This has been a long time coming. More than a month ago we were imagining how cool it would be to have a space where we could play music like we did in the office, all the while I was playing on ds106radio. There is no reason why ds106radio cannot be the default, but it can get busy and we wanted to think of it as a focused Reclaim Hosting radio station for listening (if you want) while you work. What’s more, we were fans of how Taylor Jadin just up and created his own radio station.
I played with setting up the open source radio broadcasting software Azuracast on Digital Ocean a few weeks back, but soon after that Reclaim Cloud took over my life. I put the project on hold for a while, but last week before I got an instance of Azuracast up and running in a Docker container on Reclaim Cloud using Docker Engine and a few choice commands. It was quite easy, and I will document the installation process in another post shortly. And if all goes to plan, I hope to have a one-click application installer for Reclaim Cloud, but I may just be dreaming that part of this post.
I still have a bit to do in terms of making sure everyone else at Reclaim has access, figuring out uploading music, and then documenting how to live broadcast, upload music, create playlists, etc. So it’s still early days yet, but the software is impressive, and if I can get everything figured out this week I may even reach out to the ds106radio hippies and see if a move to Azuracast might make some sense in the near future.
Let a thousand transmitters bloom .. slick looking player page!
Agreed, and we should chat if moving ds106radio from Linode to a server on the Cloud running Azuracast makes sense. Do not want to throw people for a loop, so if you have time let’s chat.
As for the landing page, I got the idea from Taylor Jadin who used the Custom page Builder in Reclaim’s cPanel with an HTML 5UP theme to embed the player. it was dead simple. I just created the suddomain liste.reclaimrad.io and pointed the reclaimrad.io to that pay by default for any folks who want to heat the radio waves.
Congrats! looking forward to the cool developments! Radio for the win!!!
Yeah, I have more to share for sure, I am just getting this out there so I feel compelled to keep working on it. That said, there are a lot of features of Azuracast I really like, and just want to make sure it is as good as I think before recommending the mighty ds106radio take the leap!
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Exciting looking stuff Mr Groom. This radio thing might yet take off you know?
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