Friday, October 10, 2014

Web geekery mostly finished

The website is now moved to a new host, along with the corresponding e-mail addresses and the public links for our on-line performance of Radio-Road-Test, our audio archives, and our RSS/podcast feeds.   I'll take this opportunity to remind you of the links:

Radio-Road-Test listener page:

Radio-Road-Test audio archive for past tests:

RSS feeds of Radio-Road-Test:

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 just about back to normal operations; contest in future?

Our domain transfer was finally approved overnight; I've uploaded 90 per cent of the site to our new host, and will, by the end of the week, restore the playback functions on our Radio-Road-Test listener page to full operation.  They may work with last week's episode in the interim. 

Access for our affiliated over the air radio stations will also likely be restored over the weekend and also our RSS feeds of Radio-Road-Test.  I'll leave the affected programs from the past couple of weeks in the podcast playlist so you don't miss one. 

Also, if you followed the Twitter feed, you saw a tweet that might suggest that we were about to have a contest.  I'm working on the details and hope to announce them once the partner (a car care product company) signs off on what we want to do.

Thanks for listening, whether over the air, on line or by RSS/podcast.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Website Update

Because of our change of web hosts, the on-line version of Radio-Road-Test will be delayed until the cut over is successful.  When you click on one of our links at, you deserve, and should expect to get where and what you want from our website in four or fewer clicks without a lot of pop ups and other on line drama.  The RSS feed is still up for the moment, but will be off line when the cut over takes place.

We have uploaded this week's episode to our SoundCloud feed. It's our test of the real-world 30 mile per gallon Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Edition with the 3 liter V6 diesel engine and 8 speed automatic transmission.

Thanks for your patience.  Just a heads up:  I'll be testing the 2014 North American Car of the Year in early fall.  It is, of course, he Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.  I always upload a snapshot and a quick preview of all the vehicles we test to our Twitter feed (msrpk_com).

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Website migration for begins October 1, 2014

Our website,, will be migrating to a new hosting server beginning October 1, 2014.  During that migration, you will likely experience outages until the domain transfer is complete.  This will not impact our broadcast partners, but will affect podcasts and on line access for Radio-Road-Test.  Our access for will remain open, so those who listen via our RSS podcast feed and our listener page on line, are cordially invited to check in at, and type in the search term "radioroadtest".

I'll apologize in advance for any inconvenience, but the present hosting server,, is no longer able to provide us with the functionality I need for my broadcast partners, so a change has to be made.

The change will allow me to upgrade some functionality.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Temporary FTP Outage/ drops the ball

If you have tried to access our Radio-Road-Test program from our listener page today (9/26/2014) you may have found a problem.  The company who hosts our site,, dropped a last minute upgrade on its customers like me that necessitated them disabling the FTP capabilities of our site.  They did so without notifying me in enough time so I could find a workaround or give you a heads up that that was about to happen.  To be fair, the company has had a good record with me and up time.   But you listeners deserve an explanation if something does not work as it should.  The company believes it will have the upgrade finished later in the day.  I am not happy about this, but it is what it is.

In the meantime, those who might like to hear this week's version of Radio-Road-Test may visit, and search for "radioroadtest".  The last few episodes are available for your listening pleasure.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Radio-Road-Test Now on SoundCloud

To make it easier for listeners who might have missed the latest episode of "Radio-Road-Test", I've started uploading them to a SoundCloud account, user name "radioroadtest".  This is an additional channel, and will supplement the listen link on our listener page (, our podcast, and our over the air broadcasts.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Episode 1050 of Radio-Road-Test

Since January 28, 1993, I've produced and hosted a radio program called "Radio-Road-Test", which is simply a program of driving impressions of American and foreign cars and light trucks.  The first vehicle was a Buick LeSabre.  Here is a picture of our 1050th vehicle, the BMW 535d:
The data for this, and road tests dating back to 2003, are available from the listener page, as is the ability to listen to the most recent episode of Radio-Road-Test.  The audio archive page allows you to download milestone programs and programs from this and the past test year.  Radio-Road-Test is also available as an RSS feed; the listener page has the link for that feed.  Comments are always welcome. links: