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Update 2: VoR Server Status

July 5, 2012

(Update 2 (Jul. 9): The server is working for the most part, but we still are experiencing aforementioned audio issues with “live” shows (i.e. shows recorded on-air). Despite the fact that the software worked for four years, and despite a large amount of research which I conducted over the few days, I simply do not know the reason for the current problem. I am in the process of contacting and consulting with software providers about this problem. In the meantime, all new VoR shows will be recorded off-air. Starting immediately, I am going to shift my emphasis to editing and posting shows from the last couple weeks. After I catch up with posts, if the software providers whom I am currently contacting can’t give us practical solutions, I am going to find and purchase software which actually works the way that we need it to work. All of this is research and development which I really don’t have time to undertake, but unfortunately I really have no other choice. Rest assured that this network will eventually get past these problems, land on its feet, and push forward. -Mike)

(Update 1 (Jul. 5): After running today’s Paul Fromm show today, it’s clear that there are severe audio quality issues to be ironed out. These issues only seem to affect live shows. We have a slightly faster computer CPU and much more RAM than before, and everything appears to be configured correctly, so I honestly don’t know the source of this audio problem. For some reason the recorded sound is marred. Unfortunately, I don’t have the ability to look back at the old server to compare. All I can say is that I will keep working until all technical issues are resolved.)

The VoR broadcasting server has been down since Friday, June 29.

Due to some prolonged technical issues (mainly software compatibility issues involving a more modern operating system), it took a lot longer than planned, but we are pleased to announce a new VoR server has been built and configured and will begin air shows today. For the next few days, we will have a special schedule that will feature the shows that should have been run last Friday this week.

Today’s schedule (July 5):

4pm ET: The Fighting Side of Me with Paul Fromm (make-up for Tue. Jul. 3)

5pm – 12pm ET: Maintenance

10pm ET: (not very likely) European American Hour with Stan Hess (new live show)

Tomorrow’s schedule (July 6):

8pm ET: The Stark Truth as normally scheduled

9pm ET: The Friday Show, live

All other shows to be announced.

VoR Server Problem

June 29, 2012

A VoR server has crashed and needs its operating system reinstalled. We are going to take this opportunity to upgrade to a newer, better server. It’s logical to accomplish this needed task now. We have to wait until Monday to talk to the billing department of our server provider about the details, but we should be up and running within the week.

Until the new server is brought online, the Internet radio stream will be unavailable, and all programs that are normally recorded live will be interrupted (such as tonight’s Friday Show). However, the Web site itself and the already posted podcasts will continue to be online and fully functioning, and we will be posting more shows over the weekend.

Thank you for your patience, and for listening to VoR.

Announcing Attack the System with Keith Preston

January 12, 2012

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The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, Attack the System, hosted by Keith Preston. The program will discuss the political meta-strategy of pan-secessionism, the philosophy of anarchism and its relevance to the alternative right, alternative economics, anti-war, civil liberties and other dissident topics. The show will run weekly Thursdays, 8 to 9 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting today, January 12, 2011.

About Keith Preston

To learn more about Keith and his ideas for “Pan-secessionism Against the Empire” please explore his website Attack the System. You can download his award-winning essay “Free Enterprise: The Antidote to Corporate Plutocracy” here. Keith has also written interesting and insightful essays for the Alternative Right.

Join the Friday Show Skype Chat

January 6, 2012

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Join tonight’s Friday show chat at this link.

You will need to download and install the Skype application to participate in this chat.

Chat Rules

No vulgarity, illegality, or epithets, please. Enjoy yourself!

Announcing Fork in the Road with Stan Hess

January 3, 2012

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The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, Fork in the Road, hosted by Stan Hess. The show will run weekly Wednesdays 10 to 11 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

Stan Hess is already the host of The European American Hour. Stan’s new program will have a different format, which will featuring a panel of varying guest co-hosts. The topics will range from current events to major issues of our day.

