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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCR Station Manager