Monday, November 2, 2009

Get Ready For Our Christmas Music

Last year our unique Christmas music line up was such a success that we didn't have to think twice about returning this holiday season beginning on November 16.

Within a 5 week period in 2008, our audience had surged past 1000% as they enjoyed the 'Christmas Hit Combo'. Much as the trademarked 'Classic Hit Combo', the Christmas side offers a blend of traditional hits and favorites in rock, blues, country, Christian, all time classics and more. The reward this time around is a bonus week before Thanksgiving.

If you joined us last year, the hits you loved then will be back as well as additional tunes we picked up throughout the year.

Bookmark our site now and get ready for Christmas holiday tunes as you've never heard them before!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Time For You to Join Us

Online radio has officially crossed the threshold of the new mega-trend in interactive communication. The latest projections show the industry has experienced a whopping 700% increase in less than 2 years.

Since it's debut on January 1, 2008, GUS.FM has experienced the ups and downs, the tweeks, time and investment. Now it's time to move past the development stage and establish it's rightful place as a major trend setter in the online broadcasting world.

We are a formidable force. With a unique, trademarked format known as the 'Classic Hit Combo' a worldwide fan base is now experiencing and appreciating a unique variety of music presented in a way that gels genres and demographics that cries for more.

This is where your help is needed. We are building a national sales force that will be responsible for referring new advertisers to our original platform. More info can be found at our Sales Reps Needed page. You will find a bit of useful information there about our industry and a compensation plan.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Portable Internet Radio: GUS.FM and XYZRadio

There are a plethora of internet radio directories that you will find we have placements on. There's an almost 100% probability that you found us through one of those. For the most part we're quite pleased with the results of bringing a whole new batch of our audience base and very beholdent to those websites for the fine job that they do. Can't say enough about their services.

There is a new generation listing network service that I would like to bring to your attention and I'm very proud to say that we are included on. focuses on the application of internet radio to the mobility of iphone, PSP, PS3, and beyond PC only apps by way of Wii, even TiVo.

Registering on the site is easy. Download the app for your paticular device then if you have an internet plan, point back to XYZRadio and voila!, you have internet radio on the go. The site also has an HD quality layout, so we not only sound good but look good on it as well.

If you happen to put all this together, please pound some feedback. I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Choice Listener Downloads Available

The Top Listener Picks is a new feature added to the GUS.FM homepage and blog. Mp3 downloads of complete albums, or, select singles from popular artists are available at a special price through our link to

Based on the artist(s) rankings from daily, minute by minute connections that are compiled from data received at our streaming servers, the totals are a true and unbiased reflection of what the listening audience responds to or is searching for. With that in mind, it's interesting and fun to see the variety that pops up with the different genre blend that make up The Classic Hit Combo.

An example of this is when a song is playing on GUS.FM and broadcast out to the many directories and search engines. Discovering listeners connect to the stream at that very moment, adding to the number within the time frame that the song plays. That builds towards the top 5 position, which in turn earns the placement in the top listener choices. Music is available for downloads at a promotional price. It should be noted that not all artists or record companies participate, so there is no guarantee on artist/song availability.

Regular Amazon customers will be able to access their accounts through the links, allowing customers to redeem any benefits that accrue for Amazon purchases if applicable.

An earlier feature are downloads available at a discount when ever a song is currently playing. Visitors to the site will be able to view what is on-air and (if applicable) purchase their mp3 at the Home, Control Room or Blog pages.

Since the numbers are updated daily, music showcases will refresh daily as well. Stay tuned for feature enhancements that are expected.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Broadcasting Legend Passes; If Not by Name, By the Indelible Words

This year, there have been many notables passing within the entertainment and radio/TV industries. All have had the respective tributes and special reports garnered. Well earned, considering their impacts and legacies. Most notable, were two giants in the broadcasting industry, Paul Harvey and Walter Cronkite.

However, there is the occasion in which a local event so impacts the world, that the lightening strike is marked not only in the exact time of the event itself, but is recorded for posterity by the source available at the time.

An example of this was WLS reporter, Herb Morrison's May 6, 1937 spontaneous cry, "Oh, the humanities.." in witnessing the Hindenburg disaster. The name to the voice is oblivious, but the impact of the broadcast plays on for infinity.

Sam Pate, a local radio reporter for then KBOX Radio in Dallas, triggered volume knobs to be turned up by being the very first to bring real-time surreal awareness of the earth shaking event of the Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963. That, by the words, ..."something has happened in the motorcade route...something has apparently happened in the motorcade..there has been a shooting in the motorcade...." in response to police dispatch traffic he was monitoring on the only live Dallas radio report of the motorcade in progress. All others that had been credited were breaking reports, after-the fact actualities that interrupted scheduled programming. (ie; Cronkite's oft replayed report of the death of JFK in his post-mortem tributes last month.)

Sam Pate died August 3rd at age 77, after a long illness. His report lives forever.

Click here to listen to the report.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Social Networking: What is the Point, Really?

I'm here at my blog. I will post something that will capture the attention of someone that is gathering. Gathering information, solice, perhaps their wits about them.

Nonetheless, I'm in the act of posting. I've put aside the moment that it requires, and have a subject in mind. But, will it really matter? The fact that I'm posting is all that is important. You are reading it, and I would expect you to pursue further.

I just left my Twitter after posting a serious personal status that my wife and I overdid it while eating at a Mexican restaurant and linked several trending topics to my website. What's the point? I'm assuming this will drive the traffic for my business.

Earlier I was on Facebook. Sharing major developments on softball games, laundry details, garage sales and backaches. Yes, I back-linked. It's supposed to be the right thing to do.

I must put something productive into this activity, because, standing on it's own merit, it's only mindless marauding. Blah, blah, blah. What's the point? Fess up, you've felt the same way and still wonder where it's getting you. Assume nothing. Do you honestly know the answer to "What Are You Doing Now"?

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Summer of '69

To coin the Grateful Dead lyric; "What a long, strange trip it's been". A long, strange trip indeed. For 40 years.

Take pause, it's unbelievable too so many. Especially, to those who would question if there were any brain cells remaining to recapture the long term memory of one milestone summer, within one milestone year.

A gathering of bodies on a remote farmland and a gathering of eyes on a remote point in the universe converged on one single week of July 1969 and the world was never the same since.

Woodstock and man's first walk on the moon. Will we ever experience another legendary set events like that again?