Schedule Announcements on The Stark Truth

January 2, 2012

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Replay announcement

Due to a technical error, the Stark Truth was not played today (Mon., Jan 2, 2011) at 8pm Eastern time, which is one of the new time slots announced last week. Today’s show will be made up (for this week only) tomorrow (Tue., Jan 3, 2011) at 8pm ET.

Three-days-a-week announcement

Starting this week, the Stark Truth will run three days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 8pm Eastern time. This week is an exception, with the show running Tuesday instead of Monday due to the technical error already mentioned.

The Friday Show Returns

December 29, 2011

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The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce the return of its old Friday night show, which in its new incarnation will be called simply “The Friday Show”. The show will run every Friday from 9:00pm to 11:00pm Eastern time. Like the old incarnations, the show will offer news and commentary on current events from an explicitly pro-White point of view. Call-ins will be accepted in the second hour (toll-free telephone: 1-855-477-2283). The main co-hosts will be Mike Conner and Matt Parrott. There may well be other co-hosts, as well as special guests, from week to week.

The show starts tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 30, 2011.

Related Schedule Changes

  • The Stark Truth with Robert Stark (which ran Wed. & Fri., 9pm ET) will now run on Mondays and Wednesdays, at 8pm ET.
  • The Mark Weber Report (which ran Wed., 10pm ET) will move up one hour to Wednesday at 9pm ET.
  • The Jamie Kelso Show, currently on temporary hiatus, will move to a new time slot to be announced in early January.

VoR Resumes Normal Programming

November 4, 2011

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By Mike Conner

As I announced in my previous post, my home state suffered major damage to the power grid due to a snow storm on October 29. It was as bad as I had feared it would be, but nevertheless after six days without heat or lighting I am back online at my home and I am pleased to report that VoR will be resuming normal programming, starting Monday. I appreciate your patience, and I thank those who have written to me and sent donations. I will be in touch. You can reach me at mike.conner@reasonradionetwork.com.

VoR Temporarily Going on “Replay Mode”

October 30, 2011

By Mike Conner

I never planned on becoming a weather journalist, but having just lost my electrical power for a few days in August due to tropical storm Irene, and now in October due to a snow storm, I almost think that someone is trying to send me a message. I am writing this missive via a complimentary wi-fi connection at a local laundromat using an antiquated laptop. Yesterday my home state got clobbered by a freakish ice storm which brought trees and branches down onto power lines, including some of the big high voltage lines. The damage was greatly intensified by the fact that most trees were still bearing their leaves, which allowed enormous amounts of snow to accumulate on the branches. This very unusual storm took me and everyone else completely off guard. The reports indicate that the damage is worse than that caused by Hurricane Irene. I believe it, because it sounded like a gunfight (no exaggeration) outside my place last night, as tree limbs snapped and trunks split under the weight of ice. I am out of power, and so is everyone in my family. Unfortunately the feed to my residence was also taken out by a limb; that means that I will be among the last to be put back on line, as the main electrical lines get repaired first. So I am looking at a week living without heat or lighting.

At VoR, I am currently the sole person responsible for getting shows onto the air. (In fact, I am still backed up with some email correspondence and show posts from last week. I beg your patience.) Under the current situation, it is simply not feasible for me to do the work that I normally do to get new shows on the air, with this glacier-speed laptop and limited (though appreciated) free wi-fi connections, and lacking much software that I normally use. Therefore we have no choice but to run replays until I get back my electrical power back. This may take a week or more. I am most sorry for this inconvenience. Please enjoy some old replays, and I will give you an update as soon as VoR is back on track.

Incidentally, I don’t like to seem like a beggar, but if anyone cared to donate towards a new laptop (or desktop; I’ll soon be needing to update that clunker too), or simply to help VoR, any donation would boost my spirit. I am facing a long, cold, frustrating week. I do have some good news, and that is that I finally received some video files via snail mail from some friends across the pond. These videos will inaugurate the VoR Video Project. Stay tuned for details!

Pingbacks & Trackbacks Now Enabled

August 13, 2011

This announcement is directed at those who write or administer other Web sites.

