Did You know: RadioDJ has the ability to take online listener requests? Well it does …
We thought we would do a short tutorial on how to setup RadioDJ Online Requests.
Free SAM Broadcaster – Limited Offer?
I woke up this morning and switched the PC on, I saw this tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.
Free SAM Broadcaster – Limited Offer https://t.co/tkcn9dcNUM
I went to the link in the tweet and it landed on a page on the “all software discount” website which gave some blurb about SAM Broadcaster Cloud and a FREE trial.
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.
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.
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.
OK People of the world of Internet radio can you all do me a huge favour?
Stop telling me what to think/post/write on this website and even social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
I’m getting royally fed up of people having a go at me because of my dislike for a certain piece of software.
It’s all getting a bit boring when trolls start hiding behind their keyboards to dish out abuse and vitriol.
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.
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.
Internet radio can be a really great hobby to have, Once you get used to how everything works it’s great fun. It can be daunting at first but don’t be afraid of searching Google or radio forums for tips and advice.
Most people think setting up an online Internet radio station will cost them lots of $$$.
It need not cost you anything to initially setup your own online radio station. (Not misleading!)
Yes you heard that right! You can start your Internet radio station for FREE with RadioDJ (Yes it’s really FREE)
You will need a decent PC with minimum of 1GB RAM and a decent broadband connection in order to stream successfully.
RadioDJ is a fully fledged radio studio automation package which once installed and configured works rather well at automating music/jingles/promos, Which of course is what the program was designed to do.
RadioDJ can be left alone for long periods of time to do what it does best.
Follow this link to a easy to follow tutorial on How to setup RadioDJ
You can find some other handy radio software downloads on this page
If you have any issues setting RadioDJ up you can find help on the Community Forums
After you’ve installed RadioDJ you will then need a Shoutcast or Icecast server to stream to.
You can find some FREE shoutcast/icecast hosting by searching Google for “Free Streaming servers”
Alternatively you can pay a Shoutcast/icecast host for a server from around $2/3 a month. Do your research on Google and steer clear of hosts who offer “Unlimited Listeners”
Make your station unique! Stand out from the crowd and who knows eventually you could have a successful online Internet radio station.
Tip: Be patient don’t expect to learn everything within 5 minutes, Like every hobby it will take time to get used to what does what.
Came across a conversation on social media yesterday from someone interested in being a DJ for an online radio community (Habbo).
They were asking what software they needed to use to do a show with.
Why restrict DJ’s to only one piece of software? DJ’s are by their nature are creative people so dictating to them what software they can and can’t use isn’t really going to go down well.
I’d even go as far as saying it may put off potential DJ’s from working for you.
Digging a bit deeper into the “Habbo community” it would appear that there are SAM Broadcaster keys publicly available on one of the fansite forums.
Allowing users to share keys to software that costs $299 is not going to make you look good.
I hope Spacial take your fansites/community to court for software piracy!
Just because SAM Broadcaster is there doesn’t mean you have to force people have to use it!
There’s far better software for doing online radio shows with that doesn’t require keys/codes and that’s RadioDJ
(Click on the logo to download RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As” to download it to your PC)
Hey “HABBO” stop limiting what software a DJ can use! It should be their choice. OH and tell those fansites to take the illegal software links/keys off their forums while you’re at it. No one likes software piracy!