A: I couldn’t do 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 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.
Reasons why you should use RadioDJ free radio automation software:
Here’s a few reasons we can think of…
It’s FREE for use by anyone, anywhere with NO restrictions)
Its a really stable program and works for months without a restart
No keys required! RadioDJ doesn’t require a key code to unlock the program features
Easy to manage Rotations & Events for all your automation needs
Amazing crossfading songs will mix perfectly together
Great Music library support. You add and create categories/subcategories as needed
Perfect sound quality with the built in sound processing your music will sound great
Database backup tool so you can backup your song library, settings and events
We could go on and give you more reasons like the request system, colour editing tool, account control, folder sync and the great support via the RadioDJ Community Forums
But the best reason to use RadioDJ is also the the first point I made.
“The program is 100% FREE for use by any DJ or any radio station (Yes really!) You can run multiple radio streams if you so desire. Or if you’re not a DJ It can still be used as a home music automation system”
You CANNOT run multiple streams using SAM Broadcaster, Without it costing you hundreds of $$$ as Spacial Audio require you to have a separate SAM Broadcaster Pro/Studio licence per radio station.
That means running 3 stations with SAM Broadcaster Pro would cost: 3 × $299 = $897 OR more if you use the Studio edition of SAM & that’s before you pay for streaming fees or licences.
Oh and you need separate PC’s for each Instance of SAM as you cannot run multiple copies on one machine.
You also struggle to get the database/events/settings backed up in SAM Broadcaster.
Yes at the moment you have to use Stand Alone Encoding software but that’s still no excuse for not trying RadioDJ. We ran RadioDJ successfully alongside stand alone encoders when we were streaming.
Make the switch to RadioDJ free radio automation software today you won’t regret it! Lots of people are discovering just how amazing RadioDJ is.
Fired up the PC and looked at user searches on my website admin pages and I saw this…
“SAM Broadcaster virus infects RadioDJ”
It sounds to us like this person has downloaded & installed a dodgy patched copy of SAM Broadcaster off some torrent/pirate site which installed some malware on their system & is now interfering with the smooth running of other software such as RadioDJ.
We can think of quite a few reasons you might want to choose an alternative to SAM Broadcaster Pro or Studio, but here’s a collection we’ve put together.
Lousy Customer Support
When you pay $$$ for software you would expect help and support if something went wrong.
When SAM Broadcaster goes wrong (and it will) don’t expect to get much help from Spacial Audio: The Spacial support department sends users the same old canned replies without actually helping anyone. Even the forums and social media accounts are staffed by people who don’t really care.