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Local internet radio show opens

Forwarded from Bristol LUG mailing list – how is that radio course development going Paul? :).

Hey all

I’m currently involved in an internet radio station project. We have a 3 hour show each week, and for the other 24×6+21 hours the original show is looped.So I was thinking of maybe having a techie show in there somewhere. Perhaps on a different stream. Perhaps from a different server (our DSL line already pushes the current stream up to the nice people at as well as hosting; it’s getting a little crowded :-). We could record the show in our studio with pre-recorded items and inserts and transfer the whole recorded show (or possibly separate mp3s/oggs) to somewhere else for hosting / streaming.

If streaming is a problem we could arrange to insert it into the current stream at a prearranged time or times.Also if anyone has anything interesting to say that isn’t particularly techie, or is relevant to or understandable by normal humans we’d welcome you on the regular show on Thursday nights. See

And on a slightly different note, there is a distinct lack of radio automation software for Linux out there. After looking at some of the windoze demo software out there (having no experience in radio that was somewhat of a learning curve) I’ve figured out what I need to get a good semi-automated show going (or fully automated) but it doesn’t really translate to a web browser app, which is my main area of experience. I’d like to get it into PerlQt but I’ve never used it before. If anyone has, I’d be grateful for some help with the first few ‘Aha!s’. Contact me off-list?

4 Responses to Local internet radio show opens

  1. Anonymous February 20, 2004 at 11:11 am #

    I think dialect has a bit of money put aside to pay someone to provide radio training. I have suggested Paul to do it, in fact I think that is all pretty much agreed.

    We need a venue for that – we could do it here but the studio is a bit small and most of our computers are set up for office not radio [unless d::b will do it].

    However, if bristol wireless were involved maybee we could make it a bigger more open event. Do you think easton would let us use the space, and are their computers up to doing multimedia?

  2. mike February 20, 2004 at 11:34 am #

    That was me by the way – forgot to log in.

    Can any of the points on the wireless network access & play the radio station? The chelsea for example, or how about the community centre?

    We could also look at doing a broadcast from one of the point on the wireless network – maybee even live from the chelsea??

    I’m suggesting maybee Saturdays would be a good day for outside broadcasts…

  3. Anonymous February 20, 2004 at 11:46 am #

    A far as a venue goes, the ECC have already agreed that the Computer Suite can be used for the Radio Course that Pual was developing, what we need are course materials and session plans, plus some course publicity so we can get some students. If the machines have to be upgraded to deliver the course we need to know to what spec so we can source some money or get ECC to bankroll it.

    This is ready to rioll as far as I’m concerned.

    p.s I heard that community at Hearrt were about to start some Community Internet radio project does, anyone know anything about that?

  4. mike February 20, 2004 at 12:04 pm #

    Also, it would be good if you could pop in and record a little soundbite / trailer / advert for bristol wireless and for the courses at the community centre, to go on the show.

    If anyone fancy’s being a guest on the show, please let me know.