Radio Nomad on network show

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.

What’s going on here?

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.

QGoLive Covers the Big Stories – Helicopter Crash in Manhattan

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.

QGoLive on a Trolley Pub!

QGoLive works just about anywhere.  Case in point:

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:

QGoLive Saves the Day at WGMD

From Walt Palmer, Director of Broadcast Operations, Engineering, and Programming at WGMD:

The entire airstaff of WGMD has been ravaged by Influenza A.

I felt the first effects on Thursday afternoon. But if just so happened I had an appointment with my GP Friday and was able to start a regiment of meds by early evening.

Saturday morning I received a call from my mid-morning guy, Jake, who sounded like I felt.  Jake is kinda bullheaded and didn’t feel the need to seek medical attention until Sunday mid-day.

Duke, my PM Drive star, has a surgical appointment today for a hernia repair.

QGo To The Rescue!

Mike is now voicing his show live from home in Easton, MD.  At 10am Andrea, a part-time host, will do 3 hours from her home in Philly. Kevin will fill in for Duke with a personal appearance in studio.

I am very pleased with the ease, utility and robust features of QGo.  It saved my broadcast day!!

Happy to be of assistance Walt.  Here’s a quick clip of Andrea handling her show from home, phone calls and all: