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REMEMBER: Bring an FM (and AM) receiver with you!
« on: September 28, 2011, 06:57:21 PM »
The Pirate Ship is once again broadcasting at NearFest X!  For this special NearFest, we have a number of things in store! 

You will be able to tune us in STEREO on 95.1FM  and if you have AM, on 650KHz!

Tune us in while you camp out, wait at the gates, and roam the grounds for the latest announcements, prizes, and entertainment!

In addition to the usual announcements and ticket drawings, we plan to feature:

  • The original H.G. Wells War of the Worlds broadcast as heard back in 1938!  This will be broadcast on Friday evening following live coverage of the Ham Jam
  • DJ Frederick is returning with a unique blend of music on vinyl - if you've heard him on before, you know you don't want to miss this
  • General coverage of Ticket drawings & announcements from the NearFest Team
  • Live coverage of the Ham Jam
  • Old time radio dramas of the 20's broadcast after Adam's prog show THURSDAY night for the die hard campers
  • Last but not least, we'll have a tech talk show featuring network security - if you use a wifi network, you WON'T want to miss this!

Of course, if anyone is interested in joining our broadcast effort, we're always looking for new blood, so just show up at the broadcast trailer BEHIND the Relaxation Grove stage.  Introduce yourself and get involved.  All talent types are welcome; engineering, on-air (guest DJs), and program/production assistants (Dirt Devils).



On another note, like last time, we'll be selling access to the internet over our WiFi system using voucher tickets.  Cash, credit, & debit cards are welcome.

See you all at NFX!    8)

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Re: REMEMBER: Bring an FM (and AM) receiver with you!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 10:45:00 AM »
Interested in details on WiFi @ NFX....

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Re: REMEMBER: Bring an FM (and AM) receiver with you!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 04:57:20 PM »
Interested in details on WiFi @ NFX....

Just open your device, look for SSID:   K1WIZ

Once you connect, instructions for access and payment will be on the first page displayed.

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Re: REMEMBER: Bring an FM (and AM) receiver with you!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 04:36:55 PM »
In addition to the above, we are going to try something new in our programming this fall. 

We realize it's hard to stay near a radio when roaming about, so in our infinite wisdom, we developed the hour format clock.  This format clock will detail when you will hear certain types of announcements HOURLY ever hour!

All you need to do is look at your watch, and if you see the time is nearing an announcement period, simply listen to a radio tuned to 95.1FM and you will hear any announcements queued by the on-air volunteers.

see this chart for the hourly announcement format breakdown:



We hope this makes our service more reliable and useful.

PLEASE NOTE: Entrance ticket numbers WILL be called on the 15 hourly position over the air.  These will be read by remote by someone doing the drawing - rest in the knowledge that while prizes are being drawn, LISTEN for them on the 15s!!!!  They WILL NOT be re-read! 

See you all in a week!