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.

SAM Broadcaster 2015

Why on earth do people still want to pay $$$ out for SAM Broadcaster?

I could understand people buying the program if SAM Broadcaster 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.

“Sorry folks! SAM Broadcaster keeps crashing on us the station may be off air for sometime”

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.

SAM v1.3Winamp Plugins

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 (4.x.x) don’t work on Windows 10

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.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Download the latest version of RadioDJ by clicking on the logo above or right click and “Save link As”)

RadioDJ is a free radio automation program that doesn’t require a key or activation in order to unlock the full benefits of the program.

It’s FREE 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.

@BaldyRadio We’ve been running RadioDJ for a month straight. Flawless. No errors. No reboots. Absolutely stellar!

Radio Hanna (@radio_hanna) December 6, 2015

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 it may look “pretty” as program but that’s all a front. The backend is badly coded and is full of bugs that have never been addressed in the past 15 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.

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