Sunday, August 14, 2022

Changes to GCR2 Sunday Schedule

On the heels of some major changes to GCR1's weekday schedule, GCR2 has made some changes to its Sunday lineup, particularly concerning our New Age, Electronic, and Relaxation programming. 

Due to personal circumstances, Kyle Jameson has decided to discontinue his Portraits in Sound program. He continues to host a weekly three hour program on WQNA-DB in Springfield, Illinois called The Breeze. We have added a new two hour Electronic music show called Beyond the Barrier hosted by Wisconsin native Chris Kuborn. Chris formerly hosted the syndicated modern Jazz series Jazz ODC. We continue to offer Programs such as Northern Lights, Cafe Chill, Morning Song, and The Lively Lounge among others.

Please refer to the updated GCR2 schedule for all the details. 

Thanks for listening.

Friday, August 12, 2022

NOTICE: Big Changes to GCR1 Monday-Friday 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific Hour

Dear GCR Partner Stations and Listeners:

It is with deep regret that we are no longer able to offer relays of the Newshour program from Al Jazeera English television. Changes made by Al Jazeera to their audio page on the network's website have made it impossible for our recording software to automatically capture the live stream for delayed broadcast. Attempts to then access the audio via the network's live Youtube stream have also proven to be unsuccessful for a variety of reasons, including Youtube's insertion of random ads during the live stream disrupting the program audio. As stated above, we are sad to lose access to content from a venerable international broadcaster such as Al Jazeera, but, it is a situation that cannot be helped at this time. If and when circumstances change, we may consider bringing this content back to GCR1 if there is enough of a demand for it. Those still wishing to watch and/or listen to Al Jazeera English may still do so 24/7 via Youtube and the network's own web portal.

Going forward, we are pleased to offer English language content from two more international broadcasters. At 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific, we are pleased to announce the return to GCR of RAE Argentina's daily English language program. At 6:30/3:30, we welcome a new broadcaster to our already diverse lineup, as we now offer the daily English news and features program from Radio Algeria International. The Loh Down on Science segment will continue to be heard at the end of this hour.

As always, we thank our partner stations and our listeners for their patience and understanding in these matters. Also, as always, we encourage you to send us feedback about the programming changes. Send e-mail to globalcommunityradio@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Big Changes to GCR1 Schedule

 Dear GCR Listeners and Partner Stations:

GCR is pleased to announce changes to its GCR1 program schedule. We believe that these changes will make the channel even more diverse in that there will be even more international perspectives offered on a daily basis. We are also adding programs catering to niche audiences, including weekly shows touching on workplace culture, and issues of interest to seniors. At the same time, GCR1 remains true to its commitment to offering many of its long running program offerings in the fields of world news and progressive views.

Among the changes to our international broadcast relays, are the addition of daily English programs from Radio Bulgaria and Voice of Nigeria. We are also adding a daily 30 minute international newscast from All India Radio, and a morning news bulletin from DW in Germany. Also, due to the ongoing and ever changing events currently taking place in Ukraine, we are adding a daily program from the Voice of America called Flashpoint Ukraine.

Please see the updated GCR1 schedule on this website for all the details. As always, your feedback about these changes is very much appreciated. Let us know how GCR can better serve you! Send e-mail to globalcommunityradio@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

GCR2 Is Back Online!

I am happy to report that GCR2 is back online with its normal program schedule. We returned to the air from the computer in studio at 11 PM on November 6th. Many thanks to all of you for your patience, support and understanding.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

IMPORTANT: STREAM OUTAGE PLANNED FOR MONDAY 10/18/21

I received the following notice from our streaming provider late Friday evening. This is something that is out of my hands. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Hello Jason, 

You are receiving this email as our records indicate that you currently have a product/service that is hosted on a physical server that we intend to carry out maintenance. 

We are referring to your service username globalcommunity which is hosted on Cassini

We intend to carry out this maintenance work on 18th October 2021 at 18:00 GMT+1 and we expect the service to be unavailable for 1 hour whilst we complete the works. 

As part of an internal infrastructure overhaul, we are relocating our DNS servers & databases to an alternative provider. We will complete the transfer in stages in order to minimise the amount of disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this maintenance work - please refrain from contacting our support team during this planned outage unless you have an unrelated query. 

Any further questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Keep streaming,
streamerr.

 

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

GCR Update

To All Listeners and Partner Stations:

First, I sincerely hope you are all well, and that you are all staying safe during these chaotic times we are living in. So far, I am well, and am observing the necessary social distancing measures to ensure that I remain that way.

I have recently made some changes to the GCR3 program schedule. I have added a few new shows, and moved some shows around to other times. I have done this to give the station a more consistent sound, and, also, to satisfy some requests from GCR partner stations. Please refer to the GCR3 schedule page for the most up to date program listings.

Fortunately, the COVID pandemic has had minimal impact on GCR programming overall. A handful of our international broadcasters have suspended English language radio broadcasts due to virus related staff cuts in their respective countries. In some cases, they have substituted radio broadcasts with audio from their English language TV services, while others have suspended foreign language output entirely. We can only hope these measures are temporary, and that normal program production will resume once this situation finally passes. One broadcaster which has suspended programming is RAE Argentina. For now, we are replacing their nightly half hour at 11 PM Eastern with an additional airing of DW News. We hope to resume carrying RAE as soon as program production resumes.

Speaking of DW, their science and tech program has been renamed from Spectrum to Science Unscripted. The show still airs at its normal time on Tuesdays on GCR1.

A few of the music programs on GCR2 and 3 have also had to suspend production due to being locked out of their studio facilities due to the crisis. Among them, The Cool Jazz Set with Paul Pearce. GCR will offer archived programs until new episodes become available.

One show that we are regretfully saying goodbye to very soon is Rolling Hills Radio. Ken Hardley announced recently that he is ending production of this outstanding live music series from Jamestown, NY, in order to pursue other personal and professional endeavors. It has been a pleasure to have RHR on GCR2, and I want to wish Ken and Cathie the very best. We will continue to air the series until all the backlogged episodes that have been downloaded are broadcast. Watch the GCR2 schedule soon for updates.

That's the latest from here. Thank you, everyone, for your continued support of Global Community Radio.

Stay safe!

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

Thursday, October 24, 2019

WRN Issue Resolved

I am pleased to inform you all that the problem with the missing WRN audio feed has been fixed. Thanks to Paul at Encompass Digital Media, along with a listener to GCR, I now have the new link to access the audio, and have successfully programmed that link into Zara Radio, our automation software. All WRN programming has been restored.

Thanks, everyone, for your patience and understanding while working through this issue.