2PR FM converts both of it's separate websites into one.
New sections in testing phase.
Monday 6th November 2006 at 8:15 pm
2PR FM OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS PODCAST SITE
WIth more space and better servers, 2PR FM gets rejuvenated with new life. over the coming days we will add our first video content, and by the end of November, 70's 80's retro will start coming your way in perfect FM stereo sound. This has been the first major rework of the internet station for three years, and by the beginning of December, 2PR FM will sound, and LOOK even better then ever.
From tonight, we are launching a test version of the website. All of the meterial should still be accessible, however some error messages may result from old links and pages that have been moved.
WE ARE NOW PODCASTING TO THE WORLD
Monday 5th December 2005 at 12:15 pm
PODCASTING - ONLY JUST WEEKS AWAY!
2005 has been a busy year for 2PR FM, as many new changes have entered the internet broadcasting scene. Many listeners are aware, that podcasting offers much more then conventional net radio, and allows listeners to be mobile, without being strung to their computer. With the new technology, various radio programs can be loaded on to your ipod, and with 2PR FM's new program schedule, you can now enjoy all your favourite 70's 80's backtrax on your mobile digital device.
As of this afternoon, 2PR FM is proud to announce the official opening of our Podcasting site. At present, we have five hours of program material going to air, with more to come over the coming weeks. This is five hours of PURE RETRO, PURE BACKTRAX with no talk, ads, clutter or hype.
Thursday 1st December 2005 at 7:54 am
2PR's SPECIAL FEATURE
2PR FM is excited to announce the introduction of podcasting. Of this morning, we have purchased new hosting facilities, and within the coming weeks will commence podcasting from this site. We will also be announcing major changes to our program schedule.
Monday 12th September 2005 at 7:35 pm
2PR FM IS BACK ON AIR
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Arthur C Clarke's article on space stations, published in October 1945, 2PR remembers Man in Space, the history and the cover ups. It was during this time when the V2 rocket was in use, which sparked the era that was to become "The Space Race".
Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 12:10 am
THE 2PR FM SPOTLIGHT CHARITY APPEAL
Over Christmas / New Year, 2PR FM was asked to move premises as the owner of the building was planning renovations. After spending two months moving, the station is now back on air, and commencing with program 50.
Wednesday 11th February 2004 at 4:05 pm
2PR FM, NOW AT MAXIMUM OPERATION
As well as playing Sydney's only continuous 70's 80's backtrax mix, 2PR FM is proud to announce "the spotlight charity appeal".
As the world becomes more of a uncertain place for many people, several events have unfortunately left many people in need. Droughts, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, bushfires, economic restructuring, and war are the things we all love to do without, but as life goes on, these events are unfortunately a part of todays reality. Everyday they are hundreds and thousands of people who suffer the aftermath of these events.
We at 2PR would like to acknowledge the amount of work, many charities do to make this world a better place. To pay special tribute to those who give so much of their time and energy, in helping those in greatest need, we are very happy to announce our new segment called "The Spotlight Charity Appeal".
As well as finding direct links to their appeals throughout the website, 2PR will be highlighting these organisations with special announcements, during the course of our radio programs.
Tuesday 18th November 2003 at 6:35 pm
New CD Review Archive
We are very proud to announce as of Tuesday afternoon 18th November, that 2PR FM is working at maximum operation. This means that at any given time, this website will have 30 hours of continuous backtrax. All programs have been encoded in to Windows Media Player 8 format. Programs require a minimum bandwidth of 56k for flawless streaming. To keep the content fresh, we constantly record new programs, and delete old ones. Browse on through, and enjoy!
Tuesday 9th September 2003 at 4:20 pm
As the 2PR website continues to grow, we have just opened our album review directory, which includes the entire archive of reviews, since the beginning of Planet Retro in November 2000. You'll find over 50 CD reviews including the all time top 30, plus notes on new CD reissues. The new section is located at:
WEBSITE NOW WORKS 60% FASTER
We are still continuing our efforts, to link the album-review archive up to some of Australia's leading music retailers. At present, this is something which is involving a lot of arm bending and negotiating. This may take a few weeks, or may yet take another year.
