Discoteria To Shut Down October 30

cropped-banner4.jpgIt’s with saddened heart that we announce that Discoteria will be going off air Sunday October 30th.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to meet our required ‘overall listening hours per day’ (see the Oct 1st post for full details) as required by Radionomy.  While our overall listening hours did pick up for a brief period, over the past 7-10 days, we’ve seen a steady decline in listenership resulting in us falling drastically short of our targeted 12 hours per day average.  (As of this posting the station is only averaging 3 hours per day.)

We’ve enjoyed every minute of our ride on Radionomy.  We received a few email’s from listeners saying they enjoyed the station and the music we played, but despite those messages, it’s clear the vast majority of listeners didn’t (based on the low overall listing average per day).  And while I would love to keep the station on air, clearly something isn’t working.  I did what I could to promote the station (business cards, flyers, links on various radio sites, etc) and tried to keep the programming fresh and updated with new tracks added on a regular basis.  I guess it wasn’t enough.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you to all of the listeners who enjoyed what we did and supported Discoteria by listening to it on a regular basis.  The support was very much appreciated.

So, now all that’s left to say is ‘goodbye’.

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DISCOTERIA’s DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

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I hate to begin a post with such a declaration but in some ways this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Yesterday, (September 30th), I received my “Listener Threshold” notice from Radionomy which stated as follows:

Discoteria we are writing to to remind you of the various broadcaster listener thresholds to achieve in order to allow Radionomy to keep Discoteria on its platform:

Radio Station Age – Threshold – Minimum Audience required:

-3 months – Basic – 12 hours/day
-3–9 months – Advanced  – 130 hours/day
-9 months – Premium – 130 hours/day

This means that in one month’s time, the first assessment will take place and you will need to have achieved an average audience of 12 hours/day for the preceding thirty days.

130 hours/day must then be acquired at the end of 9 months.

In plain English, if we do not maintain an average of 12 hours per day and don’t continue to maintain this average, Radionomy will be removing Discoteria from their broadcasting platform. In short, this means Discoteria will be forced off the air. We’re sure as faithful listeners you would not like to see this happen.

So how does this affect you, our listeners?

It means we need your support to keep Discoteria on air.

Tune In and Listen!

Please tune in and listen to our station as often and for as long as possible using one of these broadcast options:

Spread The Word!

You can help get the word out by telling all your friends, family and co-workers about Discoteria. The more listeners we get the better. More listeners = longer listening hours.

Listen Frequently!

By listening to Discoteria on an on-going and frequent basis, this will help bring up our “minimum audience hours required” and will continue to keep Discoteria on the air. If we don’t achieve these hours, I’m sure you’d hate to see us leave the airwaves – that means you won’t be able to hear all those classic club and chart disco tunes, our weekly broadcasts of Stephen L. Freeman’s Back To Music and other programming.

Your continued support of Discoteria is greatly appreciated. We’re sure that together we can meet, and maintain, the goal.

Thank you.

BACK TO MUSIC Returns Oct 1st

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Fans of Stephen L. Freeman’s BACK TO MUSIC program will be excited to learn that the show returns this Saturday, October 1st @ 7:00 am PT/10:00 am ET.

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And to add to this exciting news, the popular weekly show returns with a special salute to Casablanca Records with special guest Casablanca co-founder Larry Harris author of the definitive insider’s history of the label with a book entitled And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records.

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Casablanca Records was one of the most successful labels during the 1970s. In terms of disco, they had no real competition with acts like the Village People and Donna Summer on their roster. But it was their 1973 signing of Kiss that helped fund the label’s later foray into disco — and later, feature films.

BACK TO MUSIC will be airing the following days and times:

  • Saturdays @ 7:00 am PT/10:00 am ET
  • Saturdays @ 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET
  • Sundays @ 7:00 am PT/10:00 am ET
  • Sundays @ 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET

New Broadcast Location Effective Aug 1

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Effective August 1 2016 Discoteria will be moving its daily broadcast feed to the following new URL (address):

www.radionomy.com/en/radio/discoteria3/index

Please ensure you adjust your saved favourites to reflect our new broadcast feed.

With the new feed, you’ll still be able to listen 24/7 to all that classic club and chart disco no matter where you live.

The old feed at “discoteria2” will be closed effective midnight July 31st.

Discoteria Needs You, or It’ll Be Time To Say Goodbye!

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Discoteria Needs You!

We recently received notice from our service provider, Radionomy, of our 3 month probation period for achieving our minimum audience numbers.  In accordance with their broadcast rules and regulations, we must be maintaining a listener listening average of 12 hours per day by our third month on the air.

In order to broadcast on Radionomy, we must meet the following thresholds to keep Discoteria on its platform:

Radio Station Age / Threshold / Minimum Audience Required

  • 3 months / Basic / 12 hours per day
  • 3-9 months / Advanced / 130 hours per day
  • 9 months / Premimum / 130 hours per day

This means that in one month, the first assessment will take place and you will need to have achieved an average audience of 12 hours/day for the preceding thirty days.

With this deadline fast approaching – July 31st – sadly, so far we have not come anywhere near this average (as of yesterday we were averaging 3.75 hours per day).

The reality of the situation is that if we do not maintain this average and don’t continue to maintain this average, Radionomy will be removing Discoteria from their broadcasting platform.  In short, this means Discoteria will be forced off the air.  We’re sure as faithful listeners you would not like to see this happen.

This is where you our listeners can help.

Tune In and Listen!  Please tune in and listen to our station as often and for as long as possible using one of these broadcast options:

  • Radionomy:  www.radionomy.com/en/radio/discoteria2/index
  • Yourmuze.FM:  www.yourmuze.fm/webplayer/discoteria2
  • Radioguide.FM:  www.radioguide.fm/internet-radio-canada/discoteria
  • Website:  discoteria.wix.com/discoteria (click on the player)

Spread The Word!  You can help get the word out by telling all your friends, family and co-workers about Discoteria.   The more listeners we get the better.  More listeners = longer listening hours.

Listen Frequently!  By listening to Discoteria on an on-going and frequent basis, this will help bring up our “minimum audience hours required” and will continue to keep Discoteria on the air.  If we don’t achieve these hours, I’m sure you’d hate to see us leave the airwaves – that means you won’t be able to hear all those classic club and chart disco tunes, our weekly broadcasts of Stephen L. Freeman’s Back To Music and other programming.

Your continued support of Discoteria is greatly appreciated.  We’re sure that together we can meet the goal.

Thank you.

Technical Difficulties – Off Air

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Due to on-going issues at our broadcaster Radionomy,

Discoteria will be off the air until further notice.

We apologize to all of our listeners for this disruption and inconvenience.

We hope to resume normal broadcasting sometime on, around or after Monday May 9 2016.

Thank you for your patience during this matter.