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Dementia Internet radio is a radio station for music lovers of the dr. demento show. dr. demento is a nationally sydicated radio dj who plays music that is funny, comedy, filk, parody, or novelty songs or stand up, other wise called dementia. funny t-shirts would be cool to have about it. we play songs on our show by dementia artists like 2 live jews, arrogant worms, barnes and barnes, bob ricci, chunky a, frantics, heywood banks, hot waffles, larry weaver, luke ski, mc chris, monty python, power salad, royal canadian air farce, worm quartet, spike jones, stan freburg, tim cavanagh, they might be giants, tom lehrer, weird al Yankovic, actual size, bananas at large, barry and the book binders, Buckner & Garcia, Cali Rose, Carla Ulbrich, Da Yoopers, Doodoo Wah, Eric Schwartz, Faust & Lewis, Gothsicles, Happy Schnapps Combo, Kacey Jones, Kip Addotta, Logan Whitehurst, MC Lars, Mylo Hatzenbuhler, Rappy McRapperson, Raymond And Scum, Rob Balder, Slant 6 & The Jumpstarts, Sponge Awareness Foundation, Steve Goodie, Sudden Death, The Four Postmen, Throwing Toasters, Tom Smith. so if you like any of these funny music artists that sing this comedy filk parody novelty music songs like are played on the dr. demento show then you should listen to our streaming radio internet radio station dementia radio. we should realy make those comdey t-shirts i spoke of earlyer. Dementia Radio frequently asked questions Dementia Radio frequently asked questions What is Dementia Radio? Dementia Radio is an internet radio station that features a group of DJ's (or in some cases, DJ wanne-be's) who have a passion for silly, off-the-wall tunage. We're all fans of the immortal Dr. Demento and we call the genre of music he plays "Dementia". Others might call it comedy or novelty, but we have a different opinion. Just 'cause a song isn't "funny" doesn't mean it's not demented. So there! Sounds good, how do I listen? You need to put the server address... http://DementiaRadio.org:8000 for dial-up http://DementiaRadio.org:8027 for broadband into an MP3 player that can play streams. We recommend Winamp, but we have heard that Real Player, Windows Media Player, Quicktime, Jet Audio and Soniqe will work too. We've even linked to their respective web pages for you. Aren't we thoughtful? How can I subscribe/unsubscribe to the Dementia Radio mailing list? To subscribe, send a msg to... [email protected] and if you'd ever like to unsubscibe, send a msg to... [email protected] What happened to Radio.thelandofdementia.com? It's still there. Both url's go to the same place, but dementiaradio.org is much shorter :-) The cast is skipping, anything I can do to stop it? It depends on how it is skipping. If the music stops, your player re-buffers, then starts again, it's a problem on the listener side. In WinAmp you can increase the buffer by going to: Options > Preferences > Input > Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder > Configure > Streaming. The higher you kick it up, the longer it will take for the 1st buffer, but the connection will be more stable. Click for a visual guide. If the music is coming in skipped with no pauses, then it's a problem on the dj or server side. Either the server is filled up and doing other things that require lots of bandwidth(which has yet to happen on the new server), or the dj's bandwidth is filling up (aka he's casting a 24k cast on a 28.8k connection), the processor is to bogged down to properly encode the stream, or there is trouble between the DJ and server. In those cases, there's not much that the listener can do, sorry. Can I be a DJ? We are always looking for new DJ's and new shows. We have a tight schedule and all the good prime time slots are taken and if there is ever an opening, we offer it to the more senior DJ's(including those that use to be with us and left on good terms and are returning) 1st. But there's still several decent time slots and every DJ's, who on the rare occasion, have taken a day or late night slot has gotten good numbers. We have certain commiments and expectations for DJ's, but if you think you can play entertaining, funny, and silly music and show up to your show most of the time, email us at [email protected] and we will discuss it with you. Are you affiliated with dementiaradio.com? No. We know very little about that station, when they started, or what they play. We believe we started at the same time. They say they started in 1999 which is when we started up this server. It looks like they play "sick twisted and disgusting" music rather then silly, off-the-wall stuff like us. Stay with us, you'll like us better ... really! Hey, how can I communicate with you bunch of crazies? Well, there are a few ways. First off some of our shows have their very own websites and the DJ's probably have their e-mail addresses posted there (if they don't they should). The links to shows will be hyperlinked on the show's name in the schedule page.