New Page Navigation System
Tuesday 9th September 2003 at 4:56 pm
New LP 2 CD Section
To minimise bandwidth usage and decrease page download time, we have decided to remove our old button system, which was previously used to navigate between pages. We briefly conducted tests on drop down menus, but have decided to remove them due to some menus locking up browsers, on some operating systems. Every page in the 2PR website will now have a navigation menu, located at the bottom of each page. This will display the entire contents of the website at a glance, and make finding the relevant contents of interest easier and faster.
Tuesday 26th August 2003 at 8:05 pm
We have just completed our new LP2CD section. Find out everything from selecting equipment, to getting the right connections and plugs, and using the best software. With a greatly improved layout, the pages will download much faster. Finding the relevant section is now quicker, with a new index system at the bottom of each page. The new LP2CD section is now located at:
MAJOR CHANGES AHEAD FOR 2PR'S WEBSITE
Wednesday 30th July 2003 at 4:40 pm
NEW FEATURE - COMPLETE PLAYLIST SCHEDULE
We are branching out!
Over the last three years, many of our visitors and listeners have become familiar with our single directory page layout. Over coming weeks, many of our sections will be moved into new directories, making the site even easier to navigate. We have just finished our "LP2CD" segment, which teaches you all the basics in transferring your old records on to CD, using Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge 6.0. We'll be opening our album review directory soon, which will feature more reviews of classic albums, and an archive of older reviews from past programs. So you could say that the trunk has grown to it's full size, time to grow the branches.
We have also received a few complaints about pages not loading properly. We are currently reworking parts of the website, which includes a new navigation system; the introduction of drop-down menus. These use up much less bandwidth, and greatly reduce the chances of data clogging.
There is also a number of other things happening, including businesses expressing interest in sponsoring 2PR. All will be revealed in our next update.
Monday 19th May 2003 at 5:15 pm
If you love the music we play and you want to buy it, check out our program playlists. The Excel document contains all song info including Artist, title, album name, distributor, serial number and year when song charted.
Sunday 11th May 2003 at 11:51 pm
WE'RE STICKING WITH WINDOWS
NOW 100% WORKING!!!!!
REAL-ONE CONVERSION CALLED OFF!
THE WEB SITE SITUATION
During the course of last week, 2PR has conducted more tests on different windows and real-one player files. We have tested different bit-maps and file types. Many e-mails were received, about real-one player freezing up on a number of our listeners computers. As frozen computers didn't result from using windows media player, we have decided to persist with the windows media format. Listeners commented on download problems, rather then actual error messages when using windows player. Unfortunately we were flooded with e-mails, noting severe buffering problems with our recent real-one tests, hence the conversion call off.
Microsoft's tech support have started communications with us, enabling us to resolve the remaining download problems we recently had. We are now happy to announce that all the programs have been tested on different computers at 2PR, and now work successfully. There has been some minor changes on how the files are hosted. The program links have now all been converted to asx link files, which now allow all windows versions (including XP) to automatically start the programs, once the links have been clicked.
Now that we have won the struggle over jittery media files, time can now be concentrated on the rest of the website. Resolving problems with the media files has taken the best part of three months. We are now confident that the effort has paid off, and all audio material should work without fault. If buffering still occurs, I can now only point the finger at congested cyber-space downtime, through various ISP's.
Thursday 13th March 2003 at 11:55 pm
With so many exciting changes over the last six months, I have been itching to develop the site further. Unfortunately, they are bills to be paid, meaning that the search for paid work must continue. I have always had a strong desire, to work in the record industry, so this is where I'm aiming my efforts. This has led to the production of a 16 track disc, highlighting the great Australian pop of the early eighties. This project was finished a few weeks ago. Copies of the compilation have been submitted to Sony, Warner and Rajon Music Australia. I'm now in the process of making follow up enquiries, which will hopefully lead to employment.
Once I acquire a full-time job, I hope to develop the site further, and eventually up-grade the media files to broadband format, so listeners can enjoy the best of the 70's and 80's in broadband clarity.
The seed for 2PR started all the way back in 1992, before anybody knew about the internet. The only way to present a radio program back then, was going to the local community radio station, and doing your show there. You may have had two listeners if you were lucky. In November 2000 the website was launched, and we only had one page with a few CD reviews on it. Now look how far the site has come. Read all the highs and the lows in the 2PR story.