The show doesn't go on because it's ready.
It goes on because it's 11:30.
- Lorne Michaels
Our proverbial 11:30 is... wait... was there another date here BEFORE we had a last-minute technical hurdle???... Monday, June 8th! We understand that it's a weird time for shameless self-promotion or excitement in general... but we are pretty proud of what's coming. Not everything will be in place, but the core of 6 AM to 6 PM should be intact. We've had conversations with several people who are interested in what RFJ should become. We've taken this feedback into careful consideration as we work to build a station that fills gaps in the Jackson radio market.
Any changes to the airtime of existing programs will be communicated in advance, so be on the lookout for that.
In the meantime, weekdays from 6 AM to 6 PM, we hope you enjoy 10,000 Good Songs with Paul Ingles! As of Tuesday, 5/19 we'll start from Episode 1 and you won't hear a repeat all week! Many thanks to Paul for his friendship, generosity, and moral support!
In Tunes 'Til Two news, Sam has started featuring segments of VINTAGE TTT, with original audio of David Adcock! More info to come, but please spread the word ... (EDIT: For the May 31st episode of TTT, Sam has chosen to share the recording of David Adcock's final broadcast. Sam is on at 8:00, and this very special presentation will begin in the 9:00 AM hour.)
You won't hear much from me for a while, as I'll be working to get the station ready for Prime-Time (including some massive upgrades to our playback system) and myself ready for the station. As always, thank you for your support of Radio Free Jackson! If you're able to donate a bit to help us keep the lights on, the 'Support RFJ!' link is at the top of the page. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated!
All the best,
For those of you visiting the site for the first time, we should let you know that there are SEVERAL ways you can listen to RFJ, including the web player near the top of this page. Click HERE for more info!
We've set a date for the premiere of "The All-Time Tunes 'Til Two Top-50" ... which David Adcock, mere seconds into the special, clarifies as being *A* Tunes 'Til Two Top-50! Have your listening devices ready to go Sunday morning April 5th at 8:00 AM! We're working on prepping the tapes for broadcast, along with working on the station as a whole.
There's lots of excitement around here, and none of it would be possible without our Kickstarter Founding Supporters and the Sustaining Supporters who contribute via PayPal and Venmo. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your generosity, and for your continued encouragement!
Rex here, with a quick update.
In our excitement over what we're working to build, and the heartwarmingly positive response we received after the initial launch, we hoped to be able to somehow violate the laws of space and time in a way that would move the next phase of our launch forward WAY ahead of schedule. We aren't quite there yet, but we're getting closer. Also we have some REALLY interesting news:
1) Okay, so we can't tell you the first piece of news quite yet, just in case something falls through. Trust us, it's a MAJOR EVENT, and it's taking everything we have to keep our mouths shut.
2) Radio Free Jackson is the newest affiliate station of the Pacifica Radio Network! Pacifica is the oldest public radio network in the country and the world's oldest listener-funded radio network. RFJ now has access to incredible programming produced at community radio stations across the country, and we're also able to delve into the Pacifica Radio Archives, the oldest public radio archive in the country, with over FIVE DECADES worth of interviews and other content. Some content (both network and local, for that matter) may be political or otherwise opinion-based in nature, so to be clear: "The views and opinions expressed by any one at any time through the facilities of Radio Free Jackson, including social media channels and our website, are not necessarily the views and opinions of management, hosts, volunteers, advertisers, or other financial contributors to the station." Also, while we are proud to be able to bring you content from around the country, remember that several local programs are in development.
What's next, I hear you asking? Throughout the month of January, we'll be adding programs to the schedule and continuing to prepare for Phase Two. Sometimes we'll let you know what's we're going to air, and other times we'll simply surprise you. Keep checking the app!
Thanks, as always, for your interest in and support of Radio Free Jackson!
