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March 28, 2012

  • This past Sunday, I applied a few software updates to the primary On-Air machine, which required a reboot. Unfortunately, it did something to break the licensing keys for the playback software (Master Control). I've been working with the company trying to figure out why it happened and why it won't re-license. Anyway, it shouldn't be too long now before we're back online. Thanks for the emails of support!
  • Update... we're back online! Cables have been jiggled, and the nuclear-powered, turbo sound audio filter has been refueled. Let the hits keep on comin'!

December 5, 2011

  • Over the weekend, the replacement parts were installed. And only after re-installing Windows three times, thanks in part to a partially-failing hard drive (new find), our audio processing is back to normal. And... we're ON THE AIR! Happy Holidays.

November 29, 2011

  • I wonder if it's something in the air, but now my third machine has died. The previous two machines, separately, handled the CBS News feed. This third machine handles all of the audio processing and is an On-Air backup server for the Scott-FM Studio server. It died the week before Thanksgiving. I ordered some parts for it to nurse it back to health but it doesn't need an IV, it needs open heart surgery. Replacement parts will be here later this week.  until then, we're off the air.

October 30, 2011

  • There haven't been any new News items lately because there hasn't been anything to report. We play Classic Country - it's not as if I'm going to announce that I've added some new Hit/Current records! :-)
  • Sadly, the CBS News machine has died, again. TWO machines that I have used to record the feed have died, due to unrelated problems. That's what I get for buying Dell Optiplex machines refurbs on sale. Lesson learned.
  • The good news is that a replacement piece of equipment is on its way and we should have the feed back online within a week. Yay!

October 29, 2010

  • Busy day! We have upgraded our studio machine! With that, we also can now support the low-bandwidth strea
  • m. Pretty neat, eh?
  • Our stream provider has switched us to the new server a bit earlier than planned. Click on Listen Live for the link.

October 28, 2010

  • Our stream provider will be performing maintenance this weekend. We're being moved to a newer (read: FASTER!) server. They are also upgrading us from 40 slots to 60. Now, more people can listen. Gotta love that! :-)
  • Check the Listen Live link for the updated URL.

September 13, 2010

  • I was bored tonight and decided to read through some of the past seven years of Scott-FM news. Wow, did we ever go through a lot streaming companies! Ahh the memories, and the headaches. We've been with this company for almost two years, if I recall, and we've been treated well and our streams are doing well. Hey, can't complain about that!
  • I just wanted to say... thank you. I frequently get emails from all over the globe telling me how nice it is to have a station like Scott-FM on the Internet. Since I come from a broadcasting background, we know what we're doing when it comes to programming a radio station. As a Country music fan, growing up in a musical family, and a member of the Country Music Association, I'm proud to say that I know and love Country Music. This has been a hobby of mine for about 11 years. Like yourself, I listen to Scott-FM at home and at work. It's a passion that my wife barely understands, though she's gotten used to me saying that "I have to schedule tomorrow's music" before heading to bed. ;-) So once again, to all of our loyal Scott-FM listeners - thanks for llistening.

August 24, 2010

  • The "AM", low-bandwidth stream had to be shut down. Turns out that the machine powering the playback system cannot support two, distinct streams. I'll add it to my list of things to upgrade.

August 3, 2010

  • It turns out that I was uploading the latest News updates to my old web server, so no one was ever able to read what was going on. Oops.
  • We now have audio processing! A few rolls of duct tape, chewing gum, and a staple gun later, a temporary setup is up and running. The basement studio is... thrown together, to put it mildly. I have one chair and it's a camping chair. You know, one of those that unfold and has cup holders on both sides? Great for camping, bad for working on the PC. ;-)
  • In any event, we're back up and with audio processing. Your ears should now thank you.
  • I've also set up a low-bandwith (think AM radio) stream. Click on Listen Live for the link!

August 2, 2010

  • The audio stream is back online! After spending five hours of unpacking and rummaging through boxes screaming "where the #%!^$ is the @%!#'ing cable!" on and off for another couple of hours, the stream was put online tonight. But since I've misplaced a few cables, there's no audio processing. Give your ears my apologies...

June 1, 2010

  • Where's the stream!!?? Well the truth is, I've moved and all of the studio equipment is still packed. In fact, it's all sitting in multiple boxes in my garage, along with 95% of the rest of my "stuff". On top of that, the house isn't wired for ethernet and I have a lot to do to get a network, not to mention the studio, back up. Expect it to be down for at least another month. Thanks for your emails!

