A quick summary of where we are, one week after launch. I’ll answer a few of the most commonly-asked questions, reflecting some of the feedback we’re getting.
Having gone live with around 150 stations last week, we put our new ‘on-boarding’ process to the test on Tuesday and added about 50 more. We welcomed all the stations run by UTV (including talkSPORT), many Bauer stations (including The Hits, Kerrang, and Heat), Fun Kids, Planet Rock, Manx Radio, and Traffic Radio.
Further waves will join next week, hopefully including Bauer stations Kiss and Magic. There’ll be a short gap over Easter, then the snowball will continue to grow throughout May. Judging from the feedback, there’s a real desire from both users and radio stations to see Radioplayer grow quickly. That’s our top priority.
Back then in the 60's in my kampong(village),there was no TV.We only listen to the radio.When I went to UK in the early 70's,I still keep my old habit-listening to the radio.Unlike my friends who enjoyed music with their LP's,I was quite satisfied to listen to the radio for music and news but TV had invaded into our personal lives.In fact,I only studied after watching The Match of The Day.
Fast forward to now(2011),I can't remember how to switch on my TV.I stopped watching The Idiot Box for more than a decade.With what is available online now,I also buy newspapers only on weekend.Now, I spend more time reading online news and communicating with friends on Facebook and BBM with my business associates...
One of my riding buddies introduced me to walkie-talkie.It was great fun to use during our cycling event.A few months ago I bought two sets and my sons used them as communication tools to manage the wedding reception of my second son.
Lately,my interest in radio made me wanted to join the local Hams-Amateur Radio community.To engage in this hobby,I have to to get an amateur radio licence from MCMC.Last weekend I spent the two days attending a course on SOP and basic radio electronics.
I love to listen to the radio again especially on SW.However,I could not get any SW radio to buy in KL,Bangi or Putrajaya.Nowadays,most people prefer FM radios.Today,I discovered this radioplayer.co.uk and look forward to enjoy listening to these UK stations and later may be the whole world.