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World Radio Day: ds106 Radio Magic

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine We were excited that SourceFabric asked to stream 2 hours of ds106 radio for their program for World Radio Day. I got a smattering of suggestions interest in the google doc, but a big gold star sticker goes to Dr Jones for sending me 2 great recorded remix sets. I have a lot of archive material, and put it in a playlist. It was 8 hours long I thought maybe we could do some call in stuff too, but since I had so much stuff, I kind of just took it over. Sue me. I put all the files in iTunes, and for the longer clips, I use the setting where you could define where it started playing, so I could have just a sample. My setup was the usual Rube Goldberg iTunes/Skype audio to Soundflower mix in […]

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DS106 Radio Corps

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine February 13 is World Radio Day and ds106 is on it! Check it out! Tweet it Out! Broadcast it out! It’s your internet! Keep it Free! cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine

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#ds106radio, @Sourcefabric, and #WorldRadioDay

February 13, 2014 is World Radio Day a UNESCO Project aimed at making the world aware of the power of radio as a platform for change. Via our friends at SourceFabric (makers of the open source Airtime software), ds106 radio is going to be part of the SourceFabric Radio day long program. What is special about radio? According to the event site: The World Radio Day seeks raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters. Radio has to be recognized as a low cost medium, specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief. There is also a changing face to radio […]

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Join in and Celebrate the 3rd Birthday of #ds106radio

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine Can You Dig It? (the original call sign) January 23 marks the day in 2011 when a blog post from Grant Potter announced ds106 Radio. I hope people who have been part of the community before, or just have been a listener, or just want to be near something cool, spend some time tomorrow celebrating this birthday. I’m not going to be explaining all about our internet based free form wide open manager-less radio station — see http://ds106.us/ds106-radio I made the image above as one of the pre-cursor bits, today’s Daily Create was to make a birthday card.. I will tip the hat that tomorrow’s is to post an audio birthday greeting to SoundCloud. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Andrew Forgrave There are not choreographed organized plans tomorrow, it’s just another day […]

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ds106 Radio Rises From the Ashes

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine The ds106 radio has been silent for 2 days. The station doors were locked shut, lights off, and only faint sounds of scurrying and muffled electrical tools were heard. But as reported by Grant Potter, the ice weasels were successful in rebuilding a newer and more flexible system. Some new features in the Airtime software are making me reconsider the previous approach to managing the scheduled content, the stuff that plays if there is no live broadcast. In that approach, I had divided each day into 8 hour blocks, and asked people to go in each week and populate it with content. This has worked well the last few months- I know that Bill Smith, Andy Forgrave, Christina Hendricks (and maybe others) were pitching in. But the tedious part was having to fill in content every week. The […]

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Airtime and ds106 Radio Intersecting at Mozfest

What feels like a month later, I’m still back blogging some of my experience at Mozfest in London. My ears perked up when someone mentioned something about SourceFabric being at Mozfest. @grantpotter I was told the folks from Airtime are sponsoring the #Mozfest beer tonight, hope to find em to talk about #ds106radio — Alan Levine (@cogdog) October 25, 2013 Why? Because they are the folks that produce Airtime the open source software we use to manage ds106 Radio. I spoke to a few of the folks at the opening night Science Fair, especially Daniel James who works on the Airtime documentation and community. I shared our challenges in having a way to easily signify when a live broadcast is one, and he showed me where in our software is the API we could call, and where in the airtime code this is generated. I got the idea that we […]

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It’s On Us to Manage ds106 Radio

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine During a presentation at the 2011 ETUG Spring Workshop, Grant Potter, who initially set up the ds106 radio station said I wanted to create a web-base radio station; I did not want to manage one This gets to the heart of “distributed, freeform, collective webradio” – from the get go Grant gave away the keys to the station, the username/password for managing it. The way the first system worked, a playlist of uploaded content was always in rotation AKA “Auto DJ”. When someone broke in with a live broadcast, it superceded the playlist, so essentially there was always something on the radio. Things were not always smooth on the server side, and in the early part of this year, Grant rebuilt the system using Airtime, an open source internet radio station managing software. Some things that are different […]

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Redecorating the ds106 Radio Site

This is part 1 of hopefully two posts about ds106 radio, the open microphone internet radio station spawned for ds106 (in case you do not know {how could you not} its the Open Digital Storytelling course) in January 2011. The next post will be some info on how to program the radio shows. But I was also obsessing over the way people find information. You see, we have this awesome URL http://ds106rad.io/index.php but all that displayed was the log on for the Airtime software that runs the station. To cut to the chase, this now will display a widget with the current things playing and a link to more information: But that is the end of the story. Grant Potter sent me the server coordinates, and I thought I could simply move the code that in the main index.php file on the web directory to something like login.php, allowing me […]

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Automating Song Info to Ladiocast

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by volperic Late night fiddling, don’t ask why– I was doing my photo editing and saw nothing on #ds106 radio, so set out to play somethimg from iTunes. For some reason, Nicecast no longer allows me to select an application as a source (Maybe because I installed Audio Hijack), so I switched by rig to Ladiocast, especially since the ds106 radio status page was not updating at all. Previously, I found I could manually push updates to the metadata via Ladiocast, but this seems manual and tedious. I mused before searching Not quite sure anymore what generates metadata on #ds106radio, NIcecast fails — Alan Levine (@cogdog) March 31, 2013 Searching on “itunes metadata script ladiocast” I then easily found a nifty Applescript for Ladiocast Automation. It’s pretty easy to see what it does; polls itunes for a new song, and […]

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Give Some Ears to Student ds106 Radio Shows

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Lee Jordan In about 24 hours I will be running a live show on ds106 radio featuring the radio shows my UMW students have been [joyfully] working on the last 3 weeks for their mid-term audio assignment. This will take place Monday night from 8-11:30pm EST. Please tune in and give them an audience, tweet back comments and questions with a #ds106 hash tag. To tune in use the web player at http://ds106rad.io/listen or dip directly into the stream. The shows have been recorded ahead of time, but this is the premiere we will play live, and members of the teams will be available to talk about their show and answer questions. You can catch the lineup at http://ds106.us/2013/03/17/spring-is-for-radio-shows/… if all the knobs and buttons work for me (doing this from 12 hours in the future from Hong Kong). […]

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