August 6, 2009

  • The Audio Processing has been restored. Can I get an aman!
  • That's the good news. The bad news... is that there will be no news. I had to sacrafice the CBS news feed in order to get some audio processing. Don't ask. But the good news is, you'll never have to listen to our stream without processing again. I apologize to all loyal Scott-FM listeners for the harsh listening the past few weeks.

July 14, 2009

  • After requesting a review, Google has removed the website from its list of unsafe websites.
  • Sometimes, I can't win. The audio card on the server that processes the audio, has died. Also on the same machine, the CBS News feed audio card has been on its way out for months now and it looks to be one more foot in the grave.
  • Why does the audio sound weird? Because of the failure of the audio processing machine's sound card, I'm forced to re-route the audio without processing. I apologize in advance to your ears. Uncompressed audio is something that no one should ever go through...

July 13, 2009

  • It's been a while since I've done work on the website, I've been a bit busy.  I'm getting married in a couple of weeks and its planning has occupied all of my spare time.
  • Around July 9, our front page was hacked and a trojan/virus was included in the webcode. The bastard hacker added malicious code that would cause visitors to execute a script and install a trojan onto their machine. I discovered this today and have since deleted all pages affected by the intruder and re-uploaded the contents of the website. My apologies to anyone that may have been affected by this attack. I'm just glad that it wasn't on the website for longer than a couple of days.

August 13, 2008

  • Updated links in the Listen Live page...
  • Added Windows Media Player link. It will launch the "Now Playing" page and an embedded Windows Media Player.
  • Added link to use the http (port 80) port for playing the audio stream. This is quite useful if you're behind a company firewall that blocks Internet traffic other than website visits.

July 8, 2008

  • Good GOD, why didn't someone tell me that it's been a year and a half since I updated the news?  Why?  Well, mainly because up until the past few months, nothing has changed.
  • For one, our streaming company put us onto a new streaming server, which included a new IP address.  This would explain why your bookmarks didn't work.
  • You may have wondered why, during much of June and first of July, 2008, the Scott-FM stream was up and down, sometimes airing silence. Answer is, I moved. Having to move an entire studio takes a lot of time, and a lot of wires. After half a pound of cable zip ties and fifty pounds of audio cabling later, we're finally back on the air!
  • Since the move, the CBS news feed was down, until this weekend! Notice that it sounds MUCH better!?
  • And as always, thanks for listening!!

December 4, 2006

  • Rebuffering. Common complaint, on and off, for the past few months. We're leaving our current company and going to another. The old server is still up, but the bookmark for scottfm.audio-stream.net will now point you to the NEW server. If you don't use that bookmark, click on LISTEN LIVE on the left for the new server's URL. It's fast!

December 2, 2006

  • CBS news was off all of Thursday thru Saturday due to a hard drive failure on the machine that records the CBS News feed. It's back up and CBS News has resumed.

August 21, 2006

  • I'm back from vacation. Yay. My friend is now married, my tux has been returned, and the hits are back on the air! And yes, I enhanced my tan, once again. :-)

August 15, 2006

  • I'm back on vacation. Last year, I took two weeks off throughout the entire year.  This year, I'm not repeating that - it's unhealthy. However this time around, I'm actually in a wedding which is pretty cool.
  • My point is, while I'm away, we're simulcasting sister station Rhythm & Gold until my return next week. Enjoy some Jammin' oldies in the mean time!

July 17, 2006

  • We're back on the air! Oh, and more importantly, I'm back. ;-) Complete with a Florida tan and more scuba diving stories to share with friends.

July 10, 2006

  • You may be wondering why Rhythm & Gold is playing when you try to tune into Scott-FM. I'm currently on vacation and opted to simulcast the Rhythm & Gold audio stream until I return next week.

April 10, 2006

  • Over the past couple of days, we've been having buffering / connection problems with our Shoutcast server. I just got confirmation that the ISP that's hosting our server is receiving a DOS (Denial Of Service) attack in the amount of over 3gb/sec! They're working on it and hopefully, you'll be able to listen without massive packet loss. Thanks.

February 20, 2006

  • We've been having re-buffering problems with our server, on and off, for a few months now. The colo has moved us onto a different subnet and thus, a new server. The new URL is updated in the "Listen Live" button on the left. If you bookmarked "scottfm.audio-stream.net" then you won't have to change anything.

