Begging Bowl Radio Stations?

I’ve just seen a station owner bragging about the donations to his Internet radio station.

“The amount of PayPal donations that we have received has increased 10-fold”

 
So what? Who cares? Why the need for the begging bowl in the first place?

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Last updated on: May 29th, 2017
at 07:52 AM Europe/London

Fake Stats On Shoutcast?

Fake Stats on Shoutcast?

A year and a half after this article was originally written I still don’t get it!

Search term used on Google analytics “Buy fake shoutcast listener script”

faking

Why is it that some stations on Shoutcast seem to want to fake their listener stats?

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Last updated on: June 1st, 2017
at 10:38 AM Europe/London

You’re Running A Radio Station Not A Jukebox

A user on the RadioDJ forums wants the demo request (PHP) script to offer a bit more flexibility for user requests.

(i.e 2 listener requests from an IP per hour like SAM Broadcaster)

Update: You are however now able to do this via the WordPress plugin for RadioDJ

While it’s nice to have the request function in RadioDJ you have to remember you’re running a radio station not a jukebox.

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Last updated on: June 29th, 2017
at 16:24 PM Europe/London

Auto Start No!

Auto start? No!:

I think one of my biggest bug bears about Internet radio station websites has to be audio players on the main page auto starting without any warning.

Just clicked on a link from a station listing website & the radio stream started playing automatically.

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Last updated on: May 31st, 2017
at 14:39 PM Europe/London

Handling RadioDJ Requests

Now RadioDJ has the ability to take listener requests from a website. I thought I would just do a small article on how best to go about handling RadioDJ requests within the program.

In order to stay within DMCA rules you need to delay a request for at least 60 minutes (Especially if you run a station in the USA)

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:54 PM Europe/London

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