the sSuper Computer wants YOU!

Posted on December 17th, 2007 by s&S.
Categories: radio stream.

..your voice at least. Just go to VOICE MAIL in the sidebar menu on the right for more info. Our operators and audio interns are standing by…



On The Air! s&S 6.0!

Posted on December 3rd, 2007 by s&S.
Categories: news, radio stream.

Okay listeners, the s&S radio stream has now been fired up !

you can tune in

Please NOTE: The interns will be conducting a bit of blind maintenance over the next week or so, so the stream server may be down for short periods of time while digital house-cleaning is done.

Also, there is at the moment no dynamic playlist window on the website to tell you what’s been streaming. That’s a puzzle to solve and hopefully that can be operational in some form very soon. Apologies, but we figure re-assembling and offering in stages is better than not sharing anything at all until we’re done, right? You can still rely on your player to tell you wha’s currently playing or look at the shoutcast page


Things on the s&S “To-Do” list:

  • a Dynamic Playlist displaying a constantly updated list of the last 10, 20, or 50 tracks played on the stream…just like on the old site. (re-implementing is a little more complicated than it sounds)
  • more additions of past shows to the ARCHIVE
  • more types of content in the ARCHIVE, including compilations and varying material. s of s&S has been recording lots of shortwave radio from home base beta in the PRC that will be cut up into ‘shows’ and made available there.
  • s&S merchandise!! (Did I just type that?) hats, aprons, spatulas, utility belts, phone cards, roach spray, microwave pizzas, papoose bags, etc.

Thank you again for your patience and support, and of course for the periodic checks for signs of life from this little online outpost. We just needed to re-align the radio telescope a bit to again bring you these Broken Bouncing Mixed-Up radio Waves from your Planet.

yours in sound and servitude,

(and the WOLF !)

by the way, here’s a real kicker:
Being remotely at the controls here in the PRC, I can’t actually hear or monitor the audio stream thanks to the great f*rewall which for some reason kills incoming shoutcast feeds. I can only contribute, operate the site and UK server..but can’t actually tune in to a PEEP! :( So any reports on stream reception are greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone is out there ripping the thing in continuous hour long chunks or more to carry along in the car and would like to share, please hale via the CONTACT page. I’d be ever so happy about it.


Movin Up!

Posted on November 24th, 2007 by s&S.
Categories: news, radio stream.

It’s confirmed! The s&S radio stream has at last found a new digital home (no, that’s single space, rack mounted penthouse in the tallest skyscraper in th UK) from which to dispense these sounds to the world once again. Our preliminary tests went without a hitch, but now begins the next phase of moving the sonic merchandise across the Atlantic and getting everything in place before hitting the big sSwitch.
Thanks to everyone who has pitched in for the cause! The donations will continue to go toward upkeep, site fees, a bowl of noodles every now and then, etc.
The biggest thank you unequivocally goes to The Wolf, who has ultimately made this possible.

behold a snippet of conversation that led to the final solution.


While this gets all set in increments over the next couple weeks (we’re workin folks after all, please be patient) feel free to try out the new Archive sampler playlist-players in the Archive: HERE or a Old Timey radio drama HERE


we can feel our toes again!

Posted on November 19th, 2007 by s&S.
Categories: news, radio stream.

Well folks, it’s not confirmed yet, but we may just be on the right road to being on the air again very soon.

Things are surely lookin up! Thank you to those who’ve dropped a few bucks in the jar. It really does, and will continue to, make a difference!

A HUGE thank you to Admiral R for his champion efforts to get things going….more on that as the situation develops.



the current situation:

Posted on November 10th, 2007 by s&S.
Categories: news, radio stream.


Hey! Check it out! a newly revamped Website & Radio-Archive!

Alrighty listeners, here’s the situation:

Due to suddenly finding our radio stream homeless and in a bit of a scramble to change hosts, set up a new stream server, hem our solar-wind sails and blow the space debris from our compound-eyes,

s&S Radio is currently OFF THE AIR until further notice.

We’ll hopefully have this remedied soon. However, the humbling fact is that we need your help.
Previously, we were lucky enough to have been granted server space, free remote access and bandwidth to offer the stream 24/7 these years by a generous entity with the means……that is until they’d decided (the offswitch being hit a bit without warning unfortunately) that it was too much trouble to maintain us as guests on their digital couch any longer while attempting to move on to non-internet hosting related projects.
Fair enough. It had been years and we wouldn’t have been able to bring you all that we had for so long without their help and generosity, so no hard feelings. A sincere thank you to “2inches” for all the fond memories and allowing us to stream these sounds to you! Indeed.

So now, in order to bring the 24/7 s&S feed out of it’s current coma, we’d like (hope) to work with listener-fan(s) out there who might be in a position to help us out. Our needs are not great, especially given that it’s 2007, but a bit beyond what we have access to. In short, we need this:

  • A server capable of running an audio streaming application / process such
    as sctrans (for a Unix-based OS) or NiceCast (for a Mac OSX-based
    We call this the “streaming server.”
  • Sufficient bandwidth for the streaming server so that a single constant 128k radio stream can be sent to our Shoutcast account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There, it will be relayed out to the world, so this multi listener bandwidth burden will not be of issue on your end.
  • Storage space (20 GB +) attached to the streaming server to hold the files we will stream. This doesn’t include the bulk of the ARCHIVE as that’s all hosted elsewhere. That said, this request isn’t as simple as dumping everything onto one of those “one billion gigs for $4.99/mo” deals due to the streaming process required (inexpensive shared web-hosting plans don’t allow this kind of stuff.)
  • Remote ssh/sftp access to the streaming server to upload new audio files,
    manage playlists, and so on.

While temporarily crippled, this all gives us a chance to move on and not only make things better, but more efficient as well. Yay! Evolution!
Okay, so that’s the short of it. If you think you’re in a position to help out technically, please send a note via the contact page and we can go from there.
If you’d like to assist monetarily to help cover assorted resurrection / maintenance expenses; you’re simply going crazy without those “broken bouncing mixed up-radio waves from your planet” and will do anything to speed up delivery of your audio fix OR you simply just feel generous enough to drop a little support into the jar…please use the PayPal Donation button over in the sidebar.
Thank you  for the patience and all the encouraging notes recently!
Surely, we’ll be back, We’ll be back!

In the meantime, please visit the newly revamped:
s&S ARCHIVE (new additions!)

and please feel free to drop a line via the CONTACT page.


May Day!! May Day!!

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by s&S.
Categories: news, radio stream.

The s&S main frame super computer goes down.

..and one lonely s&S intern handles the torrent of correspondence from concerned listeners asking “What the Hennessy is going on?!?