Internet Radio

One of my great joys this summer has been upping our home usage of internet radio bigtime - mostly cause it's now booming directly out from our sound system rather than tiny computer speakers.

Ive been enjoying it SO much that I am actually dabbling with the idea of starting a station eventually. Wanted to know if anyone here was doing it, and if so what tools they used/recommended.

Also feel free to post station links here, we've all got some!
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I listen in the day to any of the BBC stations...
www.bbc.co.uk
BBC radio 4 or World Service for REAL decent NEWS and discussion. BBC 6 for a great cross section of music and chat (where else do you find on a national main stream station dub reggae played next to Joni Mitchell next to Bjork).
It's also fab for me cos having worked for the BBC for so long i know most of the presenters which is alway cute as i tend to e-mail them as they are on air, they get a great kick out of the fact that radio is SO global these days... so I can also download re-runs of me bezzy, ANDY KERSHAWS world music show on BBC Radio 3 or me ole flame Brinsley Forde's Reggae show Lively Up Yourself on BBC 6.. (Both worth checkin out!).
I wonder - i know about world band radios (which are crap reception in Manhattan) but what about an actual radio that picks up all of these internet stations do they sell such a thing?
Chi Chi - Daddy needs to have his own radio staion with your very own Verbal Abuse in an afternoon tea slot!
Internet radio is great. Chi Chi will you post your favorite stations?

I did a bit of research about creating a station. It seems the easiest method is to use the SHOUTcast plugin for Winamp which allows you to add files to your playlist and click play to broadcast. You can also broadcast from a mic or mixer plugged into your sound card.

(crosses fingers for Verbal Abuse in the afternoon) Wink

You will need a server to host your stream. You can host your own server with additional SHOUTcast software or hire a host, it seems the most popular host is Live365.

Hosting your own server seems impractical as it requires 2.4 Mbps (two T1 lines) for 100 listeners at 24Kbps quality. Eek!

The pricing plans offered by various hosts depend on the amount of listener slots and quality of broadcast.

FUN Links!

Live365 -
http://www.live365.com/broadcast/index.live?1062133330951

Review of Hosts -
http://radiotoolbox.com/hosts/

SHOUTcast - http://www.shoutcast.com/support/docs/


Hope that helps...

[This message was edited by fluffernutter on 08-29-03 at 05:20 PM.]
Z&S - thanks... but Sirius is satelite radio... which i know is prob much better than what the main bands offer... but its still not INTERNET radio you know.... I think i have just invented a radio which picks up satelite and internet without being connected to a lap/desktop.... Now wouldn't THAT be great.... Is Dean Kamen reading this?
Um, Anna the radio station isnt going to have anything to do with Daddy. He has too many projects now and cannot take on any music related hobbies...

Ive long wondered what to do with this incredible audio pandora's box that we have accumulated over the last 25 years, everything from unreleased tracks that were created for big shows and have been seminal in some way but never released, to 90 minutes of the original "World Famous Supreme Team" show, straight out of Newark in the early 80s and a huge inspiration to Malcolm McL, ta vocal and spoken word nuggets from people like Dorian Corey and Keith Haring.

I would like people to have access to this material but we can't sell it since we don't own it. And that's why internet radio seems to make the most sense. And of course we could do Verbal Abuse as well.

I dont know anything about satellite radio, or anything else about it except that I've always loved doing it since I began going on legendary Radio Priestess Jeanie Hopper's Liquid Sound Lounge 10 years ago to do live readings. So Fluffer thanks for the links and research. I had been looking at Live 365 cause since we installed itunes that's what Ive been using as my portal since 3/4 of the staions I like are on it. The price is certainly incredible and it looks pretty easy to set up. Just curious if anyone was using it or something else.
Here's a few stations Ive been regularly enjoying. They are all very niche, and as so, Im not sure how many here would like them, but, whatever -

For New Orleans music including obscure Zydeco, Mardi Gras Indians/Second Line, and French Cajun:

Mr. Po Boy's Jambalaya Jam
http://www.pocreations.com/indexwo.html

(Then click link that says "New Orleans Radio")

+++++++++++++

Baroque Plus
Yup, nothing but Baroque - glorious if you like it and filled with rare nuggets and composers Id never even heard of before-

http://www.live365.com/stations/arias

+++++++++++++

Swirly Girl -

Darkwave, Girly and Shoegazer (what a great sub-niche)

http://www.live365.com/stations/shoegazergabby

As far as I know these are Internet Only.
I've been running Radio W.A.B.O.S. for about two years now, stopping only when a hard drive crash sidelined me.

Being that I am unable to DJ at the moment ( nowhere to! ) it's my one refuge into the life.

As soon as I recover my music collection , it will be back. ( Hopefully be then end of this week )

Missing MOTHER, NYC, and many many friends,

- Dj Delchi
My ole mate Andy Kershaw's BBC show can be heard anytime on the net. A really funny show he did in North Korea is really worth listening to and a total hoot!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/andykershaw.shtml
The first ever radio programme recorded in North Korea - this isolated and extraordinary country. Andy Kershaw has described this as the "last great adventure on planet Earth". Even with all the restrictions and supervision,BBC Radio 3 managed to record the music of local musicians.
Andy is also really well respected as a war correspondent and world music fanatic, other shows can be heard too.. from Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Iraq Some shows are really a hoot!http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/onlocation.shtml
I have been part of an adult comedy network called No Holds Barred Radio for about 4 years now (in some way shape or form) and for the past year have been doing my own weekly 2 hour talk show called "Rye Seronie University - The only school where Astroglideā„¢ is a school supply" If you want to discuss the idea I know what you need, and I have connections to cheap server hosts.

I am the Queen Bitch of the Multi-verse!
Been hunting around the interweb for radio to break the monotony of having to work this week, and found a station that I'm really loving called DayGlo Radio. It's all 80s, but great selections - not just the standard "Boys Don't Cry" variety, either (though there is a fair amount of that, and Duran Duran, Clash, Smiths, etc). Lots of Siouxsie, too! Check it out here: DayGlo
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Originally posted by Anna Nicole:
I listen in the day to any of the BBC stations...
www.bbc.co.uk
BBC radio 4 or World Service for REAL decent NEWS and discussion. BBC 6 for a great cross section of music and chat (where else do you find on a national main stream station dub reggae played next to Joni Mitchell next to Bjork).
It's also fab for me cos having worked for the BBC for so long i know most of the presenters which is alway cute as i tend to e-mail them as they are on air, they get a great kick out of the fact that radio is SO global these days... so I can also download re-runs of ANDY KERSHAWS world music show on BBC Radio 3 or me ole pal Brinsley Forde's Reggae show Lively Up Yourself on BBC 6.. (Both worth checkin out!).
I wonder - i know about world band radios (which are crap reception in Manhattan) but what about an actual radio that picks up all of these internet stations do they sell such a thing?
Chi Chi - Daddy needs to have his own radio staion with your very own Verbal Abuse in an afternoon tea slot!

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