To All GCR1 Affiliates:
On Friday, it was brought to my attention that the programming we normally receive from the World Radio Network (WRN) was missing. I soon discovered that the entire WRN website, wrn.org, could no longer be accessed. I then went to the website of the parent company of WRN, Encompass Digital Media, and their web page for the World Radio Network. This page contains dead links to all WRN streams.
As of right now, I do not think that WRN has completely shut down. I am hoping that the site is just temporarily down, or that there is a new link I can use to access WRN streaming audio. I will be sending an email to Encompass in the hope of getting some answers. In the interim, I will have no choice but to offer you substitute programming during the hours where WRN material is currently scheduled. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to your station. If WRN has indeed shut down for good, I will need to try to find on-demand audio files for as many of the WRN international broadcasters as possible. Unfortunately, not all of these broadcasters offer podcasts of their daily news programs, so, some of them may have to be dropped. Please know that I will do all that I can to try to prevent that from occurring.
Please check this blog for further updates as they become available. As always, thank you for your continued support.