Sorry if this is long winded but we are proud of our programming because it is currently unlike anything else on the planet. Not only do we play many styles of music from various eras, but we've added several features to help avoid the annoying repetition in modern rock radio that ruins the listening experience for the music lover.
Can your favorite radio station do all of that? The only "Yes" answer is if your favorite station happens to be The Kegger.
Currently there are no shows but we will have a nightly Thrash Metal show coming soon.
On Sundays, we plan on having multiple one hour shows once we record more of our vinyl records, which can be quite time consuming. Our system requires that shows must have 35-45 hours worth of music to pull from in order to help keep our rotation balanced.
We heard about the 2013 LPFM application window so we formed our corporation in October of 2013 with the goal of changing radio and applied for the license a month later. After several rounds of elimination, in August of 2014, we were awarded an 18 month Construction Permit. 17 months and two weeks later, we began broadcasting on January 27th 2016.
We initially started with the bulk of our music from the Hard Rock era, 1977-1982, but we didn't just play Hard Rock. We also sprinkled in some Country, Punk, Disco and Pop from that time period. We played quite a bit from before 1977 and also added some early 80s Heavy Metal and some late 80s Thrash Metal into the mix.
The original rundown was 18 hours of regular rotation from 6 am until Midnight followed by a nightly one hour Thrash Metal show on Monday through Saturday. From 1 until 6 am we played full albums and repeated them every Sunday. We played 29 straight hours of albums in their entirety starting every Sunday from 1 am until 6 am Monday morning.
In July of 2017, Mike stumbled upon, and created, his new balanced rotation system. After months of building up the vinyl rips, we retired our original format and introduce our new rotation to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley in late February 2018. We were proud that 25% of our music was recorded off of vinyl records.
We were planning on launching the streaming website in early June but in May we received word that our lease was not being renewed as our little closet office was being absorbed by a larger unit. Luckily, we found a new office nearby and were only off of the air for less than four months. During that down time we focused on ripping more vinyl records into the computer. We re-launched on October 27th 2018 with our vinyl track total passing the halfway point with6 55% of the playlist.
Various setbacks(most of them earthquake related) pushed our streaming launch back until April of 2019. Again, we used the unscheduled down time to bring the count of our vinyl rips up to our now current number of 70% of our playlist.
So we've finally reached the streaming stage of our station and begin our online presence now that we feel that we have a quality internet radio station to offer to listeners. Once we can get this station to pay for itself, we have plans for streaming multiple stations so hopefully, with your support, this is just the beginning.
Your support and contributions will enable us to expand online and increase your choices of music to stream. Your generous donation will help fund our mission and keep us less dependent on sponsors. We are a registered non-profit 501(c)3 charity so donations to Rage Inc are tax deductible.
If you would like to contribute and mail a donation to 94.1 KEGR-LP please make the check payable to Rage Inc. We also accept vinyl records as donations. And if you deliver your donation in person, if you like, you can record a voice track or a liner for the station.
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