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Jan Jan wrote on June 16, 2022 at 15:23
Hi, I listen via Roberts internet radio, using silicon frontier. Since yesterday both BritCom 1&2 have disappeared from both my radios, although I can still receive those stations on my mobile phone. This happened a month ago too & retuning the stations retrieved them, but this time it doesn't work, neither does resetting my router etc & both stations are dead. I don't use TuneIn or Alexa. Please advise as I am lost without them & can't listen via my phone for 24 hours a day! Thanks.
Hi, I listen via Roberts internet radio, using silicon frontier. Since yesterday both BritCom 1&2 have disappeared from both my radios, although I can still receive those stations on my mobile phone. This happened a month ago too & retuning the stations retrieved them, but this time it doesn't work, neither does resetting my router etc & both stations are dead. I don't use TuneIn or Alexa. Please advise as I am lost without them & can't listen via my phone for 24 hours a day! Thanks.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Jan, is this working OK for your now? Sorry your message went to spam, just seen it. Can you tell me what model Roberts radio you are using? Send me the info using the contact form on our website. Merry Christmas
Hi Jan, is this working OK for your now? Sorry your message went to spam, just seen it. Can you tell me what model Roberts radio you are using? Send me the info using the contact form on our website. Merry Christmas... Collapse
Colin Colin wrote on June 8, 2022 at 12:31
Any chance of venture and crime inc. returning to the tune in app ? And do you have any plans to get the pumpkin app onto the apple store ?
Any chance of venture and crime inc. returning to the tune in app ?
And do you have any plans to get the pumpkin app onto the apple store ?... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Colin Tune-in has begun to reinstate some UK stations, but unfortunately many have not yet returned. I have written to them many times and am waiting for them to act Unfortunately, the cost of developing and hosting an apple app is too high for us. The MyTuner App is a good alternative. You can find it in the app store and it contains all our channels. Best wishes, John
Hi Colin

Tune-in has begun to reinstate some UK stations, but unfortunately many have not yet returned. I have written to them many times and am waiting for them to act

Unfortunately, the cost of developing and hosting an apple app is too high for us. The MyTuner App is a good alternative. You can find it in the app store and it contains all our channels. Best wishes, John... Collapse
Dave H. Dave H. wrote on May 11, 2022 at 10:18
Hi, I love listening to your stations on TuneIn radio. However, they’ve all been dropped from the App. I prefer to have a sleep timer on it, so I can’t really use the website version. Can you reinstate them please? Thanks.
Hi, I love listening to your stations on TuneIn radio. However, they’ve all been dropped from the App. I prefer to have a sleep timer on it, so I can’t really use the website version. Can you reinstate them please? Thanks.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Dave Tunein removed all UK stations from their directory due to a court order from PRS, the UK rights organisation. It was primarily targeted at music sites, but to be cautious Tunein removed everything. They are starting to reinstate channels that can prove they are legally licenced by PRS or are Spoken Word / Talk Stations. Both BritCom 1 & 2 have now been reinstated. others to follow soon.
Hi Dave
Tunein removed all UK stations from their directory due to a court order from PRS, the UK rights organisation. It was primarily targeted at music sites, but to be cautious Tunein removed everything. They are starting to reinstate channels that can prove they are legally licenced by PRS or are Spoken Word / Talk Stations. Both BritCom 1 & 2 have now been reinstated. others to follow soon.... Collapse
Westry Westry wrote on May 10, 2022 at 22:41
I love Pumpkin FM and listen every night. Your shows are much more enjoyable than most of what's on TV today. I used to listen on my Amazon Echo but Alexa doesn't recognize Pumpkin FM any more. What's happened please?
I love Pumpkin FM and listen every night. Your shows are much more enjoyable than most of what's on TV today. I used to listen on my Amazon Echo but Alexa doesn't recognize Pumpkin FM any more. What's happened please?... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Westry The Pumpkin FM Alexa skill has been updated and you can add it to your Alexa enabled devices. Happy listening πŸ™‚
Hi Westry
The Pumpkin FM Alexa skill has been updated and you can add it to your Alexa enabled devices. Happy listening πŸ™‚... Collapse
Robert Robert wrote on April 3, 2022 at 05:08
An addition to my previous entry, I wish that there is somehow a button to turn off a broadcast after a set time, eg. A sleep button, maybe there already is, but unfortunately cannot locate. Thank you all.
An addition to my previous entry, I wish that there is somehow a button to turn off a broadcast after a set time, eg. A sleep button, maybe there already is, but unfortunately cannot locate. Thank you all.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Robert, I have requested the function from the company that hosts the app. I agree it would be a useful addition.
Hi Robert, I have requested the function from the company that hosts the app. I agree it would be a useful addition.... Collapse
Robert POLYDOROU Robert POLYDOROU wrote on April 3, 2022 at 05:00
I have been listening to the old BBC comic shows for sometime now and throughly enjoy the shows. Hardly a day goes by when I do not tune in. A great radio station, thank you all so very much. The Goons and other comic shows such as Hancocks Half Hour are, thank goodness, are still available and played regularly on BBC Radio 4extra. Still so very funny as when 1st broadcast some 60 years ago.
I have been listening to the old BBC comic shows for sometime now and throughly enjoy the shows. Hardly a day goes by when I do not tune in. A great radio station, thank you all so very much. The Goons and other comic shows such as Hancocks Half Hour are, thank goodness, are still available and played regularly on BBC Radio 4extra. Still so very funny as when 1st broadcast some 60 years ago.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Happy you enjoys the shows Robert. Happy listening into the future πŸ™‚
Happy you enjoys the shows Robert. Happy listening into the future πŸ™‚... Collapse
michael padden michael padden wrote on March 4, 2022 at 15:46
I love the new look, very neat. Where would we be without this website? I used to listen to bbc radio 7 but it's now mostly rubbish ......as is the rest of bbc radio. Many thanks
I love the new look, very neat. Where would we be without this website?
I used to listen to bbc radio 7 but it's now mostly rubbish ......as is the rest of bbc radio.
Many thanks... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Glad you enjoy the programming Michael πŸ™‚
Glad you enjoy the programming Michael πŸ™‚... Collapse
Vickie from Pontypridd Vickie from Pontypridd wrote on March 3, 2022 at 08:46
I just want to say; I miss Gayle promotions of Arkansas too. Fingers crossed for the the next instalment.
I just want to say; I miss Gayle promotions of Arkansas too. Fingers crossed for the the next instalment.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Gayle will be back on air very soon πŸ™‚
Gayle will be back on air very soon πŸ™‚... Collapse
Gayle Roberts-Stewart Gayle Roberts-Stewart wrote on February 20, 2022 at 21:54
Hey John, BritCom 3 coming up, great! I'll try to write some new promos. I miss hearing them. 🌻Gayle from Arkansas
Hey John, BritCom 3 coming up, great! I'll try to write some new promos. I miss hearing them. 🌻Gayle from Arkansas... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Looking forward to that Gayle πŸ™‚
Looking forward to that Gayle πŸ™‚... Collapse
Keith Keith wrote on November 18, 2021 at 15:57
Who wouldn't love the goons classic comedy at it's best I love all the tv comedies you put on keep up the good work
Who wouldn't love the goons classic comedy at it's best I love all the tv comedies you put on keep up the good work... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Keith Yes, the Goons were comic geniuses and way ahead of their time for sure. Thank god the episodes survived and were not wiped as many other series were at the time by the BBC so to reuse tapes!
Hi Keith

