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I am so glad that I found this site. Not even dug in yet and it looks awesome.

 

I'm Howard Black and I own a restaurant in North Carolina. We are the first restaurant to host an internet radio station, or at least soon we will be. We hope to be broadcasting on the web by the end of January.

 

We recently remodeled our restaurant to include a radio booth that will be manned during critical hours and then automated during others. Our format will match our decor and personna...oldies & beach music. Our goal is to use the radio station to cross market the restaurant and other businesses in town.

 

It's been a long year of remodeling, buying equipment and getting things set up. I assure you there are still questions to be answered.

 

Thanks for having this site and hope to talk with you in the near future!

 

Howard

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Sound like a cool idea! Post some pictures when you have a chance.

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billh...actually we're about 3.5 hours from the coast. But, beach music is a little different around here. For some reason NC, SC and GA have their own type of beach music which derived from a bluesy swing type sound.

 

It became popular in the 50s & 60s, had a revivial in the 70s & 80s and has started to grow again with another generation. It's really unique to this 3-state area.

 

Thank you for the warm welcomes. This past year has been rough getting everything ready. I'm from a time of tubes and round knobs on mixers. It's taking a lot for my old brain to embrace digital and forget the vinyl.

 

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!!!

 

 

 

PS...our eventual goal is to hook our present camera system to our website so customers can not only hear the music playing inside the restaurant, but also see the video cameras.

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I thought you'd be on the coast, I was in Greenwood, SC back in the mid to late 70's. I worked for a construction company building mausoleums back then. I was in everyones grave before they were.
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Welcome to Broadcasting World Howard :)

 

Hats off to you good sir for taking the leap into the technology world ! I have tried in vain to find local businesses of any sort to drum up the idea of doing a Internet Radio / TV station but they find the concept mute. One business called the whole idea of broadcasting on the Internet a stupid idea ... if only they knew ;)

 

I have put together some excellent guides about Internet broadcasting - free to read and download :

 

Streaming Media Handbook

SHOUTcast Audio And Video Streaming Guide

SHOUTcast Streaming - Best of Technical Support

Internet Broadcast Promotion Handbook

Basic Internet Video Production Guide

 

and you will find lots of great information here as well :)

 

Here is a idea for you - you could take a slow evening's at the restaurant and have a pirate radio night - and invite customers to do intros - hoist the jolly roger and talk to the world ;) You would definitely have a leg up on the competition !

 

Please keep us informed of how things go AND keep a seat at the bar saved in case any Broadcast World peeps want to drop by for a pint or two :)

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Thank you Saint for the links.

 

GKR...you may want to look at our website www.brightstargrill.com You can get some idea, even though there aren't pictures of the radio station. The one that is on there is outdated...we're fixing to tear the desk out and put something pernament...didn't realize that desk was going to give us so many sound problems.

 

Here is a first question for you experts. Noise reduction in the studio. We're going to do carpet on the floor and cover 12" x 48" panels with carpet and space them out on the walls and around the room. Do you think this will work? Any other budget-minded ideas?

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Well Howard ... I'm getting hungry during a visit at your website :)

 

it ain't THE advice of the year ... but Do you remember an old school way to cut the feedback sounds ?

Using slides where you put eggs on

They are all squares, easy to add to the wall, no huge costs and if you can or will you can paint them in any color you will

 

So this becomes your future studio ?

http://www.letseat.at/pictures/0000/8073/Picture_067_thumb.jpg

 

PS : by the way ... send some regards to Nikky ... she looks good (Y) lol

Visit and listen @ BW !

http://i.imgur.com/Ggmw4ub.gif

 

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Gk...you should the other side of her.

 

Yep, thats going to be our studio. Of course the desk is coming out for something pernamently mounted to the walls. The amplifer and speaker distribution boxes are going under the counter to help eliminate noise. We're going to add a dual rack mount digital music player. Since the photo we've added a second computer for streaming. Currently we're running sam broadcaster as our automation and going to add programs for live. Any suggestions?

 

I had forgot about the egg crates. Does that really work? And, would I have to do the entire room?

 

Howard

 

PS sorry for so many questions on the first day.

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I had forgot about the egg crates. Does that really work? And, would I have to do the entire room?

Hi Howard :welcome:

 

In our old studio we used those egg crates, it's perfect for small studio's it reduces the outside sounds and the echo in your mic is almost gone.

We needed to use more profesional material because our studio is rather large, those new panels have the same shape as those flatt egg plates.

In that small studio I think if you would do the walls it will be enough.

If you don't like how those crates look you can always paint them or put something over it like carpet or wallpaper etc. so the crates are between the brick wall and the thing you see.

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