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#1 Guest_Drule_*

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:13 AM

We are discussing the possibility of restoring GW Radio, except in the form of a static playlist instead of a live streaming radio show. This means that we would gather all the material that is to be featured beforehand, and have them added to a looping playlist consisting of MP3 files that would be available to GWers at all times. All submitted audio by GWers, be it radio shows, comedy skits or albums, would be included in this playlist which would eventually become so vast that no two plays would be the same.

This is good because:
- It's GW-created audio material
- The chance of you coming across something that you really like is far greater than when GW artists are trying to force their albums onto you to no avail.
- Great outlet for our musicians. Fresh content will be directly featured and available
- Play it in a popup window and perhaps applications like Winamp, Windows Media Player and Foobar depending on the format.
- Hit shuffle if the song sucks and get something completely different by a different GW member.
- Hours worth of content. Two plays will never be the same!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

I think this is a good idea

we need more music though and gw group projects that don't die off before they're done
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

Yeah but there are already tons of GW artist albums, so we do have a bit of starter content.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

Nice, GW radio was a fun time.  You should definitely start it up again.  Maybe do a community board for the radio djs to discuss and maybe get together with eachother to do talkshows/podcasts or whatever.  I used to hosted a show for a while and I ran with a 1960's theme from radio commercials and stuff.


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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:20 PM

We could have a GW Radio link up the top that says "Now playing: blah blah" so people can click it and listen.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

What you can do with shoutcast is that you can have songs playing all the time (looping, but you can't control what plays yourself, I think). But what's good about is that a DJ can jump in to the radio to start DJing, and it'll stop playing the pre-selected content. This way we can have all those GW songs etc playing, but also have DJ premiers for troudabours etc.
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#7 Carrion Crow

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:24 PM

You could have pre-recorded podcasts that run with the same system. They just go out at a specific time for the sake of discussion?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:43 PM

yeah if could implement rami's idea into it, I would be for this.  I think  the main appeal of Gw radio in the first place was that it was live and being done by a DJ, hence like a radio.  I don't know how much activity you would get with pre-recorded stuff, but if we can get more and more people doing stuff live on it, I think it would be pretty cool.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:35 PM

Would be cool if we had a 3 hour compostition comp or something that went out.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:20 AM

I've been itching to get back into GW Radio, but if that is how you will do it then I doubt I will.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:13 AM

Oh man, I would love to do some shows for this again.  I could pre-record a 30 minute to an hour radio show and do that, but part of what made GW Radio cool was the interaction between the DJ and people on IRC.

Maybe it could be something like, record a live show, then air it a few more times over the week, until the DJ does another show.  That way the show can be live, and people who missed it would get another chance to hear it.  Also, since the show would be recorded, it could be uploaded somewhere to be listened to any time. 

Just an idea, but I'm looking forward to this!
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:45 AM

maybe this is me but listening to a pre-recorded show isn't what i want when i pop on GW radio but i am not the only person with an opinion but this is mine

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:49 AM

This sounds like an excellent idea.  The music scene here seems to have an equal if not stronger following than games.  I'm definitely willing to help out on this in any way I can.  I can host a program or two if possible.

maybe this is me but listening to a pre-recorded show isn't what i want when i pop on GW radio but i am not the only person with an opinion but this is mine

It's kind of unrealistic to expect anything more, even from a commercial radio source.  On "dead" days, it would be good to have a community playlist going on. I always find that kind of thing soothing for some reason.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:01 PM

no i know what you are saying and what i mean is I wouldn't bother tuning in unless someone was doing a live show.  we obviously don't have the manpower/resources/realistic expecations to have a live show going all the time

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:21 PM

Maybe we could do live shows, and then when there is nothing live it could play blocks of music with previously recorded shows too?  Like, for this hour there's some music, then a live show, then a recorded show from the day before, then more music, etc.

It would give it more variety than being a glorified playlist on the off hours and give people who missed shows a chance to hear them, but then the people who just want live content just don't tune in at those times.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:37 AM

Is there any way to choose what you want to listen to?
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:17 AM

What you can do with shoutcast is that you can have songs playing all the time (looping, but you can't control what plays yourself, I think). But what's good about is that a DJ can jump in to the radio to start DJing, and it'll stop playing the pre-selected content. This way we can have all those GW songs etc playing, but also have DJ premiers for troudabours etc.


this is a really really great idea
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:58 AM

Is there any way to choose what you want to listen to?



We used to have a schedule set up to when the djs will play.


But seriously I'd love to do this again.


Anyway pretty much everyone is in the same consensus that GW radio should start again, so I say lets do it drule.


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:23 AM

my connection is too shit unfortunately
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 01:34 AM

Im bringing this topic back from the dead, I came back to GW with the hopes of reclaiming my old radio show, I honestly miss doing my hour long shows and chatting in IRC and introducing GW members to some new and maybe old and forgotten gems. I think it was a great, interactive aspect of GW and something alot of people would be into if it came back, with that big radio button at the top of the screen and all.... Bring back GW Radio!!!!
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