November 28, 2005

  • I'm back home and Scott-FM is back on the air! (as of 9p EST)
  • I made an adjustment on our server to allow a maximum of 8 hours of listen time. If you're listening to Scott-FM for 8 hours, you will be disconnected. If this happens to you, simply reconnect. This is done so that others can listen when the server gets full... and for those that listen at work and forget to turn off the stream when they leave at the end of the day. :-)

November 23, 2005

  • There was a death in my family earlier this morning and am currently packing for a flight first thing Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) morning to my family's home in Florida. I barely had enough time to post this message no less keep it up and running while I'm away. While I'm away for the next few days, I'll be simulcasting our sister station Rhythm & Gold.

October 27, 2005

  • No, he's not dead. Just nothin g new to update 'ya on. Things are good and the hits keep on a playin'!
  • Hmm. Our counter on the front page was reset and no one told me. I honestly can't remember what the counter was up to the last I checked it.. 80 something thousand? Anyway, it was reset a couple of months ago for no reason. Greaaaat.

June 10, 2005

  • Okay, I lied. I couldn't keep True Country off the air that long... I lasted nine days. ;-)
  • Scott-FM is back streaming. Click on Listen Live, on the left, for the links!

June 1, 2005

  • Last night, myself and Famous Amos removed our broadcast server from the network colo in lower Manhatten, and thus taking it out of the hands of the sleazy operators that run the hosting company.
  • Scott-FM is off the air for the time being. The goal is to be back on the air by August. In the mean time, sister stations Jack-FM and Rhythm & Gold are on the air. Click on LISTEN LIVE for links!

May 24, 2005

  • Us and the company that's hosting the Buzznet Media server in New York has had a falling out. Basically we were promised a certain amount of bandwidth, and were continually told that that was so, even though it was evident that it wasn't. Because that company was basically screwing us over, we're leaving them and taking our server to another company, who will give us the promised bandwidth... and aren't crooks. This change affects Jack-FM, Rhythm and Gold, and Scott-FM.
  • However, Scott-FM will not be moving with them. I'm taking a break from streaming for a couple of months to catch up on a few projects that I'm working on. I do intend to stream once again, but probably not until August. Scott-FM has many loyal listeners and I thank you for sticking around during these frustrating times with the re-buffering issues (caused by our hosting company). Jack-FM and R&G will come back up after the 1st of June, but keep in mind that they may be down a day or two during the server transition.
  • Again, Scott-FM should be back around August 2005. Thanks again for your support.

May 19, 2005

  • The Soul Dance Spectacular was a success! Thanks to everyone who listened in and made a donation to www.springintoaction.us. All donations made there go to various local charities.

May 10, 2005

  • We seem to have most of the rebuffering problems resolved. Still, several listeners outside of the United States are still experiencing rebuffer problems. Unfortunately, we can't pin point a problem on our end, which makes it difficult in fixing it.
  • Saturday, May 14th, the Buzznet Media Radio Network will be streaming LIVE from Glenwood, NJ, home of this years "Spring Into Action Soul Dance Spectaular". Beginning at 7p (EST), our sister stations, Jack-FM, Rhythm & Gold, and Scott-FM, we'll be simulcasting the event, LIVE! With an encore at Midnight. Visit www.springintoaction.us for details.

May 2, 2005

  • Fixed the audio problem... Right channel was muted, and the volume quality was dropped. I re-jiggled the cables. :-)
  • Rebuffer problems are still coming in, just not AS bad as they were. Most come from overseas, and a few from the West Coast. Our broadcast server is in New York City, right on the Internet backbone, so we don't know what the problem could possibly be.

April 27, 2005

  • Fixed! One of the servers at our colo was getting hit with a DoS, thus shrinking our bandwidth.

April 26, 2005

  • Rebuffers. We're aware that it's happening and we're working on tracking down the problem.

March 18, 2005

  • Later in the day of the 14th, we got our ISP to finally fix our cable modem. Gotta love that "we're open 24 hours for your convienence, but we can't help you." (sigh) Anyhoo, we're back up and playing the hits!
  • Jack-FM is still having problems. After making changes, tweaks, jiggling, and cable tieing, they got the machine to work... for a few hours. Fixed two things, broke one more. I told Jack that it wasn't wise to build a studio on top of an ancient indian burial ground, but he kept going on and on about how cheap the land was. Oh well...

