, you responded that we should play more. I’m particularly fond of Country music of the 90′s as that is when I both gained a love for radio and the music itself. When I hear those songs, I instantly feel like I’m back in those early days of my life and in that transformational period in the history and evolution of what Country music is today. We’ve long held the tradition of playing an hour of 90′s Country at noon everyday for our 90′s @ Noon feature. A full hour of commercial-free 90′s hits that “takes you back without making you feel too old”. We had great response and many requests as well as our listener stats always make a big jump during that hour. We knew we were doing it right!

Now, for the past couple weeks, we’ve added another full hour of commercial-free 90′s Country and named it The 90′s Drive @ 5. Now every afternoon at 5pm Mountain, we give you another chance to think back to those wonderfully light and free days of a decade that brought us the World Wide Web and Garth Brooks. Be sure you set this time aside each weekday to listen to The 90′s Drive @ 5!

Permanent link to this article: http://americascountry.us/2014/05/28/new-feature-90s-drive-5/

May 10 2014

Featured on Telos Alliance’s Blog for Broadcast Excellence




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Omnia Audio

Hey friends! We had the distinct honor of being featured in a fantastic article on one of broadcasting’s premiere company’s newsletter and website. Telos Alliance is a conglomeration of several very high-end broadcast technology companies. One of which is Omnia Audio. If you’ve been around broadcasting at all, in or around radio stations or friends with some employees, you’d recognize the name. Along with professional hardware broadcast audio technology, Omnia also produces high-end software solutions. We have recently installed such a product called the Omnia A/XE. The A/XE is a combination broadcast audio processor and internet radio streaming encoder. Basically, it’s what makes America’s Country sound so good!

Shortly after installing this outstanding product, one of their representatives called me and we had a great conversation about the product as well as America’s Country and what we do. Now that conversation has been published on their website and you can read it now!

Here’s the URL you’ll need to visit their site and read this great article.

http://bit.ly/1kZAi6e

Special thanks to Kirk Harnack, Tom Vernon, Clark Novak and the others involved with Omnia and Telos Alliance. Your hard work and expert crafstmanship is invaluable to America’s Country and any internet broadcaster who demands only the best!

-Timmy

Permanent link to this article: http://americascountry.us/2014/05/10/featured-telos-broadcast-excellence/

Feb 12 2014

Station Poll: 90′s Music



90'sHowdy! As you know, we play some great 90′s music on America’s Country. We LOVE the stuff! I dedicate an hour each weekday and even play those hits without any commercials for The 90′s @ Noon. I’d like to ask you, our best employees, to tell me whether we need more, less or the same amount of 90′s hits on America’s Country. Using the poll below, please give me your honest opinion. If you have more to add, feel free to comment below as well. Thanks!

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://americascountry.us/2014/02/12/station-poll-90s-music/

Jan 28 2014

Facebook Updates



fbnotificationsFacebook has been outwardly public about their desire to nearly eliminate the natural spread of posts from Pages. They’ve basically forced Page owners to pay to post. I am all about businesses making money and Facebook is no exception. However, I have problems when something that is essentially marketed as a free platform for sharing and ingesting information is ultimately turning away from that. In this case, there are still some ways we Page owners can help more of our Likers see what we share. One easy way is to have them enable Get Notifications so they will get a red indicator at the top of their Facebook whenever we post something. As the above picture illustrates, this is done by you hovering your mouse over the Liked button and clicking on Get Notifications. A check will appear to let you know this feature is enabled. Once you’ve done this, you’ll start being notified when we post something. This is pretty important as we are constantly posting news or funny items, but mostly, we also post many games and contests where you can win free stuff and you don’t want to miss that.

We do have a presence on other social media, like Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and mostly everywhere. We easily get more interaction and participation on Facebook. I generally will post most things across all the platforms in order to really get my messages out as far as possible.

Other ways you can help me with making sure my posts get out is by commenting and liking them! I’ve read that the posts that get commented on the most will reach more people. I encourage you to plop your silly thoughts and your opinions on anything and everything I post.

Another thing I learned very early on is that a lot of Facebook Page Likes does not equal a lot of listeners to my station! I feel that is quite frustrating and sad. I shouldn’t be running a really awesome internet radio station and running a really awesome Facebook Page. I should be running a really awesome internet station that has a cool Facebook Page.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this and for setting Get Notifications on. If you need help or have better ideas, please comment here!

-Timmy

Love ya!

Permanent link to this article: http://americascountry.us/2014/01/28/facebook-updates/

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