We made it!
It was real touch and go there all week long. On Monday and Tuesday, our website kept crashing from all the traffic. We moved to a new server mid-week. Romaine couldn’t get the show to start on Friday. It has been a roller coaster of emotions for us behind the scenes, and from what people who have been listening have said, it has been a roller coaster of emotions for them too!
For those of you who took a chance on us early, thank you! It was the boost of confidence we needed to keep going. For those of you who have been waiting for things to settle down before jumping in, it is all clear now. So jump in! Our new web server can handle our traffic demands without issue. The live stream of the show sounds crystal clear. Plus, it has only been a week and we already have more than ten hours of show archives to download with another week of live shows ahead of us next week.
Already 70% of our listeners are enjoying the show over their smart phone using our mobile-enabled website. We are launching an app in a few weeks which will make it even easier. But whether you used to hear us at your desk at work, in your truck for the long haul, stuck in traffic or in the kitchen while making dinner, one thing is clear: Derek and Romaine is back! Just the way you have always loved them. And getting better every day!
Thanks for being part of the family.
ps Uncle Jeffy is putting the finishing touches on our new chat client that hopefully will be up next week. And it is fancy too, allowing us to stream audio and video right into the chat, making it even more convenient to chat and listen at the same time. Plus, we will be able to do Periscope-style videos behind the scenes exclusively for subscribers!
In the meantime, keep posting on the front page of our website in the Activity Feed (just like the news feed on Facebook or Twitter) and see what other listeners have to say there about the new show. There’s a whole great big community of DNR listeners out there waiting to be your friend!