America’s Country goes 100% Christmas!


Yes! Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, November 25th, America’s Country will go 100% Christmas Music! Commercial-free and only 2 interruptions per hour to ID the station. We’ll present an enormous variety of music from the great classics from Bing and Burl to oddities from all sorts of genres. The music will span from Nov. 25th through Dec. 31st. With all this great music and no commercials, why you want to listen to those FM stations?

If you need any help setting up our stream to play in your home or at your office/store, please email me: studio@kxrtonline.com and I can give you some tips.

If you are a musical person and have some Christmas music recorded, I will consider any submissions! Please send a link or an attachment with a high quality (192 kb/s or better) MP3 or a WAV file to holiday@kxrtonline.com.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

America’s Country – Listen NOW!

-Timmy

KXRT Radio – Are YOU Listening?


Folks, I know this is just self-serving, shameless promotion. I know. So, what?

You may know that I am an owner and operator of a full-service 24 hour internet radio station. KXRT is one of my passions and if you ask my wife or son, they might use stronger language. I love all things radio and am always looking for the next opportunity to get involved. In the mid-90’s I got a teenager’s dream of working part-time at a real radio station. Sure, the station was a joke and had no direction and died shortly. But I LOVED every minute of it! Being behind that microphone and not knowing how many people might hear my voice was completely intoxicating. Soon, I was faced with reality when I had to actually make some money. Since then, it’s been a dream. I can now realize this dream from my house and have complete control over how it’s done.

KXRT means nothing as far as an acronym or abbreviation. I just put the letters together in my mind and they sounded exciting and dynamic. At the time, I did an internet search to find out if there already was a KXRT, I couldn’t find any. That was that, KXRT was born. Previously, I’ve used other names but they were temporary and pretty weak, really. I set about getting things started. I created a website, a Facebook Page, getting a radio buddy of mine to make some station IDs and promos, and tons of other stuff. The first computer that ran KXRT was a Pentium 3, 1ghz with 256mb ram and a 30gb drive. Through time, we went to a Pentium 4 1.8ghz with 512mb ram, a P4 2.6ghz with 512mb ram, a P4 2.8ghz (with hyperthreading!) with 768mb ram, and is now on a Pentium D 2.8ghz server with 4gb Ram and 500gb drive!

For most of its life, KXRT was running along with the risk of getting fined for playing music that isn’t covered by royalties and other fees. Last month, we finally licensed it and now is totally covered! The fact that it wasn’t totally covered kept me from really promoting it. Now I’m beginning to work on setting up promotional partnerships with small businesses. I’m not really focused on making money at this point. What I’d like to accomplish is having these partnerships benefit both parties. I can gain listeners by offering incentives and the business gets people in their doors and name exposure. If you would be interested in being a promotional partner, email me at advertise@kxrtonline.com.

Recently, we’ve added a new themed music day, Nuclear 90’s. It features all the pop, rock, hip-hop and grunge from the decade that brought us dot coms and Lewinsky’s! As always, commercial-free and NO REPEATS! We hope you enjoy!

-Timmy

Perhaps I should explain…


Hi, friends! I just wanted to take a quick moment to give you a little insight into what KXRT and the Timmy LIVE! Show are all about. If you’ve known me much at all, you’d know that I have a lot of interest and desire to work in radio. I got the bug way early in my childhood when listening to the DJs spin the hits in the 80’s up in Washington. It was something I wanted to do and as soon as my dad bought me my first dual-deck portable stereo (read: boombox), I was creating my own radio station in my bedroom! As I grew and my interests developed and my ability to drive around improved, I found a small AM radio station nearby. I started hanging out with the DJs there. I started to really see how radio worked. I hung around enough and actually got on the payroll. I started by recording commercials from reel-to-reel tape to their tape cartridges to play on-air. Then I was able to provide fill-in and some basic operating roles. I ran the board for local high school sports games. I was so excited. Then I ended up getting into some trouble as I got caught being on the air after-hours and was let go. Continue reading “Perhaps I should explain…”

Timmy LIVE! – 11/14 8pm (MST)


Yessiree! The next Timmy LIVE! show will air on KXRT this coming Saturday evening at 8pm Mountain. I’m working on preparations now and am excited to announce that our Featured Artist will be the late, great Elvis Presley! I will have lots of facts and information to share as well as some of his biggest hit songs. This will also be the beginning of his best songs being played in regular rotation on KXRT!