March 14, 2005

  • It must be in the water... Jack-FM went down on the 11th. The Scott-FM facility lost its internet connection on the morning of the 14th. We're working with the ISP to restore our connection. In the mean time, our only sister that's left streaming, Rhythm & Gold, is now streaming on both Scott-FM and Jack-FM. Is this what they mean by March Madness?

March 13, 2005

  • On March 11th, the Jack-FM audio server has, well, died. The OS drive for the Jack-FM broadcast machine has become no more. It is dead. It has ceased to function. It is now up there in the hard drive heaven in the sky. In the mean time, Cadillac Jack has graciously allowed Scott-FM to simulcast our stream on his server. As soon as Jack is back, we'll pull Scott-FM from his stream and he'll resume streaming. No ETA has been set, as of yet - we'll keep you informed.

February 15, 2005

  • Another great weekend of Johnny Cash! This weekend, we'll be playing "Alabama Live". An live concert album of the group Alabama.
  • Added an email form in the Contact page.

February 9, 2005

  • A successful weekend with the Johnny Cash, Live at San Quentin, concert! We plan on having more feature-themed weekends.
  • This weekend, we'll air the Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison, recorded in 1968. It'll air Saturday at Noon, with a repeat on Sunday at 3p.

February 4, 2005
(10pm)

  • The new server is ONLINE!! Same URL as before, or click Listen Live for the link.

February 4, 2005
(6pm)

  • More change of plans.The temporary solution that we had planned, well, we didn't even get to it. As I type this, the server is being installed with the needed Ethernet port (we originally thought we had to special order one) to connect to the Internet backbone! The maximum number of listeners allowed on the Scott-FM stream hasn't been determined, but it'll definitely be more than the 20 we're used to. I'm anxiously awaiting, just as you are, for the stream to become active. I anticipate it being online before midnight tonight. Stay tuned...

February 4, 2005
(9am)

  • The new server is still being installed and should be online by this afternoon. The bad news is that the number of simultaneous listeners is not what we expected, and we may have to broadcast at 56kb instead of 128kb for a few days. This is only temporary and we'll get the larger pipe installed sometime next week, if all goes to plan.

February 3, 2005

  • To celebrate the move, and becoming True Country 24/7, we'll be celebrating this weekend by playing the entire Johnny Cash concert, Live at San Quentin, recorded in 1969, this Saturday at Noon, and then a repeat on Sunday at 3p. It'll include several songs not originally released on the album, so this is the complete concert! (All times are Eastern.)

February 2, 2005

  • We're in the process of installing our new streaming server, and our previous shoutcast server has been cancelled, making way for our new server.
  • We plan to have the new server installed by this Thursday evening, Feb. 3rd, and hope to be streaming later that evening.
  • Rhythm & Gold will be on a different stream. The bookmark will be rng .audio-stream.net. The URL will become active once the stream is up and running.
  • As stated earlier, once the new server is online, Scott-FM will be 100% True Country!

January 31, 2005

  • We'll be going off the air for a few days in order to install our new server. Once the new server is online, we'll update all of the links/bookmarks to reflect the new Shoutcast Server. Thanks for your patience!

January 28, 2005

  • YIKES! Didn't realize that it's been over a month since I've updated this site... oops.
  • 2005 is going to be a BIG year at Buzznet Media! As I hinted last month, we are splitting True Country and Rhythm & Gold into two, separate streams. Scott-FM will continue to be the home of True Country, whilest Rhythm & Gold will be on a separate stream and server.
  • The planned move to the new server will be around the first of February. The bookmark for "scottfm.audio-stream.net" will point to the new server once it's online.
  • The new server will also increase out maximum number of listeners from 20 to 50!
  • Once again, thanks to all who have made donations to Scott-FM! It's your donations that are making this expansion possible!!

December 22, 2004

  • Our Shoutcast Server ISP changed addresses on us, while I'm on vacation... figures. So, I didn't get the notification until today. You may have to adjust your bookmarks in WinAmp, if you're not using the recommended "scottfm.audio-stream.net" bookmark.

December 8, 2004

  • Beginning 2005, Scott-FM will be going through some changes... Here's a sneak peak:
    • True Country, 24/7.
    • Rhythm & Gold will have its own, separate stream, also streaming 24/7.
    • More bandwidth. We will allow more listeners. If the demand is high enough, we may include a low-bandwidth (AM) stream, but will stay with the current 128kb stream, but with more listener slots.
  • Again, this will all begin first of 2005. WHAT a way to bring in a new year!!

