This Saturday, we’ll be upgrading our streaming software to make sure it works more consistently across platforms and so that we can include track data in the direct shoutcast stream. Streaming may be interrupted during this time but should only be for a short time. We’ll still be live on our terrestrial broadcast, 88.3 F.M.
We here at KXUA have been notified that many sites of the University of Arkansas will have some downtime over the weekend. Our website is hosted by the University, so we cannot avoid this downtime. It should be brief, but may interrupt our streaming service, but hopefully only for 20 minutes at the most.
We will continue to broadcast over FM with no interruption.
DJ Tim Rueda wrote a lovely review of Adam Torres’ concert on February 11. This is his first article for KXUA, and hopefully there will be more to come. -Ed.
When I walked into Stage 18, I was greeted by the white walls covered with hanging art and the powerful purple backdrop being used for the upcoming concert that I had shown up for. The display called back to this month’s first Thursday and the venue’s grand opening. The purple lights splashed across the walls and acoustic guitar strumming echoed. Adam Torres was in the middle of his sound check, and after a moment he resolved to lower the guitar’s mic. He decided that it sounded more even. I told the bouncer who I was and sat down in the back row with my notepad, biding my time for the show.
In case you haven’t seen our last post about it, we’ve been in the process of making some improvements here at the station. We’ve completed our first goal by joining Spinitron.com, which greatly improves both the listener experience and makes our work behind the scenes easier. But there’s some other things we’ve tweaked that we’d like to share.
A new year is here, and KXUA is fully embracing the opportunity to change and grow for the better. While we are still heavily focused on bringing you the best in music, we’ve done a bit of thinking and have decided to expand beyond your car radio.
You’ve likely already seen some of the results of our experimentation: We’ve introduced more journalistic programming like Newswave and Minority Report to our schedule, our latest selections are shared on Spotify, and there’s more tweeting than before. We’re pleased with the feedback that we’ve gotten, so now we’re going even further to better serve the University of Arkansas and the community at large.
Our first big change for the year is an exciting one: We’re joining Spinitron. This means that you can see on our website what’s playing live on the radio and stream and also have the ability to look back at previous shows and see the playlists. This has been a major request and we often get emails and calls asking what songs were playing, so we’re very excited to be bringing this to you. Our Spinitron playlists and live playlist will become publicly available in the coming weeks while we train our DJs to use it and fine tune a few things.