GremlinRadio.com - The Best In Club Breaks and More!
This page is dedicated to all of the fans of "Gremlin Radio"; your "one stop shop" to receive daily Gremlin updates. "That Guy" I started streaming about 2000 because I could not find any good breaks station online. There are more now but back then I could not find any. So it started out like this. I was desk jockey at day (disc jockey on the weekends) working at an engineering company doing some CAD drafting. I was bringing in CD's to work so I'd have something to listen to. In the mornings I'd pick out about 5 CD's that I was in the mood for. That was okay but I quickly realized that what I wanted to hear in the morning was not what I wanted to hear 2-3 hours later when I really woke up. The more awake I was the faster and harder the music became. Especially on Friday. TGIF! I thought to myself, I'll just bring in my whole CD case which held 300 CD's. That case is an aluminum case, like small suitcase. Well, I did that for a week or two and people were looking at me funny. I was "that guy" with the suitcase.that was awkward. I realized that I could not continue to bring in the metal luggage everyday. I had to figure out something better. "Tech Geek" I started to thinkit would be really cool if I can just listen to my music over the internet from my house. Then I would not be "that odd guy". I did a little research and discovered some people where using Winamp to stream music. The software needed was really simple. Back then I had cable internet with Excite@home. It was of course much slower in those days. I had 128k outgoing bandwidth. That is not much but it was enough to send out a stream or two at a low quality. Certainly not as good as I have now. I thought to myself, hey, I am tech geek, this would be cool and a fun thing to do. So I recorded a bunch of my CD's, setup the stream and whammo! I had my own personal Internet radio station. Down the road I started adding things like the request capability so I can control my songs. It worked really good for one or two people. Good enough to solve my problem. “Spread My Addiction” My personal station worked really good. I thought I should share this with friends so I created a web page and then I found one of those lame free domain names so people could find me online. The domain name was djgremlin.mine.nu. It wasn’t the coolest but it worked. I was official, I was online, I was Gremlin Radio. Well, you know how hobbies can be….they need money. Also at the same time I paid for my first stream server company to host my stream so I could have more listeners. You cannot do much with only two slots or so for listeners. So the added stream server really allowed me to grow with listeners. After about a year or so of operation I had regular more listeners and went big time with my own domain name. Sep. of ’02 GremlinRadio.com