RadioSEGA is dedicated to playing the best SEGA music and remixes via the IceCast streaming platform, as well as building a friendly community of gamers on our message boards.
RadioSEGA first began back in March of 2006 as MySEGA Radio. It was an experiment with Shoutcast to see what Mark could do with it. For a few weeks a playlist of a few hundred tracks was played to a few friends on forums and MSN Messenger. A few weeks later he named it RadioSEGA and started to build a site especially for RadioSEGA. RadioSEGA's playlist grew a little bigger and he was broadcasting for at least 12 hours a day. As people liked the idea and he was featured in Retro Gamer magazine, he made the station go live 24 hours a day still using his home PC. The site was redesigned around June as he got involved with the Summer of Sonic which helped RadioSEGA grow very quickly over a short amount of time - after this he decided to invest in a dedicated server box for the station and began to look into new ideas.
Sadly, around August of 2006, the site went offline as he didn't have any time to keep it going - but he began planning to bring it back in October, and the site with the forums came back online in December of 2006. This time it had something new: automatic requests. This proved extremely popular and set RadioSEGA apart from the competition.
As 2007 came about, the playlist was still being expanded and new site ideas were being added such as Game of the Month - July 2007 was the last major update until June 2008, where a totally new RadioSEGA has come online which promised to be bigger and better.
In March 2009, the radio went from being a 24 hour stream, with listener requests, to the addition of LiVE shows. ResidentSD hosted the very first show with SEGA AGES, a show that was themed to a particular year, composer, artist or console; followed by Saturday Night SEGA, as hosted by Gavvie, who shortly after that became the new owner. Though it’s now over, SNS is still RadioSEGA’s longest running first-party show.
March 2012, our 6th anniversary, saw the launch of the biggest website makeover yet, dubbed ‘Project 7’ which brought along a bigger focus on news and original feature articles. Although we now have put the news reporting bit on hold, we’re still looking into providing our readers high quality original content, like the SEGA Fans Chronicles, Memories of SEGA or Streets of Reaper.
The online radio is still what makes us RadioSEGA though, so we’re currently trying to focus more on that as we build the next iteration of our website (‘Project 8’) under the leadership of current owner, Foreversonic. Not only did we debut new shows in the form of remix-centered SEGA Mixer Drive with Rexy, and The Cyber Razor Cut with Sonic Yoda, or the long-awaited RadioSEGA’s Top 40 Countdown hosted by KC, but we’ll be bringing new and original concepts to the airwaves in the near future.
We also hosted shows that began life on other online radio stations, like Radio Redux with AAUK and EchoHawk, and Turbo Drive Live with SSMB's very own Turbo. We’re currently dualcasting The Late Late Late Afternoon Breakfast Show, as hosted by Sonic Radio’s Shadow Remix, and RSN Live, with RSN Radio’s voice.
A huge thanks must go out to the RadioSEGA staff for helping Mark create the community and the beginnings of the site; to Gavvie for shaping the community into what it is now; to AAUK, former Community Manager at Sega Europe, for the help and support he has given; and to everyone who has helped us along the way. If you’d like to help us take RadioSEGA to the next level by joining our staff, see how to get in touch with us here.
Requests between 6th Jan and 12th Jan