What better way to help kick off the Radio Nomad project than to share an update on national radio?
That’s what I did this past weekend thanks to Walter Sterling’s show, Sterling on Sunday, aired on almost 100 radio stations including WLS, WPHT, KMOX, KFBK, WBAP and others.
This clip serves as another great example of how a telephone hybrid is no match for QGoLive. Walter is doing the show via QGoLive, and I’m connected to WPHT using a standard telephone hybrid. The difference is unmistakable.
You may wonder why we’re starting a blog about an RV on this site. Objectively it seems a bit unusual, but I assure you there’s a good reason.
First of all I’m James Copeland – I do support and onboarding for QGoLive – and I recently bought a motorhome. A 1975 Winnebago Indian, to be exact. What on earth possessed me to do this? There’s no one reason, but I think there are a lot of parallels between QGoLive and the freedom of life on the road. With today’s technology, we’re no longer constricted by bulky infrastructure to carry out remotes in the radio industry. Likewise, an RV represents independence, a flow against the norm and self-reliance. There are a lot of features in one place, just like QGoLive – it does a lot in one just application. The only difference is, my application is 25 feet long and can’t be placed in a pocket.
So, what’s the plan? It’s pretty simple. I drive this beast around the country and pop into a radio station here and there. If you’d like me to come and visit your radio station, that can probably be arranged. This space is provided so that you can follow along, from the renovation updates to life around the country, we’ll present it here so you can live vicariously through the adventure.
1010 WINS Reporter Al Jones was able to get to the scene of a helicopter crash in Manhattan very quickly and he was able to get on the air even faster by just launching QGoLive on his iPhone and hitting the big green mic button. Not only is Al loud and clear in broadcast quality, you can hear all the activity going on at the scene, helping to paint a very vivid picture of the still evolving situation.
Al also does some Q and A with 1010 WINS afternoon anchor Larry Mullins.
VLOHRadio in Hilvarenbeek in the Netherlands. They decided to give QGoLive a real test from a live event bidding farewell to their mayor with lots of speeches and live bands. Listen to how good the live music sounds! Live broadcast on 3/30/19.
Each July defunct AM carrier-current radio station WLHA returns to the airwaves of Madison, WI over the facilities of its successor WSUM 91.7 FM for the Radio Resurrection Weekend. Old (and we mean old!) DJ’s recreate their shows from days gone by and take to the streets to force innocent people into taking part in contests.
Here’s former WLHA station manager Tom Baer aboard a moving Trolley Pub conducting a trivia contest while cruising through the streets of Madison. He’s using an iPhone X and an iRig HD2 microphone. Enjoy!
WLHA lives on today as a 24/7 stream complete with its own mobile apps and Alexa skill: