FAQ

August Camp Radio!

 

Below are a list of common asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question below then get
in touch with us!


WHY IS AUGUST CAMP RADIO’S NEWS AN HOUR BEHIND?


OUR NEWS IS FED FROM THE FREE SKY NEWS RADIO FEED, THIS IS
UPDATED ONCE THE BULLETIN HAS AIRED TO
COMMERCIAL RADIO STATIONS MEANING THAT AUGUST
CAMP RADIO BROADCASTS THE PREVIOUS HOURS NEWS.
HEY! IT’S BETTER THAN NO NEWS AT ALL!


WHY DOES AUGUST CAMP RADIO SOUND BETTER THAN A REGULAR FM
RADIO STATION?


TWO MAIN REASONS. FM QUALITY IS ACTUALLY LOWER THAN THE
128kb/s AUGUST CAMP RADIO BROADCASTS IN (APPROX
64-96kb/s). IF YOU RIP CD’S FOR USE ON YOUR MP3
PLAYER IT IS SUGGESTED YOU RIP THEM AT 128kb/s
FOR CD QUALITY. AUGUST CAMP RADIO ALSO USES A
SPECIAL THREE STAGE D.S.P (DIGITAL SIGNAL
PROCESSOR) WHICH DIGITALLY IMPROVES THE STEREO
SEPARATION AND OVERALL QUALITY OF THE MP3 BEFORE
ITS TRANSMITTED OVER THE STREAM TO YOU, MAKING
IT SOUND BETTER THAN IF YOU PLAYED IT ON YOUR PC
NORMALLY WITH A MEDIA PLAYER.


WHY HAS MY REQUEST BEEN REFUSED?


THE AUTO REQUEST SYSTEM SHOULD HAVE PROVIDED YOU WITH A
REASONABLE EXPLANATION. MOST ARE REFUSED BECAUSE
THE SONG/ARTIST HAS ALREADY BEEN PLAYED
RECENTLY. CHOOSE ANOTHER SONG FOR NOW AND TRY
AGAIN LATER. YOU ARE ALSO RESTRICTED TO THE
AMOUNT OF SONGS YOU CAN REQUEST IN AN HOUR AND
PER DAY. YOU MAY BE OVER YOUR QUOTA!


CAN I LISTEN TO AUGUST CAMP RADIO IN MY CAR?


YES! YOU SIMPLY NEED A MOBILE SMARTPHONE OR DEVICE WITH
AN 3G INTERNET CONNECTION AND A METHOD OF
CONNECTION TO YOUR CAR STEREO, EITHER VIA
BLUETOOTH OR MINI FM TRANSMITTER. DOWNLOAD THE
TUNEIN.COM APP, THIS IS AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID
AND APPLE IPHONE’S FROM THE ANDROID MARKET AND
APPLE APP STORE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD
TARIFF WITH LOTS OF AVAILABLE DATA. A 100mb
TARIFF WON’T LAST LONG!


CAN I LISTEN TO AUGUST CAMP RADIO ON MY REGULAR HOME RADIO?


YES, WELL, SORT OF! WE ARE INTERNET ONLY, SO YOU CAN’T
SIMPLY TUNE IN ON FM AND FIND US. YOU WILL NEED
EITHER AN INTERNET RADIO OR A MINI FM
TRANSMITTER CONNECTED TO YOUR COMPUTER THAT
SENDS AUGUST CAMP LOCALLY ON FM TO YOUR REGULAR
FM RADIO! MOST OF THESE TRANSMITTERS HAVE A GOOD
RANGE AND YOU MIGHT FIND YOU CAN PICK AUGUST
CAMP RADIO UP ANYWHERE AROUND THE HOUSE!


DOES IT MATTER WHICH WEBPAGE I CHOOSE TO LISTEN TO
AUGUST CAMP RADIO ON? WHY SO MANY?


NOPE! DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL WHICH ONE YOU
CHOOSE! YOU MAY FIND YOU HAVE A PERSONAL
PREFERENCE ONCE YOU HAVE VISITED THEM ALL. ALL OF
THEM HAVE BUILT IN RADIO PLAYERS SO YOU JUST
CLICK AND LISTEN. IF WE WERE TO CHOOSE WHICH
ONE, THEN IT WOULD BE TUNEIN.COM BUT THAT’S
PURELY OUR CHOICE! THE REASON FOR SO MANY IS
VARIETY AND GETTING AUGUST CAMP RADIO LISTED ON
AS MANY RADIO WEBSITES AS WE CAN!


WHY IS THERE NO DJ ON AUGUST CAMP RADIO?


WE TOOK THE DECISION TO BE A MUSIC ONLY RADIO STATION. WE
BROADCAST 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK NON-STOP
MUSIC (WITH EXCEPTION OF THE NEWS!) OUR DJ IS
COMPUTER AUTOMATED AND CHOOSES THE SONGS BASED
ON RECENTLY PLAYED AND POPULARITY.


CAN I REQUEST A SONG THAT’S NOT LISTED IN THE PLAYLIST?


NOT REALLY. YOU ARE WELCOME TO EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO US. IF
WE GET ENOUGH REQUESTS FOR THE SAME SONG WE MAY
(IF IT’S AVAILABLE AND SUITABLE) ADD IT TO OUR
REGULAR PLAYLIST.


DOES THE AUGUST CAMP RADIO PLAYLIST EVER GET UPDATED WITH NEW TRACKS?


YES, ALL THE TIME. WE CONSTANTLY MONITOR OUR OUTPUT AND
REMOVE OR ADD SONGS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. SOME
RECENT TOP 40 CHART MUSIC IS NOT LISTED IN OUR
PLAYLIST/REQUESTS PAGE BUT CAN STILL BE HEARD
BROADCASTED.


AUGUST CAMP RADIO ISN’T PLAYING ANYTHING? THE STREAM IS DEAD
OR IT’S NOT APPEARING IN SEARCHES ON SHOUTCAST OR AUDIOREALM?


THIS IS MOST LIKELY BECAUSE WE ARE EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL
DIFFICULTIES, WE TRY TO POST ANY PLANNED OUTAGES
ON OUR MAIN WEBPAGE UNDER THE NEWS &
ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION. BECAUSE AUGUST CAMP RADIO
IS BASICALLY RAN BY COMPUTERS, THINGS CAN GO
WRONG. WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE A PACK OF ELVES OUT
FRANTICALLY TRYING TO PUT THINGS BACK TOGETHER
AND HITTING LOTS OF RESET BUTTONS, PLEASE BARE
WITH US AND TRY AGAIN LATER!