The Merry Christmas Corporation, (MCC) the parent company behind the Radio Music Group has completed development of two new platforms for radio station users around the world who are looking for broadcast quality music for their AM, FM and Internet stations. Due to continued growth and changes in internet programming and security issues it became necessary to move the platform into 2 divisions onto dedicated servers. That work is now completed and the new platforms are in a testing phase with the beta testing expected to be completed in the next week. Due to changes in the platform we will be pulling our year end stats soon and plan to begin ending our charting years in November with year end announcements being published the week of Christmas each year.
The dual platforms make it much easier and less complicated for DJ’s in making sure that they are downloading the exact file format they needed. In the past some dj users had issues with the multiple play and download buttons for both 128K and 320K streams and downloads. So now each format has it’s own platform with only a stream and a download button for just their format. No more confusion over getting just what the station’s music program directors need!
The new platform will also give record labels, radio promoters and artists more choices over distribution options and a weekly and monthly chart that reflects song activity on both the AM and Internet format as well as the FM station format.
Company founder and spokesman Charles Brady stated “This has been the busiest two months of my life and I know we have probably made some folks wonder if we were still alive or not but we had to focus on getting this done before we had a crisis with the old system. We patched and patched until we just couldn’t patch anymore. This has been the single most expensive upgrade we have ever done including our initial launch nine years ago this week! Our hope is that the new systems will lead us into the next decade providing our station users who depend on us with first class service providing them with the songs and music from the top recording artists in Gospel Music. That was what we set out to do nine years ago and Lord willing we look forward to continue working with the best artists and record labels providing the best life changing music in the world to the best stations who play it for the best listeners!”
Charles turns 57 tomorrow ( Nov 5th) and plans not to look at a computer screen, write a line of computer code or talk on the phone to anyone except immediate family. Thank you for honoring his wishes. ( Family members are placing bets on if he can really go for 24 hours. )