Listener count?

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oly8ball

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I broadcast Ottawa Co. police and fire in MI (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=10356) and last night around 20:00 my listeners hit 82. Now I was not listening at the time but pretty sure there was not a incident going on at that time\ Was there a glitch in the listener count yesterday with RR? If not then I guess people must have thought something was going on that wasnt.
 

talkpair

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I'm no expert on smartphone apps, but I think there might be feature in certain apps that notify the smartphone owner once a selected feed's listener count exceeds a pre determined number.

This type of feature could cause a chain reaction of people connecting to your feed even if nothing is going on, since the app is merely looking at the numbers, and the smartphone owners then follow.
 

KMA367

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Did you pull up your feed archive for the hour or so preceding/following that and listen to it? I've seen surges like that in my mostly-rural county feed's stats (after not hearing a single siren all night long) and discovered fires, pursuits and other incidents that I otherwise wouldn't have known about until the next evening's news... if I even happened to turn that on.
I broadcast Ottawa Co. police and fire in MI (Ottawa County Police and Fire Live Scanner Audio Feed) and last night around 20:00 my listeners hit 82. Now I was not listening at the time but pretty sure there was not a incident going on at that time\ Was there a glitch in the listener count yesterday with RR? If not then I guess people must have thought something was going on that wasnt.
 
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