5 Bulletproof Ways To Avoid Studio Disasters

Posted By James on Jun 10 2012 06:54 PM

Your Computer And Interface Totally Fry / $30 Surge ProtectorI'm not entirely sure if an uninterrupted power supply is the best way to fight against the lightning of Zeus, but in my brain it makes sense. Maybe someone who knows can chime in. I do remember from school that good ol' zener diode-equipp...

RAIN Summit Europe Will Feature Keynote By Spotify Exec

Posted By James on Jun 10 2012 06:20 PM

Spotify’s General Manager for Europe, Jonathan Forster, will be a keynote speaker at RAIN Summit Europe – the first-ever pan-European conference specifically focused on the fast-growing field of Internet radio – to be held in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, October 5th.As you may have read here be...

Absolute apologies for security breach

Posted By James on Jun 10 2012 06:16 PM

Absolute Radio’s CEO Donnach O’Driscoll has emailed users of the station’s website with a message saying sorry for sending unsolicited mail.In the email, he says the station discovered a “matter” last week and has taken “rigorous” checks to avoid it happening again.According to O’Dri...

Airtime adds real-time show edit and live stream rebroadcast

Posted By James on Jun 10 2012 06:12 PM

Sourcefabric have released Airtime, their software for radio stations, in version 2.1. Airtime is open source, free to download, runs on Ubuntu and Debian, and users can interact with it through any web browser. The software now includes real-time show editing and live stream rebroadcasting, plus au...

The SoundExchange Lawsuit & You

Posted By James on Jun 10 2012 06:05 PM

The complicated scenarios broadcasters and webcasters pay to artists, via SoundExhange, may soon be wrenched out in a court of law thanks to a lawsuit filed yesterday by SiriusXM. That company would rather deal directly with labels than have to go through a Mother Ship. NAB EVP/Radio John David says...

Pandora Goes Zoom Zoom

Posted By James on Jun 10 2012 06:03 PM

PANDORA has added MAZDA as the latest major car manufacturer to integrate the webcaster into the radio of their vehicles. MAZDA models that will feature PANDORA are expected to be available at dealers beginning in the FALL of 2012. The MAZDA in-dash entertainment system will support PANDORA fun...

The golden age of radio?

Posted By James on Apr 04 2012 03:05 AM

The above graph is interesting – it’s the usage of the words radio (in blue) and television (in red) in books scanned by Google Books.As you can see, use of the word ‘radio’ peaked in books in the 1940s, but grew steadlily since a low of 1970 (when television overtook it in popularity). Ther...

Radio Streaming Myths Debunked

Posted By James on Apr 01 2012 08:26 PM

Myth: “Online streaming is not a critical need for my station.”Fact: Online streaming should be a mission-critical part of any radio station’s arsenal of marketing tools. Listeners have come to expect their favorite station to be streaming online on their desktop, and their mobile phones. If y...

April Fools Gags on Air? Play It Safe, and Remember the FCCs Hoax Rule

Posted By James on Apr 01 2012 06:46 PM

With April Fool's Day only a few days away, we need to repeat our annual reminder that broadcasters need to be careful with any on-air pranks, jokes or other jokes prepared especially for the day. While a little fun is OK, remember that the FCC does have a rule against on-air hoaxes - and, of any da...

Weekly Web Radio Listening Up 30% From 2011

Posted By James on Apr 01 2012 06:44 PM

According to new data from Edison Research and Arbitron, weekly Internet radio listening in the U.S. grew 30% from 2011 to 2012. "This is the largest year-over-year increase we’ve seen since we began tracking this stat in 1998," writes Edison VP Tom Webster. And it's likely thanks to smartphones.T...


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