Girls Rock Radio

It's Memorial Day in the United States, and Girls Rock Radio would like to take a moment to reflect on the meaning.
Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was established following the Civil War to honor Union soldiers.  Later, after World War I, the meaning of the day was broadened to encompas all American causalties of war or other military action.  Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30th until 1968 when the Uniform Holidays Bill moved the observance to the last Monday of May.

It's not uncommon to find rural communities on Memorial Day adorned by flag lined streets.  Many consider Memorial Day the unofficial first day of summer.  Putting the two together, you have a colorful holiday full of celebration and the all too familiar sights, sounds, and smells of festivals and BBQs.  In that, and in the change of date, some say we've lost the meaning of Memorial Day, that we've become nonchalant in our observance.  Personally, I can't think of a better way to honor America's fallen than by rejoicing in a day that celebrates her freedom and all the promise of the new summer in the USA.  That is precisely what was at stake in the first place.

So fly your flags proudly today in the USA.  Think of all who have gone before you and the many who have sacrificed.  Stop for the traditional national moment of remenbrance at 3:00pm your local time.  Then continue to celebrate the day with family picnics and commuity festivals - the essence of life in the United States of America.

GoFM Radio

Today Girls Rock Radio is delighted to welcome GoFM Radio listeners to our stream while Dan at over GoFM works out some pesky internet problems.

If it's between 11:00am and 4:00pm Eastern time in the USA, you're listening to Girls Rock Radio on GoFM!

GoFM should be back to playing "whatever they can get on the hard drive" again by mid-week.

GoFM Radio broadcasts out of Manchester, New Hampshire in the beautiful New England area of the United States.  As Dan says, "No rules, we just play stuff!" Regulars to the station will tell you it's both awesome and, well, sometimes nauseating, but hey, it's always a fun listen.  😉

On the occasional Friday night, you can catch a live show - Dan, and perhaps a guest or two (Yan and Bill, to name the usual suspects) do their best to screw up the internet without much of any sort of plan to speak of.  Give a few guys a mic and a rum & coke and just about anything can happen.  I'm pretty sure you'll never hear anything else like it!

You can find out more about GoFM, when the next live show will be, or just chat with the regulars in the GoFM chat room over at the GoFM Website.

Girls Rock Radio is proud to have GoFM as a "brother" station - they are your best destination whenever you need a nice change of pace!

What a stunning Christmas display!

176 channels.
45,000 lights.
A crew of 3 people to manage the traffic.

Luck is undeniable in this video compilation, but where there is luck, you sometimes find some serious crap coming down!

Who can wait for quitting time any more?

*Not a product endorsement, just celebrating the humor in it all.

~ Whew! ~ I can breathe again! lol

Thanks for your patience during the transition from the old to the new site. I appreciate whatever warm karma you were sending. It worked! There were very few bumps moving from the "new." back to the "www." site address.

If you find any errors, please report them using the Contact form.

Registration and Login have been turned on, and the Forum has been unlocked. Remember that, even if you were registered in the old forum, you still need to re-register for this new version of the website. Also, the login to the site is also a login to the Forum. You should be able to log in either place - it's all the same.

There are a lot of new features coming, as you can see by the Welcome page. More on that soon. But for now, I think I'm going out for Ice Cream and then I'll probably just collapse. lol. 🙂

Enjoy!
xoxo ~ djMot

Okay, here's the 411 on how things are looking at this point:

I am on target to roll this site out over the evening of Tuesday, 23 September 2008. I expect a fairly turbulent ride from here to there, so please wish me luck. Some things for you to be mindful of as this all comes down:

  • The site will be broken for a while during the transition. Please bear with me.
  • The audio stream will be uninterrupted. You can still listen to the station since the website and the stream are entirely separate. If you wan to tune in on Tuesday evening, make sure you have the stream bookmarked in an external player like WinAmp since the Tune In page might be unavailable for a while. I will do everything I can to minimize down time on the Tune In page, so a book mark to it might come in handy, too.
  • Feeds: (rss, email subscriptions, etc.)
    Some of you have signed up for the subscription feeds. The feeds will be reconfigured during the change over, and I have no way to predict what will happen to them. Best I can suggest is that if on Wednesday and thereafter you stop getting updates, then please re-subscribe to the feed. I'll be making changes here and at Feedburner which makes predicting exactly what will happen rather difficult.
  • Once the new site is up, you will be able to register and login. Accessing the site, tuning in, making requests, and just browsing around in general will NOT require registration, but if you wish to comment on posts or participate in the Forum, you will need to register.
  • Speaking of registering -- we hope you will! Registering will help us better understand who our audience is. This will make Girls Rock Radio and our other web properties more valuable to you over time. Registration will also allow us to personalize your experience here on the GRR website. So, registering will be a great idea. Oh and btw, "subscribing" (to a feed) is not the same as "registering" for a username/password, and registering does not automatically subscribe you to a feed.
  • Forum:
    The new Forum will be open after this site goes live. Your registration on this new site will grant you access to the new Forum, but your username/password from the old Forum will not follow you. In other words, logging into the new GRR website automatically logs you into the new Forum, and your previous username/password on the old Forum will not work on the new site. However, you may register on the new site with the same username you had in the old forum, if you wish.

Be watching for any last minute posts regarding the switch over, and as always, I welcome any comments or feedback you care to provide.

Hey everyone!

Most of the major parts of the new site development is complete. Some tweaking will be inevitable, I suppose, but other than that, what do you think so far?

What about the Mini Site? Do you still want to have that feature?

How about the Tune In page? Would you like that to be a popup player or a regular page? Either way, I still recommend an external player like WinAmp because you will get much better sound and features that help with that like an Equalizer. I just want to make sure that however you prefer to tune in is as easy for you as possible.

I'd say we're around two weeks or less to the launch of this new site. Your thoughts about and what you'd like to see on the new site are very much welcome. It's all for you, and this new site is kinda like a clean canvas. We can paint whatever we want on it.

Okay, well I just spend the last few days of my life working with (being tortured by, lol) three different menuing systems. The result is plain to see - just look up. On to more fun things. That ugly box right below the menu will take shape next along with the development of a new Tune In page.

Hope you're all having an awesome weekend. Feel free to leave me a comment.

xoxo
djMot