The following text is a guest blog post that we are bringing you on behalf of Truckers.FM. The phenomenon of fan community radio stations is something very special to our truck simulators, and we think it's worth wider recognition. Good luck in year two!
The success of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator have brought people together from across the world in ways we never imagined. This weekend, a unique part of the community will be celebrating its 1st Anniversary. Truckers.FM is a non-profit community radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day, bringing your favourite trucking tunes right to your in-cab radio. Volunteer presenters from around the globe dedicate their time to the station, taking song requests and making shout-outs. They also help to advertise community run ‘Virtual Trucking Companies’, multiplayer mod events, and twitch streams.
Running a radio station like TFM is no easy task; it takes a team of 32 members to keep things running smoothly. Although it takes a lot of dedication to keep drivers up to date on the latest traffic on the servers, broadcast live presentations, and take requests on the air, it’s all in a day’s work for the TFM Team!
So far this year, TFM has taken in over 42,000 requests from avid listeners, over 3,000 hours of live shows, and have even have had listeners into the thousands during special events!
“We are proud of our team and what we have created here,” says TFM Founder Mark. “We knew from the moment we started that it wouldn’t be easy, but we also knew how much we would enjoy supporting and entertaining the community.” It all sparked from an idea put together by the original founding members of TFM: Alex (London), Mark (The Stig), Chris (Chjl1234), and Zer0, who, along with many of the volunteer presenters and staff, make up the popular radio station. “It is the trucking community we are most grateful for,” says London. “Without their support throughout our time on the air, we wouldn’t be where we are today. That’s why we are giving back to the community with our #ONE celebrations this weekend!”
Truckers.FM #ONE celebrations will take place with support from SCS Software, Scania UK, and Flagship Events. This birthday celebration will include special radio broadcasts, TruckersMP multiplayer events, game giveaways, Scania merchandise prizes, and much more! Details can be found on our supporters’ social media outlets, and on the TruckersMP Forums.