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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by BounceR » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:45 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:23 pm
It seems just to be a floating idea, but by the looks of it they haven't got it sorted yet.
Just like those Spectrum radio lads… “coming soon to FM” messages for months. Now they have given up. Best off saying nothing because so many things can go wrong in the run up to going on FM.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:49 pm

I am pretty sure it's Spektrum FM we're all referring to.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:00 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:49 pm
I am pretty sure it's Spektrum FM we're all referring to.
I don't believe so as according to the poster who first mentioned it, it is a well known station returning rather then a station being new to air.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by Rock Solid » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:49 am

The station was due on air June bank holiday weekend, unfortunately one of the people involved pulled out, I will inform you if the situation changes.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:51 pm

Rock Solid wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:49 am
The station was due on air June bank holiday weekend, unfortunately one of the people involved pulled out, I will inform you if the situation changes.
thanks for the update. Hopefully things will look up for the operation and it will get on air eventually. We could do with another station.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Seems Heat 99.5FM have closed.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:48 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Seems Heat 99.5FM have closed.
I'm thinking possibly moving studio rather then closed. They were on a blank carrier yesterday at least and the stream is still on but only works for a couple of seconds. Yet they have dismantled the studio.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:06 pm

the stream is not (strictly speaking) active. it's rather strange in that it plays about 15-20 seconds of the same song each time you turn it on before switching to buffering (at least, that's what happens on TuneIn.) It's possible they're moving studio, but would they have dismantled everything if so?

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by BounceR » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:16 am

It’s a shame to see it die a horrible slow death. It would have taken years to build up a good following and a name, but a lack of effort/money/ability in recent months seems to have killed all that off.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by BounceR » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:04 pm

Maybe they’ll return with a new studio. I suspect this may be the case, and that’s why the transmitter remains on. The stream looping on a cache can sometimes happen if there is a problem with the source, so I wouldn’t read too much into that.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:14 pm

Dublin on Saturday:
87.6 Chill FM
91.6 Phever
99.5 Heat (no RDS)
107.1 Trax
1395 Energy
There was no audio on Heat's stream at the time, and there has been none since. Signal seemed about as strong as ever on FM, though.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:30 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:14 pm
Dublin on Saturday:
87.6 Chill FM
91.6 Phever
99.5 Heat (no RDS)
107.1 Trax
1395 Energy
There was no audio on Heat's stream at the time, and there has been none since. Signal seemed about as strong as ever on FM, though.
Their stream has been down for a few days now. No updates on the facebook either so i assume they are still on the move and should be back to normal soon.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by BounceR » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:36 pm

The audio on 99.5 is terrible. It sounds like they have plugged a normal line out signal into the transmitter. It’s way too loud, distorting and does not have stereo or RDS. They should immediately return this to a blank carrier or fix it. They will attract unwanted attention otherwise.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:47 pm

What's the story with 99.5? A station with RDS of 'Space FM' was reportedly heard on Friday, however when I was in Dublin during the weekend the state of affairs was the same as it has been the last two or three weeks: dance music with no RDS and no ID's.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:47 pm
What's the story with 99.5? A station with RDS of 'Space FM' was reportedly heard on Friday, however when I was in Dublin during the weekend the state of affairs was the same as it has been the last two or three weeks: dance music with no RDS and no ID's.
I can confirm the station broadcasting is definitely called space fm, i have no more details however.
Apparently an ident of base fm was heard though.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:21 pm

dancemusicdj wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 pm
drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:47 pm
What's the story with 99.5? A station with RDS of 'Space FM' was reportedly heard on Friday, however when I was in Dublin during the weekend the state of affairs was the same as it has been the last two or three weeks: dance music with no RDS and no ID's.
I can confirm the station broadcasting is definitely called space fm, i have no more details however.
Apparently an ident of base fm was heard though.

Ironically, Base FM was Heat FM's original name.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:34 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Ironically, Base FM was Heat FM's original name.
That's right.
Out of interest what type of dance music was 99.5 playing when you heard it last weekend?

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:49 pm

dancemusicdj wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:34 pm
drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Ironically, Base FM was Heat FM's original name.
That's right.
Out of interest what type of dance music was 99.5 playing when you heard it last weekend?
It sounded a little like Heat's playlist (can't be sure though). Very random mix of dance with no particular emphasis on any year, decade or genre, it may've been on a loop or the playlist very small, as I heard one or two tracks played both last weekend and the weekend before.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by BounceR » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:52 pm

The station on 99.5 seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis. Even the FB page is labeled as "Baseline FM" but the latest message refers to "Space FM".

https://www.facebook.com/BASRADIO.ie

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by BounceR » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:54 pm

During the week the playlist changed, and is now thankfully also a proper MPX feed into the transmitter. Signal coverage appears to indicate it is almost certainly the same site that Heat were using. Doesn't seem quite as strong though.

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