Q: Why do I dislike SAM Broadcaster?


A: I could never get through a radio show without something going wrong with the software

I got into Internet radio about 20 years ago when SAM Broadcaster had only just been released so I think I know the programs annoyances and quirks.

Whether it be the program crashing/freezing or the encoders buffering on me nothing ever worked as it should.

“It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure SAM Broadcaster after a crash. I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer but its gone wrong on every operating system we’ve ever tested it on”

I sometimes test the newer versions to see if anything changes and sadly it doesn’t its the same old POS its always been.

The encoders buffering “Unable to send data fast enough” in SAM Broadcaster is nothing new it’s another reason to loathe the program.

encoders buffering

Back when I first used SAM Broadcaster the encoders/program went wrong so often it lost me my regular slot on an Internet radio station.

“I lost a lot of self confidence as a DJ all because SAM Broadcaster wouldn’t work as advertised. When a piece of software has you doubting your ability as a DJ You know something is wrong!

I’m just glad I found RadioDJ free radio automation software back in 2011.


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RadioDJ makes streaming music a pleasure, It just works without freezing or crashing.

RadioDJ can run for weeks and months without a restart of the program.

“One user had his copy of RadioDJ v1.8.2 up for over 24 months without so much as a splutter”

RadioDJ is really reliable & stable and has NEVER let us down its worked everytime we needed it.

Radio DJ seems to be more professional & is written by a guy who seems to have a real passion for developing software.

How To Install RadioDJ

We haven’t had any stress using RadioDJ but we had lots of stress and frustration with SAM

Internet radio as a hobby should be something you enjoy but when software lets you down it takes all that enjoyment away.

As someone put it on social media recently.

“SAM Broadcaster is the Fisher Price of radio automation software and shouldn’t be used by anyone”

I gave the program over 8 years of my time, It’s NOT like I started hating SAM Broadcaster straight away.

I contacted one of the stations I used to do shows for asking for a second chance, Alas they didn’t want to know because SAM Broadcaster had let me down previously.

I wasted far too much time & energy trying to get SAM Broadcaster working properly. You too would HATE a piece software if you’d spent time using it & it never worked as it should!

“All I do via this blog is to tell people about my experiences with a piece of software. So they hopefully don’t end up making the same expensive mistake”

There is nothing remotely wrong or misleading in my doing that!

Next time someone has a go at me about the way I put SAM Broadcaster down.

This post is the answer as to Why I Hate SAM Broadcaster so much.

It has NO place in the world of radio.

P.S: you can hate me all you like because of my dislike for SAM Broadcaster but it only makes you look stupid and ignorant!

Last updated on: 29th June 2019
at 16:23 PM Europe/London