Yes, the Goons were comic geniuses and way ahead of their time for sure. Thank god the episodes survived and were not wiped as many other series were at the time by the BBC so to reuse tapes!... Collapse
FOAD FOAD wrote on October 20, 2021 at 06:07
I really love your programming, it helps me a lot as I am suffering from some major mental health issues at the moment together with a bad bout of Tourette's. It really makes my day. Thank you so much for your hard work.
I really love your programming, it helps me a lot as I am suffering from some major mental health issues at the moment together with a bad bout of Tourette's. It really makes my day. Thank you so much for your hard work.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Dear Foad, thank you so much for your kind words and I am glad you enjoy the programming. All the best, I hope you are in a better place mentally very soon.
Dear Foad, thank you so much for your kind words and I am glad you enjoy the programming. All the best, I hope you are in a better place mentally very soon.... Collapse
Keith Paul Briody Keith Paul Briody wrote on October 19, 2021 at 18:36
Love britcom two comedies and quizzes better than bbc do you change programmes every so often
Love britcom two comedies and quizzes better than bbc do you change programmes every so often... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Keith I will be making some schedule changes in the next few weeks. I will keep everybody posted. All the best, John
Hi Keith

I will be making some schedule changes in the next few weeks. I will keep everybody posted.

All the best, John... Collapse
Bill Gilroy Bill Gilroy wrote on September 28, 2021 at 10:47
Thank you for providing this innovative service. I listen 10 hours sometimes 18 hours a day. I ask everyone that listens to help support it. One comment however in pursuit of excellence. If the noise to signal ratio on a broadcast is over 30% it is UNlistenable. Also 19 Nocturne program is terrible. Sorry to end on a sour note. But I am a big fan.
Thank you for providing this innovative service. I listen 10 hours sometimes 18 hours a day. I ask everyone that listens to help support it. One comment however in pursuit of excellence. If the noise to signal ratio on a broadcast is over 30% it is UNlistenable. Also 19 Nocturne program is terrible. Sorry to end on a sour note. But I am a big fan.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Bill I know there are quite a few programs with poor audio quality and I do remove some of the worst ones when I hear them. problem is with more than 50,000 audio files it is a bit of a chore, its an ongoing process. I will take a look at Nocturn and see what I can do... All the best, John
Hi Bill
I know there are quite a few programs with poor audio quality and I do remove some of the worst ones when I hear them. problem is with more than 50,000 audio files it is a bit of a chore, its an ongoing process. I will take a look at Nocturn and see what I can do... All the best, John... Collapse
Noel Brooks Noel Brooks wrote on July 31, 2021 at 15:37
Hi, Iam in Ireland, have the settings changed I cant get Britcom1 on radio just on phone Leon
Hi, Iam in Ireland, have the settings changed I cant get Britcom1 on radio just on phone

