Seen a couple of posts recently on social media from radio station owners & DJ’s all stating they couldn’t do their shows.
“No live show tonight we’re off air until further notice we need to repair SAM Broadcaster”
“Kind of nervous for my show tonight hopefully they can solve this SAM Broadcaster problem”
“Won’t be doing my live show tonight SAM Broadcaster won’t co-operate”
“Won’t be broadcasting today sorry SAM Broadcaster is playing up because of an error”
Do any of those statements sound familiar?
SAM Broadcaster crashing and taking a station/stream off air is nothing new!
The program used to crash on me quite often in the 8+ years I used the software. It went wrong so many times it lost me a regular slot on an Internet radio station.
It got tedious having to constantly rebuild the program and database after a crash.
The whole program being flaky is just one of the biggest annoyances with SAM Broadcaster.
If you’ve spent time rebuilding/reconfiguring SAM Broadcaster after a crash we know how painful it is to have that happen to you.
Trying to run a stream myself using SAM Broadcaster was a nightmare experience.
Aside from the program going wrong the encoders would buffer even on a stable connection with a decent upload speed.
I ran many tests and even contacted the ISP’s to see if there was anything wrong with my broadband connection.
It’s almost 6 years now since we stopped using SAM Broadcaster and started using RadioDJ free radio automation software.
We swear by it for automating our music with.
We have yet to have a serious problem with RadioDJ it’s really stable and reliable and won’t crash during a show
RadioDJ shouldn’t cause you any issues once setup and installed and will work for weeks/months without needing a restart.
One user of RadioDJ had his copy running for over 234 days
We don’t have the errors or headaches with RadioDJ that we used to have with SAM Broadcaster.
However if the worst should happen & your PC crashes, You can be safe in the knowledge it wasn’t RadioDJ at fault!
We take regular daily backups of the database and we’ve yet to actually restore the database from a backup. It’s rare the RadioDJ database needs any maintenance.
If SAM Broadcaster isn’t working for you we suggest you make the switch to RadioDJ.
You’ll have more time to concentrate on the important stuff like doing radio shows. Without having to worry about software going wrong on you.
Stop buying SAM Broadcaster from @Spacial Audio it really is the PITS when it comes to radio automation software.