Archive for July 4th, 2012


Meanwhile, Back At 2OVR / Ballz Radio HQ…

aodv8ot7l7ix2yyrdm7x9t9sepmjzpdtyehsI’ve been posting like a jackass this week because work is ramming its fist up my butt, so I missed the boat on the latest update on Radiogate on Monday.

MyBroadband put together a crack team to crunch the numbers provided by NetDynamix for 2OceansVibe and Ballz and Shaun Dewberry was on the money.

2OceansVibe Radio and Ballz Visual Radio’s listenership figures are grossly inflated, but if you believe 2OceansVibe’s official statement, it would seem that the blame for this rests squarely on NetDynamix’s shoulders, (who they have subsequently parted ways with in favour of “world leader” Triton). Or does it…?

Sorry, that last sentence was a shameless attempt at getting people to hit the “Read the full post” link. I honestly don’t know who is at fault here.

2OceansVibe Radio and Ballz both claim they were duped by the evil NetDynamix which is why they published hourly listenership figures in the region of 50 000 when in truth Ballz gets about 200 unique listeners at peak times and 2OceansVibe Radio gets 300.

Given another week, I’m not sure if anyone is going to give a shit about this anymore. I know I for one am nearing that point because it no longer matters who lied about what – the truth is out there, internet radio in South Africa is listened to by pretty much no one and that is piss poor.

Still though, I did get a kick out of this Hitler Rant video that got posted on Sunday:



I guess the real question that needs to be asked at the end of the day is why those listenership figures are so low.

Despite what my previous post on this subject might have implied, I’m a firm believer in the medium of internet radio and the power it has to deliver awesome content, so what gives?

Have South Africans just not tuned in yet? Is bandwidth still an issue? Or is the content itself just plain shite?

Hit me up if you feel like weighing in on this one, I value your opinions very highly because you read this site so that immediately means you pretty much have a genius-level IQ and are a buncha total badasses.