Advantages Of Streaming Multiple Bitrates

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

Streaming SHOUTcast is something that everyone can enjoy, but not everyone can enjoy it. Just over 70% of internet services are broadband. Only a small percentage of that has a fast internet service, so streaming on a 128kbps stream is not going to impress everyone, not everyone can get bufferless s...

The Creative Challenge of Radio Advertising

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

Introduction As with any advertising medium, the challenge is to make best use of the opportunity. There are two main challenges that are specific to radio, one with its roots in history, the other in the nature of sound. The first is specific to commercial radio in the UK, and other markets where c...

SAM Broadcaster Skype/Ventrilo streaming

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

Thanks to Choseh and Jkemr for following me to this handy tutorial on spacialaudio's site. Original Link: We support this article fully at Broadcasting World Forums, just post up a thread and we will provide full support! -James -------------...

Internet Radio History

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

The concept of internet radio was initiated up by Carl Malamud. He in 1993 launched an “Internet Talk Show” which was the first internet radio show. But in 1995 the internet radio got its present form and till then the files were not present in a multi-cast fashion but were distributed one by on...

Putting Live Callers On The Air

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

Many people have asked this question. How can I put callers live on my station? Well here is a nice little guide I'm putting together for people that want to be able to do this cheaply and easily. If you are looking for high quality phone audio and are willing to spend a good bit of money, I recomme...

Installing Sc Trans for SHOUTcast on Linux

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

Introduction Here follows an explanation of howto setup sc_trans. Note that this application is not available for Win32, only for Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.Step 1: Download the source Ofcourse you need the source.. so Step 1 is to download sc_trans from

What Is SHOUTcast?

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM

SHOUTcast is a server developed by Nullsoft which allow people to create Internet radio networks. SHOUTcast allows the content (MP3 or AAC) to be transferred from one media player to others. SHOUTcast is a cross-platform and a freeware. SHOUTcast uses a simple client-server model and data from serv...

Broadcaster Tim Grundy Dies

Posted By James on Feb 02 2009 10:22 PM

Tim Grundy, the former host of the Breakfast Show on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio and the man who helped launch Reading 107 has died at the age of 50. Grundy, the son of infamous Sex Pistols interviewer Bill Grundy, started out as a coffee boy at Piccadilly Radio at the age of seventeen. Over th...

City Talk's Phil Easton Dies

Posted By James on Feb 02 2009 10:20 PM

Radio broadcasting legend Phil Easton has died from a heart attack on Monday afternoon. Phil has been with the station for over 30 years on and off, and spent the last decade hosting the Magic 1548 Breakfast Show, before joining City Talk early last year. Phil's last programme on City Talk was on M...

SHOUTcast Widget Update

Posted By James on Feb 01 2009 05:00 PM

SHOUTcast recently updated their widget according to the Official Shoutcast Blog. With users asking for features such as better favourites, better settings and custon station settings, SHOUTcast rethought its widget and added these features. Steps to set a station as the default on your widget 1. ...