Launch Your Own Radio Station (Linux) For FREE @ AirTime
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Launch Your Own Radio Station (Linux) For FREE @ AirTime

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Found 15th Feb 2015
Fancy running your own online Radio Station?
Software to automate the running of a radio station is in widespread use, across both traditional broadcast stations as well as internet-only ones. In effect, the software combines an MP3 player and a timer, along with the ability for the station's owner or presenters to upload MP3 files and schedule which ones get played when.

For example, you can create an entire show and upload it into the system as a single MP3 file which is then scheduled to be played out on specified dates and times. Or, if you have a collection of MP3 music tracks already loaded onto the system, you can create a show by scheduling a playlist of tracks. Again, the built-in diary lets you specify when, and how often, the show will be broadcast. So long as you keep uploading and scheduling files, you can keep your station on the air.

Commercial radio station software is expensive and a very specialist product. But Airtime, from Sourcefabric, is open-source and free. And is used by loads of stations, broadcasting both traditionally and on the internet, around the world.

To run Airtime you'll need a spare dedicated PC running Linux. You'll also need to invest some time in setting it all up correctly. Plus, if you'll be broadcasting from your own home or office, make sure your internet connection is fast enough and that you won't be running up additional bandwidth charges.

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Requirements
PostgresSQL database management and
Debian Wheezy or
Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
For a server edition OS, minimum 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM
For a desktop edition, minimum 1GB of RAM

Check out the LIVE Demo here
airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/login

Enter your username 'admin' and password 'admin'

14 Comments

Original Poster

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Ooooooooooo .. this is HOT OP?!, never thought of this before still?, lol.

And the 'System Requirements' are next to sodding NOWT too? .. nice! .. thanx for that lol. :-)

Heat added.

amour3k

Ooooooooooo .. this is HOT OP?!, never thought of this before still?, … Ooooooooooo .. this is HOT OP?!, never thought of this before still?, lol.And the 'System Requirements' are next to sodding NOWT too? .. nice! .. thanx for that lol. :-)Heat added.


Yep, those grim reapers who bemoan low specs PC, tablets, yesterday's CPU like 2,3rd gen i3 . Celeron, .... Should learn how to use apps and read the hardware spec requirements.

Have to get the OH onto this, so I can tune into it at work to hear all my favourite tracks.

Nice OP, what about recording performance royalties for recording artists and labels whenever a music is performed publicly?

ribs1

Nice OP, what about recording performance royalties for recording … Nice OP, what about recording performance royalties for recording artists and labels whenever a music is performed publicly?



For an online radio station, that would fall under a PPL licence

Very cool. Thanks for posting.



Nile

Very cool. Thanks for posting.

ribs1

Nice OP, what about recording performance royalties for recording … Nice OP, what about recording performance royalties for recording artists and labels whenever a music is performed publicly?



Thanks for the reply and link Dave, that would cost someone £204.18 (plus VAT) for the 2015 licence year by the looks of it.

Hot Quite Literally A Sensational Idea !!! X)

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ribs1

Thanks for the reply and link Dave, that would cost someone £204.18 (plus … Thanks for the reply and link Dave, that would cost someone £204.18 (plus VAT) for the 2015 licence year by the looks of it.



So not a freebie then?

Dealmessiah

So not a freebie then?


Yes, it is definitely a Freebie rather than a Deal else there are many Freebies as many Freebie needs you to spend more money, time and effort. Say a freebie packet of sausages, you still need to pay fuel to cook it plus washing up cost. Another example is buy a magazine and get a freebie CD. One way round the PPL is do similar to what the pirate radios did with offshore ships and locate it another country like Radio Luxembourg.

Dealmessiah

So not a freebie then?



If you only intend to broadcast content that you are the rights holder for then no license would be required. Or if you didn't intend to pay rights holder for their content. The software is the freebie and would be free to run in a number of cases.

If you only intend to broadcast content that you are the rights holder … If you only intend to broadcast content that you are the rights holder for then no license would be required. Or if you didn't intend to pay rights holder for their content. The software is the freebie and would be free to run in a number of cases.



It would be a good way for a band to get themselves heard. They could play all of their own music and talk about the story behind each song. With their playlist on a loop they could just tell people in the music business where they could hear their playlists online or on the radio.
Edited by: "hubaholic" 18th Feb 2015
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