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As stated on the index, this is a passion project of mine.

This was started when I decided to rent my own vps for an icecast server. I wanted to stream video, and didn't like the limited amount of flexibility I got with traditional streaming platforms.

Now that I had an icecast server, I decided to figure out some things to do with it. I ultimately decided to start up my own internet radio station, as I had a growing interest in the world of radio. I chose a fusion between an alternative and pop format at first to replicate college radio stations in my area (KMSC and KBVU come to mind). I then decided to shift to a more rock-based format, as while pop music is plentiful, good rock is relatively fringe in my area.

As for EAS, my local area includes the counties served by weather radio transmitter WXL62. I relay weather and civil alerts for northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska, and extreme southeast South Dakota. Additional alerts are relayed via the GWES/ERN Relay Network.


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