Tuesday May 26

Jukebox And Fundraising in 2014

Eve Radio News

Hello gang,

As you will no doubt recall towards the end of the year we began the process of replacing not one but two different bits of server hardware that were showing signs of age and breaking down.

Our primary jukebox server (Poseidon) had been around for so long Windows Marquee was it's most advanced screen saver. It was also keeling over with alarming regularity and as such, needed replacing.

Enter Artemis, our sexier, younger and thoroughly more sparkly new Jukebox server which has taken over from Poseidon and is managing the load quite satisfactory. That said, at present some of the usual request features are not functioning or visible on the Eve Radio website as this transition took place during our holiday period where the clever people are all too drunk to care.

This has given the sober but technically inept among us an opportunity to rub our chins in a ponderous manner and consider some changes to the way we deliver jukebox to you as well as it's content.

NEW MUSIC FOLKS!

First off, complete musical update is in progress. The first instance of this will happen over the next few days when we're ready to flush the old database and replace it with a sizable sample of more modern tunes ripped from compilation albums along with more selective top picks. We will, of course, continually add new material to the database over the coming weeks and months as well as reintroduce some of our old catalogue that's always served us well while retiring the out of date, broken or generally rubbish crap that few have any interest in hearing.

While that is all being done we will reintroduce the ability to make song requests that vanished the moment we signed the DNR on Poseidon's clipboard. However, we will now require folks to log into the ER site before they can access the requests page as part of our progression towards shoring things up in time for the launch of the new website.

At the same time we will probably extend the number of songs individuals can request in a given day but spread it out a bit more evenly. This will give people a change to get their songs played without having a flood from the same user (who may have a thing for the Crazy Frog, as an example).

We're also experimenting with the possibility of giving Premium Supporters a bit more flexibility on the request side of things as well as the potential to add content to the jukebox automatically with the minimal of fuss. More on that as it develops.

Speaking of Premium Supporters, we're also setting up a new, stand alone broadcast stream specifically for them that will feature a wide selection of awesome sci-fi and ambient tracks you'll recognize from all the best sc-fi films and television in the universe. You can expect to have this available with the launch of the new website.

Moving on from all that, early this year on Eve Radio we are going to throw an absolute monster WEEK LONG COMPETITION AND GIVEAWAY SPECTACULAR EVENT the likes of which you wouldn't have seen since our very first Christmas Comes Early. We're so serious about this, we are going to be brushing off our special INTERACTIVE MISSION GENERATOR that encourages you to really get involved with the giveaway in an effort to help win untold billions of ISK.

That's right, UNTOLD BILLIONS OF ISK and no doubt some other stuff. Ok, maybe untold is a little vague. Let's say 100 BILLION ISK, ok?

Awesome sounding as that all is we have a little snag. We're flat broke at the moment which means the only thing we can give away are cuddles and some inappropriate spooning. While most of our DJ crew are special enough to be able to hand out cuddles by the bucket load, we would much prefer cold, hard ISK and a variety of ingame items and PLEX ... and I dare say most of you will as well.

In order to manage this we have decided it's time we held a number of ISK fundraisers and involve as many DJ's and listeners in it as possible.

First up, we are organizing a number of listener sponsored and DJ managed MASS MINING OPERATIONS designed to strip a region of space bare of rock and convert all that lovely ore into minerals for sale on the market. We hope to assemble vast fleets of hungry listeners to decimate the asteroid population somewhere in Amarr territory and donate everything mined to Eve Radio's shrunken corp wallet.

We are looking to get as many DJ's as possible in game on their DJ toons or carebear mains to take part in this cheerful event along with all of you and broadcast all the fun going on (yes, there will be all sorts of fun going on) throughout the day on air and on our Twitch stream for those not able to take part.

So, in no particular order we will need a fleet of Hulks, an army of haulers and the odd escort ship here and there to keep pesky npc rats at bay along with anything else that may turn out to be useful on the day.

The first and hopefully biggest of these events will take place on Saturday the 18th January from noon (gmt) and will conclude at downtime the following day. During those 23 hours we want to see as many pilots as possibly rallying round us and our efforts to refill our coffers as much as possible in advance of us giving it all back to you a little while later.

More info on this will be posted over the next few days including where you can signup for it and take part in any competitions r giveaways happening during the op.

Looking forward to this. We really hope to see you all there!

 

Written by :
MrBlades
 
Comments (3)add comment

OkarasRule said:

OkarasRule
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5 macks and a boosting orca... donst suppose many can beat that?
 
January 14, 2014
Votes: +0

brad314 said:

brad314
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So. I've asked Chribba to join us. Also I would like to throw out the person who mines the most for EVE Radio (who donates to most minerals to ER Corp) will get an Orca.
 
January 13, 2014
Votes: +1

DWEnvision said:

DWEnvision
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I'm totally down for mining. Maxed out Hulk is fitted and ready to rock and roll...
 
January 13, 2014
Votes: +0

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