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George George wrote on April 1, 2019 at 22:29
Hi, I am new to Pumpkin radio and loving the Strange channel. Now the clocks have changed in the UK will the schedules reflect this, because everything is 1 hour ahead, and I keep getting the time wrong. George
Hi,

I am new to Pumpkin radio and loving the Strange channel.

Now the clocks have changed in the UK will the schedules reflect this, because everything is 1 hour ahead, and I keep getting the time wrong.

George
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi George, the times should always remain the same as the schedules and the server are set to GMT / UTC. All program times are in Greenwich Mean Time. In the UK at the moment it is BST (British Summer Time) so it is GMT +1. At the top of each schedule is a GMT clock which you might find helpful. Kind regards John
Hi George, the times should always remain the same as the schedules and the server are set to GMT / UTC. All program times are in Greenwich Mean Time. In the UK at the moment it is BST (British Summer Time) so it is GMT +1. At the top of each schedule is a GMT clock which you might find helpful. Kind regards John
Peter Grant Peter Grant wrote on March 19, 2019 at 10:37
Sorry these TV Comedy soundtracks just don’t work for me. You need to have remembered the original to know what is actually happening (as it is rarely explained in audio). Even the lack of credits to know who was taking part is annoying too - please drop them as it makes me switch away.
Sorry these TV Comedy soundtracks just don’t work for me. You need to have remembered the original to know what is actually happening (as it is rarely explained in audio). Even the lack of credits to know who was taking part is annoying too - please drop them as it makes me switch away.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Peter, thank you for your comments. The TV Audio is mainly on BritCom 2 with a few on BritCom 1. We have quite a large audience for them. I understand some of your points regarding if you had not seen the original. But, we have 8 great channels, maybe it's time to change the station if you don't like a particular show or check the schedules to avoid shows you dislike. Regards John
Hi Peter, thank you for your comments. The TV Audio is mainly on BritCom 2 with a few on BritCom 1. We have quite a large audience for them. I understand some of your points regarding if you had not seen the original. But, we have 8 great channels, maybe it's time to change the station if you don't like a particular show or check the schedules to avoid shows you dislike. Regards John
Dave Milner Dave Milner wrote on February 19, 2019 at 01:19
Hi all the great folks at Pumpkin FM I'm a really big fan of the work you do and by way of thanks I just made a small donation. I hope enough people also chip in so you can keep going. When I was a child my dad made me a crystal set tuned to the BBC Home service with big headphones and I went to sleep most night with them in place. Many of the shows you play on comedy are those I listened to back then and today I can hear the same programs to help me get to sleep in 2019. One small suggestion, There was a station that played "Just a Minute" 24/7 but when all... Read more
Hi all the great folks at Pumpkin FM I'm a really big fan of the work you do and by way of thanks I just made a small donation. I hope enough people also chip in so you can keep going. When I was a child my dad made me a crystal set tuned to the BBC Home service with big headphones and I went to sleep most night with them in place. Many of the shows you play on comedy are those I listened to back then and today I can hear the same programs to help me get to sleep in 2019.

One small suggestion, There was a station that played "Just a Minute" 24/7 but when all the issues about Clement Freud were made public it suddenly disappeared. I can understand why they may have chosen this action but there were many episodes where he was not on the panel any chance of you looking at running these?

Cheers from Oz David
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi David, thanks for your message. I have more than 200 episodes of Just a Minute, I think there are quite a few where Clement Freud is guesting on the panel. I am not heavily into censorship. I did naturally remove content that featured Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris for instance. Glad you enjoy the shows. Happy listening! Please check the schedules for the days and time of the Just a Minute shows. They are on both Britcom 1 & 2
Hi David, thanks for your message. I have more than 200 episodes of Just a Minute, I think there are quite a few where Clement Freud is guesting on the panel. I am not heavily into censorship. I did naturally remove content that featured Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris for instance. Glad you enjoy the shows. Happy listening!

Please check the schedules for the days and time of the Just a Minute shows. They are on both Britcom 1 & 2
Trip Trip wrote on January 20, 2019 at 01:18
Opps, never mind. Looks like they just updated. Sorry bout that.
Opps, never mind. Looks like they just updated.
Sorry bout that.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Glad you have found what you were looking for, I am updating so many things at the moment and some major changes ahead!
Glad you have found what you were looking for, I am updating so many things at the moment and some major changes ahead!
Trip Trip wrote on January 20, 2019 at 01:15
I really love these radio stations, but it is impossible now that even the Crime Central schedule is no longer correct. Are updates in the offing. πŸ™‚
I really love these radio stations, but it is impossible now that even the Crime Central schedule is no longer correct. Are updates in the offing. πŸ™‚
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Trip! The channel has been rebranded as Crime Incorporated, I have updated the schedule with the new playlist. Hope you have found it πŸ™‚
Hi Trip! The channel has been rebranded as Crime Incorporated, I have updated the schedule with the new playlist. Hope you have found it πŸ™‚
Harriet Engle Harriet Engle wrote on January 14, 2019 at 17:25
Loving the shows and channels, but when I try to reach the home page by typing in the address, it goes to the 'default web page' by plesk, instead of the page. I know you're making changes, but thought you ought to be aware of this. I listen at work, and it's great to hear the old shows and music.
Loving the shows and channels, but when I try to reach the home page by typing in the address, it goes to the 'default web page' by plesk, instead of the page. I know you're making changes, but thought you ought to be aware of this.
I listen at work, and it's great to hear the old shows and music.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Harriet, maybe this was during the time I was migrating the site. It should be fine now. If not, please clear your browsing history and try again. Let me know how you get on. Regards John
Hi Harriet, maybe this was during the time I was migrating the site. It should be fine now. If not, please clear your browsing history and try again. Let me know how you get on. Regards John
John John wrote on November 1, 2018 at 08:08
What's the little piece of jazz music you use as a station ident? Sounds like Miles Davis but I can't quite put my finger on it. Thanks.
What's the little piece of jazz music you use as a station ident? Sounds like Miles Davis but I can't quite put my finger on it. Thanks.
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi John What channel would that be on?
Hi John
What channel would that be on?
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on September 29, 2018 at 09:16
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..
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 17:48
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.
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 20:32
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!
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 14:01
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 !
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™‚
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 07:48
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 22:15
Any one know the slow track, lady singer about 10 55 wed 23rd just before Dads Army.
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 01:54
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
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
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
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!
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™‚
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 16:41
Great to hear The Small, Intricate World of Gerald C Potter; one of my favourite comedies.
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™‚
One of my favourites as well. Glad you like it πŸ™‚
Ted leaf Ted leaf wrote on October 29, 2017 at 13:20
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
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
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
I love your comedy channel, it gets me through the day, and thanks for introducing me to Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, hilarious stuff.
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!
Hi John, thanks for the feedback. Happy Listening!
Tim lrsf Tim lrsf wrote on August 21, 2017 at 16:40
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
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?
Ted, do you mean the p[layer links?
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on August 6, 2017 at 14:18
We are currently upgrading PFM Server 1 to Windows 10. This may take a couple of hours. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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 19:34
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
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 22:05
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?
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
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 22:36
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
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
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 09:03
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.
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.
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.

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