Updated 01 November 2013
It's the sound of a failing cooling fan. But more than just that, the computer has been running non-stop for SIX years. It's a small computer, and it's becoming increasingly inadequate at this point. It's more than just one of its cooling fans that is failing, too. Take a look at this screenshot showing the health of the Girls Rock Radio hard drive - it's down to just 28%!
Now let's look at a few facts spanning Girls Rock Radio's seven year history.
SEND SUPPORT NOW OR FACE THE LOSS OF THIS STATION - It's Really That Simple, and it's not a matter of "if" but "when." Here's a Donate button, and Girls Rock Radio will be grateful if you use it.
You don't have to do anything. Our address on the WWW will remain the same. But, we are moving to a new web hosting company. What that will mean to you is the possibility that you may experience a brief outage as we disconnect from one host and connect to the other. Just hang tight and the website will be back before you know it.
Some helpful hints:
We are looking forward to better website performance and a more reliable experience for you when you visit Girls Rock Radio! 🙂
Girls Rock Radio is seeking an alliance with media schools and media professionals to enhance our programming and provide opportunities to students and professionals seeking to explore the exciting and vibrant Internet radio venue.
Girls Rock Radio would like to work with you to define programming in the areas of music news, current events and trends, artist interviews, and general-interest radio programming. This may take the form of brief music news and/or current event spots, all the way up to one half to one hour or longer shows. Your programming team must feature a female host, but guys are certainly welcome as co-hosts, and the guests.
Although we seek to attract recurring, long-running programming, we realize that internship-type programs with media schools will likely result in short-term programming projects. This is fine, and we are eager to engage in this kind of relationship with media departments at universities and on down to the high school level. Long and short term programming projects also exist for independent media professionals seeking to add depth to their professional resume.
Girls Rock Radio features the music of women artists in the rock, pop, and alternative music genres. It has attracted a diverse audience from around the world, primarily in English-speaking countries, or where English is a strong secondary language. The listener demographic currently features an approximate 60/40 female/male split with the peak female age range between 25 and 34, and the peak male age range between 35 and 44. The music featured on Girls Rock Radio is generally upbeat and seeks not to align with any particular political, sociological, or lifestyle choice. It's simply a fun place to listen to great music. Girls Rock Radio is not, however, without a social conscience, and seeks to define a more robust role for itself through involvement in noncontroversial socially relevant pursuits.
If you are interested in a media partnership with Girls Rock Radio, please contact the station immediately.
The Guestbook has been fixed. Not sure what broke it, but it's been down for a while. I've set everything straight, and it's all working just fine again.
If you haven't already, I'd love to have you sign the Guestbook, and browse through it to see what others have said.
Hey Artists! Your station needs your attention...
I am forming a "Council of Artists" to address some of the issues the station faces right now, as well as to set directions and make plans for the future. In addition to artists, friends of the station, celebrities, and others with a like-minded, helpful attitudes are invited to join as well.
Here's what I'm NOT asking you for:
What I AM asking you for is:
Be a Superhero!
Would you participate in such a discussion if you could save the premier internet radio station featuring the music of women artists from certain doom? Come on... Be a superhero!
Here's How to Join:
That's it. Easy. All Council discussions will occur in the privacy of the special Council members only area of the GRR Forum
Your Voice on Girls Rock Radio - Think of all the Possibilities!
The easiest way is to leave GRR a voice mail, and I'll get it on the air. In a moment, I'll mention another "HD" option if you want to sound really awesome on the air, so "stay tuned," for that...
Calling Girls Rock Radio to leave a Shout Out Voice Mail is as easy as clicking this web-sticker, entering your phone number, letting Google call you, then connect you to Girls Rock Radio automatically. How cool is that?
Leaving a Shout Out to GRR is free, and Google can usually connect you to GRR for free within the USA, but your telephone carrier may still charge for airtime minutes and stuff like that. Be sure you know what they will charge before proceeding. I have no clue what will happen if you try using this from other countries.
Messages left in a language other than English must also provide a translation. Just put it at the end of the message telling me what you just said and I'll edit that part out - OR - just do the shout in your native language and English which will probably sound pretty cool!
Girls Rock Radio reserves the right to edit your shout for content or length, or refuse to air shouts due to objectionable content, or for any reason at all really, but as long you keep it clean and have fun with this, you should be hearing yourself on GRR real soon!
If you have a nice microphone on your PC, you can record yourself and perhaps a whole group of your friends, using one of the coolest audio recording and editing programs around - Audacity. Here's where to get it, and as the link implies, Audacity is available for PC, Mac, and Linux systems:
Of course, if you have your own favorite editor, feel free to use it instead; Audacity is just a suggestion, but it is pretty cool. And free.
Your HD Shout should:
Now, get going and get yourself some air-time on Girls Rock Radio today!
Many of you - listeners and artists alike - enjoy placing our banners on your social networking profiles, or on your personal websites. We TOTALLY appreciate the support this shows for Girls Rock Radio and the way you help get the word out about your favorite station!
But our banners were dated and didn't really reflect our current image. I was getting more than a little embarrassed about that, so I finally did something about it!
So, click on over and grab the all new Girls Rock Radio Banners for your pages today!
Use these banners as they are - please DO NOT modify them in any way. If you need something custom, just let me know.
What if a strange man offered to buy you lunch?
I don't know about lunch, but an awful lot of strange people have been offering up crap here on Girls Rock Radio. I'm deleting many new Spammer registrations every day from the forum alone. Not to mention Guestbook spam and comment spam.
If you're trying to register in the Forum and find you just never seem to get accepted, please drop me a line using the Contact GRR form found on the Help menu. But otherwise, registering with a bunch of seemingly random characters for a username and having an equally random email address will more than likely get your butt kicked right out'a here! Of course, it would be unrealistic of me to think that posting a notice like this will make the Spammers go away, but at least the Normal people trying to get an account might better understand why they are jumping through hoops just to join in the fun!
LOTS of awesome new music has been added this morning. Check out the Latest Music Additions page for all the details.
Not playing something you think we should? Get in touch.
There's a lot more music on deck, and lots still in the Review Queue. It's shaping up to be an amazing summer for music. Be sure to tune in often. Girls Rock Radio is your ultimate destination for fun Summer Music. 🙂