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R2x1
22-06-2004, 06:19 AM
Auckland's best radio station is about to go away.
Oh woe is me - now there's nothing to listen to :(

R2x1
22-06-2004, 06:26 AM
The sad news is on this press release (http://www.coolblue.co.nz/news_release.htm). What a dreadful piece of news to wake up to. It was bad enough being JAFA before this.

R2x1
22-06-2004, 09:09 AM
Can't be much wrong with a station that plays tunes like this:-

WEEKEND HACKER BLUES by the MIGHTY DUFFERS

It should be on this afternoon (Tue, Jun 22) around 25 to 4

Who else plays the good stuff ? Woe again ?:|

Misty
22-06-2004, 08:44 PM
It is a sad, sad day !! We tried but nothing could save it.
Misty

:( :( :( :( :( :(


I am just thankful for all the good times that my life was enlivened and energised by Cool Blue

:) :) :)

Baldy
22-06-2004, 09:09 PM
Hauraki is cool

Poppa John
22-06-2004, 09:16 PM
Woe, woe a thousand "woe's"....gloom and despondency at the passing of COOL BLUE....best of the best.

Maryann and PJ :_| :_| :_|

Jester
22-06-2004, 09:33 PM
darn - I thought by the post topic it was "going off", as in there was a helluva party happenin'..... but no :(

nice knowing you, Cool Blue.

:D

R2x1
22-06-2004, 10:57 PM
A little good news - they sent me an e-mail this afternoon and are going to try to stay on in the same format as a web station. ( I have woosh -now I need another laptop.) :-)

agent
23-06-2004, 06:39 PM
Whoever is behind Cool Blue could always see about running it part-time on some other stations?

For instance, Fleet FM (http://www.fleetfm.co.nz) looks like they could fit it in between midnight and 7am - not really viable for current Cool Blue listeners, but they could probably take a few spots on the Fleet FM schedule.

I've been making a copy of the Cool Blue playlist every now and then since I first heard it's likely to close down - I've got about 600 songs at the moment. Who knows what I'll do with that list - any ideas?

Misty
23-06-2004, 09:11 PM
Hi Agent
I am naive here - does that mean just a list of the actual names etc of the pieces of music played or does it mean recordings of the actual music itself ?
Misty :|

R2x1
23-06-2004, 09:18 PM
You can hear it on the web site - www.coolblue.co.nz

R2x1
23-06-2004, 09:24 PM
Or on their NEW WEB SITE (http://www.jazz-radio.fm/home2.php) which is now up and running.
R2

Jester
23-06-2004, 09:49 PM
Shame about the poor downloading process for the streaming music client - it wouldn't interact with Mozilla - then had to re-download it with IE ... twice, (said it was corrupt first time), then when it finally started playing thru media player it was crackling and popping and cutting out. Cool Blue was crystal clear with no lag :(

Misty
24-06-2004, 08:07 AM
This morning went to listen to Cool Blue online and instead of just connecting right away I was told that I needed to download Windows Media Player 9 first. I have done this and seems ok. A lot of sites give the option of up to three players and I usually select Real Audio but it seems one must use the Windows product to listen to Cool Blue. Presumably they have to be configured in some way for each choice ? Is that a lot of work ?

Misty :(

agent
24-06-2004, 05:42 PM
It means just a list of the music played, Misty.

Though it shouldn't be too hard to then obtain all those songs... in theory.