Is free speech on internet radio under attack? Revelations of attacks suggest so! HAGMANN AND HAGMANN SUSTAINED MASSIVE ‘DDOS’ ATTACK WHEN ‘V’ WAS ON -FOLKS THEY ONLY DO THIS WHEN THE TRUTH IS SPOKEN!
By Douglas J. Hagmann
31 August 2013
Is the Hagmann & Hagmann Report and the guests who appear on our show being intentionally censored? And if so, by whom? And why? These are questions that we were forced to ask ourselves and others over the last 72 hours. As of 6:40 p.m. ET today, we believe we were given the answers to at least some of these questions. The information is troubling to say the least.
As regular listeners to The Hagmann & Hagmann Report know, we’ve experienced a myriad of sound quality problems that have lately caused us extreme frustration and fatigue to our listeners. Within the last year, we’ve invested thousands of dollars in professional quality studio broadcasting equipment, as well as high bandwidth cable lines that assure that we have the necessary professional capabilities to handle an exceptionally large volume of traffic. We’ve also hired technicians to assess our equipment, connectivity and performance, and passed all of their benchmark tests with flying colors.
To provide our listeners and special guests with uninterrupted real-time broadcast segments to hear and provide the most content possible (i.e. less commercialization), we chose Blog Talk Radio for our primary broadcasting and archival venue. They provide a seamless interface for listeners wanting to use other applications to hear our program. Of course, we pay a premium for this service, and they have served us well. Except…
Beginning in March, our ranking began to rise within the alternative news community. We’ve been continually ranked in the top most popular slots of all Blog Talk Radio shows, and have been consistently ranking in the top 50-100 most downloaded news and current event programs in iTunes, even surpassing veteran luminaries such as Fox News, Michael Savage, NPR, and others in download popularity (see screen captures at the end of this report). Of course, these ranking change consistently, but we’ve held our own among the big dogs of syndicated radio.
When we began to bring on guests to talk about topics considered far too controversial for syndicated shows touching on issues related to the actions of our government, DHS, TSA, and especially banking and economic issues, our broadcasting problems began to get worse. At first we believed it to be related to packet loss due to the high volume of calls and listeners. That problem was reportedly solved by BTR and the broadcasts became “normal” again, until last week.
Transmission problems & their timing… Coincidence?