So you want to know more about JOHN?
We've been working around the scenes for the last few months
compiling more of the greatest songs of all time. The
result is JOHNfm. Same songs - same format - same
lemony freshness! Everything you loved about Classic
Hits 88.7 and more!
JOHNfm (otherwise known as RadioVOU - Radio for the Villages
of Urbana) narrowcasts live from Urbana, Maryland, a suburb
of Washington, DC. It could also be argued that we are
a suburb of Baltimore, MD as well as we are almost
equidistant from it as well.
signal at 88.7fm is transmitted via a mighty 1 watt Ramsey
FM30 Transmitter and is operated within the
FCC's Part 15 Guidelines - which allow for non licensed
operation of AM and FM transmitters within a range of
maximum effective radiated power. The problem is, that
the signal (if we are lucky and the wind is blowing in the
right direction - and the planets are alligned etc.) reaches
only to the edges of the neighborhood.
honestly, that's ok with us.
stream our music to a ShoutCast server that currently can
provide listening for up to 50 simultaneous users. If
we ever cap out on that number, we'll buy more slots to keep
case you are wondering how we keep the music flowing so
beautifully - it's thanks to a wondrous piece of software by
Spacial Audio called SAM 4. SAM is a very high
tech piece of software which compares with that in use for
commercial radio stations. It allows us to rotate the
playlists, schedule programs, drop in voice work etc.
wise, our "studio" uses an HP Celeron 2.8 GHZ CPU with 768
MB of RAM. We use a Westinghouse widescreen 17 inch
flat panel LCD to get more screen real estate (which is
great when running SAM full screen). On the rare
occasion when we pull out the mic for a live broadcast, we
use a MXL DRK.
DRK is short for Desktop Recording Kit. MXL makes a
fantastic mic and you can read a review on the
MXL DRK here.
wise, we are a big fan of Adobe Audition 2.0 which puts an
amazing array of tools at your fingertips for audio editing.
I think we've only scratched the surface of what the program
is capable of.