This is a never ending battle many in the radio dj world are very aware of, but many listeners and bands often only see what happens on the surface and hardly have any idea of the amount of bullshit that goes on behind the scenes. I have been threatened with everything from lawsuits to death threats from many different stations over fucking radio bullshit and its fucking ridiculous. But, when you are at the top of the heap as we our via stats and scores across many platforms i guess it is just what is to be expected. But i am sure many of my peers can agree anyone in the radio business has dealt with this from time to time. Since we have a forum here i figure we might as well start documenting all this as it is quite entertaining. Of course battling it out on Facebook seems like a foolish idea since all you simply have to do to get banned is disagree with someone in a comment thread and that is usually all it takes... unfortunately.
So Friday night during my show i was having an incredible time and was taking snap shots of my stats as i always do and posting them on Facebook.. why because bands like to know how many metal heads are tuning into the shit getting played and if it looks good then fuck.. why not right.
Now i was busy doing my show and posting more images and chatting it up with the chatters on site and after my show i went to bed just a bit after midnight, so i did not notice the snide remarks that started coming in from another station.
They are listed in this image not exactly looking very good, i suppose. But far better than most, so i don't see the reason for the bad attitude really and they should have actually been happy i was giving them free advertisement but some people just do not see things that way, and that is fine whatever.
But what is hilarious is they literally stayed parked on a shoutcast page (one of the many networks MDR is streamed on) and watched the numbers drop through the night till i have no idea when. Then they take a picture of what looks to be MDR unless it was photoshopped, playing a band i have never heard of and did not play during my show with a low number of unique ip addresses (which btw only represents a local internet connection that can have many different users), maybe it was the dj after me, who knows, maybe they just made it up! I don't know and frankly it does not matter but the fact that they thought this would be good to use in a case trying to say i was lying with my post is rather pathetic and comical at best. Here is the images and thread that has now been deleted and blocked from my page on FB, enjoy and comment your opinions.
updated by @thebeast: 06/01/18 06:24:50PM