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RelicRadio.com will be switching to a new, phone and tablet friendly audio player soon.

The site was changed some time ago to work better on mobile devices, but the existing audio player doesn’t work on phones or tablets.  If you’ve visited the site on one of those devices, you’ve undoubtedly seen the grayed out box on each post that states, “Adobe Flash Player is required to play this audio…”.  That will be addressed soon with a new player, one that’s actually built into the software running the site, that will be implemented on the posts for new episodes.

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That’s the good news.  Here’s the “but”.

Because of the way that player is added to each episodes post, the old player has to be uninstalled.  That means only posts that are manually edited to include the new player will have a player at all.  With over 2,000 posts on the site, manually editing each one is not an option.  That’s why this change hasn’t been made sooner.

Podcast episodes without the new player can still be listened to a couple of different ways (aside from downloading them).  If you use Chrome or Firefox, or if you’re using a mobile device, clicking on the “Download xxxx”  link on a post will play it in the browser.  You can also visit the Listening Room and use the player there.

I hope the change doesn’t cause to much consternation.  And, just to be clear, it will have no effect on the podcasts themselves as far as iTunes and the like goes.  At least we can say goodbye to those damn little gray boxes!

Jim

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There’s a new official Relic Radio page on Facebook.  Here’s the link: http://facebook.com/relicradioshows

It seems after an IP address change here at Relic Radio HQ, Facebook decided it needed to double check that I am, in fact, me.  Being proactive with my online security/privacy, the last thing I’m going to do is give Facebook any true personal information.  The problem is they use your birthday to verify your account at times, and since I didn’t give the real date, and failed to write the date I gave down somewhere, I couldn’t get back into my account.  Thus, the new one.

Sorry for the inconvenience!  Hope you’ll join me over there.

(Just in case I forget again, my “birthday” is September 21, 1975.  Yeah, we’ll go with that.)

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Every now and again I get an inquiry about radio adaptations of stories by H.P. Lovecraft.  I had in the past made them available for download in a small collection, but it seems during one of the many redesigns the file was ‘lost’.

Here, once again, is the collection of four Lovecraft stories adapted for radio.  The Dunwich Horror, The Outsider, Rats In The Walls, and Beyond The Wall Of Sleep.

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**Update**  It’s Alive!  And available via iTunes!

The first episode has been posted.  If you’d like to manually put this podcast into your podcast aggregator use this feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/intothewestotr 

Find it on iTunes by searching for “Into The West” in the podcast section, or via this link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-west-old-time-radio/id528819388

There’s a new show headed to Relic Radio!  Filling the western sized hole in the line up will be Into The West.  And, in the usual Relic Radio fashion, it will feature as much western flavored radio drama as I can rope up.

I’m still getting things organized, but I did finish the artwork for it today.  Here’s a preview:

Into The West

I hope you’ll enjoy the new show!  More info to come soon.

 

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**UPDATE**

The Legacy Of Laughs and Great Gildersleeve Replay feeds have been switched over.  New shows are listed now, but all the old shows are gone.  Sorry, there was no way around it.

I discovered late last night that the Relic Radio account on Mevio has been suspended.  It appears they’re being more selective with the shows they host – asking people to apply for the privilege.  I’ve decided to go a different route.

What Does This Mean?

As I type this, older episodes from The Great Gildersleeve Replay, and Legacy Of Laughs, are still available via the feed.  Suspense Replay has been deleted.

If there are any episodes you haven’t heard GRAB THEM NOW!

I will be deleting all Relic Radio shows from Mevio by February 1 (unless Mevio pulls the feeds first).  Those old episodes will be deleted in the process, and won’t be available any longer.  Those shows will be continued from wherever they left off as soon as I can get things configured.

The feeds for Gildy and Legacy Of Laughs will remain the same.  If you are subscribed through iTunes, etc. you’ll continue to get the newest shows (as soon as I set it up).  Nothing is required on your part.

Suspense Replay may be merged with the Relic Radio Show.  I’m still thinking about that…

Sorry for the lack of notice about all this.  I was not notified about the shutdown prior to its happening.

We’ll get things fixed – stay tuned!

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