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

Whether it be the program crashing/freezing while trying to add music 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. At first I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer(s) but its gone wrong on every computer we’ve ever installed it on.

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

Back when I first used SAM Broadcaster the encoders went wrong so often it ended up losing 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 2010.


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RadioDJ can run for weeks, months and years without the software needing a restart, unlike SAM Broadcaster which needed restarting about 3 times a day at one point.

One user had his copy of RadioDJ v1.8.2 up for over 4 Years 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 Developer 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.

I gave the program over 10 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!

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, ignorant and blinkered!

POS = Piece of software or Piece of Shit. You decide!

Last updated on: 27th April 2020
at 10:52 AM Europe/London