Need advice from desktop productivity nerds, radio nerds, MP3 playlist nerds, and general problem solving nerds. I volunteer at a community FM radio station. Everything we play is a stream from a Winamp playlist (look inside for the reasons for this). We need a piece of software (or a creative solution) that can be automated to jump to a place in a playlist and then schedule itself from there. Very complex details inside. [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record
on Jan 24, 2014 -
Currently live coverage of my city's council meeting is only available on the local access channel of a cable provider, to which I am not subscribed. This got me curious about the whats and hows and costs of livestreaming video coverage of city council and committee meetings. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Apr 26, 2012 -
How do TV channels figure out how many people watched a particular episode (e.g. XX million watched American Idol)?
I often hear things like XX million viewers watched American Idol or some other show.
How do the news guys / broadcasters come up with these numbers??
Surely they are not able to track what is being watched in peoples homes.
So I guess this is some kind of math or projection. Any idea how this is done?
posted by r2d2
on Aug 27, 2011 -
I'm looking for books or documentaries on the history of British television; not the device, but the early years of television broadcasting, the formation of the BBC, and the characters involved. Does anyone know of any? [more inside]
posted by Gonnas
on Oct 24, 2010 -
I've been invited to participate in a fancy East Coast sound-art conference in a few weeks. I'm across the country. They don't have ISDN. What's the best way for me to participate live and interactively via the Internet? (Audio, obviously, not just text.) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Apr 26, 2010 -
Looking for articles and essays concerning the early days of the phonograph and radio--especially the cultural impact. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Why are there so many French internet radio stations?
On iTunes, they seem vastly disproportionate. Is there a legal reason, a historical reason, or something else?
posted by Bugbread
on Jun 9, 2009 -
Is there a good real-time compressor/limiter for FM broadcast that I can use on a Mac? Preferably one that works as an AudioUnit (AU) plug-in? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Apr 21, 2009 -
Whats the best way to advertise and get the word out on my very niche comedy news/talkshow podcast so that it winds up being listened to by the right audience of interested people? [more inside]
posted by Del Far
on Mar 26, 2008 -
I've recently launched a website featuring weekly hour-long, downloadable "dj sets" - a few other obscure music fans and myself will mix together an hour of music and then offer the hour-long, mixed mp3 for free download on the site. I'm not selling advertising on the site, nor am I making any money off of it. Is this legal?
posted by ghastlyfop
on Aug 25, 2007 -
Looking for decent online viewing, ideally science/documentary programming by public broadcasting networks. [more inside]
posted by JaySunSee
on Aug 17, 2007 -
Irish and Northerners: Tell me your reflections on religious programming on present-day RTE TV and Radio? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on May 29, 2007 -
Does anybody know about the Broadcast Training Network? Is it a reliable school for broadcasting? Does its system work? Is it a good school? Or are they quacks looking for a quick buck? [more inside]
posted by ashbury
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Who are scholars and/or popular authors writing on the impact of the Internet as a communications medium, specifically those talking about how the Internet removes previous time and/or space biases that are inevitably present in other forms of communication technology (telephone, television, radio, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo
on Nov 1, 2006 -
Why can't a community use tax $ to put up a single large television mast antenna and allow, say, the 100 highest bidding networks to broadcast, all from that same tower? [more inside]
posted by washburn
on Sep 24, 2006 -
I am curious as to how an hour-long nationally televised program in the U.S., like say E.R., is actually broadcast. Does one person in New York or L.A. push a play button to start the show and all the commercials, or is there coordination between NBC and local affiliate technicians? For that matter, how is the entire programming day coordinated? What goes wrong to create “technical difficulties”? (Ignore the feed into satellite and/or cable TV for my purposes).
posted by punkfloyd
on Dec 28, 2004 -