Live365's "Featured Spotlight Station" this week is True Radio UK! We spoke with Chris Kelly about their setup, what listeners can expect to hear, and the station's favorite songs. Check out the interview below!
What brought you to Live365?
It was an easy way for a UK broadcaster to launch a station. We love that Live365 is working with PPL & PRS for music licensing.
What's your studio like?
We have several studios for various presenters. The live presenters use PlayIt Live with a variety of mixing desks and microphones. Our tech guy Dave loves to talk about his kit including a DX2000 mixer with an Audio Technica AT2020 microphone and DT150 headphones. When there's no live presenter, we switch to a clever automation VPS which runs PlayoutONE to keep sound slick and professional on air. The switching system is provided by a company called CFL Sound that we discovered through a Facebook page for radio broadcasters.
What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
Proper Good Music! That's what we call it anyway. We cater to a wide UK audience, playing music from the 60s to now, with a heavy emphasis on the 80s. We're a grown up station, for people who love to sing along.
What has been your favorite moment as a DJ/Station Manager so far?
The feedback from our listeners is the best part. It helps boost the team when they see it and lets us know that we're heading in the right direction. We're having listeners switch away from the big commercial station over to us...and it's a great feeling!
What is the best concert you've ever attended, and why?
I love music, but I've never had the chance to attend a music concert sadly.
What artist (dead or alive) would you love to see live, but haven't had the chance to?
We asked for some of the station's favorite songs. Here's what they had to say!
There are so many to pick from! My personal favorites that I love getting to play on True Radio are:
- Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
- Victims - Culture Club
- Forever Young - Alphaville
- Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward
- The Man with the Child in His Eyes - Kate Bush
They're all powerful songs and put me in a great mood when I hear them or play them!
Live365 Broadcasters! Want the chance to be featured? Fill out the form at the following link: Featured Spotlight Submission Form. (Duplicate station entries will only be featured once. Must have a Live365 Broadcaster account.)