November 23, 2004

  • Thanksgiving is two days away, here in the US, and Christmas is RIGHT around the corner. Must mean that it's time for Christmas Music on most music stations... and we're no exception!
  • At Noon on Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving Day), True Country will celebrate by playing an All Country Christmas. We'll play Christmas songs by many of your favorite True Country artists, as well as some new favorites. Then when True Country returns on Tuesday, it's back to our normal programming with some Christmas songs tossed in. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

November 11, 2004

  • For the last week, we've had connectivity issues. We've finally found the problem - a bad splitter! We've replaced the splitter, used for our Cable Modem for Internet access, with a new one - thank you Radio Shack.
  • Support has been coming in for our streaming efforts, but not enough to cover the charges. Each month, I've gotten some donations, but far below the needed $45/mnth needed to keep the stream running. Again, please, if you can afford to toss in five or ten bucks, please click on the PayPal link in the upper-right corner of this page. Again, ALL donations go towards the cost of the stream.  Money left over, if any, rolls over to next month's bill. Thank you for your support.

October 4, 2004

  • Thanks to your kind donations, we're able to remain on the air for another month... and this time, on a 128kb stream!
  • The Shoutcast server was changed due to an update at our stream provider's server. If you're bookmark is pointing towards 'scottfm.audio-stream.net' or 'scottam.audio-stream.net', then you're okay. If not, please update to the above URL's. Remember, if you use either bookmark URL, whenever we make a change to our Shoutcast server, it'll automatically point to the correct server!

September 10, 2004

  • Jack-FM is back online, so that means our 128kb stream is gone. We started using it on Sunday, Sept. 5th, but I didn't note it here because I didn't think he'd be down this long... Since our sister station is back online, we've lost the 128kb stream, so we're down to just the "Scott-AM" 56kb stream. That is, unless we receive donations so that we can afford to up it to a 128kb stream. Click the PayPal link in the upper-right corner of the page to make a donation to Scott-FM.

September 7, 2004

  • Sister station, Jack-FM, is experiencing technical problems at their broadcast facility and has graciously loaned us their 128kb broadcast server. What this means to you is that we're now broadcasting to a 56kb low-bandwidth stream AND a 128kb high-bandwidth stream! This is only temporarily (until the issues at Jack-FM are resolved).

September 2, 2004

  • WAS that CBS news that I heard? Yes.  Yes it was - it's back, airing near the top of each hour during days that we air True Country.
  • We're moving servers... again. Thanks to some PayPal donations, we're still on the air! We're working on getting a High-Band (128kb) stream, but for the time being, we're still streaming a low stream. We're bumping up our "AM" stream from 32kb up to 56kb, so the audio quality will be better. This should occur within the next day or two... your bookmarks for the stream will automatically direct you to the 56k stream.

August 10, 2004

  • True Country now starts six hours earlier! It now officially starts on Tuesday at Midnight (EST).

July 14, 2004

  • Last Thursday (July 8), the 128kb stream officially went down.
  • I was trying to locate another company that could serve our 128kb Shoutcast stream at a cheaper rate than our current/previous company, but was unsuccessful. I cannot continue to afford the 128kb stream on my own. If you wish to make a donation towards the support of Scott-FM, in hopes of getting the 128kb stream back online, click the PayPal link in the upper-right of the page. Thanks for your continued support!

July 2, 2004

  • New website design... a little more simplified.
  • Added a PayPal link for donations.
  • Thanks for the flood of emails of support for Scott-FM! Many have volunteered to send donations to help keep the Internet streaming alive. I may have found a streaming host that's cheaper than our current one. However, there may be a day or two when the streams are down, so DON'T WORRY... it's temporary. Also, make sure you use the bookmarks of "scottfm.audiostream.net" or "scottam.audiostream.net".
  • We'll be alive for one more month. Depending upon the amount of donations we receive and continued support, the streams will remain up and running. ALL donations will be used towards the continued operation of Scott-FM, only. Thanks for your support!

