Progress and Updates

Hello,

Apologies to you all. There have been some personal issues that have resulted in me stepping back from working on this station.

But the station will remain on the air. Progress and updates will progress and update; even if somewhat slowly.

Thank you for your understanding.

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The Modern Wave (July 24)

Here’s what you can expect to hear on The Modern Wave tonight:

New music from Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, OMD, and Alison Moyet.

New music from Mutemath, Alvvays, and even Selena Gomez!

It starts tonight, and every Monday night at 6pm PT/9pm ET. If you miss it tonight, catch the re-run on Tuesdays at 7pm PT/10pm ET, and then again on Saturdays at 9am PT/12pm ET & 5pm PT/8pm ET.

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Live Show Tonight!

I hereby invite you all to join me for the Live Show tonight! I will be playing TWO new songs from Nine Inch Nails, another new song from OMD, as well as new 80s-like music from Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness, LCD Soundsystem, and MuteMath. There will also be some interesting dance tracks from Coldcut, Electroset, and The Avalanches. And, of course, some great classic tracks from Tears for Fears, Section 25, and Xmal Deutschland.

Also, you can call in and talk with us live on the air! The phone number is 801-896-1720. You can also connect with us via Skype at skype@extremely80s.com.

The excitement is swelling within you, I can tell!

The fun begins at 6pm PT/9pm ET. See you there!

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The Modern Wave Debuts Tonight!

I’m so happy to tell you about the debut of The Modern Wave tonight. The Modern Wave spotlights newer music; be it new stuff that sounds like it could have come from the 80s, or new music by artists from the 80s.

Tonight, you’ll hear great new 80s-ish music from Theme Park, Dreamcar, Kytes, and Night Drive as well as new music from OMD and Alison Moyet.

The fun begins tonight, and every Monday night at 6pm PT/9pm ET. If you miss it tonight, catch the re-run on Tuesdays at 7pm PT/10pm ET.

See you there!

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One Week to Go!

Ladies and gentlemen, what follows is a detailed description of what’s happening here at Extremely 80s HQ. Please read carefully, and do your best to resist getting bored as it might be pretty long. And detailed.

(TL;DR: Everything is awesome!)

If you’ve already been listening to Extremely 80s, thank you! Right now it’s just mostly playing random things; very randomly. Once we “officially” re-launch on 6/30, there will be a far greater human involvement in the playlist. But there is much work left to be done before that date, and honestly, I don’t know if it will all get done. But, by golly, it will be done enough!

“So, what is all of this stuff that you claim to be working on?” you might ask. Well, let me just tell you…

  1. Re-encoding all of the songs and cleaning up metadata.
    1. The previous incarnation of the radio station streamed music at a lovely 128kbps. Not bad. Not bad at all. Not great, but not bad. This new version will be streaming at 192kbps. Still no the best, but pretty dang great! So, I have to re-encode every single song to match the awesome new bitrate. That should be pretty easy, right? Well, I am also adding detailed meta data to the files which is taking a lot of research… and a lot of time. I think I’ll have most of the popular stuff done in time.
  2. Design.
    1. I need to finish the website design for extremely80s.rocks.
    2. I need to update logos.
    3. I need to create header images and such for all of the coming shows.
    4. I need to…. do other things, I’m sure.
  3. Start planning the “shows”.
    1. The following shows are being planned:
      1. Good Morning Extremely 80s!
        1. 4 hours of the greatest new wave and alternative hits from the 80’s.
      2. The Remix Lunch Hour
        1. An hour each day of awesome remixes to enjoy while you take your long lunch break.
      3. The Theme Park
        1. An hour of songs that are related to a common theme.
      4. The Traffic Jam
        1. 2 hours of crazy-awesome-fast-dance music to help you survive your commute.
      5. Extremely 80s Live
        1. 3 hours of mayhem and mad-cappery. Trust me. You’ll want to hear this.
      6. The Next Wave
        1. 1 hour of new music from 80’s bands, as well as new stuff that sounds like it came straight from the 80’s.
      7. Digging in the Crates
        1. 1 hour of rarities, obscurities, cover songs, and deep album tracks that you don’t hear much, have forgotten about, or maybe haven’t even heard yet.
      8. The Dark Side
        1. This 2 hour show will be programmed by our very own goth/punk/industrial/darkwave/shoegaze expert Dave P. Exploring the dark side of the 80’s
      9. Live in Concert
        1. An hour of live performances of your favoritest songs by your favoritest bands.
  4. Create an awesome survey. Because I really want to know how you, the fine listening audience feels about all things 80’s.

All of this will be rolling out. Slowly, perhaps, but rolling nonetheless.

So, TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK SO FAR! Please leave a comment and let me know how things are going for you. After all, I wouldn’t be doing this without you!

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New Launch Date and Stuff

Hello to my favorite people in the world!

Just an update here. I just wanted to let you know that I have settled on an Internet radio hosting service. I will be working with Airtime, and the official Extremely 80’s website for that is extremely80s.airtime.pro.

If you have been listening via Live365, please stop. Because it won’t exist anymore in a couple of weeks.

Also, the official re-launch date has moved to June 30th. Mark those calendars!

Here now, for your reference and bookmarking purposes, are the “Official” official Extremely 80’s websites:

Basic radio site: extremely80s.airtime.pro
Extremely 80’s Blog: extremely80s.com
General landing site for all things Extremely 80’s: extremely80s.rocks

So, tell all of your friends “Extremely 80s Rocks!”

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Good News, Everyone!

Just wanted to let y’all know that Extremely 80’s Internet Radio is returning to the Internet!

The unofficial official re-launch date is tentatively scheduled for June 16th. Mark your calendars! Something grand will take place; I’m almost sure of it!

I’ve just got a few things here and there to nail down, and then Boom!

(Until then, you can unofficially officially listen here.)

(or here)

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