What’s coming up for y100? Is internet a long-term solution? What about satellite? Is a return to FM a possibility?
We are looking at several different ideas... everything is on the table, and this journey has introduced me to some interesting new technologies, and companies that I never would have worked with or known were it not for all this happening.
Have you perused any of the fan blogs out there?
Some, but honestly, I have enough trouble keeping up with my emails - but I've gotten so much response and email and love from listeners - in a weird way it feels like this entire thing has been a blessing - like I've gotten to realize I had so many more friends than I ever knew!
Did you ever imagine that the fans would take to this so much?
I knew there would be some response - but not like this!
Are the DJs finding more latitude in terms of playing music that may have been tougher to fit in on FM radio? Are there any other plusses to internet radio compared to FM, other than avoiding the FCC?
Um, I don't go out of my way to play songs with obscenities in them, but it is nice to not have to edit them when you do. The main thing has been that we've been released from having to deal with consultants and corporate watchdogs and been allowed to program music simply cause we like it and think the listeners will like it too. That's been the best thing!
Y100rocks.com is one of the most popular alternative rock radio stations on the internet. It can be heard here. More information about the stations history and fight to get back on FM radio is at their homepage, Y100 Rocks.
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