Pingbacks and trackbacks are methods of notifying another Web site when one of that Web site’s pages is being linked. The linked Web site may then choose to publish the pingback/trackback if it so wishes. According to WordPress documentation, pingbacks should work automatically if you link another WordPress-based Web site. Trackbacks are similar, but they have to be added through your Web site management interface. Refer to your Web software documentation for more information.

Before the recent Web site overhaul, the incoming pingback and trackback functions on the VoR site apparently weren’t working (either that, or we never got a pingback or a trackback) and, to be honest, I really hadn’t given them any thought. After the overhaul, for some reason, they started to work, as evidenced here and here.

I think pingback/trackback links are potentially useful and of interest to our listeners and hosts so as an experiment I am going to approve them as they appear in a moderation queue (except for any coming from spam sites or pornography sites or anything like that). The pingbacks/trackbacks will appear in the comments section (though ordinary comments are still disabled at the current time). Basically, if you link us from your site, we’ll link you back. In case this function breaks again, if you don’t see your pingback/trackback within a day send me an email.

VoR Bulletin, July 2011

August 9, 2011

[Update #4, Aug. 13, 2011]

Dear friends,

To provide a monthly summary of our hosts’ hard work, as well as to note the recent progress and developments at our network, I have decided to start a monthly bulletin for the Voice of Reason Broadcast Network. I anticipate this bulletin will normally appear right after the end of the month, but due to July’s Web work spilling over into this month, this month’s bulletin will have to appear a little late. Here are the highlights of July:

Sound Improvements

This work was actually mostly done in June. I spent a good amount of time working until early July attempting to improve our overall audio quality, especially that of the archives, as (I hope!) some of you noticed. Due to the technical complexity of balancing so many disparate sources (music, news, voice, etc.), things are not perfect, but they are much improved, I think, over the prior situation. (Bear in mind also that, rarely, we do have a bad recording, or we acquire defective audio from an outside source; it is generally not possible to improve very much upon that.)

VoR Web site, version 2.0

I’m sure everyone has noticed the Web site changes, launched Mon., Aug. 9. The changes are too numerous to list, but in general the changes are partly aesthetic, and partly aimed at enhancing the readability and facilitating the navigation of our site. The active program listing of upcoming shows which dominated the old Web site front page has been condensed and relocated to the right-side column, and recent audio podcasts (and potentially other posts) now receive the main emphasis on the front page. One other improvement worth mentioning is the “popout” radio player which seems to function with less “rebuffering” than the old built-in radio player. (There is a problem with Flash technology which clashes with streaming MP3 audio, but the new player seems to mitigate this to a large degree — as a side note, desktop media players do not suffer this problem at all.)

There is more to do in this area as well; additional Web pages need to be written and new functions need to be added to the Web site, and will be, in the near future. In the meantime, if you notice any broken links or anything else not working, I would appreciate an email.

Update 8/10: I fixed the following items, thanks to helpful feedback from our listeners:

  • An HTML problem that was causing the Web site to be messed up in the Safari browser. Site was previously tested in FF, IE, Opera, and Chrome. We add Safari to the list of browsers for Web site testing.
  • The subscribe-by-email function was not working. Should be fine now.

Update 8/13: Thanks to helpful feedback from a listener, I added the navigation links at the bottom of archive, tag, and search pages.

Email correspondence

One area that I have fallen behind is email correspondence, including sending out bumper stickers. I will confess that this bulletin is being written partially to acknowledge and explain that fact. I do appreciate feedback of all sorts and I do beg your pardon on my delay in replying. I will be setting aside the rest of the week to catch up on correspondence and I encourage you to email me, again if you wish.

Archives for July 2011

We currently have eight dedicated, unpaid yet active and talented hosts to whom I give my thanks. If not for their work, none of these archives would exist:

Your Support is Needed

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network would not exist without the support of our financial donors. We are fortunate to have had a relatively small number of generous donors carry us this far, and on behalf of everyone on the network, I give thanks to all who have supported us.

