Urban Hitz Radio has a brand new page: http://www.facebook.com/UrbanHitzRadio ......Urban Hitz Radio will officially debut in January 2011! 11 Years after it first started!
Urban Hitz Radio has a brand new page: http://www.facebook.com/UrbanHitzRadio
Urban Hitz Radio is an online broadcast station. We started back in 2000 from the living room of an apartment in Brooklyn! The Owner, JE at the time was around 20. The initial intent was a hobby, that began using the services of Live365.com. That duties of UHR, was to upload music to a centralized server, and have people tune in via that method to listen. Using the service was of course FREE back then.
Urban Hitz Radio started out as the ONLY dedicated BLACK owned entertainment venture of its kind, to broadcast music over the internet using a High Speed DSL line.
A few years later, UHR, still run out of the apartment, found another reliable and better method of LIVE Broadcasting to people over the internet...SHOUTCAST.
This way, if we wanted to sound and act like a terrestrial station, we could. And make changes on the fly. You could not do that with an uploaded station. That kind of station is called an archived stream.
Over the years Urban Hitz Radio has had its ups and downs staying alive and on the Internet. It takes a lot of bandwidth to serve the smallest amount of listeners - IT'S COSTLY!
Luckily, UHR was able to secure the donated services of some generous individuals and businesses that allowed the station to thrive ...on and off for 8 years. Still a hobby at the time and still run out of his apartment, JE vowed to never give up his dream station, which he created from the ground up!
In January 2008, Urban Hitz Radio suffered the latest and last blow, which meant that there was no more generosity of donated bandwidth and no way the station could ever survive.
...As we prepare to enter 2011, Urban Hitz Radio has again found a way to get back online and start the station again. Still run out of an apartment!
This time, there is no generosity of bandwidth donations, as the economy has take a deep dive OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS...the industry has changed, and a lot of the businesses that made donations, have since all gone OUT OF BUSINESS!
We are proud to say that this BLACK owned and operated venture, is still going strong. We are not hosted by any AOL donated server farm and will never sell out! The music at UHR is programmed by the same kind of people that recorded the music you listen to!
sO WE KNOW WHAT YOU NEED AND WE KNOW WHAT YOU WANT - ALWAYS HAVE! This is the station with SOUL!