Here’s a general outline of the next Timmy LIVE! show on KXRT:

  • 8:00pm – 8:30pm: Timmy LIVE! Top 5 Countdown
  • 8:30pm – 10:00pm: Your Calls, Featured Artist Info and Songs, Your Calls, Hot Music & Your Calls
  • 9:00pm – 9:05pm: Timmy’s Hot Deals Check (Woot!, 1Sale, SlickDeals)

Here’s the information you need to take part:

See you all this coming Saturday night at 8pm!!

-Timmy

KXRT – BHB 2009


If you listen to KXRT, our little internet radio operation, you’re in for a big treat! No tricks! Coming October 31st to KXRT it’s the Big Halloween Broadcast 2009!

All day we will be playing great Halloween music, ghost stories and more. At 6pm, we will be playing 100% Spooky Sound Effects to set the mood for the evening. Then at 7pm, we go 100% Live! We’ll have our USTREAM.tv video feed up and running and will start taking your calls. We would like to hear your Halloween stories and your scary ghost stories. We’ll also talk about your best or worst costumes you’ve worn or have seen. You can also wish your friends and family a Happy Halloween, live on the air! Finally, at 8pm, we will play the entire original 1938 Mercury Theatre production of The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles!

Here’s some basics you’ll need to best enjoy BHB 2009: Continue reading “KXRT – BHB 2009”

Timmy LIVE!


UPDATE: This first show will happen as scheduled. Following shows will happen on a bi-weekly basis.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

The Internet Radio arm of SuiteSounds Entertainment, Inc., KXRT, is launching our newest feature this weekend. Timmy LIVE! As the title declares, this will be a 2 hour feature each week broadcast live from our studios near Salt Lake City, UT. Our team of radio programmers and engineers have spent a good part of 2009 adjusting and perfecting the sound of KXRT. The tagline, 100% Hits – 100% Fun! is just what this new live show is all about.

Each Saturday night at 8pm, we will present a variety show with a live host to bring you all through the different features. First is a secret feature that will be revealed on the show. Next we will have a featured artist that we will have facts, information and sometimes an interview to spotlight throughout the rest of the show. We will play plenty of great hit music from our vast library of hits and we will have the freedom to play songs not typically played day to day. We will also have a live call-in segment with a topical discussion! Our Voicemail line 801-788-4916 will be turned on for your calls!

We hope you will listen! The first show is this Saturday at 8am (mountain time). Following shows will be on Saturdays at 8pm.

Some KXRT Updates


There’s been some neat developments over at KXRT! We are always trying to provide quality entertainment and are constantly making changes, adjusting playlists and giving you more! Here are a few recent additions and changes:

  • Listener Voicemail: We have created a new, interactive element for our listeners to leave us their thoughts, a request, a dedication, a funny story or joke or anything and maybe even get it played on the air! Call anytime: 1-801-788-4916
  • 100% What? Weekends: One weekend a month, we will play a featured artist, genre or theme of music. From Friday to Saturday, we could play 100% Rap music, 100% 80’s music, 100% Madonna, 100% LDS Music, 100% Garth Brooks, etc. The weeks leading up we will either open a poll to let you decide or we will pick it ourselves.
  • More Music: We are always on the lookout for the best music to add to our vast catalog of hits. We also try to provide some of the newer songs that are playing on radio stations currently. Recent additions have included U2’s 18 Singles compilation, Mormon Tabernacle Choir (multiple CDs) and more. We are also in process of updating and re-ripping some of our catalog that was done with an old method to improve the overall sound of our station.

Thanks for listening and now taking part in KXRT: 100% Hits – 100% Fun!

-Timmy