We are going to need additional funding to grow, and grow is what we need to do. I hope you will consider sending us a generous donation.

By the way, I hope I didn’t go overboard with technical matters in this bulletin, but lately that’s what I’ve been up to my elbows in, so it’s somewhat topical for me. In future bulletins, I will focus in more detail on the political and cultural reasons why alternative media like VoR are urgently needed in this world.

Well, it’s getting late, and I have three shows yet to post, so I am going to stop writing here. With your support we will push upwards and onwards!

Best Regards,
-Mike Conner
VoR Program Director

Announcing the VoR Video Project

July 28, 2011

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Here is a short, low resolution snippet of Paul Fromm speaking* on the free speech issue at the Dark Ages Conference in Feb. 2011:

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This video and the accompanying Flash player code is hosted entirely on VoR’s Web server. Note that no editing or production went into the video. It’s simply a test for a proof of concept.

The VoR Video Project is potentially a game changer. VoR’s video hosting capability will put our voices outside the reach of the terms of service of YouTube and similar hosting services. It will also enable us to post videos of indefinite size and length.

We are going to need additional storage space and Internet bandwidth in order to move forward on this. If you would like to see this project move forward, please consider giving a generous donation.

* Incidentally, the Paul Fromm speech can be watched in its entirety on YouTube.

Revolt against Civilization: Two More Interviews!

July 3, 2011

Just when we thought this event was a wrap, Knud Eriksen contacted us and sent VoR two more interviews, one of Alexander Jacob and one of Helmuth Nyborg. These will air tentatively Tue., Jul. 5, and Wed. Jul. 6.

Please check out the event main Web page on VoR for all speeches and interviews related to this event (complete).

'Revolt against Civilization' panel

Left to right: Dr. Tom Sunic, Dr. Alexander Jacob, Dr. David Duke, Dr. Helmuth Nyborg, Dr. Kevin MacDonald, and Dr. Christian Lindtner

Important Notice from Tom Sunic to Listeners

July 1, 2011

Tom apologizes for the inconvenience of not being able to receive or answer your incoming mail sent to tom.sunic@hotmail.com. There have been some difficulties with this account. In the meanwhile, please write to Tom at: tom.sunic@gmail.com.

VoR Airs Seminar, “Revolt against Civilization”

July 1, 2011

Update: All audio is now posted and indexed here.

Update #2: Knud Eriksen sent us two additional interviews that will be aired tentatively Tue., Jul. 5, and Wed. Jul. 6.

Update #3: To the best of our knowledge, all available audio is now posted and all links are working.

In a two-day private seminar on religion and politics, held in Aalborg, Denmark, on May 28, and May 29, Dr. Tom Sunic, Dr. Kevin MacDonald, Dr. David Duke, Dr. Helmuth Nyborg, Dr. Alexander Jacob and Dr. Christian Lindtner gave speeches on the subject of the crisis of modern civilization. The conference, under the title “Revolt against Civilization,” was organized by Dr. Lindtner of the Danish Society for Free Historical Research [Danish: Dansk Selskab for Fri Historisk Forskning; Web site: DSFHF.dk]. The audience consisted of guests from all parts of Europe.

'Revolt against Civilization' panel

Left to right: Dr. Tom Sunic, Dr. Alexander Jacob, Dr. David Duke, Dr. Helmuth Nyborg, Dr. Kevin MacDonald, and Dr. Christian Lindtner

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is proud to broadcast these speeches the week of Jun. 20-25. The speeches were as follows:

In addition, six interviews that came out of this seminar that were broadcast the weeks of Jun. 27-Jul. 8. The interviews were as follows:

Source: Danish Society for Free Historical Research.

Radio Free Indiana relaunched!

June 1, 2011

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce the return of a program, Radio Free Indiana, hosted by Matt Parrott. The show will run weekly in a new time slot: Fridays, 10 to 11 PM Eastern U.S. time, starting this week, Jun. 3, 2011.

