Saturday, 31 December 2011

Coming 2012

Just Another Radio has only been broadcasting for 1 month, but 2012 is set to be the best year ever for Just Another Radio. Please keep tuning in and supporting us as much as you can!
Currently, I have the following things prepared for the new year:

Radio Jingles
Top 10 Weekly Charts
Redesigned Website 
More songs in our ever-growing collection
Easy access from other websites!
And as much as we can do!
 • Radio Profile  Stream • Twitter
The freshest mix of 'Alternative Rock' and 'Feel-Good' songs.


Just Another Radio is going to be better than ever this year (or something cliche like that)! 
By the end of 2012 Just Another Radio will either be broadcasting without the risk of being cut, or it would of been cut, or the world will end. So, keep tuning in or the world will end!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

1st Broadcasting Month Complete!

It has been an entire month since my first broadcasting date and I've got an average of 11hrs/day - this means I've got 2 months left to achieve an extra 1hr a day on average (not even mentioning I have recently been getting up to 70hrs a day!!!).

In other news, WaWaWadio (the other half of RadioBros or whatever we are going by these days) is going to be broadcasting in 2012 with an attempt to revive a genre! The broadcast date is uncertain at the moment as there is a lot of song collecting to do and planning the day template.

Keep tuning in to Just Another Radio, and if I get lots more listening hours there will be a lot of cool stuff coming to the radio. :D
Follow Just Another Radio on Twitter - @Radio_JAR

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

iTunes & Radio Shaker

 Just Another Radio can now be found on iTunes and Radio Shaker!
Just Another Radio can now be found under Alternative Rock on iTunes.
Just Another Radio is no longer under 80's Flashback on iTunes Radio, but is now under Alternative Rock as requested a few days ago. I have submitted Just Another Radio (JAR) to other sites but I am awaiting replies. Radio Shaker is also hosting Just Another Radio now and I believe it to be available on Nokia Radio (although I didn't submit it to them!)

Now under Alternative Rock

JAR on Radio Shaker
Keep tuning in!

Friday, 23 December 2011

How to open Just Another Radio in Windows Media Player

Here is a guide on how to download a Windows Media Player stream of Just Another Radio so that you can listen to it (if you don't have the Radionomy Plugin which most people don't have) and so you can save the link to your desktop. 

 Summary: Click the 'Radio Stream Download' located in the sidebar and then open the download. You can then save it to desktop for quick access (internet still required).

1. Click Radio Stream Download under 'Links' in the sidebar of this site. (Circled in picture)

Google Chrome Downloads
2. If you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, it will download like this. You can click on it and then it will open in Window Media Player. To save the link to your computer, simply find the place it has downloaded to and then move it to where you want.
Other Browsers
2 (Alternative). In other browsers it may open up in a box like this. Press 'Open With' to open the Media Player or 'Save File' to save the link to your computer.

Saved link on computer desktop
Windows Media Player

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

YouTube Talent - Jenny Wren

Jennywren1 is the channel of a twenty-something year old student from Scotland. She believes that she is 'cursed with a complete lack of a vocal ability', so she tries to compensate by playing instrumental covers of the songs she would like to be able to sing on either piano, keyboard or harp. Her covers have ranged from Cyndi Lauper to Maroon 5 and Rihanna. 

I first found her channel when I came across the instrumental version of 'Little Secrets' by Passion Pit, a video with over 11,000 views. Along with this video, there is a tutorial on how to play it (currently just under 14,000 views). However, her covers are original as they range across such a variety of music. Her instrumental version of 'Little Secrets' is going to be featured as one of my favourite songs on the ultimate playlist

You can find other covers on her YouTube channel for more or click on one of the links below.

MGMT - Time to Pretend (Solo piano cover)

If you want your channel to be promoted, whether you are a singer or musician, contact us at with the subject title: Promote. :D

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Plans at Just Another Radio

Image from Digitalart

Here at Just Another Radio HQ (my room) I am getting all the stuff ready on the radio for this week in the build up to Christmas day and New Years! I've added some Christmas songs (by artists such as Frank Sinatra and different Orchestra's) and made them into a day template. We've also got plans to record a chat-session/podcast that we will air later but the air-date is still to be confirmed as we need to record + edit it. 
As usual, we will be playing awesome alternative rock songs, your requests and feel-good tracks. 

Remember to keep tuning in so that we can survive until the end of February! We need enough listeners for the hosting site to keep letting us broadcast! 

Also, add to the #UltimatePlaylist campaign by emailing or tweeting us @Radio_JAR with the hashtag #UltimatePlaylist as well as your favourite song!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Ultimate Playlist Videos

Here are the links to some of the songs featured on the #UltimatePlaylist. Enjoy! 

No copyright intended, I do not own these videos or music and all rights go to the music label.

Christmas News!

The festive season is upon us and so in the lead up to Christmas, we will be playing some Christmas songs and carols as well as compiling the #UltimatePlaylist. As I previously said, there has been some fine-tuning and sorting out of songs to get out with the bad and have more good songs!