 

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Dementia Radio Rules:


General Public:
    Respect everyone. Everyone has there own opinions. Please to do not ridicule or shun someone for having a different opinion than you. This is not to say you can't tell someone that they're wrong for having an idea in a joking and friendly manner. If you really don't want to hear what they have to say, just put them on ignore!
    Try to keep the content PG-13. We are at least of high school age and older, so a few swear words, a little perversion, and connotations are fine, but please try to keep it from becoming hard core and over board.
    No idling without ever talking. Lots of other people idle. We don't care if you idle in the channel. In fact if you're an op and you idle, it helps protect the channel. But PLEASE DON'T idle in the channel and never talk. It's a CHAT room. If you are not going to chat, what are you doing there?
    Be respectful of the current DJ that is on air. If you know that a DJ is live on air, and it is obvious that the DJ is trying to make conversation about the set, do not be rude and try to pull the conversation completely away from what the DJ is trying to do.
    During live DJ sets, URL links that directly link to an audio or video link, are not allowed. DJs have the option to link audio or video links during their set. Regular URL links that do not pull one's attention audibly away from the DJ is allowed.
    Everyone has their bad days, and may need to rant every now and then, but please remember that Comedy music is supposed to be fun and happy! Don't always come into the IRC channel and complain, as it is just a downer for everyone else when it is done on a daily basis.
    Respect others MOTD and Topics. A little known fact is that anyone can set the MOTD, but please respect other people's messages. If someone has recently posted a MOTD or topic that is important to them, do not replace it with something silly. If a topic or MOTD is old and outdated, change away.

Channel Ops:
    Ops are only given to active DJs.
    No banning regular chat users without good reason or agreement from most of the other OPS.

DJs:
    Approved live broadcasts of concerts trump all scheduled DJs.
    You MUST be able to be reached during your show! You MUST be in the IRC chat room during your set, just in case something goes wrong with your stream. Other instant message platforms may be used as a secondary means only if IRC is being a pain, but the IRC chat room is required.
    Even though this is a PG-13 and up radio station, if you are going to play some songs that are graphic or can be objectionable, you must at least give fair warning on air about the context of your show audibly on air.
    No more than 3 songs in a row, or 15 minutes solid worth of "mainstream" music. On-mic time and station IDs between songs does not count when considering this rule (3 songs in a row when looking at the song history or 15 minutes of music time). After 3 songs or 15 minutes of "mainstream" music has been played, the DJ MUST play a minimum of 15 minutes worth of comedy music. This is a COMEDY radio station!
    Comedy stand-up routines are acceptable, but please remember that this is mainly a "comedy music" station. It is not desirable for a full blown stand-up show.
    Songs of a geeky / steampunk nature that are not necessarily comedy are also acceptable. Techno / DDR / Europop / mash-ups / upbeat non-mainstream dance music is another acceptable exception for late-night music. (This one is grandfathered in from when Bill ran The Toad Accelerating Moment)
    No more than 3 songs in a row, or 15 minutes solid worth of the same artist. Exceptions will be made for specific seasonal songs that are exceptionally long (example: Alice's Restaurant). Also, this rule does not apply when the station is airing a live concert from a convention.
    No more than 3 songs in a row, or 15 minutes solid worth in a row that are not in English. Exceptions can be made with permission before the airing of that show. (example: an all anime set that has already gotten permission to air)
    For newly released albums, DJs are NOT allowed to play any of the bonus / hidden tracks of the album for at least 2 weeks from the release date.
    DJs must be age 16 or older in order to even be considered to DJ here at Dementia Radio. Prospective DJs must send a sample show as a try-out before they will be considered for a show here.
    DJs are responsible for airing their own pre-recorded shows. The existing shows that are pre-recorded are grandfathered in, until they stop creating shows, and then if they want them aired again, they will have to work out the logistics of getting their shows aired on the station. (Exception: a once in a blue moon pre-recorded show if the DJ can not make it that week)
    DJs must let us know when they can not make a set. Three or more misses without notification, then that DJ is no longer allowed on air. Acceptable ways to let us know, some examples are: posting a message in the station's Facebook group, Email, and IRC.
    Pirate casts are a good change of pace at times, but they must not interfere with scheduled shows, Live from Conventions, etc. Pirate casts are limited to only two hours per week by the DJ casting, and adhere by the other rules for the DJs. Abuse of this rule may result in termination of your ability to DJ here.