Local rock station, 96.5 CAYROCK is extending its global reach and bringing its overseas fans out from the cold thanks to the internet. In fact three of its listeners regularly tune via online streaming all the way from the Arctic Circle.
Former Cayman residents Randy Burns, Tony Allenbrand and Nelson Dicipulo were fans of the station while working in Grand Cayman. The trio is thrilled to be able to listen regularly to hot rock while working in chilly Nunavut, Canada.
After working in the restaurant industry for many years in Cayman, the friends recently moved to the territory, 150 miles from Cambridge Bay. There they are losing nearly 10 hours of sunlight a day and in a few weeks time, the sun will not rise for almost a month.
‘We were all avid listeners of 96.5 CAYROCK so it’s like bringing a piece of Cayman with us,’ explained Randy.
‘I plan on returning next year, but in the meantime it’s great to listen to 96.5 CAYROCK [online], bridging the distance between me and Cayman.’
According to a station release, online streaming of radio has become increasingly popular way of staying what is happening on-island especially for those working and living abroad.
Worldwide, online streaming has increased 30 percent in the past year alone. A service of this kind makes it convenient for anyone living abroad to keep up to date with what is happening on the island.
‘dms Broadcasting is proud to be able to bring an online streaming service to its loyal listeners at home and those abroad who want to stay in touch,’ remarked dms Broadcasting Network Promotions and Marketing Manager Phil Vinciullo. ‘We are ecstatic that we have reached fans all the way in the freezing Arctic Circle, and are looking forward to providing entertainment for many more listeners abroad.’
Fans of the 96.5 CAYROCK can visit www.cayrock.ky to listen online, purchase station merchandise, keep up to date with contests, and get the latest scoop from CAYROCK DJs.