Leon... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Noel Please tell me what make of internet radio you use and I will look into it for you and find a solution. Regards, John
Hi Noel
Please tell me what make of internet radio you use and I will look into it for you and find a solution. Regards, John... Collapse
Mike Mike wrote on March 21, 2021 at 22:44
Hi, I found your online radio stations and love them. Britcom 1 and 2,excellent. I also like the Strange crimes station, really intriguing, always loved radio and this is a great find. Mike.
Hi, I found your online radio stations and love them.
Britcom 1 and 2,excellent.
I also like the Strange crimes station, really intriguing, always loved radio and this is a great find.
Mike.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Thank you Mike for you kind words and happy listening πŸ™‚
Thank you Mike for you kind words and happy listening πŸ™‚... Collapse
Keith Keith wrote on January 29, 2021 at 00:04
Love the station , but Is there any way you could remove the Goon,s from 730 every morning as that's when my radio go's on and I CANT STAND THE GOONs how anybody could think there funny is be on me thanks
Love the station , but Is there any way you could remove the Goon,s from 730 every morning as that's when my radio go's on and I CANT STAND THE GOONs how anybody could think there funny is be on me thanks... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi, thank you for your mail. There will be a reshuffle soon and I will give it a thought. The Goon show is an absolute gem and loved by very many people. Although there is nothing that ever appeals for everyone πŸ™‚
Hi, thank you for your mail. There will be a reshuffle soon and I will give it a thought. The Goon show is an absolute gem and loved by very many people. Although there is nothing that ever appeals for everyone πŸ™‚... Collapse
Peter Dagley Peter Dagley wrote on January 23, 2021 at 11:17
I used to tune to BBC radio 7, now BBC 4 extra. This station has now deteriorated, as all the BBC has in my opinion, but your Pumpkin FM has surpassed the BBC attempt at old time radio in every way. Congratulations on a great selection of old radio on all your online channels.
I used to tune to BBC radio 7, now BBC 4 extra. This station has now deteriorated, as all the BBC has in my opinion, but your Pumpkin FM has surpassed the BBC attempt at old time radio in every way. Congratulations on a great selection of old radio on all your online channels.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated
Thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated... Collapse
john Culyer john Culyer from Holland wrote on March 3, 2020 at 08:42
I love the News Quiz on BritCom1, I also like News Jack. They are not the same thing, nor the same quality., but both are very enjoyable. By the way, do you have more News Quizzes?
I love the News Quiz on BritCom1, I also like News Jack.
They are not the same thing, nor the same quality., but both are very enjoyable. By the way, do you have more News Quizzes?... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Dear John... Thank you for your very kind and good natured message!
Dear John... Thank you for your very kind and good natured message!... Collapse
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on December 24, 2019 at 13:12
The Streaming server went down earlier. It has been rebooted and seems to be working properly. Sorry for any inconvenience. John
The Streaming server went down earlier. It has been rebooted and seems to be working properly. Sorry for any inconvenience. John... Collapse
pumpkinfm pumpkinfm wrote on October 12, 2019 at 22:49
Sorry, we had a database crash earlier this evening which meant that some channels stopped playing. This has now been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience. John
Sorry, we had a database crash earlier this evening which meant that some channels stopped playing. This has now been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience. John... Collapse
Carlos Carlos wrote on May 16, 2019 at 21:07
Twixt some programs songs and music is played. The choice is very good and not only brings back many memories but has me hunting for more. I forget how much good music there is. If there was a channel of this music I would listen to it. Thank you.
Twixt some programs songs and music is played. The choice is very good and not only brings back many memories but has me hunting for more. I forget how much good music there is. If there was a channel of this music I would listen to it. Thank you.... Collapse
Admin Reply by: pumpkinfm
Hi Carlos We have UK Retro 4050 playing the best music of the 40s and 50s and a classical music station, Radio Malvern International. Nothing more planned at the moment! Thanks for listening πŸ™‚ John
Hi Carlos

We have UK Retro 4050 playing the best music of the 40s and 50s and a classical music station, Radio Malvern International. Nothing more planned at the moment! Thanks for listening πŸ™‚ John... Collapse
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... Collapse
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... Collapse
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.... Collapse
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... Collapse
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... Collapse
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... Collapse
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.... Collapse
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!... Collapse