Welcome to Our New World

Hi, welcome to radio 66+,

Thanks for taking the time to look us up.

This radio station is the vision of my husband who has worked in radio at various times in his life.

Now retired and after 5 plus years of devoting a lot of time and energy into caring for his elderly Mum, who, sadly died this August, he had time on his hands. The dream he had put on hold could now be pursued.

Lots of research had to be done on how to set up an online station. The surprising thing was that cost wise it isn’t a huge expense to get started, just a few basic items like a good quality microphone and headphones and a mixer and a computer of course, which we already had. Compared to years gone by these items are very reasonably priced and can be obtained cheaply online.

Now, when it come to time, that is a whole different matter. He has spent weeks and weeks and weeks setting this up. Compiling a music library, working out how to use the broadcasting software, programming the station, cutting voice tracks, making jingles etc etc. I even get involved in that part, it is great fun.

Many a night he has woken up around 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep for thinking about ways to improve the station so he gets up and starts work and carries on all day into the early evening. He does stop to eat although has skipped a few miles during the process.

We were lucky to have a room available that was away from the main area of the house so it would be quiet for recording and setting it up as his studio involved a lot of work and that’s where I came in. I am happy to do the re-organizing. I had been using it as a sewing room so all my stuff had to come out. It already had a built in work surface/desk which was perfect for his computer, mike and mixer and sound system. Of course, that meant I had to find a place for my stuff so more moving around of things but eventually we got it all sorted out.

His music library consists of a wide spectrum of music to account for all tastes. It has modern day hits, oldies, pop, rock, country and blues. It has songs from the US, Canada and Europe so our friends and family should find something they enjoy.

It is still very much a work in progress so tune in and give us a try but if the first song you hear isn’t to your liking just hang about a bit, we have music for everyone. It’s worth hanging on to listen to our jingles and promos!

We are trying news on the hour too.

We have no idea where this will lead us, whether it will just end up being a station for our own enjoyment or whether our friends and family will end up listening in regularly or whether we will attract a bigger audience. Time will tell. Please tell your friends and families if you enjoy listening. There are links to it on this website. Four different links, one for each type of player. Click on your music player and it will down load a link for it. (Example- iTunes player)

It has been a very intense but enjoyable project and we will carry on working to improve it, expanding the library and making voicetracks and jingles.

Thanks for listening!

Share

Comments

      • Laura says

        This old computer has lost sound most of the time…but not always. Go figure…
        So i am hoping to get to hear you one of these days*S*
        It has been a busy season with work and prepariing gifts for Christmas, but enjoyable.
        Best wishes on this new endeavor…