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    I read the article twice to better absorb some of...

    I read the article twice to better absorb some of these interesting ideas:


    "It is long past time when a community...DJ...can simply show up to do their show and expect to have an audience."

    ...
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    Every Programmer Must Be a Publicist

    Some great ideas for promoting your independent radio station:


    Every Programmer Must Be a Publicist
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    Thousands of small Internet radio stations went...

    Thousands of small Internet radio stations went with Radionomy because they were promised it would be “totally free, no matter how big your audience gets.”

    These small stations put up with...
  4. I signed up for a RadioBoss Cloud evaluation...

    I signed up for a RadioBoss Cloud evaluation account and so far I'm very impressed.

    The service is cloud-based so there's no need to tie up your computer or Internet connection. (You can select a...
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    Sticky: FYI - Cloud-Based Internet Radio Automation List

    FYI - Cloud-Based Internet Radio Automation List
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    AirTime Pro
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    https://www.airtime.pro


    Centova...
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    FYI - Internet radio industry news

    James Cridland writes an excellent column about radio in RAIN News.

    He covers AM, FM, DAB and Internet radio around the world:

    http://rainnews.com/tag/james-cridland
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    Half of all FM radio listeners do their listening...

    Half of all FM radio listeners do their listening in the car. And there are now more ways than ever to get Internet connectivity in your car. This means that millions of FM listeners will be...
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    I certainly like having the choice between ads/no...

    I certainly like having the choice between ads/no ads on a mobile Internet radio app:

    https://www.autopo.st/mobile-phone-apps

    I downloaded your Android app for "The Jazz UK" Internet radio...
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    OK, thanks for clearing that up. As much as I...

    OK, thanks for clearing that up.

    As much as I enjoy listening to Internet radio at home with Alexa I still do most of my listening in the car. In the five months that I've had Internet radio in my...
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    It does appear that many successful Internet...

    It does appear that many successful Internet radio stations target a specific audience. For example, there are niche stations devoted to:

    - indie bands
    - old-time radio
    - Bluegrass music
    -...
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    Thanks for the information. So the "invocation...

    Thanks for the information.

    So the "invocation name" is the keyword that will connect listeners to your radio station. And I assume that every Alexa skill must have a unique invocation name.
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    I'm trying to figure out the benefit to having an...

    I'm trying to figure out the benefit to having an Alexa skill. Consider this example:

    If you DON'T HAVE an Alexa skill and a listener says:

    "Alexa: play MyInternetRadioStation"

    Alexa may...
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    BBC Sound Effects Library

    BBC Sound Effects Library
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    http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk


    These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the...
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    Does Alexa change everything?

    Lots of people stream Internet radio through their computer at work. Others stream Internet radio in their car using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. But until recently there wasn't a cheap and easy...
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    I paid for the 'pro' version of TuneIn on iOS and...

    I paid for the 'pro' version of TuneIn on iOS and Android. This allows me to stream all of my favourite stations in the car without listening to ads or viewing pop-ups.

    I would like my listeners...
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    Thanks James for sharing your expertise. :) ...

    Thanks James for sharing your expertise. :)

    I've made a note to research all of the points you raised, especially the unwelcome news about new submissions to TuneIn. :sad:
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    One of the most difficult things about selecting...

    One of the most difficult things about selecting a host is figuring out which features we need, as opposed to which features are 'nice to have' but not essential.

    It seems like everyone offers...
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    Yes Rob, that's a good point to remember for...

    Yes Rob, that's a good point to remember for anyone starting an Internet radio station. We have that covered and yes we are outside the USA.
    America is a great country but your copyright laws are,...
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    I've seen "Centova Cast" listed as a feature but...

    I've seen "Centova Cast" listed as a feature but I assumed it was just some kind of control panel. I didn't know that "Centova Cast" had playlists, scheduling and a media library for uploading MP3's....
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    Thanks for the info DJGaryBaldy. I had seen the...

    Thanks for the info DJGaryBaldy. I had seen the name "RadioBoss" but I wasn't aware that "RadioBoss Cloud" was a competely separate Web-based product.
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    Setting up new Internet radio station

    I know a couple of dozen guys who like jazz music from the 1920's and 30's. We thought it would be great to have an Internet radio station so that we could listen to our music whenever we want to.
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