Saturday, June 20, 2009

O'Malleys March @ River Concert in St. Mary's City, Md, June 19, 2009

On Friday, June 19, 2009, after naming Prince Frederick Maryland's Capital for a day, Governor Martin O'Malley and his entourage spent the day in Calvert County.  

Later that night, Governor O'Malley and his Celtic band, O'Malley's March, headed south to St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County where they helped close the first River Concert of 2009.

The following performance is the one number they performed without the backing the of the Chesapeake Orchestra, the headliner for the evening.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Websites for radioSOMD.fm

radioSOMd.fm is forging ahead stronger each day. We now have a dedicated BLOG where you can learn about what's coming up on future shows as well as other useful information. radioSOMD.fm also has a page on Facebook. Please stop by and become a fan.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hear radioSOMd.fm on your iPhone

We successfully played radioSOMD.fm on an iPhone today. All you need is a $7 application from the iTunes Store called WunderRadio.

We are not yet listed in their pre-programmed station directory, so for the time being you need to specify the stream URL of http://somd.com/radio/radiosomd.pls

Our Police & Fire scanners are already listed in their directory.

Wunder Radio is also available for Windows Mobile and the iPod Touch.

More information is available on their website at www.wunderradio.com.

There are also other Internet Radio apps available for iPhone, but we have not tested them. One is Tuner Internet Radio from Nullriver, Inc. for $5.99. More info is available on their website.

Monday, June 1, 2009

somd.com Has a New Telephone Number

Effective Monday, June 1, 2009, somd.com has a new central telephone number. Just dial 1-888-612-0003 toll-free to reach all departments, including the on-air DJ for radioSOMD.fm (option 3), and our listener comment line (option 4). This number will also accept incoming faxes.

Please note that our two previous numbers, the customer line (240-384-0723) and the fax line (240-384-0724) will be disconnected soon. Please update your address books.

Calvert and St. Mary's Public Safety Scanners Updated

We recently moved the streaming feeds for the Calvert and St. Mary's County Public Safety Scanner feeds. The updates are reflected on the Scanner page at somd.com/scanner/. If you were connecting directly using the old streaming URLs, please be sure to update your system.

We are also hoping to raise the antenna for the St. Mary's feed in order to bring in a better signal incoming days. We appreciate your patience as we strive to improve the service.

radioSOMD.fm Soft Launched Monday, June 1, at 0700

radioSOMD.fm, Southern Maryland's first real streaming internet radio station, soft launched Monday morning at 0700 with Host John Hunt Live until noon. radioSOMD.fm will focus on the community in a way long ignored by the local terrestrial station cluster. We're playing adult alternative music with a local artist featured every hour. CBS news complements our local news and public service announcements.

John will be taking live calls later in the week. We also have a 7x24 listener line at 240-538-9161 (or toll free at 1-888-612-0003, opt 4) where you record a message for airplay. Contact the station using radio(at)somd.com.

Local artists are invited to contact us to arrange airplay for your music.

Players and player links are available at radioSOMD.fm. If you have problems connecting, please try the secondary server listed under the player links. If you are still unable to connect, please email radio(at)somd.com and let us know your circumstances so we can come up with a solution.

In case you were wondering, a soft launch is a public beta test. It allows us to find and resolve issues that we could not address in private testing.