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About Me

Hi, my name is Ronnie J, owner, and operator of the WRIP – Ripped Radio Smooth Jazz Internet radio station. You can learn more about me here. No need to reinvent the wheel.

But, I am someone who loves to teach and share knowledge and information. I do not get everything right, who does? Who among the human family is perfect? But I get most things right.

This website is all about Internet radio. It is about learning. It’s about doing. And, for those who want it, it’s about making money online if you are willing to put in a whole lot of work.

It starts with laying down one brick. Then another. And, another. And …

I am still learning new things because the world in which we live is dynamic and constantly changing.

Internet radio becomes more popular each day because terrestrial radio is very expensive.

We are already witnessing the death of shortwave radio transmissions. Worldwide shortwave broadcast begins with high-powered and expensive transmitters, elaborate antenna systems to transmit the shortwaves, require trained technicians to maintain not only the transmitters and operate them, but also the antenna systems connected to them.

While high-powered shortwave transmissions can reach almost around the world – given ideal atmospheric conditions – the receiver must have shortwave radios. Not too many places in the world will one find someone carrying around a portable shortwave radio. People – even in second and third-world countries have mobile phones now. They can access the Internet and tune into tens-of-thousands of radio stations all over the world.

When I was in West Africa, my radio station could be listened to because it resided on a delivery platform everyone in the world has access to the Internet.

AM broadcast all but obsolete. FM broadcast will be next as Internet radio becomes more popular and mobile phones and other device technology evolve. 5G technology will factor in heavily with regards to how people listen to music and watch videos on their mobile devices while on the go.

“Hold on to your butts.”

Ronnie J.

In the image above that’s me over to the left. I am a retired US Federal employee where I served for more than 22 years as an Instructional Systems Developer/Technical Instructor, IT Specialist (Networks), and Foreign Service Officer (FSO). The photo above was taken when I was an FSO in Sao Tome and Principe, West Africa for three years. I was out and about visiting, chatting, and sharing with the local villagers. That was a wonderful and beautiful day! The children never saw themselves in a video. The smiles on their faces say it all.

Prior to becoming a federal employee, I was in the United States Air Force for twenty years. I am a Veteran. That was a great experience. I traveled to many countries and made many friends.