June 17, 2004

  • Been a while since something's been posted here... mainly because there hasn't been anything new. No problems with our streaming host, Nova Networks. No problems with equipment. So far, nothings been wrong. Having said that, there is a problem: money. The operation of Scott-FM is mostly labor, which those of us involved in its operations, donate their time, so that's not the issue. The problem is with the cost of the stream. Annually, the cost of running two streams - a 128kb and a 56kb stream, each supporting only 20 listeners - runs over $700 a year. No income is derived from the streams, since we're commercial free and use no banner ads, all money comes from out of pocket.
  • This means, on the first week of July 2004, Scott-FM will stop streaming.
  • One of my colleagues suggested that I ask for donations, via PayPal. I said that if people listen for free, and like the product (in this case, Scott-FM), they'll stay with it. The moment you 'charge' for it, they'll go somewhere else to find what they want.
  • If you wish to offer suggestions, ideas or comments, feel free to email me: scottfm@scottfm.net. Thanks for listening, and for being a part of Scott-FM for the past four years.
  • April 7, 2004

  • The low-band stream is now online. So, if you don't want to hog the bandwidth at your office, this is the route to go! Click on Listen Live, on the left, to get the link!
  • April 6, 2004

  • We changed to a different port on our existing server, now giving us 40 maximum users at 128kb. If you're already using the bookmark of http://scottfm.audio-stream.net/ in your media player/Winamp, you won't have to do anything. However, if you're using the direct URL to the stream, then you'll need to update your bookmark. Click on Listen Live for the direct link to the stream.
  • March 9, 2004

  • We're back... again! We've signed up with a new server and now back up and running. We started this past weekend, but wanted to give it a trial run for a couple of days before making an announcement. I've gotten some feedback and so far, it's "okay". They had some rebuffer issues on Sunday, but hopefully that can be addressed.
  • We also have a new dynamic address for the stream! Whenever (It's usually a matter of when, not if) our streaming server changes, this new URL will automatically point to the new server - you'll never again have to edit your bookmarks! Click on LISTEN LIVE for the link!
  • February 23, 2004

  • Just to give you an update, we're still off the air. We're not having much luck in sourcing a new Shoutcast Hosting site. The previous companies, we were with, were charging anywhere between $.80 and $1.00 per 128kb slot. In searching around for another provider, the prices are typically starting at $2.00 and up, per 128kb slot. Meaning, for 20 listeners at 128kb, we were originally paying around $20; at $2.00 per slot, that's over double. We do not charge listeners for the stream, nor do we sell advertising, so this is coming directly out of pocket. So, until we can find a reasonable price for a shoutcast server, we'll remain off the air, till further notice.
  • I'm truly sadened by this decision. If you have any suggestions for a hosting site, feel free to email us. Thanks.
  • February 17, 2004

  • WE'RE OFF, AGAIN! We signed up with Solid-Gaming on Feb. 3rd, got up and running on the 5th, started having problems on the 6th, and it continued until we ultimately went dead on the 14th. They have not responded to any email; they've taken down their own message forums, for its users to post on, after seeing several posts from other angry Shoutcast Streamers demanding to know what's going on - actually, first, they deleted those posts and THEN took down the forum. Now, on their website, they've removed the link for their shoutcast hosting. Bottom line, a very, very bad experience with these people. Worse of all, as I later found out, the company is run by teenagers. Not that I have a problem with teens (hell, I used to be one!), it's just that you should at least know how to run, and how not-to-run a business... Guess they never read that manual. So, we're now dead in the water, once again, hunting for another Shoutcast Host. If you have a suggestion, I'm all ears.
  • February 5, 2004

  • WE'RE BACK!!! Check out our stream by clicking on Listen Live, on the left!
  • February 3, 2004

  • I've learned that the company that's hosting our 128kb stream is having difficulties. So, we're currently searching for another company that can host our Shoutcast 128kb stream. If you have any suggestions, please email us. What this means is, we're off the air until further notice. :-(
  • January 30, 2004

  • Happy New Year! (a little late, but it's the thought that counts)
  • Stream Ripper = Evil. All listeners using Stream Ripper will be banned.  Again, if you promise not to do it again, email me and I'll un-ban you. You'd be surprised at the number of addresses that are in the banned list. :-(
  • WHERE'S THE STREAM!? Our Shoutcast Server provider seems to be having difficulties at their data center. The problem began beginning of the week, with packet dropouts, to where it's at now, with the stream completely offline. We're waiting on them to resolve the problem(s).
  • The Low-Band server is still offline. The server that's hosting it is having ISP problems, so that takes out our 'backup' stream. Damn.
  • December 18, 2003

