FA News – February, 25 2017

Website Issues Resolved

Our website issues have been resolved – at least for now.  The issue was with some rouge indexing bots.  We have taken steps to prevent this from occurring.  Our host will be monitoring the site for the next week to see if the steps were effective.  If not, we will be back in the same situation.

As a precaution, I am creating a backup site with another host.  If we run into issues, it will be a simple matter of pointing to the new host.

We Are Back With Sonixcast

After running a non-public test stream for the past few months on our sister station, Flashback Division, I am satisfied that the bulk of the growing pains SonixCast was experiencing have passed.  Our iTunes stream now points to the 192kb SonixCast feed.  The FA website listen links have also been updated.

You will no longer be able to use the StreamLicensing app on your smart device.  However, any app that supports the ShoutCast directory can be used to tune in.  Our 192kb and 64kb streams are listed.  If you bookmarked the StreamLicensing streams, please update to the new SonixCast streams.

Thank you for your patience, and as always, thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives.

DJ Ed

#flashback-alternatives, #sonixcast, #streamlicensing

FA News – February 25, 2017

We are continuing to work with our current hosting provider, TMD Hosting, to resolve our issues.  TMD Hosting suspended our account due to a drastic increase in bandwidth and disk I/O.  This was the correct action to take on their part.  Since there were no changes to the FA site, I am working with them to determine the cause and rectify.

I am hopeful we will be able to resolve the issue.  If not, I will be moving on to another host this weekend.

Please bookmark this page (https://flashbackalternatives.wordpress.com), as this is our backup site, and will always be reachable.

Important Links:
Tune In: 192kb / 64kb
Tag Board (Chat): http://my.cbox.ws/FATag2
March AoTM Poll: https://goo.gl/5nvHBG

Note:  Our iTunes listing calls a file that is hosted on the FA website.  As a result, our iTunes listing is not working.  Please use the Tune In link above (or in the links area) to Tune In.

Thank  you for your patience and for listening to Flashback Alternatives!

DJ Ed

#aotm, #flashback-alternatives, #tag-board, #tmd-hosting, #tune-in

FA Alert – February 24, 2017

We are currently experiencing issues with our webhost (again ).

The station is up and running.  Visit our WordPress site flashbackalternatives.wordpress.com for listen links as well as the Tag Board.

DJ Ed

 

 

 

 

FA Alert – February 3, 2017

I am happy to announce that Flashback Alternatives is back on the air as of 6:25am this morning!

Just in time for Friday Bad 70s (affectionately known as Poo Friday’s!).

Thank you for your patience!

DJ Ed

#flashback-alternatives, #on-the-air

FA Alert – February 2, 2017

Due to technical issues with the FA Broadcast Server hardware, FA will be offline all day today. I am hoping to resume broadcasting by tomorrow morning, but there is a chance we will be offline until the weekend.

I apologize for the outage.

DJ Ed

#flashback-alternatives, #off-the-air, #outage

FA News – January 26, 2017

The Flashback Alternatives and Flashback Division websites are currently down. You can access the listen links via our Word Press page – https://flashbackalternatives.wordpress.com/. A link to the Tag Board (Chat) is also on this page.

A ticket has been opened with our webhost.

I will keep everyone posted.

Thanks

DJ Ed

FA News – December 27th, 2016

Flashback Alternatives now on Stream Licensing

I am happy to announce that Flashback Alternatives has rejoined StreamLicening for its licensing and royalty needs.

The Flashback Alternatives website has been updated to point our listen links to the launch page on the StreamLicensing domain, which is a requirement.  You can either use the StreamLicensing player to tune in, or your player of choice.  Our iTunes and Shoutcast listings have also been updated to point to the new streams.

As of tomorrow, all SonixCast streams will be turned off, and we will be fully independent.  SonixCast is still a work in progress and was not meeting my expectations as our main provider for stream services.  Moving back to StreamLicensing is a significant expense, so listener support is greatly appreciated (but not necessary).

Look for more changes to FA in the coming days (including the move of FA’s broadcast server back to FA HQ).  Also on tap, tons of new music and a new website.

We are also working on getting FA relisted on TuneIn under the Flashback Alternatives name.  Stay Tuned!

Flashback Alternatives New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Just a reminder to tune in to the Flashback Alternatives New Year’s Eve Dance Party starting at 8pm (ET) on Saturday, December 31st.  All shows will repeat the following day.

As always, thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives!

DJ Ed

 

#fa-news, #new-years-eve-dance-party, #streamlicensing