Ten days ago, the first chapter of Radio Free Jackson began. To be honest, if the entire book were to consist of only five words - "Tunes 'til Two is back!" - I'd be quite satisfied. As a nearly-middle-aged radio dork who has spent more than my fair share of time reading about radio across the country and around the world, seeing the reaction from listeners is nothing short of fascinating. As a nearly-middle-aged man who listened to David Adcock as a child/young man, and also partook (Is that really a word?) of Sam's earlier, masterful revival of the show on another network, as they say in the industry... and was able to talk face-to-face with a listener on the night of the launch about how he listened to TTT that morning with his mom? There are simply no words to describe how I felt, and continue to feel, other than, "WOULD Y'ALL PLEASE STOP CHOPPING ONIONS, I'M TRYING TO READ A COMPUTER MONITOR!?!" Eternal shout-outs and finger-snaps to Sam for so graciously bringing his talent, knowledge, and spirit to RFJ.
I'm also touched beyond measure by the reaction we've received from a lot of local musicians who apparently share our vision that Spotify and SoundCloud and YouTube are nice and all, but that there's something missing from the equation. The same thing goes for our Facebook family (Instagram and Twitter, we're coming for you eventually.) who have sent words of encouragement. Also, once again, and forevermore, THANK YOU to those whose financial support made our launch possible. If you're interested in supporting us financially (Thanks!), we have a PayPal account - paypal.me/rfjxn - every little bit helps.
Well, what's next?
We all work day jobs, so please bear with us if we're delayed a bit, but our goal is to be running a full daytime schedule by Sunday, December 8th. This doesn't mean that all of our programs will be in place, but hopefully a few of them will... and we'll have curated playlists throughout the day. We want to bring you live concerts and recordings of performances, and we're already working out the details on how to make it happen.
Radio Free Jackson isn't just about music. Our ultimate goal is to bring you Public Service Announcements and full-length programs that address some of the great things going on in the community, as well as discussions about what needs fixing and how to go about getting it done.
We've got to get back to work, but be aware:
1) This site will be in a state of flux for a week or so. Long story.
2) Pro-Tip: On iPhone, I've noticed two things - if you're wanting to listen in the car, the stream will drop when your phone switches from wi-fi to the cellular network... AND for some reason you can't just restart the stream from the lock screen when this happens... you'll have to bring up the app and press play. Hopefully this can be resolved in a later update.
3) Use the USB option in your car for highest-quality sound, but sometimes your bluetooth connection competes for the audio and it can be frustrating. In my car, it's possible to disconnect the bluetooth from the MEDIA portion of the system while keeping it connected for phone calls.
4) We hope to have a Roku channel set up sometime down the road, but that will be a project for AFTER we get the station fully launched.
5) The simple web player (bit.ly/radiofreejxn) will let you PAUSE the feed from a PC, and assumedly a Mac too - none of our other options allow that.
6) We want ALL THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL MUSIC! Contact us on facebook, or email music (at) radiofreejxn (dot) com
All the best,
Browser-based listeners can access Radio Free Jackson via the player below!
Radio Free Jackson's soft launch is less than a week away, so you might want these!
iPhone/iPad App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/radio-free-jackson/id1486589953
Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radio.m628b1fa6c&hl=en_US
In the App Store, you can search for "Radio Free Jackson".
For some reason, in the Google Play Store you must search for "radiofreejxn" .
We'll have an old-school browser-based player as soon as we migrate to our new site layout... hopefully by Thursday. There's another trick up our sleeves, but we're waiting to test it first. Stay tuned!
For the time being, we're airing a TEST TRANSMISSION, which is subject to change every day or so, or when we push the wrong button.
Thanks, as always, for your support of Radio Free Jackson!
We're excited to announce a FIRM launch date for Radio Free Jackson.
"Tunes 'Til Two with Sam Adcock" will be our first program, airing at 8 AM Sunday, November 17th! Between November 1st and November 17th, we will have pre-launch content, allowing us time to get the feed and the app fully operational... it'll also give everyone time to download the app!
We appreciate your patience, as this is a bit later than we had hoped to launch. The delayed launch allows us to maximize our Kickstarter funds by optimizing licensing fees. Also, as much as we know that you'll have no trouble clicking a link on the website to get to a feed, we want to make sure our apps are in order before launch.
ONE MORE THING: If you haven't already figured it out, our new website is radiofreejxn.com
Thanks again for your support!
Radio Free Jackson is currently in "Soft Launch Mode" - we're aiming to expand our lineup on Sunday, May 31st! Be on the lookout here, and on our Facebook page.