Saturday, July 20, 2019

Recent and Upcoming Changes to GCR Programming

Dear GCR Affiliates and Listeners:

I know it's been a while since I've posted any blog upstes concerning programming on the three streams of Global Community Radio. Sometimes, time gets away from me, and I don't have as much time to dedicate to the blog portion of the website as I would like.

Indeed, there have been several recent program changes at GCR, and I am excited about others which are upcoming.

I hope that everyone is enjoying the new music shows recently added to GCR2. These shows include Now That's Americana (formerly The Miller Tells Her Tale), Direct From Muscle Shoals, Chenango Sessions, eTown, Beale Street Caravan, and Billy's Blues Hour.

Changes have taken place/will be taking place at GCR3, too. We are happy to announce the reinstatement of the popular Early Music series, Harmonia, from Indiana Public Media. It's back on GCR3 at its former time of Sundays at 9 AM Eastern/6 AM Pacific. Cadenza has shifted to Mondays at 11 AM Eastern, preceded by Live From the Grand Teton Music Festival, which is back for another season of live concert broadcasts. I regret to say that due to recurring technical issues with recording the series every week for time-shifted broadcast, I've had to discontinue our airing of The Opera Show. The series lives on via the ABC Classic website. GCR will continue to offer its overnight simulcast of ABC Classic "live" Monday thru Friday. In place of The Opera Show on Saturdays, we will offer a rotating series of live concert broadcasts which we hope everyone will enjoy. Another significant change coming soon is the end of the Early Music series, Distant Mirror, from WWFM in New Jersey. The long time host of the series, Alan Kelly, is retiring later this Summer. Expect changes to the Wednesday and Thursday morning Classical lineups on GCR3 once Distant Mirror has aired its final episode. Among the changes, is the addition of a new program to our lineup, Classical Music On The Third Floor. This weekly three hour program offers a diverse selection of instrumental and vocal Classical music with a different theme every week.

Please be sure to watch the program schedule pages for all GCR streams for the latest programming updates, as well as here on this blog.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Global Community Radio.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

Monday, July 1, 2019

IMPORTANT: New Phone Number for GCR

To All GCR Partner Stations:

Effective July 1st, 2019, the previous phone number to contact Global Community Radio has been disconnected. Going forward, please use the following number to contact GCR for station related inquiries or issues.

+1 (315) 217-1308

You may also send standard SMS text messages to this number if you wish.

Please note this change accordingly.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Internet Restored. New Programs Resume Tonight

After a nearly 16 hour outage in which our internet was "crippled" but not totally down, things have finally returned to "normal". I can now access all the regular download sites for shows, so new episodes of shows on all streams will be heard from this evening forward.

Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding. After this ridiculously long internet outage, paired with recurring problems we've been having with our phone service, I may be looking for new providers for both very soon!

Reruns on all streams today (5/31)

Yesterday, something got fowled up in the internet settings on the computer which I use to download new shows for all GCR program streams. Now, I can't seem to access many of the websites where I need to get new audio files. Needless to say, I will be calling my computer tech as soon as he is open for business this morning, and I am hopeful he will be able to come to GCR headquarters and have a look at this issue. Until then, I have no choice but to offer repeats of last Friday's shows. Thank you for your understanding. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Important Notice: Possible Power Outage At GCR Headquarters Due to High Winds

Dear Listeners and Partner Stations:

We are under a high wind warning here in upstate New York from Sunday night all the way thru Monday afternoon (2/24-2/25). I have seen and heard multiple news and weather reports anticipating damage to trees and power lines in this area as a result of wind gusts as high as 70 miles per hour. I sincerely hope that we don't lose power at GCR headquarters in Geneva, NY, but, if you hear our backup loop of instrumental music in lieu of our normal programming, this is most likely the reason why. I wanted to try and alert everyone of the situation in advance. As always, apologies for any inconvenienve this may cause. Further updates on the situation will be posted if necessary.

Thank you for listening to and supporting GCR.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

GCR Welcomes New Partner Station in Southwest Virginia

Global Community Radio is pleased to welcome another partner station to our family of campus and community radio stations using our streams to provide unique programming to their local communities.

This time, we say welcome aboard to the folks at WROF-LP (Radio of Floyd) in Floyd, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of Southwest VA. WROF is heard locally at 95.7 FM, and online at www.wrof-floyd.com, where there is already a live stream. For now, listeners can hear GCR2 and its wide variety of music 24/7 on WROF. Eventually, WROF will start offering select programs from all three GCR streams, along with its own local programming.

Hats off to Scott and the rest of the crew at WROF for bringing community radio to their local area. We look forward to working with them for a long time to come!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Update: GCR2 Back On Air

After being down for at least the past 24 hours, GCR2 is back. We were able to finally reconnect to our existing server using the old login credentials. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to our partner stations and listeners. We will be asking our streaming provider to please look into this matter to determine the exact cause, and to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Thanks, everyone, for your continued support!