While doing my usual gathering of statistics and searches from this past week.
I noticed “SAM Broadcaster I want to buy it” appear in the search terms.
Why on earth do people still want to pay $$$ out for SAM Broadcaster?
I could understand people buying SAM Broadcaster if it was a stable & reliable program but alas it isn’t!
Barely a month goes by without me seeing a post similar to this on social media.
It’s never been a program that you could rely 100% on to do a live radio show with let alone stream a station with.
The early versions of SAM Broadcaster were badly coded & cobbled together using various (freely available) Winamp plugins.
I’ve never been able to fathom out as to why SAM Broadcaster costs people $299 upwards.
We’re betting that’s a figure they just plucked out of thin air.
The worst bit about Spacial Audio software has to be this:
After you hand over $$$ to Spacial Audio for SAM Broadcaster/SAM Cast/SAM DJ you don’t “own” the program outright.
You only “lease” it!
Spacial Audio could send you a “cease & desist” notice that would require you to stop using their products and destroy any copies of their software you may have.
If the worst happened & Spacial Audio closed down suddenly with no warning one day.
There would be no way your copy of SAM Broadcaster/SAM Cast would work ever again. That’s because Spacial Audio require the newer versions of their software to be activated online.
Unless it was a really old copy from before the days of online activation but having said that some of the older versions of SAM (2/3/4.x.x) won’t work on Windows 10 (even in compatibility mode)
Should that happen you’d be left out of pocket not to mention stuck with software that wouldn’t work!
People need to wake up to the fact that they don’t need to pay $$$ for radio automation software anymore they just need to download and install RadioDJ.
Download RadioDJ v2
RadioDJ is a free radio automation program that doesn’t require keys or activations in order to unlock the full benefits of the program.
It’s FREE1 for use by any radio DJ or radio station in the world.
There are no nasty catches like a trial period or naughty hidden fees. Just software that works out of the box.
You can even run multiple Shoutcast/Icecast streams using RadioDJ.
You need a separate licence key per station with SAM Broadcaster the $$$ soon racks up.
Once you get RadioDJ installed you will find it works like a charm.
It’s really reliable as you can tell from the above tweet!
RadioDJ won’t let you down like SAM Broadcaster. We’ve found that it’s usually a problem with Windows or updates for the PC that meant we needed to restart RadioDJ other than that it just runs and runs. Pity I could NEVER say the same for SAM Broadcaster in the 8 or so years I used it.
SAM Broadcaster may look “pretty” as program but that’s all a front. The back end is badly coded and is full of bugs that have never been addressed in the past 18+ years. The development team really don’t seem to care about the products they are coding.
P.S: I am NOT “Slating” a piece of software as people put it! I just tell people the facts about how badly coded we think it is…
That’s why we think no one should ever buy SAM Broadcaster as a radio automation solution.
Key: 1RadioDJ may have a paid for version sometime in the future but the free version will still be available to those who need it.
Last updated on: 11th April 2018
at 14:35 PM Europe/London