For details about donating to the Japan Relief efforts, please scroll down.
April 27 9 AM ET Update:
Extreme Anime Radio is expected to return to air by Friday, May 6. Please read on.
NOTE - because of the need to reduce bandwidth, we are temporarily taking our 128k MP3 and 24k AAC+ streams offline. Our 24k MP3 and 64k MP3 streams will remain online to broadcast the latest status updates. To access, go to http://tinyurl.com/extremeanimeradio
Extreme Anime Radio has been off the air since April 21 due to a copyright royalty dispute between Soundexchange and the SWCast Network.
The staff and management of Extreme Anime Radio would like to apologize for the disruption to you, our loyal and valued radio station listeners.
SWCast has informed us that they are close to an agreement with Soundexchange. We are happy to announce that barring any further problems, Extreme Anime Radio will return to the air by Friday, May 6. SWCast hopes to resolve this sooner, but an exact date cannot be announced at this time due to ongoing legal proceedings.
This is great news for everyone, staff and listeners included, and we continue to ask for your patience while the details of the licensing agreement between these parties is finalized.
In the meantime, we are inviting listeners like you to submit commentary to air on the radio station. We're giving YOU the opportunity to talk about anything in the world of Anime, Manga, Japanese music or Japan in general. Want to talk about some exciting news? Have a gripe about a character in an Anime series? We'll hear you, and let your voice be heard on the radio station in the continuous broadcast loop until SWCast tells us that we are clear to bring the music back online.
Simply record your comments in WAV, OGG or MP3 format and submit them to email@example.com, and we'll get your comments up as soon as we are able to.
There are a few rules:
- Your recorded comments may not be more than five minutes in length.
- Your comments must be related to Anime, Manga, Japanese music or Japan in general.
- Commentary must be PG-rated.
- Your submitted commentary becomes the property of Extreme Anime Radio.
- Extreme Anime Radio has the final authority on whether or not to publish your commentary on our radio feed.
- All comments are subject to removal from the radio feed when SWCast Network clears us to resume broadcasting music.
Send us your commentary today.... firstname.lastname@example.org
By the end of April, we will re-assess the situation with the Enhanced Listener Service and make a decision on how that will proceed, including the possible issuing of partial or full refunds for those who had signed up for the service this month.
In regards to the upcoming Sarah Yoshida Dance-Off contest that we had previously announced, it will be put on hold for another week at least - possibly longer - while the issues with the radio station are addressed. Our contest will be open to females residing in the US and Canada, who will be invited to record themselves dancing in ballet style or 'en pointe' to an Anime, J-Pop, J-Rock or video game song. If at least 20 pirouetting femtakus participate, the top prize for the best performer will be a brand new Nintendo 3DS.
We thank you for continuing to support Extreme Anime Radio during the most difficult challenge in the station’s history, and we look forward to bringing back your Anime and J-Pop music in a fully compliant manner.
Extreme Anime Radio
Extreme Anime Radio asks all listeners to pray for and remember the victims of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The staff and management of Extreme Anime Radio is saddened by the devastation, destruction, and loss of life caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As a result of this devastation, hundreds of people in Japan are dead, and many more are seriously injured or missing. Many others are homeless, either from the earthquake's impact, or from the tsunami.
We are asking all of our listeners to consider making a donation to a reputable charity that supports cleanup efforts in Japan.
If you live in the United States and Canada, the best way to make a donation is to send a text message using your cell phone to the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross, respectively.
Listeners who live in the United States can donate $10 by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. Canadian listeners can donate $5 by texting the word ASIA to 30333. These donations will be added to your next cell phone bill.
You can also donate by credit card by visiting one of the following web sites recommended by Extreme Anime Radio for your Japan relief donations:
The American Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org
The Canadian Red Cross, http://www.redcross.ca
The Salvation Army USA, http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
The Salvation Army Canada, http://www.salvationarmy.ca
Save the Children, http://www.savethechildren.org
International Medical Corps, http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Global Giving, http://www.globalgiving.org
Please consider making a donation to one of these organizations, so that we can help the country that we love so much, and its people, bounce back from this tragedy stronger than ever.
On behalf of Extreme Anime Radio, Thank You.