Tuesday, November 24, 2009

European Vacation...XL style

Clear Channel Orlando's WXXL-FM/XL 106.7FM's Johnny & Jayde In The Morning decided that maybe it was time to leave the same old, boring sunshine and 80 degree weather of Central Florida for something a bit more "exotic." So, naturally, Amsterdam fit the bill.  The morning show grabbed their ACCESS Portable and Director of Engineering Mike Sprysenki and jumped on a flight to the Netherlands. Whether it was broadcasting from inside in the lobby of their hotel or camped outside at a sidewalk cafe, the team discovered that virtually anywhere there was Wi-Fi, they could deliver all of the action back to their listeners in Orlando.

Early reports from Mr. Sprysenki indicate that the Internet connections were solid and the broadcasts were flawless.  We haven't received a full report from "The SpryGuy" who is supposedly recovering from "jetlag."

Mike Spry was "holding this for a friend."

The XL Morning Team marvel at the modern sculpture in Amsterdam.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Luxury Included" Broadcast goes LIVE & LOCAL

GAP Broadcasting really knows how to tell its listeners how to have a good time.  It doesn't hurt that they've got support from Beaches and Sandals resorts. Over the past year, GAP's listeners throughout the Southwestern US and the Northern Plains to the Pacific Northwest have been living vicariously through station personalities and some lucky winners who get to play on the beaches of the Caribbean. The all-inclusive resorts offer "luxury" included and some great radio as the entire experience is sent back to the folks at home.
Jeff Easterling, known to his fans on Texarkana's Eagle 106.3 as "The Jeff", sent in some photos from a recent GAP remote at the new Beaches resort in the Turks & Caicos. Says Jeff, "We have used the Comrex Access with some of our GAP Broadcasting multi-market remotes from the Sandals and Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean. They are so easy to use, and the audio quality is outstanding. With us broadcasting multiple stations, to multiple markets back in the states, the Access is perfect for us. We are able to easily program them to each station in just seconds, which is great so we can get back to work quickly…on the beach."

Lisa Lindsey Brad Weiser are in the pics.  Lisa is broadcasting to Texas, and Brad is broadcasting to Idaho.

A GAPster interviews a Beaches employee.