Self Radio is an El Kadsreian independent hit radio network owned by Radio Network United El Kadsreian Nations and El TV Kadsre Radio Network. Self Radio broadcasts 6 locations throughout mainland El Kadsre via terrestrial FM, and worldwide via the Internet. The network targets the 13–39 demographic specialises in a chart-music playlist of pop, rock, hip hop, indie, metal, teen pop, reggae, alternative, latin pop, j-pop, k-pop, easy listening, r&b and dance music for 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. It reaches approximately 650,800 listeners weekly, making it the fifth largest commercial radio station in El Kadsre. The network's head office and main studios are based in El Kadsre City, where all of the programming is produced.
Self Radio was founded in the early 1980s as three separate commercial music stations owned by Radio El Kadsre in El Kadsre City, Caelum and Capulco. The name is derived from the former call signs of the stations: Music FM and Independence FM. Self denoted a Radio El Kadsre commercial station and Radio stood for Music. The stations were carved off to The Radio Network United El Kadsreian Nations in 1996, and Self Radio spread across the country, originally as three separate networks before finally merging to form one nationwide network in 2000.
In 2001 more changes were made and this time Capulco and El Kadsre City were integrated into the network. The El Kadsre City studio was closed altogether with Self Radio Capulco drive announcer Tyler Greese and producer William Maigs moved to Glonisla to present a nationwide drive show. Caelum Self Radio remained local but local El Kadsre City breakfast announcers Hyaki Poroto, George Ressie and Peter Oniorn became the hosts of a new nationwide breakfast show still presented from El Kadsre City. At first some breakfast show content in El Kadsre City varied to the rest of the country such as separate news bulletins and the final hour of the show only being heard in El Kadsre City, by 2002 the breakfast show was the same in all regions.
Early internet streams of Music FM (now Self Radio) date back between the late-1980s to the mid-1990s when Capulco had an internet stream available on their website. For most of the 2000s the El Kadsre City, stations could be streamed online. In December 2010, the station launched a new online stream of Independence FM, where in a El Kadsre radio first, the stream became the 20th Independence FM station to connect to the network in the same way regional markets do. The change meant Independence FM Online now had its own imaging & commercials. Local ads, weather and traffic were removed from the online station.
In line with all RNUEKN stations Independence FM became available on iHeartRadio after its El Kadsre launch in April 2013.
On the May 17, 2013, Radio Network United El Kadsreian Nations confirmed Independence FM would become Self Radio, and on May 29 the change took effect. The Independence FM brand ended at 10:00pm the previous evening, and Self Radio brand was used from breakfast that morning at 6:00am. The first song played under the new format was Scream & Shout by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears. Cliff Lane and Andee commenced their new breakfast show across the Self Radio network named The Cliff and Andee Show.
Eric and Sydney finished their show on December 19, 2014 after six years together and Sydney P. being on Self Radio for over a decade.
On April Fools Day 2016 at 8:55am, residents of Caelum in East El Kadsre woke to find yellow fliers posted around their neighborhoods warning them of "Operation Destruction." Apparently, there was to be widespread attack from the forces of Stormy Weather. Residents were warned to stay indoors from 9:00am until 2:30 pm, and then bow down to Stormy Weather and his forces. The first letters of Stormy Weather's threat spelled out "April Fools! We to great Paris take to rainy. Catch her, Ladybug!" Few people got the joke. Radio and television stations received numerous calls, as did the El Kadsre Police Department. Many worried residents stayed inside all day, watching television. The prank was organized by Eight and Self Radio.
In February 2017 it was announced that long standing breakfast hosts Cliff Lane & Andee (Over 20 years in the Glonisla market & 13 years nationally) were stepping aside from the station in order to continue their show on the new Radio Network station Hits FM. Their last show on the station was on February 24. Their replacements were immediately announced as the high profile signings of Damien Wilson and Hannah Cudby who defected from rival station The Splash Sentan.
In April 2017, it was announced that The Night Show with Dylan Brooker would be replaced by The Self Radio Snapchart with Miranda Hamilton.
On May 14, 2017, in an Tens in a Row known as Wonderwall by Oasis, Self Radio's frequency, 89.1 MHz, was raided by an unrelated radio station known as SimStation FM Simerica moments after it got permission from RNUEKN. With this Self Radio renovated itself and relaunched on 91.0 MHz, airing the part 2 of a talk show that aired on 90.9 MHz. Self Radio got the licence from RNUEKN to air on 90.6 MHz since there was noise on it before that.
