OK, wow, that was a pretty awesome beginning to ds106, I’ve been having a lot of fun reading and commenting up a storm, but I got a little home sick for my blog, and plus I got tired of seeing everyone else have all the fun. So, in order to get back on my horse, I decided to create a few (of hopefully many, many more) bumpers for #ds106 Radio.
What the hell is ds106 radio? Well, it is the brain child of Grant Potter (and I think Jason Toal and Brian Lamb had a hand in it as well) which basically allows anyone from around ds106 (which means anyone 🙂 ) to upload audio files to a dropbox account which in turn streams that audio out to a play list that you can open up and listen to in iTunes (and I imagine other applications). From what I understand, Brian Lamb was streaming it on his mobile, so this thing is a go. After Andy Rush and I spent the afternoon working to the soundtrack of ds106 we were nothing short of blown away by how good it was. It sounded like a solid hour of Brian lamb’s remixs and mashups, and it was internet soul music. So since then I’ve been uploading to ds106 radio furiously (which may very well kill its soul 🙂 ), and I was so inspired I took some time tonight to create a few radio bumpers—something I’ve never done before—and it has been a blast. So below ar a few very short radio bumpers I made and submitted to #ds106 radio. Process was dead simple, I downloaded the audio from YouTube (I’m liking Andy Rush’s recommendation for “The fastest YouTube downloader” a lot) and edited it in Audacity–simple as pie.
The “Shine On” Bumper (this one is for you @rushaw)
Download “ds106 Radio…Shine On!”
“Let’s get physical” Bumper
Download “ds106 Radio Let’s get physical”
How many courses do you know that have their own radio station?! Screw elluminate, we want the airwaves, baby!!!
What can I say Grant? You rock!!!
What’s more, I will be setting up a programming schedule for the radio station in the ds106 wiki shortly, and this is where people can sign-up to broadcast their own radio station for intervals of an hour. I already have a plan to talk 80s film with Martin Weller once a week for an hour and have a variety/call in show with Tom Woodward. Figure maybe me and Martha Burtis, Alan Levine, Tom Woodward and others can have a show reflecting back on the class on a regular basis, who knows. I think the shows will kick off week 4 or 5 when we start ramping up to audio. But don’t let my schedule get in the way, get in there as soon as you like.
Anyway, back to commenting, hope to see you again soon blog.
Oh wait, one more thing to think about is keeping the audio submissions to ds106 radio rather short in order to prevent complete domination. I uploaded a few longer files that I am now regretting, and I hope to talk to the station manager to fix this. Maybe keep ’em on the shorter side out of courtesy and for the sake of variety.