+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
How do you do....it? Thread, Is anyone running a school radio? in Technical; Just sorting out the development of our School radio. Anyone know what licences are involved? I am assuming that the ...
  1. #1
    Jake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    954
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    21

    Is anyone running a school radio?

    Just sorting out the development of our School radio. Anyone know what licences are involved? I am assuming that the PRS licence is a necessity, but would we also need a phonographic performance licence if we are broadcasting copyrighted material?

    Anyone got any recommended method of delivery? I was thinking just something along shoutcast server lines, any better alternatives?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    119
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    Wey Valley School in Weymouth have a radio station in school. Give them a call i'm sure they would help. Wey Valley Radio - Student Radio Station for Wey Valley School

  3. #3
    Jake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    954
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Looks quite an interesting setup, though it appears they have had it all done through a third party company (cmgaudio) rather than themselves. There is a screenshot in one of their links of their station software but its a bit too small to see what the software is, I dont suppose cmgaudio would be willing to tell us which software they use so we can get it ourselves.

    EDIT : ahh..wait, no problems, I got the name of the station software from the image name

  4. #4
    brookesandrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    55
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    One of my primary schools is looking at setting up a school radio station, something to do with the Creative Partnerships programme, its early days but the draft details i've seen so far are:

    Licences: PPL and PRS/MCPS

    Computer Hardware: Mac desktop (running as a streaming server)

    Radio Hardware: wifi internet radio devices

    Software: Traktor DJ

    I dont know much more about it at this stage but it looks exciting, when I get any more info i'll pass it on.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    78
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by brookesandrew View Post
    One of my primary schools is looking at setting up a school radio station, something to do with the Creative Partnerships programme, its early days but the draft details i've seen so far are:

    Licences: PPL and PRS/MCPS

    Computer Hardware: Mac desktop (running as a streaming server)

    Radio Hardware: wifi internet radio devices

    Software: Traktor DJ

    I dont know much more about it at this stage but it looks exciting, when I get any more info i'll pass it on.
    Looks pretty good.

    I would recommend using SHOUTcast for streaming, although Windows Media may be more appropriate if you have some sort of media server already in place. SC is rock solid, and will pretty much run on any piece of rubbishy hardware you have lying around!

    Other software for running the audio I would recommend is Jazler - JAZLER© - the radio automation software - it's used by some pro stations and bears some resemblance to automation software like EncoDAD, MasterControl and RadioMan as used in commercial stations and BBC local stations...just a thought!

  6. #6
    mb2k01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,138
    Thank Post
    189
    Thanked 230 Times in 195 Posts
    Rep Power
    92
    Licensing wise the info above is what I believe to be accurate.
    Although we don't currently host a station (although are due to in the future using a professional installation which I'm not involved with), I know Windows Media Encoder to be an excellent piece of software for allowing broadcast via Internet/Intranet.
    It's free, and does everything you could want it to do as well as being able to loop pre-recorded streams etc.

    Link here

  7. #7
    Jake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    954
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by brookesandrew View Post
    One of my primary schools is looking at setting up a school radio station, something to do with the Creative Partnerships programme, its early days but the draft details i've seen so far are:

    Licences: PPL and PRS/MCPS

    Computer Hardware: Mac desktop (running as a streaming server)

    Radio Hardware: wifi internet radio devices

    Software: Traktor DJ

    I dont know much more about it at this stage but it looks exciting, when I get any more info i'll pass it on.
    Ah so my suspicions regarding the PPL are founded then, good good, useful info. For software I must admit that I am pretty impressed by that software Wey are using in the earlier link , Stationplaylist. Seems to have quite alot of features in it.

  8. #8

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,938
    Thank Post
    1,197
    Thanked 1,067 Times in 758 Posts
    Rep Power
    330
    Hi All,
    Have a look at this and let me know what you think Radio in Schools

    It has just been passed to me by our HT.
    Hope this helps people.

  9. #9
    Jake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    954
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Seems similar to that radioanywhere.co.uk one. Nicely presented site though, At £700 per year for us though I dont know if it would have the level of flexibility for the price, that we're looking for.

  10. #10

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,211
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 379 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    Here is another link:

    Home | Radiowaves

  11. #11
    Jake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    954
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Here is another link:

    Home | Radiowaves

    Thanks, another nicely presented site. Am I being dense though or is it more of a depository for podcasts etc rather than a running daily radio station?

  12. #12

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,657
    Thank Post
    656
    Thanked 1,624 Times in 1,453 Posts
    Rep Power
    422
    SYNERGY SCHOOL RADIO produce hardware for running radio stations.

    Ben

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Hutton Grammar School
    Posts
    11
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Web Radio

    I did some research a couple of years ago into setting up a web radio using open source software. I have attached the final documents - you may find some of it useful. I haven't looked at it for a while so can't guarantee that it is all up to date.

    Nick
    Attached Files Attached Files

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Just seen these guys offer radio stations for Schools as a complete package.

    Could be interesting....

    Streaming School Radio Station

  15. #15
    Hacksawbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    North West UK
    Posts
    192
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 20 Times in 16 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    18
    At my last place we had a synergy setup, overkill really, had some nice features such as; drag and drop touch screen playlists, jingle carts, mics turned off when music playing, auto play cued CDs when volumne slider raised...etc etc etc but you could do the same for a lot less, also had an issue with one of the mics which we could never fathom, occured outside the warranty but for the very small number of very knowledgeable support staff a trip down to Manchester seemed too much hassle for them. Set up and training were good. However but (it seemed with boring regularity) the room was used as a showcase for when people were visiting the school and we used about 5% of its capability, ie recording voice to put up to the radiowaves site. Yes, to answer someone elses question radiowaves is a collection of podcasts and pupil blogs, but I believe they were licensed to play some copyrighted music

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. School Radio
    By TechSupp in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13th April 2013, 02:37 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd March 2009, 06:45 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12th October 2008, 08:33 PM
  4. School Radio
    By ICTNUT in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 8th November 2007, 04:27 PM
  5. Radio Anywhere
    By MK-2 in forum Windows
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12th June 2007, 11:22 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •