Station News

Integration with DripFeed.net

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

From 1st August 2021 we are establishing SurfRockRadio.com as just one radio station (albeit the most important one) on a network of internet radio stations dedicated to surf.  DripFeed.net is a network for the surf music community.  DripFeed as a social network (or let's be honest - a place to promote your stuff) will replace Facebook which has become cluttered and unusable.

This has many advantages for radio stations:

  • Easy and centralised music submission
  • Sharing of statistics across stations
  • Wider dissemination of the official surf charts
  • Truly interactive relationship between bands, stations and listeners
  • Steam ads shared across the stations in the network
  • Less data entry required by station operator
  • Shared centralised music library
  • Automation

The many advantages to listeners include

  • Easy access to preferred flavour of surf music
  • Playlists are updated faster with new tracks
  • Ability to look up and buy their favourite music
  • Ability to request tracks
  • Ability to interact with bands and fans without annoying irrelevant ads
  • Ability to record "shout outs" to their friends

DripFeed allows bands to easily send music for rotation across the network in just a few clicks, which means our DJs get tracks into rotation almost immediately.  

Other advantages for bands include

  • Easy and centralised music submission
  • Registration in the Surf Music Registry
  • Radio play across many stations
  • Ability to manage their DripFeed band profile
  • Ability to create stream ads to advertise their new release
  • Ability to generate revenue by running ads against their DripFeed profile
  • Easily managed social network profile (free of Facebook bloat)
  • Automation - to market releases effectively, one post can be set to autopost to Facebook groups and pages etc (no more repetitive bombing)

 

You can register a profile on DripFeed by importing a profile from Facebook, twitter, or vk, or just register with name, photo and email.  The only data we collect at this time is your name, photo and email.  In the future bands will have the ability to import all existing Facebook page, instagram page to a DripFeed profile.

These are the initial stations on the network:

  • Surf Rock Radio - wide interpretation of surf
  • Surf Music Radio - trad surf, no vocals
  • Monstromental - horror surf, spooky stories, monster movies, horror related content
  • DripFeed - QVC for Surf 

We will also be hosting other stations on the DripFeed platform.

From now on the Official Surf Charts will be posted from DripFeed.net and cross posted to the other stations automatically.

You can sign up with email, twitter or other social network profiles here - DripFeed.net.

DripFeed has taken years to develop.  If you enjoy listening to our station and discovering new music please consider making a donation to help offset some of our operating costs.  

Surf Rock Radio Brings You Eight Terrabytes of Surf

Our security robots are currently performing extreme upgrades to the software which controls what you hear on SRR.  This will create a few noticeable differences to the station:

  1. Normalisation of volume for all tracks
  2. Deprecation of the music library play on demand feature
  3. Reinstatement of the requests feature during the "Robotic Request Hour"
  4. Elimination of stream ripping software

Those are indeed great benefits, but it actually allows us to do a lot more, eg add new music to the station more easily.  However during this time, the music in rotation will not be weighted properly so you might hear some tracks in rotation more than others, until our computers have indexed all music.  Regular hosted shows might be limited during this time.  

Other benefits for us are the ability to centralise uploads of new tracks and centrally manage the music database which powers the charts.  

There are other upgrades planned, and new shows in production that we are really excited to announce.  As always keep it tuned to Surf Rock Radio - the World's Number 1 Surf Music Station.

 

Halloween 2020

 

Playlist from the surfphony

SET 1
Operation Octopus - El Calavera
The Creature Preachers - The Mummy’s Minuet
The Volcanics - Witching Hour
Megatronadores - Sirena de Rio
Marmaleene and the Moondusters - Spangula

SET 2
Os Pampas Haoles - Espectro Claussner
Beware of Blast - Grave Dance
Les Venturas - Phantomine
WJLP - Tastes Like Chicken
Surflamingo - Campanillas Diabolicas
The Dos Feratu - Shred The Dead

SET 3
The Surf Zombies - Electric Skull
Las Olas - Verde
Underwater Bosses - Grabbed By The Ghoulies
Los Atarrayas - Transylvanian Beach Party
Los Freneticos - El Mentalista
Secret Agent - The Spy Who Never Was

 

Playlist from Mark Malibu's Surfin A Go Go Radio Show 31

Playlist from Mark Malibu's Surfin A Go Go Radio Show 32

Playlist from Gnarly Mike's Monster Surf Stomp 2020

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Hi,

We still have a bug on the backend of the website, and it's a nasty one that is hard to trace.  We have consulted some experts who know a lot more about it than I do.  The stream is still running, but not from the website itself.  You can listen here : - http://surfrockradio.com:9996