  • "Why can't I connect/listen to your stream?" Simple answer, you were probably using Stream Ripper. I'm amazed at how many were using it, but, as I said, two days ago, if you take up two connections to our stream, and one of them is StreamRipper (yes, you can mask it by making the server think you're using some other client, but that doesn't fool anyone), then your IP/Subnet will be banned. If you promise not to use SR again, you can email me asking to un-ban you, just simply email me your IP address and I'll let you back in.
  • Why am I banning StreamRipper?  There are two reasons, but the main one is because you're taking up two precious slots on our server - not fair to those that are wanting to listen and can't because the server was full.
  • December 16, 2003

  • Ahhhh, tis the season... for Christmas Music!
  • I've noticed that some people are listening to our stream with StreamRipper. Anyone that's using two connections to our stream - one with a regular player, and one being used by StreamRipper - your IP/Subnet will be banned.
  • November 13, 2003

  • We have abandoned our current host for the High-Band 128kb stream.
  • The good news is, we've replaced them with a better streaming host! Click on Listen Live, there on the left, for the link to our new 128kb Stream.
  • Schedule Change. We're very excited to announce that Fridays are now home of Rhythm & Gold!
  • November 5, 2003

  • WAS that CBS News that I heard? Why, yes. Yes it was. :-) We've re-added CBS News, on an experimental basis, to some of Scott-FM's programming.
  • Best described as Rebuffering, Skipping, Un-Listenable. Alex, "What is the Scott-FM Stream?" Correct! Just like the Game Show, our stream is in Jeopardy... sorta. Truth is, our stream, during daytime/peak hours, gets the point that it's unbearable to listen to. You may find the High-band stream at a lower bitrate (instead of the normal 128kb), temporarily, until we either resolve the problem, once and for all, or find a new streaming host.
  • Streaming Host. The current host for our shoutcast stream has moved us to a new server at a different facility, hoping that would resolve the problem. It hasn't. We're now currently shopping around for a replacement host. If you have any suggestions, or work for a Shoutcast Hosting company, please email me and we'll talk.
  • October 28, 2003

  • Our High-Band stream has been plagued with problems, on and off, for the past month. They have moved us to a new server, and thus, a new IP address.  Click on Listen Live for the link!
  • The Low-Band stream has been down for a few weeks. We've found the problem and it's back online.
  • To be on top of the latest developments, always check this website for the latest news and developments!
  • October 10, 2003

  • We've added a Low-Band stream for those on dialup... or not wanting to suck up all the bandwidth at the office. :-) Click on Listen Live for the link!
  • September 24, 2003

  • New survey put online, check it out!
  • The problem with the rebuffering of the stream has gotten better, but it's still there. Believe me when I say that we're still working on it.
  • September 17, 2003

  • "Why am I constantly rebuffering..." while listening to Scott-FM? You may notice that, while listening to the stream, you may re-buffer frequently, or the stream may sound like it's skipping. The problem is actually known as a Buffer Underrun. What's causing this? Our stream server at Media Merlin, and the IT department at Buzznet Media, are looking into the problem and expect to have it resolved soon.
  • September 8, 2003

  • A few changes to the website...
  • We've added a Now Playing feature! It shows what's currently on-the-air, as well as what's coming up next.
  • In addition to that, we also have a Last 15 Songs Played feature... care to guess what it does? :-)
  • New Email Address! Scottfm@ScottFM.net.
  • September 1, 2003

  • We've upgraded to 20 listeners on our High Band Stream. Hopefully, this will mean a less chance of getting the dreaded "Server Full" message!
  • August 8, 2003

  • We're back to streaming!!! Click on Listen Live, on the left, for the link. Thanks for your patience.
  • August 5, 2003

  • Last night began the studio move. Working in the Radio business, I have done a few studio moves in my career, but none that I had to do by myself. I recently saw an ad on the side of a U-Haul trailer that read "Moving Tip #(something), Make lots of friends before moving." They're not kidding! None the less, we've moved the equipment and facilities to a new location.
  • What's left? A Shoutcast Server! We've located one, however they, too, are undergoing maintenance and so we're waiting on them. We're aiming at having 20 listeners for a 128kb Stream. We'll, however, be losing the low-band stream. We'll work on a way to provide one, later on down the line.
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