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.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Important: GCR1 Affiliates: World Radio Network Website Down

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,, 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.

Jason Longwell

Thursday, October 10, 2019

GCR Program Schedules Updated

The program schedules for all GCR streams have been updated to reflect recent changes. The biggest changes have taken place on GCR2 and GCR3 where several new music programs have been added, including The Dancehall/Reggae Show and Electric City on GCR2, as well as Ancient and Modern, and Jazz Vignettes From the Hall on GCR3. Have a look at the complete program schedules on this website.

As always, thanks for listening to and supporting Global Community Radio.