Non-Profit Internet Radio Station?

Do you run a community radio station online without looking to make money from it? Are you a not for profit or community led Internet radio station?

Community / not for profit radio stations:

  • Community radio stations are a type of station which does not have any adverts,
  • Is funded by investors,
  • Is run by volunteers,
  • Is influenced, owned by and operated in the community they serve

We believe that radio automation software shouldn't have to cost you the earth.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:33 PM Europe/London

Vigilante Stream Monitoring Group?

With everything that’s gone on this past few weeks in regards to the new Licence fee rate hikes.

It’s no surprise that some online stations have decided to go off air because of the costs involved.

I’ve just had this brought to my attention on a broadcasting forum.

There is a group of ex US broadcasters that were forced off the air because of the hike in royalty rates, and these people have decided to form a vigilante stream monitoring group.

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Last updated on: September 22nd, 2016
at 08:43 AM Europe/London

I Wish There Was An Alternative To Sam Broadcaster

Just seen someone post this statement on the SAM Broadcaster Cloud Facebook page.

“I genuinely wish there was an alternative to SAM Broadcaster on the market”

 
He can’t have searched the Internet or Google that hard… Otherwise he would have known that there is a 100% FREE alternative that works better than SAM Broadcaster.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:40 PM Europe/London

The Future Of Streaming: Only For The Rich?

I’ve been reading a few articles this past few weeks to do with Internet radio royalty fees going up for stations on the Internet.

>> This being one of them <<

Some station owners are paying as little as $23.50 a month to licence their streams at the moment and it’s those broadcasters who are going to be affected by any rise in royalty payments.

Under the WSA which expires this year the SoundExchange portion of royalties would be around $60-$90 a month.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:32 PM Europe/London

Winamp And Shoutcast Now Owned By Vivendi

I saw a post on the Winamp/Shoutcast forums this morning. It would appear Winamp and Shoutcast are now partly owned by a company called Vivendi.

“Winamp is back… in the hands of a major corporation: Vivendi has acquired a 64.4 percent stake in Radionomy, the European online radio services company that owns Winamp and Shoutcast as well as the online radio ad marketplace Targetspot.

 
Vivendi owns the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Dailymotion.

You can read more about this story at the following links.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:34 PM Europe/London

You’re Cracking Us Up!!

I’ve written a few posts on this blog pertaining to people looking for SAM Broadcaster keys/cracks/keygens etc…

When I wrote them I had no idea that those posts would take on a life of their own.

SAM Broadcaster cracks searches

As far as I’m aware Spacial Audio don’t seem to think there’s a problem with people wanting pirated versions of their badly written software. Although they do put in several DMCA requests to Google every year.

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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 15:01 PM Europe/London

Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even shoutcast/icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded. The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

The SAM Broadcaster encoders have failed on us several times on several different computers with different ISP providers, They even buffered while streaming to a local shoutcast server on the same PC. So it’s not someones connection at fault.

Even the old winamp DSP plugin encoders would suffer from the same problem.

DSP encoders

“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

 

SAM Broadcaster encoders disconnection

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

All of those users being told it’s their computer or Internet connection at fault when in reality it’s the software itself.

This is not an issue we’ve ran into using other encoding software. We never had a problem with buffering when we used other software to encode with.

We last used the Streaming plugin for RadioDJ to do a test with and it held up for well over 10 days without any errors or buffering.

We only had to restart the PC because of Windows 10 updates.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed and has been in the program since the days of version v2.7.7

We really do wish Spacial SVS support on the forums would stop blaming peoples connections when the encoders buffer in SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: March 4th, 2016
at 13:50 PM Europe/London

Free Radio Broadcast Automation Software

I like some of the searches I see coming from Google analytics. One used over the past few days was “free radio broadcast automation software”

I’m guessing they were probably looking for an alternative to another well known radio automation program.

If you’re in the market for some FREE radio broadcasting software.

Then you need RadioDJ FREE radio automation software.

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RadioDJ is a pretty fantastic piece of kit we’ve used it for around 5 years now.

Considering it’s free it comes packed with some pretty awesome features.

1) It’s 100% FREE with NO keys, No catches, No online activations or restrictions on use.
2) RadioDJ is so reliable and it will run for weeks/months without a need of a reboot.
3) Great support via the Community Forums.
4) Great sound via the built in sound processing.
5) It’s really simple to create or manage playlists, rotations and events.
6) Music library support. You can create and add as many categories/subcategories you need.

There are more great reasons like the “Online request system” or the “Plugins for streaming” but we will let you download and install RadioDJ and play with it and see for yourself.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download
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A quick & easy to follow tutorial on setting RadioDJ up can be found Here

Of course should you have any issues setting things up then just head to the RadioDJ Community Forums for more help and advice.

Top Tip: Try searching the RadioDJ forums for an answer to your problem.

There’s a good chance your question has been answered a few times before!

You really don’t need to spend $$$ on online radio software EVER again. RadioDJ is FREE radio broadcast software that will perform like a star.

Last updated on: March 14th, 2016
at 15:46 PM Europe/London

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