So we’ll try Eight track Flashback home edition again. Made some tech changes and no rain over night so hopefully will work better. We shall see…

Will update after we get underway. In any case should have a playlist up.

Thanks for checking by…Jim Davis

Update–seems to work ok. About two hours in and internet working fine.

BTW–for anyone who might want to call, we have our special phone number set up, 919-606-2525 if you would like to call

BUT–please call AFTER I stop talking on microphone, since the phone will ring. I may just take it off hook while talking.




Hope you are well and staying distant. So this will be the third week of doing 8tfb from the house. I was able to program music remotely, so now all the volunteer work is remote.

Was able to get last week’s playlist on the site while doing the show, but have not gotten to past shows, just too busy. Hope to have this week up as I broadcast, and maybe get some old ones up later.

Managed to get phone access working, so if you want to call me you can. I would suggest listening (of course…) and call right after I go off microphone. That way the phone won’t ring while I am on the air and I will have some time to talk to you.

The number is 919-606-2525, a special number for 8tfb, not answered any other time and will probably give a canned message rather than a ring.

But for now is good…Thanks for listening. Jim Davis

Post script–Well the internet connection from the station is crashing intermittently, so I came in to the studio, did a few breaks and some voice tracks. With the new order of things we are most likely look at going forward even after this immediate situation (hopefully) resolves, my expectation is we will need to significantly upgrade our internet service, hopefully we can find the resources to do that and a provider that can work with the campus IT folk to get it done. I think the rain has affected our current connection, so maybe live next week.  –JWD

So we have managed to keep the show on the air in spite of the Corona virus pandemic. We are now social distancing by not coming to the station to do volunteer work for the radio show, while still coming in only as needed for the technical operation. One week we simply voice tracked the show as we have done in the past when unable to come in due to other commitments or being out of town with no substitute like Travis or Michael Reese being available to fill in.

This past weekend I did the show remotely from my home office, using the internet to control the music and send my voice to the station. I think that went pretty well. The challenge now is programming the music into the computer for next weekend remotely, I have a way to do that which should work, and will try that out in the next day or so.

I now have access to this web site from my home office, and will try and get around to posting playlists for the past two shows as time permits.

Technology allows us to stay safe in ways unimaginable twenty or even ten years ago. The problem for many folk is inadequate internet service, and I hope the carriers and the government will help remedy that situation after the immediate crisis is over. In the meantime radio provides a medium of connectivity and entertainment which works without the need for complicated infrastructure reaching so many of those who would listen, and I hope you will continue listening and support WNCU and 8 Track Flashback.

Say safe now…Jim Davis