Here are some of the EPIC events we have planned for Christmas day:
  • We will air the Ultimate Playlist
  • We play lots of Christmas songs!
  • We play lots of awesome songs
  • We have lots of shout-outs

Monday, 12 December 2011

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter! @Radio_JAR

Follow our progress in creating Just Another Radio by following us on Twitter -@Radio_JAR. You can give us song suggestions, shout outs and just general comments! Add to the Ultimate Playlist by replying to us @Radio_JAR with the hashtag #UltimateRadio !

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ultimate Playlist

I have started the Twitter campaign #UltimatePlaylist so that you can listen to your favourite songs right here on Just Another Radio. You can email or tweet us @Radio_JAR with #UltimatePlaylist.

You could see your favourite songs in this recently played list!

Friday, 9 December 2011

The Future

My current priorities for the radio include getting enough listeners; without any listeners, all this work will have gone to waste. However, I am going to continue to work on the radio no matter what.
The plans I have at the moment include:
  •          Finalized Logo
  •          Blog/Website Redesign
  •          Creating a Jingle
Music-wise, my targets are to:
  •  Expand the music library
  •  Get on more internet radio hosting sites
  •  Finalize songs that are broadcasting
As many of the popular radios have very specific target audiences, but as Just Another Radio is unique for it variety of music, I am unsure whether to limit the genres on it. So, as a consequence of this, I reopened the Favourite genre Poll for you to vote for you favourite genres.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Just Another Update

In recent news, I have submitted Just Another Radio to some radio hosting sites. Already, within 24 hours, one application has been put on a site called Radio Shaker.

In the future I am looking forward to putting the radio on iTunes and other sites, however I need a lot more listeners if a future for the radio is going to exist because otherwise the site that is hosting my radio will delete Just Another Radio. 

In 3 months, we will measure your average daily audience level of your radio, by then:
- If your radio station doesn’t perform 12 streaming hours per day (30 days average), it shall be deactivated and removed from the Radionomy platform, in conformity with our general conditions of use.
- If your radio station reaches an average daily audience of 12 streaming hours, you will become an advanced user.   

Please listen to Just Another Radio frequently and tell everyone about it to see if they like it otherwise it will disappear.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Bits And Bobs

The simple social experiment of the Do Not Press Read More post was quite a fun one because it became this blogs most viewed post of the month. Interesting eh?
@Radio_JAR now has 11 followers (yay) which isn't a large amount but any support is support so thanks to you all.
Just a reminder that if I don't get enough listeners Just Another Radio will be cut and I'll have to start from scratch :( So get listening and tell people!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Facebook Page

Links and Radio Players

JustAnotherRadio is currently broadcasting
I have added a 'Links' box in the sidebar as well as two different radio players (just in case one doesn't work). In the Links box there is a direct link to my Radionomy profile - if you have a Radionomy account or are going to make one, it would be great if you favourited my radio for support.

Secondly, I have a Radio Stream Link. This link is quite important as you can save it and then stream the radio through Windows Media Player or iTunes. I'll create a how to guide to make it clear.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Music library - Artists

So, the radio is currently broadcasting :D But there will be some updates and the radio will grow with more songs and stuff. 

Some of my favourite artists I have added so far include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Oasis, Elbow, Lenny Kravitz, Seal and James Brown.
I am adding some new songs from recent albums such as Mylo Xyloto and I'm with You (RHCP). Also, I am questioning whether to include a few popular tracks in the charts, however I will avoid autotune. :D 

Tune in to Just Another Radio in the sidebar >

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

For today and tomorrow only....

For today and tomorrow only I will be airing a test run through of songs and different schedules. 
The official broadcast date still remains some time near the start of December, however I am broadcasting for a few hours today (29/11/11) and tomorrow (30/11/11) to check if the songs sound good together in their schedules and no bad songs have accidentally crept in :)

The official broadcast date is different because the radio will be more refined and have the radio's jingles and other radio stuff in it.

Today's progress so far has been good as I have got a lot more funky funk songs and soul, which is always good :D

Good News!

I will have extra time to finish everything I need to broadcast the radio because of I get an extra day off (due to school strikes). Depending on the progress I make, hopefully it will bring the broadcast date closer but it will definitely give me time to improve the radio.

All I have left to do now is to gather some more albums and compilations so that I have a large library of songs that don't repeat every other minute. I need to create a jingle and record some stuff that I can put in before songs but a good song library is my priority.

I will be posting a list of some songs on later and remember to contact us with songs you want to hear.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Big News

Problem solved! Sort of.
We got a reply from the Radionomy site about two people creating a radio station but they said that it is a feature that is currently unavailable. So, as it stands, there are now two 'linking' radios  - WaWaWadio and JustAnotherRadio.

Please check out as well (and check the RSS feed at the bottom for regular updates on his blog posts).

Friday, 25 November 2011

Broadcast Date

JustAnotherRadio is airing soon
The broadcast date should be between 25/11/11 (today) and 10/12/11. If everything goes to plan (and the program doesn't have any more errors), I am aiming to get it aired on the 3rd and 4th December as it is a weekend.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

New YouTube + Just Another Radio = Just Another YouTube Channel

-YouTube Channel
Image Source, no copyright intended etc.
YouTube is being updated to the Cosmic Panda layout, it is all silver and black and with lots of video playlists and stuff. Also, (in big YouTube news) we made a YouTube account - JustAnotherRadio2011 . 

On our YouTube Channel we might announce things, do competitions and like lots of songs we like. If we upload a video, we will announce it on here and we do hope to a have a RSS feed on the YouTube channel with posts from the blog. We're trying to connect all the formats we are in e.g. blog and radionomy and youtube so it's most likely that you will start to see more and more links on each of the sites.

Our actual radio will be embeded in this blog as soon as it broadcasts. Broadcast date to be revealed shortly.

Scheduling & Stuff

Scheduling and stuff and problems and updates
 and solutions and more problems and good things 
and bad things and rotas!
Our Radio Manager issue is still going on as our ingenious solution didn't work. :( We might have to separate the week days between us, so we both have music libraries but they aren't the same. However, this is a good thing! We have a wider music library and days can be themed and different so it keeps it fresh.

The music at the moment does go with the time it is. In the morning there is feel-good, calm reggae, soul and funk. Then gradually, you move into more chart songs and rock. As the day progresses there will be some more rap. Finally, at night there will be more dubstep. In addition, we won't just stop the reggae, funk and soul, as that is what our radio focuses around. There is a nice mix during the middle of the day, where there is an equal bit of 

Some song names and artists to be revealed later on! Please submit your song suggestions and favourite artists in the comments or tweet us @Radio_JAR

Friday, 18 November 2011

Children In Need & Updates :)

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Today is Children in Need! Yesterday there was a Children in Need concert (CIN Rocks) and there were loads of artists performing for the charity including Coldplay, Elbow and Lady Gaga. Donate at or by phone.

Our ingenious idea to share the radio library between both of us didn't work but we have an idea to work our way around the problem. The air date will hopefully be within a few weeks - there's just a lot of songs to get into playlists 'n' stuff. :)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


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What is your favourite music genre?
I just want to remind you about the poll on the right sidebar. It only takes one second to click on one or more answers and it would really be great to hear from you. If you have any other appropriate ideas and genre's you want to add just put them in the comments on this post :) 

As it stands, with a whopping two votes, funk is in the lead. However, pop,soul, rock, alternative and 'other' all have one vote. I encourage you to do an honest vote before the deadline. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Day 3 - Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes
We haven't really posted any 'blog-like' posts yet,
 so here goes:
Day -1 mainly consisted of conversations similar to these: "Are we actually going to make an internet radio?" ,"What shall we call it?" , "Oh, I really wish that name wasn't taken." After several hours of searching for names that hadn't been taken, we came up with Just Another Radio (sometimes abbreviated as JAR).  We created accounts on Twitter, Blogger and Gmail. Then dreadful things happened, nah, I just said that so you would click read more. Press read more? Please? 

Make It YOUR Radio

Make It YOUR Radio
It's so easy to just look past posts like these, especially with a cliche title like that ^ , but if just this once you didn't - you would be in for a treat. In short, this post is about how you can get involved with the radio and how you can help mould it into the radio you want to listen to
1. How you can shape how the radio develops
2. How you can feature on the radio

1. Many people who don't listen to radios have reasons such as 'they don't play music I like' , 'too much talking' etc.  So, we are asking you to help us create a radio you would want to listen to - and this won't stop once we are broadcasting; we are going to continually develop our radio. "How could I possibly do this?" I hear you ask (I'm psychic or something) - you can comment, tweet about it or email us or even all three (details at bottom). You can tell us anything from your favourite song, how much we should talk, when we should play certain music and any other appropriate suggestions you might have. 

2. Are you an aspiring musical artist, songwriter or producer? With your consent, we would be willing to air your music in our Up-and-Coming artist time-slot. All we ask in return is you ask people to listen to our radio. It's a win-win, we get listeners, you get listeners. For further details email
Now you know all you need to know about how to make Just Another Radio your radio. 
We look forward to hearing from you!
Twitter - @Radio_JAR
Email -
Blog -

Monday, 14 November 2011

We've Got the Funk

Bob Marley
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Gotta Have That Funk
We're currently building up our playlist with lots of songs from THE Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green and many other funk/soul artists. We are also incorporating modern songs onto our radio station, so we can appreciate the old and new and other stuff like that. 
Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Daft Punk and Eminem are a few names you wouldn't hear together on any other radio station but Just Another Radio. We're planning schedules for each different genres and where we might have a mix. 

Also, we are looking for up-and-coming artists who would like to feature on our radio station. In return, we only ask that you tell as many people as you can about us!

Contact - and remember to follow us on Twitter  @Radio_JAR  


100 Blog Views
We have reached an amazing milestone; tears are literally flowing down my face. ;D
It would be appreciated more than you could imagine if you helped support us and tell everyone!

Friday, 11 November 2011


Your listening experience starts here.....
....or something like that.

The internet radio station 'Just Another Radio' hasn't officially opened yet; but don't despair,it will be open as soon as possible. We are creating playlist's, making recordings and just generally getting ready for our first broadcast on Radionomy. Keep tuned for more announcements!

Follow us on Twitter - @Radio_JAR
Email us -