Affinity Radio was formed as a hobby which has progressed into a professional internet radio station. We are online 24/7 playing music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. We have themed music shows every day. We broadcast from Aylesford and Rainham in Kent, United Kingdom
Hi to all our new listeners who have found Affinity Radio, we have had a massive increase in listeners since Christmas and we have been breaking our maximum listeners figures now on a daily basis.
We must be doing something right then!
Thank you to all our listeners who have contacted us with dedications but also some great encouragement and sometimes mild criticism, which we always review and take action on where needed. Without such comments from you, we would not be where we are today.
With new presenters coming online, we aim to provide a varied program to suit all musical tastes. We still aim to keep a “local” flavour to our programming as we like to support our local community and services in Maidstone, Medway Towns and the county of Kent, some of our “global” listeners have commented that they like this as well, especially listeners from Eastern Europe and Australia. We are also keenly aware of our “global” listener and try to balance the content. We list our programmes on our website www.affinityradio.net and update the site on a regular basis so make sure you refresh to make sure you are looking at the latest content.
Fans of Northern Soul, Motown and Country music will soon have additional programmes added to our schedule.
Thank you for listening to Affinity Radio and for your continued support.
We also use as guest / outside broadcast microphones a brace of Behringer XM1800S Ultravoice dynamic microphones now at a bargain price of £35 for a set of 3. We also use a Shure SM58 (£95) and to be honest you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the Shure and the XM1899S.
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Don't Hold Your BreathSo you have just started your very own internet radio station and the listeners are (maybe) flooding in. You have a chat bar on the station web page, you also give out your contact email address during programs and jingles. Silence?.....well sometimes it happens. Not all listeners want to get involved in your station, they may love the music you play but that's as far as it goes with most. From my last 7 years experience it can be depressing, but don't take my word for it. Niche is goodOne way to attract feedback is through specialist (niche) programs that have a distinct following. Listeners seam to be more passionate about their particular type of music, a good example is Northern Soul. Social Media Facebook Got a page? get lots of followers, tell them about your shows, station details and how to get in touch. Keep the content fresh and updated. look for people with interests that align with your station or show content, invite them to your page. Als…