Community:World Zelda Music Radio
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|World Zelda Music Radio|
|Relaunched||June 21, 2008|
|Projects Involved||Zelda Reorchestrated|
|Status||Active (website under construction)|
World Zelda Music Radio or WZMR is an Online Radio Station that spans the ZREO Reorchestration Community. WZMR plays music from various music projects as well as online radio shows 24 hours a day. WZMR is currently owned and operated by Eric Buchholz.
WZMR has gone through multiple stages in its development. Originally launched at ZeldaMusic.org in June 2005 by Enzuru, it was one of the most unique aspects about the Zelda Reorchestrated Project. It was an online radio station, known as World Zelda Music Radio (WZMR) where DJ's would host radio shows, interact with listeners, and air the music produced by ZREO. Often times, new songs were aired on WZMR before they were available on the site for download. The excitement of new music and interaction allowed WZMR to be one of ZREO's biggest successes. The Heavens helped with technical operations. Unfortunately, it was shut down in September 2005 due to financial instability.
For almost 3 years, WZMR remained nothing more then a memory within the community. Despite a joint effort by ZREO and HTLOZ II to revive this project in January 2007, WZMR remained dormant and almost nonexistant. Finally, in January 2008, ebuch began to make a move to resurrect the long dormant radio station.
On February 4, 2008, WZMR was reborn in the form of Reorchestrators' Radio Network, or WRRN. This placeholder station, designed to be the step forward to fully resurrect WZMR.
WZMR officially relaunched on June 21st, 2008, and is currently operating under its original name. However, due to server problems, the website was forced to shut down in 2010. In 2011, joint efforts between new and old staff worked to reconstruct and recode the website. It has been given a new look and is now (almost) fully running.
The windmill hut is run by the spinning stream and airs every wednesday. WZMR airs the show along with the spinning stream, but the non-zelda section of the show is not included.
Past Shows & DJ's
Zelda Remix Hour
Zelda Remix Hour launched soon after the station opened its doors again in 2008. The show is created and hosted by the staff of ZeldaInformer and airs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Like the name suggests, it's an hour long show featuring hand picked gems from the massive collection of Zelda remixes, covers and live performances circulating on the internet.
The New Hyrule
This talk show was hosted by Master of Zelda and featured in-depth discussion about important themes in Zelda games. One of the most memorable shows was a discussion about the censorship of the Islamic chants in the Fire Temple music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Late Nights With Enzuru
This comedy show was hosted by Enzuru and was targeted to a more mature audience. It aired later in the evening, usually after 9pm PST. One of the funniest moments on the show was when fellow DJ, MoZ, sent a sound clip to Enzuru while on the air. It was meant to be played before and after music, to inform people what show they were tuned into. Enzuru, clear as day, said before airing it for the first time, "I hope it is appropriate for our listeners." It was the sound of a female's excitement caused by listening to Late Nights With Enzuru.
Prime Time With Enzuru
This radio show was created to fulfill the hype caused by the former WZMR radio show. Apparently, the talk produced from Late Nights reached listeners who were unable to stay up late for the other show. Prime Time was hosted by Enzuru, but did not feature the kind of mature subject matter Late Nights was known for.
Named after the Zelda web site of the same name and highly inspired by the then-upcoming release of Twilight Princess, this show was hosted by Qureshi Sahab, who owned the web site Hylian Legends. It aired only twice, being one of the last shows produced before WZMR shut down in 2005.