Chicken Fried Country Radio

Last September I posted that my country music stream was going off the air. It’s a very long story but that never happened. It’s a difficult time in the webcasting business these days and it’s even more difficult for hobbyists like me. I’ve been wading through the muck for a couple years and have recently found an oasis of sanity on a platform run by people who have been through the same thing. Who knows what the future holds but for now, I’m running an eclectic little  country mix that could just be that country stream you’ve been looking for. It’s called Chicken Fried Country Radio and I invite you to tune in, add it to your faves, spread the word.

We’re all moved in on the new platform (TorontoCast – it’s great!). If you love today’s country-pop sound…sorry, we ain’t playin’ that.

Thank you for listening!

Chicken Fried Country Radio
Country Music 24/7, Now Commercial-Free!

OUTLAW COUNTRY / ALT COUNTRY / BLUEGRASS / CLASSIC COUNTRY / HONKY TONK / ROCKABILLY / WESTERN SWING / OTHER GOOD STUFF!

Listen Now
(click or paste in your browser or virtual world viewer)

bluford.torontocast.com:8430/stream

Webplayer and recent tracks list

http://bluford.torontocast.com:2199/start/yvcaqozz/

We’ll be adding more ways to listen soon.

Website
https://chickenfriedcountryradio.wordpress.com/

 

EXCLUSIVE: Maria Korolov Now Calling the Shots at InWorldz, Magnuz Binder Now Sets Policy for Great Canadian Grid, New York Times Runs Story About New Jersey! Oh the Humanity!

Okay, now that I have everyone’s attention…

Maria Korolov has decided that InWorldz will no longer release grid stats to the general public.

I know, you’re thinking, “When did Maria Korolov become the big cheese at InWorldz?” I was wondering the same thing. In the past, the management of InWorldz would be setting policy but now, they kowtow to the whims of Maria Korolov. Weird.

This is great for the management at InWorldz because now they don’t have to think. They just put out their information, see what Maria does with it, and if they don’t like it, they don’t put that info out anymore. And if anybody questions it, they can blame Maria. And everybody else can blame Maria too. It’s fun, try it.

Read the full post on Danko Whitfield’s blog, Journey To The Center Of the Metaverse

Time For A Reboot

Recently, Danko and I decided to blow it all up and start again. He wrote about it on his blog, here’s an excerpt…

In December and again at the beginning of March, I had a few better days in a row. Each time I messed around with a new toy, Fred Beckhusen’s (FerdFrederix) Outworldz/Dreamworld OpenSim Installer. It’s changed my VL massively, like Sim-on-a-Stick did at one time. It’s a free program that makes it easy to create and manage your own OpenSim virtual world, connected to the hypergrid. Just takes a few minutes to set it up. It’s so flexible, I was able to test a bunch of things in a very short time. Somewhere along the way while I thought about the different ways I could use this new tool with my many virtual world projects, I realized that the advances in OpenSim of the last few years, along with what I’ve learned about how to get the most out of those features and now this new software had led me to a place where…

I can do anything I want. There are no more limits! Not only can I have any kind of virtual world I want, I can have EVERY kind of virtual world I want, as many as I want. And if I choose, I can do all of this without spending a dime.

Read the full post on Danko Whitfield’s blog, Journey To The Center Of The Metaverse

 

They Sure Don’t Make Empires Like They Used To

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Empires come, empires go. Especially virtual empires.

A couple months back, I posted here that my first music stream, Radio Danko, would not be closing as I’d thought, that in fact I was adding two new music streams, part of a burgeoning virtual broadcasting empire.

I guess I wasn’t cut out to be an emperor.

In the last few days it has leaked out that the platform that hosts two of my music streams will be doubling the amount of commercials it requires us to air from four minutes an hour to eight. It’s not a ridiculous amount, I could live with it under other circumstances,
but it’s enough that these music streams no longer work for my own purpose, the reason I created them in the first place – to serve as the soundtrack of my virtual world places. When the music fits the place, it helps with…

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Dankoville on Naras Nook grid

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Dankoville Welcome image

Dankoville is my OpenSim home.

Dankoville is open to all visitors to explore, write, roleplay or just hang out. It’s online 24/7, give or take the odd glitch. Located on Naras Nook grid, Dankoville is accesible via Hypergrid: world.narasnook.com:8900:dankoville

If I’m in town or the surrounding area, I might be working or just hanging out. If you’re visiting, don’t hesitate to say hello or ask a question. It’s best to use IM as I might not notice local chat.

The sim is the setting for some of my story writing. In story, Dankoville is a small town in a farming area somewhere in the Corn Belt of the United States.

We are a long-term project and therefore always in some state of disarray, under construction, pardon our appearance, etc.

Dankoville Tourism Ad-Poster Summer Corn - Copy

For more info, visit the Official Dankoville website: http://dankoville.weebly.com/

Dankoville Nook Aug16 Update

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Radio Danko Prepares To Sign-Off

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My music stream, Radio Danko, is hosted on the platform, Radionomy. That company appears to be instituting policy changes that I can’t live with. The result is, I’m expecting to have to shutdown Radio Danko for good in the very near future.

At the heart of the matter is the issue of music rights fees. It’s a very long and complicated story but the most important part of it is that in January 2016, new policies went into effect in the U.S. that dramatically increased the fees for small webcasters. Radionomy pays those fees for us, in exchange for that and for providing the platform, we broadcast their commercials twice an hour.

From what I’m gathering from various sources, Radionomy has decided to geo-block our streams to countries where they have no advertising revenue. I guess this allows them to only pay rights fees in the countries they are continuing…

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David Bowie and Prince – in the same year?

One of my first thoughts after getting past yesterday’s shock at hearing the news that Prince had died was, “David Bowie and Prince – in the same year?” I was thinking of their creative, inventive musical genius and their use of the media tools they had to work with and how they pushed through the previous understanding of how those tools could be used to present music and performance as art.

So I smiled this morning when I saw both of their names in a headline in The Washington Post…but this piece was about something else that is an important part of their personae and legacies. And particularly so in this moment in which sexuality is very much in the news.

“Mourning Prince and David Bowie, who showed there’s no one right way to be a man” – Alyssa Rosenberg in The Washington Post