MaxDance (called MaxDance FM at the time) started as a hobby/idea back in 2003 by Juan J Arroyo (aka JJ), by late 2003 it had
become reality, but far from the 24h service we have now back then we only operated between 3-4 hours in the evening, Monday to Friday and between 5 to 24h at weekend.
During this period we had grown not only in our broadcasting times but in our popularity and this led us to start to offer more exclusive content like artist interviews and exclusive material and so on.
Sadly towards the middle/end of 2005 it was decided to close the station and take it off air, this was a business decision as at the time it was the best option open to us, this left the fans, listeners and presenters in a difficult position.
In February 2009 we started to do some test broadcasting witch was successful and this led to us on the 24th February 2009 to re-launch as MaxDance (minus the FM), with an automated playlist with user request service.
The new automated playlist and user request service has been a huge success in testing and we hope this second run will bring us much more success and that our listeners will continue to enjoy the best service possible from us.
On the 13th March we welcomed our first resident DJ mix show presented by none other than Peter Luts, the producer behind the chart topping dance acts Lasgo, Ian Van Dahl and now AnnaGrace!
In July 2009 MaxDance became part of Atlantis Corporation, guaranteeing essential web services (access to web hosting / web design) allowing the potential to continue to grow.
In August of the same year MaxDance launched two brand new streaming connections, one being the 64kbps connection designed for low speed internet connections and also for the use with mobile phones and the 96kbps connection as a medium choice, they joined the 128kbps main connection. Also in the same month MaxDance listeners saw the first major change in the form of brand new imaging (better known as jingles/sweepers) with a female voice and clips of dance tracks mixed into the FX, this new image was received really well by listeners!
In November 2009 Maxdance was re-branded and re-designed with a new fresh logo and a new and fresh website design, in this change we have seen the launch of MDControl, that is the user based control system where any listener can request to add or remove songs from the playlist with ease, and also a new MDPlayer, the web based player that includes the standard player (pause, play, skip and volume controls), we also display the current track that is playing live on-air and 5 of the most recently played songs, biggest addition (and is also incorporated in MDPlayer) is the launch of the MDMessenger, a instant chat system that allows listeners to interact with other listeners and indeed presenters and if lucky the station owner with ease while listening or available as an individual pop-up or embedded in the website.
Maxdance continues to be operated by Juan J Arroyo (aka JJ) and continues to be non-profit and advertising free (and donations increasing), popularity constantly growing as Maxdance becomes listeners first choice internet radio for dance music listeners across the world.