Hi Everyone, firstly I'd like to say a massive sorry to all those logging onto the website last night looking for commentary on the Lincoln match.
Unfortunately, and for reason unbeknown to me, USTREAM broadcaster failed to load whilst every other website which requires flash etc ran fine.
Usually this wouldn't be too much of a pain as we could use Skype and let the studio log onto USTREAM using a stronger connection, however the laptop had somehow deleted the programme!
The only option left was a mobile phone connection and to broadcast via the Takeover Stream only (It was like going back to when we originally started!) - The connection and sound isn't great for full commentary and some may have not seen the message posted on our MM-LIVE Page or twitter - as such I send my deepest appolgoies, ask my good lady who accompanies me to these matches - there's nobody more frustrated than me when things go wrong!
Takeover Radio 106.9FM are a registered charity with little money to buy top end broadcast equipment, there are only two part-time paid staff on the books whose contracts will come to an end shortly if more funding can't be found. Since joining I have been a volunteer and apart from last summer when we received a small grant to buy broadcast kit, have purchased things out of my own pocket or searched for a free alternative.
USTREAM is a free alternative but as you can see is temperamental at the best of times - Today i'm going to start looking at more professional and accessible programmes to use but am aware they will cost money. Since Mansfield Matters was formed it has grown to something I could never have dreamt of, I ask you now for one small favor in return to the show and service we provide - it doesn't matter how much the amount but please donate to the show/station to aid the upkeep of the show and website. I doubt we'll ever stop broadcasting in some form, however if we don't get a more reliable audio stream soon - the quality is going to rapidly decrease and make it a waste of time for all involved!
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This has become a labor of love for me and I'll keep fighting to ensure top end broadcasts are made wherever possible, sorry again for last night's shambolic performance (off the pitch, not on it!) - hopefully, with a little help, we can return to the norm on Saturday.
Match Report, Full Audio/ Highlights, Team & Stats sheet etc will be posted during the day
Thanks again for your continued support, this is not a dream of mine which I vainley keep pursuing, but the community for us Stags fans to keep
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