Punk Radio Cast - Brampton, ON


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Aggravated with the availability of music he liked and infuriated with the state of the media, fifteen year old innovator Danny Keyes created and deployed ... See more PunkRadioCast as an outlet and pursued it as a hobby. Recognizing the void that he filled with the no holds barred content, the support he offered to artists that is not readily available within traditional media, and with the ability to pioneer online broadcasting technology; PunkRadioCast grew from a childhood pastime into a 24 hour punk station with a library of over 20,000 artists, a team of 18 DJ’s, 6 behind the scenes employees, and is broadcasted worldwide to more than 20 million listeners monthly. The idea was conceived during a summer fishing trip and was put into action with it's first broadcast on October 16th, 1999 from Danny’s parent’s basement. Danny pieced together a punk looking website and built a studio equipped with two microphones. Due to the consumption of massive amounts of alcohol and punk music at this time, not much is remembered. During 2000 – 2001 a lot of focus was placed on advancing the technology in their home based studio, they did not fall behind during their high school years. Punk rocker nerd Danny even managed to graduate a year early. Internet streaming was still developing and it became a constant struggle for Punk Radio Cast to live up to the broadcasting standards they set for themselves. This was a time period of trial and error along with a lot of rigorous study in addition to schoolwork With the objective of providing as current online broadcasting capabilities possible, Punk Radio Cast spent 2003 enhancing internet streaming when they became the first online station to broadcast live through Flash Macromedia Software. It was deemed impossible at the time (and is still rarely achieved) to create streamed, live, media through the flash software without doing it directly through Macromedia. This accomplishment gave them a mobile, browser based technology which allowed Punk Radio Cast to syndicate the radio station on any site and eliminate the use of third party software (Media Player, ITunes, Winamp, etc) and still broadcast the same sound quality. With this device implemented, Punk Radio Cast began airing a 24 hour stream and an assortment of live shows. With the variety of daily shows the amount of steady listeners took off. Most of the time during 2003 was spent upgrading the servers to handle the growth in listeners and adding more interactive features for the audience. Punk Radio Cast and Interpunk, the leading online music distributor, joined forces in 2004 to create an interactive voting show, The Interpunk Top 40, to support a striving fraction of the music industry. With the current state of the music media industry, it is almost impossible for independent and new artists to gain exposure. Interpunk has created an innovative way, through their site, to offer artist’s distribution whether or not they receive label support. Punk Radio Cast developed their website to not only allow the listeners to vote upon the Top 40 winner but to offer the listeners a link to the artist’s album on Interpunk. Each week artists are randomly selected by Punk Radio Cast staff members and listeners. It is not mandatory for selected artist to be available on Interpunk; instead it is used to promote two tools that any artist can access, Interpunk and Punk Radio Cast. Continuing to feed his drive to expand, Danny Keyes spent the latter part of 2004 and 2005 upgrading his studio to have the ability to air live plugged and unplugged performances from his favorite punk rock bands. Equipment was put to the test when the Sloppy Meat Eaters aired a full live set in early 2005. With the successful turnout live performances and in-studio guests became a regular event. Some memorable punk guests and performances include A Wilhelm’s Scream, Over It, Mustard Plug, The Queers, Clit 45, The Dictators, Manic Panic creators Tish and Snooky, The Independents, Lower Class Brats, Kill Radio, Dr. Hourai, Break the Silence, Michael Graves and Riverboat Gamblers. Getting a head start on 2006, Punk Radio Cast produced and released their first ever compilation CD, Punk Rock Mix Tape 2006. The uniquely devised compilation features 23 punk tracks, selected by the Punk Radio Cast listeners. Punk rock artists on this album included The Descendents, The Aquabats, MXPX, A Wilhelm Scream, Strung Out, Against Me!, The Suicide Machines, Blood for Blood, Big D. and the Kids Table, Over It and many others. With many new projects in the works for the remainder of 2006, Punk Radio Cast will strive to offer the finest quality sound possible, new, compelling, live, punk shows, more interactive guest appearances, to not give a fuck about cheese and will continue to support punk artists regardless of their status within the mainstream music industry. Here's to the future, -The Punk Radio Cast Staff

Brampton - Ontario, Canada - English

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