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pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on September 29, 2018 at 9:16 am:
Pumpkin FM, runs on two servers, Abbott & Costello. Unfortunately two days ago Costello gave up on life, the fan failed and the processor fried itself. I have since managed to rebuild the channels that were hosted on Costello on a Virtual Windows server in the Cloud. I have had to close down for a short while all channels that are located on Abbott so I may upload 500GB worth of content to the new cloud server. Sorry for any inconvenience. Hope to back up fully by the end of today..
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on September 3, 2018 at 5:48 pm:
We apologies for issues with Pumpkin FM Server 2. This has impacted 1940s, 50's, Classical Radio, British Radio and the Adventure & Western Channel. The problem should now have been fixed. The server was overheating which led to the issues. We have added extra cooling fans. Thank you for your kind understanding.
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on August 22, 2018 at 8:32 pm:
Pumpkin FM Server 2 is currently being upgraded as of 20.30 GMT on Wednesday 22nd August. the affects the 1940s, 1950s, Adventure & Western and British Radio. We hope that all streams will be rebooted by 6am GMT on the 23rd August 2018. Thanks for your understanding!
Bill Morrison-Bates Bill Morrison-Bates wrote on August 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm:
Enjoy all of the comedy channel the continuity announce who must have the most annoying stupidly affected voices that I've heard on radio for years !
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Bill, the continuity announcer is a computer generated voice or text to speech πŸ™‚ When I get time I plan to introduce real human voices, the emphasis is on when I get time πŸ™‚
Charlie King Charlie King wrote on June 27, 2018 at 7:48 am:
Why does the woman that does the station promo piece on '1940's 1950's radio always say that it's 'MONDAY' ?? No matter what day it is, she says it's 'monday'. Stupid and annoying.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
I don't think she says Monday at all, please let me know when this is said and I will check! Thanks
Billbert Billbert wrote on June 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm:
The British Comedy channel seems to be stuck; it’s only playing a brief β€œDo You Remember This?” drop/cue and then 20-30 seconds of silence - sometimes rebooting the stream, sometimes not.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi, we had to reboot the server yesterday and this should have fixed the issue. Sorry for any inconvenience! John
dave dave wrote on May 23, 2018 at 10:15 pm:
Any one know the slow track, lady singer about 10 55 wed 23rd just before Dads Army.
Trip Trip wrote on December 28, 2017 at 1:54 am:
Love the network,listen just about every night. Have you any idea when the schedule for the Sci-Fi and Horror station will be up? Thanks
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Trip, I will get around to it eventually, not to much time on my hands at the moment as I am working away. I will let you know when I have scheduled that particular station. Seasons Greetings. John
Peter Grant Peter Grant wrote on November 26, 2017 at 11:07 am:
Really enjoy the Comedy channel - by why the hourly time pips? Totally misleading due to encoding delays they only work on FM, so serve no useful purpose being up to 40 seconds out!
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
I don't expect people to set their watches by the pips, especially with the network lag. But many people who listen do like to be aware when the top of the hour arrives, some people use it as an indication of when they should leave or start work and it has a retro feeling all of it's own πŸ™‚
Keith Bateman Keith Bateman wrote on November 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm:
Great to hear The Small, Intricate World of Gerald C Potter; one of my favourite comedies.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
One of my favourites as well. Glad you like it πŸ™‚
Ted leaf Ted leaf wrote on October 29, 2017 at 1:20 pm:
The out put of British Radio has been digitally glitching for a while now,I've tried on different networks with different devices,it's definetly the stream from only British RADIO (hello cheeky,Sunday 13.00 gmt) It's all programs,all the time,all the other channels work fine
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Ted It was a rogue encoder. I have re-installed it and seems fine now. Regards John
John Lore John Lore wrote on September 5, 2017 at 10:17 am:
I love your comedy channel, it gets me through the day, and thanks for introducing me to Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, hilarious stuff.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi John, thanks for the feedback. Happy Listening!
Tim lrsf Tim lrsf wrote on August 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm:
Hi John,could you do the same on the pumpkin landing page put a section in the main menu for the channel url's ,just as this is on rok ? It's almost impossible to find the correct irks otherwise,to get irks into the app that I much prefer to use for web radio,I have to search out the station with browser or app,load it into tune in or another player that shows the actual stream url,then copy/paste that into the app I use,for pumpkin,that's going to be 30 operations just to get the urls
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Ted, do you mean the p[layer links?
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on August 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm:
We are currently upgrading PFM Server 1 to Windows 10. This may take a couple of hours. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on July 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm:
We suffered a power cut earlier this evening which took out one of our servers and 50% of our channels. Naturally it happened when I was away from HQ. The server has now been rebooted and the channels will slowly start to reappear. Sorry for any inconvenience! John
Rob Crawford Rob Crawford wrote on May 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm:
Pumpkin FM One is off the air on the Tunein app. You have been off the air for almost one week. Can you fix this?
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Rob We have upgraded a streaming server and 2 IP addresses changed. I have written to Tunein for them to upgrade the directory listing, it seems to have been updated as of this morning. John
Bill Bill wrote on May 10, 2017 at 10:36 pm:
Great radio I live down under in Aus I have to keep changing the audio volume every time your series ends and you transmit music the volume rises 15 to 20 % then drops back down. When you run another series this happenes on all my devices any ideas how to fix this ... Bill
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Bill I will take a look at it and see what i can do. John
Ted Leef Ted Leef wrote on January 11, 2017 at 9:03 am:
I have a Windows mobile telephone running 8.1 which will not open links from Shoutcast. Can you recommend a solution so I can listen to you streams? Thank you in advance.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Ted I would recommend that you download either the Tunein app or Shoutcaster app, both available by visiting the Store on your mobile telephone. Both apps are free.
Dave Tennant Dave Tennant wrote on December 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm:
Do you by any chance have That's My Boy with Molly Sugden planned for the Watched Now Listen programming?
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Dave, yes we do have that show and hopefully it will go out on Pumpkin FM Encore early in the New Year. John
Steven McCaw Steven McCaw wrote on December 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm:
Quick Question, what is your stream url?
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Steve You can find our stream URLs at the following link: https://pumpkinfm.com/tune-in/

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