Sunday, September 24

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the end of September)

Listening time increased another 10% last week!  That's great but, it will have to increase another 40% this week, or Radionomy will eliminate KJRW from its web site.  So this is it.  This could very well be the last week of KJRW.

No score and seven years ago, KJRW began as an idea - a radio station that played songs that you don't hear on most radio stations.  We wanted it to be dynamic, unpredictable, and fun.  So seven years ago, we began building a library of hundreds of songs from the Punk era, and the music that evolved from it - New Wave, Alternative, and Grunge.  Don found a web site that would host our station for a small fee.  And in December of 2010, KJRW was launched online with the Presidents of the U.S.A.'s cover of Kick Out the Jams.

KJRW was our Field of Dreams.  We built it and thought they would come to listen.  A lot of you did.  KJRW has been heard in almost every continent on the globe.  Thank you for listening in the U.S., Germany, Canada, France, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Austria, U.A.E., Australia, China, Norway, Hungary, Israel, Ecuador, Peru, Belgium, Sweden, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Mexico, Czech Republic, Thailand, Portugal, French Polynesia, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovenia, Belarus, and Latvia.  We thank you all in the U.S. for spending time with KJRW:  Washington, Wisconsin, Washington D.C., Illinois, Virginia, Ohio, Alabama, New York, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, North Dakota, Idaho, Texas, Maine, Kentucky, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Colorado, and Missouri.

We also thank all the voices of KJRW:  Matt, Anne, Richard, Allyssa, Madison, Travis, and Anna.  Thanks to the indie bands and fans for sending us songs.  Thanks to Angie, Barry, Mike, Kelly, Luis, Rikki, Selene, and Elizabeth for your music and station i.d.'s.

Thanks for listening, following and sharing the past 7 years.
Until we meet again,
The Spinster 🖤

Friday, September 15

WHAT'S GOING ON (in the middle of our last month)

Listening time increased 9% in the past week! 

In order for KJRW to stay online after this month, listening time needs to double in the next 2 weeks. So, listen as much as you can, and tell your friends to check us out.

Keep those song suggestions coming for All Request Fall.

Thanks to all of you who sported the shirt over the years!  Get yours at the KJRW Corner Store!

Friday, September 8

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the Beginning of September)

New Wave Summer has given way to All Request Fall on KJRW.  There are several ways you can request a song:  email kjrwwestseattle@yahoo.comtweet it to @KJRWwestseattle, comment on this blog post, or send a message on our Facebook page.

Alas, All Request Fall and KJRW itself may come to an abrupt end on October 1st.  Our web host, Radionomy sent us an email stating that the station will be deleted if we do not meet their listening time requirements by the end of this month.  

We need a 60% increase in listening time or KJRW will end its 7-year run online.

Thanks for listening in the U.S., Germany, Canada, France, Switzerland, Spain, Ecuador, Netherlands, and the U.K.  If you keep listening, we just might stay online.

Saturday, August 26

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the end of August)

Monday is the last Monday of the month, which means it's trivia time!  KJRW provides one last music category (Family Values) at the Shadowland Pub Quiz.  Come out and play the final KJRW crafted audio round Monday night at 8, where Oregon meets California in West Seattle.

Some of you took the challenge to listen to KJRW for ONE hour.  Consequently, listening time increased 15% in the past couple of weeks.  Hooray!

A little background on measuring listening:  Before the time of internet radio, TSL (Time Spent Listening) was measured by AQH (Average Quarter Hour).  If you listened to a station from 9:01 to 9:14 (13 minutes), the station would receive a rating based on 1 quarter hour.  If you listened to that station from 9:09 to 9:18 (9 minutes), the station would receive a rating based on 2 quarter hours.  You listened for a longer amount of time in the first case, but the station got a higher rating in the second case. This is why you never used to hear commercials at :15, :30, and :45 past the hour.  

With Internet radio, specifically Radionomy (our web host) listening time is measured by the hour.  It doesn't matter when you hit that play button, you have to stick around for at least an hour in order for your time to count.  If you listen for 55 minutes, it's as if you didn't listen at all.  It's not measured.

We appreciate whatever amount of time you spend with KJRW, but it only counts to Radionomy if you spend at least an hour at a time.

You have about a week left to listen to your new wave faves during New Wave Summer on KJRW.

All Request Fall begins September 5th!

Monday, August 14

WHAT'S GOING ON (In the Middle of August)

Over 1500 people listened to KJRW the first half of August.  Most of that was during the first week.  Just 3 weeks left of the LAST New Wave Summer ever.  Catch it while you can.

All Request Fall begins after Labor Day Weekend.  There are several ways you can request a song  during the month of September:  email, tweet it to @KJRWwestseattle, comment on this blog post, or send a message on our Facebook page.