Reliving My Internet Radio Days

I’ve been mulling over returning to running a radio station again. I used to run Tapp Out Radio from 2004 until 2007, it played unsigned rock & metal music and soon became the biggest station for that (OK there were only three at the time).

I closed it down because I couldn’t cope with the constant hacking of the site and the stream server that meant the station was down more than it was up and the damage was costing me a lot of money to repair.

I’m not interested in bringing the station back as it was and I’m certainly not interested in running it entirely on my own like I did before, but maybe as a community radio station? Tower Hamlets doesn’t actually have a full time one – the only one I could find was a Muslim community radio station that only airs during Ramadan.

I’ve been thinking about this for the past week and I even spent the evening reliving my radio station days by looking at the old web site on the Internet Archive. It brought back a lot of good memories and most of the bad ones.

I believe a community radio station for Tower Hamlets, or just Bethnal Green, would be widely welcomed by the artists that have moved into the area over the last ten years.

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, professional blogger, media enthusiast, keen long-distance runner, and huge professional wrestling fan, who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including: making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing, athletics, and more.