For more information and archives, visit the program page here.

Announcing The Mark Weber Report

March 18, 2011

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, The Mark Weber Report, which will bring you analysis and commentary by Mark Weber of current affairs and historical issues. The show will run weekly Wednesday 10 to 11 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting March 23, 2011.

About Mark Weber

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Mark Weber, historian and author, is director of the Institute for Historical Review, an independent “think tank” and publishing-educational enterprise based in southern California.

He is the author of many articles, reviews, and essays dealing with historical, political, and social issues, which have appeared in a variety of periodicals, and in a range of languages.

Weber has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows, and has appeared many times on television, including on the nationally broadcast “Hannity and Colmes” and “Montel Williams” shows. He has conducted countless interviews with television, radio and print journalists from across the United States, and from Britain, Germany, Sweden, Lebanon, Iran, South Africa, and other countries.

He was born in Portland, Oregon, where he was also raised. He studied history at the University of Illinois (Chicago), the University of Munich (Germany), and Portland State University, from where he received a bachelor’s degree in history (with high honors). He then did graduate work in history at Indiana University (Bloomington), where he served as a history instructor and received a Master’s degree in European history.

In 1988 he testified for five days in Toronto District Court as a recognized expert witness on Germany’s wartime Jewish policy and the Holocaust issue.

During the five years he lived in Washington, DC, he carried out extensive historical research at the National Archives and the Library of Congress.

He lived and worked for two and one-half years in Germany (Bonn and Munich), and for a time in Ghana (West Africa), where he taught English, history, and geography at an all-Black secondary school.

He has been Director of the IHR since 1995. For nine years he was editor of the IHR’s Journal of Historical Review.

Announcing New Right Radio

November 12, 2010

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, New Right Radio, which will consist of a series of speeches given at both current and past meetings of the New Right in London, England. The show will run weekly Monday 10 to 11 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting November 15, 2010.

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The meetings of the New Right have featured speakers such as Jonathan Bowden, David Irving, Norman Lowell, Kai Murros, Michèle Renouf and Tom Sunic and many other notable thinkers, writers, authors, and activists.

About the New Right

The meetings of the New Right are organized by Troy Southgate. The New Right is active on Tumblr and YouTube.

Announcing The Fighting Side of Me with Paul Fromm

October 18, 2010

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, The Fighting Side of Me, hosted by Paul Fromm. The show will run weekly Tuesday 10 to 11 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting October 19, 2010.

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The Fighting Side of me will look at new “affirmative” action, anti-White male recruitment policies in Canada’s RCMP. Paul Fromm will warn about new boatloads of Tamil illegals headed for Canada and will examine why liberals just don’t get it about race and racial differences.

About Paul Fromm

Paul Fromm is a former English instructor from Canada. He is in demand as a speaker in Canada and the United States on immigration reform and the battle for free speech on the Internet.

He is the founder of the Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform (C-FAR), the Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE), and the Canada First Immigration Reform Committee (CFIRC).

Announcing Radio Free Indiana

October 8, 2010

The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, Radio Free Indiana, hosted by Matt Parrott. The show will run weekly Wednesday 10 to 11 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting October 13, 2010.

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Radio Free Indiana will discuss traditional conservatism, Indiana state news, national issues, and activism. It will also celebrate White America’s rich Midwestern heritage and traditions. Join Matt Parrott and the rest of the Hoosier Nation for news, interviews, and commentary from the Middle American radicals your professor warned you about!

About Matt Parrott

Matt Parrott is a community organizer and street activist from Indiana. He’s the chairman of the Hoosier Nation chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, Indiana’s most active and effective traditional conservative advocacy group. He blogs at the Hoosier Nation website and at his own private blog, Fair and Delightsome. He’s a husband and father in suburban Indianapolis who works as a business systems analyst and web programmer. He’s opinionated, controversial, and won’t rest until he and his family are free to celebrate their heritage and traditions in a community of folks who also share and celebrate their heritage and traditions.

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