Thanks to all the bands and labels who have contributed to Surf Rock Radio in the last year. Extra special thanks to Willie Mars, Derk Biondi, Chumby Steve, Franky Sands, El Guapo, Bamalam and T.T. Shaker, Jammin James Riley and Noodles for putting shows together.
Extra extra thanks to listeners and everyone who has donated to help support Surf Rock Radio in 2017. Your donations really do make a difference, and that brings me on to make an announcement.
In 2018 things are going to change. In fact things are going to get a whole lot better. Some of you may be aware that over the last few months I have had difficulty keeping up with site updates, and it's taken a bit longer than normal to add tracks to playlists, and post the charts each week. Some shows have been stuck on the server longer than they should have. Others of you might not know that I have extreme damage to the nerve endings in my fingertips and I can only use a computer for a few hours each day. This leads me to one conclusion. We need to use technology in a much smarter way to operate the station.
In early January, Surf Rock Radio will be entirely run from our servers in the cloud, and in addition to that the playout software that manages the shows and playlists will also be migrated to our own software. This software is entirely owned by our technology partners GECKONET LTD and SHARAWAJI RECORDS. Things are going to get rough and repetitive for a few weeks as we rebuild the playlists on our own platform.