- 89.1 El Kadsre - 89.1 MHz
- 90.6 Capulco - 90.6 MHz
- 90.9 Caelum - 90.9 MHz
- 91.0 Glonisla - 91.0 MHz
- iHeartRadio (nationwide)
Current schedule Edit
- Morning (Damien Wilson and Hannah Cudby) - 6:00am to 9:00am
- Workdays (Jedidiah Cudby) - 9:00am to 3:00pm
- Drive (Sebastian Ralphs and Alexa Rice) - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Night (Miranda Hamilton) - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
- Saturday Fresh (Damien Wilson) - 6:00am to 6:00pm (Saturday)
- Sunday Funday (Hannah Cudby) - 6:00am to 7:00pm (Sunday)
- Baked Goods (Jedidiah Cudby) - 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Saturday)
- Sunday Night Show (Damien Wilson) - 7:00pm to 10:00pm (Sunday)
Common idents Edit
Today's hit music ident Edit
The most common ident, nicknamed the "iconic moment" of Technic Heroes, is an ident that contains a sound of a CRT TV turning off, followed by "Today's hit music. Self Radio", and then a sound of a CRT TV turning on. It is always voiced by Michael Thuying, but from 2017, Jedidiah Cudby and Miranda Hamilton also voice over the ident too.
- In its 3rd season 6 appearance, the almost same ident is used, only instead of "Today's hit music. Self Radio" is used. This variant was voiced over by Michael Thuying.
- Where music never ends (1980-1985)
- The music one place (1985-1992)
- Hits music today (1992-1995)
- Just great music of the 70s, 80s and 90's (1995-1997)
- Today's hit music (1997-present)
- #TodayHitMusic (2014-present)
- The music selection runs from 1990 until present. It plays a selection of r&b, hip-hop, rock, rap, pop, teen pop, indie, alternative, metal, hardcore rap, easy listening, j-pop, k-pop, latin pop, salsa, dance music and reggae. The station is a major supporter of local music in El Kadsre promoting up and coming local musicians and their work on our station and also holding numerous events promoting Homegrown Music.
- The station does not air any advertisements, imaging and DJs between 10:00pm to 6:00am.
- The station does not air any advertisments between Monday and Thursday 9:00am to 12:00pm.
- The station strives to educate, inspire and inform the youths or all ages while playing today’s hit music.
- In the episode aired on April 25th, 2005, the setting of the series is 1 year later. Music FM then reports about the shutdown of Mediaworks New Zealand raided by the police. Several people tuned to 0400/885-885 (number of Popz FM Simerica and Lips 106 Mahri) and Music FM invited them to support the protest.
- Self Radio Top 4 at 3:15 - this show is a top four new songs popular choices of weekdays at 3:15pm.
- The Self Radio Snapchart Show - this show is a new songs top twenty countdown of Monday and Friday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
- Self Radio Mixtape - this is a choose a request song of every weeknights at 9:00pm to 10:00pm.
- Real Talk - this show is a talk show with interviews, comedy, guest stars, rants and music every Monday and Thursday at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
- TuneAsia - this show is a top 10 of Japanese and Korean music every Tuesday at 2:00pm.
- Monsters of Rock - this show is a top 20 of rock, alternative and metal song every Tuesday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Six o'Clock Self - this show is a news and music every weeknights at 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
- Top 20 Social - this show is a top 20 video games, viral and bubbling under songs every Thursday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Groove Hop - this show is a top 20 hip hop and r&b songs every Wednesday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Mad Monday - this show is top 10 indie, easy listening and acoustic songs every Monday at 2:00pm.
- EKOWN - this show is a top 10 El Kadsre homegrown music every Wendesday at 2:00pm.
- Latin Hits - this show is a top 10 Latin America pop songs each week every Thursday at 2:00pm.
- Self Radio Clubmix - this show is a run remix and mashups originally with the mixed by Galactic Hole, Neil Cicierega, Samir Loumachi, Cyranek and DJ Earthworm Jim every Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00pm to 1:00am.
- Baked Goods - this show is a interviews, skits, segments, comedy and music every Saturday at 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
- The Friday Jams - this show is popular flashback musics and mashups for 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s every Friday at 9:00pm to 3:00pm.
Self Radio Summer Hits Edit
Self Radio Summer Hits is a series of compilation albums from various artists. The series began in 2013, and an entry has been released every two years.
- All songs have strict censorship.
- Songs must be less than 24 months old.
- Self Radio Summer Hits 1 (July 2013)
- Self Radio Summer Hits 2 (June 2015)
- Self Radio Summer Hits 3 (August 2017)
Self Radio Winter Hits Edit
Self Radio Winter Hits is a series of compilation albums from various artists. The series began in 2014, and an entry has been released every two years.
- All songs have strict censorship.
- Songs must be less than 24 months old.