BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 28d, 18h, 13m | CPU: 46% | MEM: 5677MB of 12227MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Forum rules


Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. Post count is not increased by posting here.
FTP Access status is required to post in this forum. Find out how to get it


Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 PostPost subject: How to get listeners????        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:23 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
Hello people.

As you may know i run an online radio station www.masterdjfm.co.uk, Master DJ FM at the moment we have difficaulty with getting listeners we only manage to get 18 max, i know it stinks.

I was just wondering if you people could help us out please, it will be a great deal of help to us and we will be forever greatful.

Andy currently hosts our shoutcast server so you can check the status page on: www.betaarchive.co.uk:9000

Your aye

Jordan aka DJ Zorro

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:39 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:45 pm

Posts
732

Location
Norway

Favourite OS
HP keystroke RPL
How come your name has FM it in if you're online only?

Maybe you could try to get on the lists of internet radio programs like Screamer, that might get you some exposure.

Your aye

Jordan aka DJ Zorro

_________________
Let's sperg about hardware
E6410 - i5-560m, 8GB, WXGA+, NVS 3100M, Samsung SSD 830 128GB, WWAN, 9-cell, E-Port Plus Replicator
Desktop - i5-2500k (4.3 GHz TB), 8 GB, HD6950 2GB, 2x24" 1080p, Samsung SSD 830 128GB + 2 TB stripe, Xonar D2X


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:53 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
cheers blud

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:01 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Posts
571

Location
United Kingdom
What if your radio station was pirated? What would be the fine/penalty for it?

_________________
Image


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:30 pm 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:45 am

Posts
936

Location
New Zealand
squidward_ wrote:
What if your radio station was pirated? What would be the fine/penalty for it?

I supppose it would be a hefty fine possibly jail if it was a very big station. Mostly they target big welll established stations which pirate the music they play.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:44 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Posts
571

Location
United Kingdom
I heard of a pirtated radio station called ''Radio Caroline''. I wonder what penalty the people running that radio station got?

_________________
Image


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:03 pm 
Permanently Banned
Offline

Joined
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:09 am

Posts
463
He's running an online station only, he's not broadcasting on any FM wavelengths, so it's not a "pirate station" if you were talking in the same terms as Radio Caroline and Star Ray TV. However, if he's playing any content that is from a label or derived from a label, he would be required to pay royalties. Now if you really look at it they never target small 1-2 person operated online streams like this, they are more targeting high traffic streams (Chronix Agression is a good example) to ensure they pay royalties to play the music.

squidward, running a pirate televison/radio station over the air usually the FCC (or the appropate agency in your country) will tell you to shut it down, and if you comply they don't do anything else, but if you hijack another stations signal and override it (known as Broadcast Signal Intrusion), in the US that's a felony these days (they changed laws after the Max Headroom WTTW incident and the Captian Midnight incident, but the latter involved a satelite uplink).


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:10 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
Thanks for explaining that to them Zimmy that was just what i was going to say :P

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:42 pm 
Permanently Banned
Offline

Joined
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:09 am

Posts
463
Zorro wrote:
Thanks for explaining that to them Zimmy that was just what i was going to say :P


I have too much random knowledge like that, I should go on Jeporday one day.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:43 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
lol

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:19 am 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:12 pm

Posts
2461
Listeners? How about you play some music whenever I go to your site.

If you can, try and get your hands on some form of broadcasting licence. Theyre alot cheaper than the fines youll have to pay.

http://betaarchive.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 8715#28715


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:37 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:04 pm

Posts
1022

Location
The Ephemeral between existance and non-existance: AKA "being"

Favourite OS
Rhapsody, BeOS
To get listeners;

Have a product
You need to destinguish yourself from the billions of streams currently available

Have a medium
In many places AM licenses are not as expensive as you would think.

Have capital
If you want it to grow you need money... If I was sure of my product being good I would go to the bank and get some money...

Now, 18 listeners max is pretty good for ametuers...

_________________
Image
Part Time Troll - HPC Enthusiast - Spelling Master - Old Fart


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:50 am 
Permanently Banned
Offline

Joined
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:09 am

Posts
463
Frozenport wrote:
To get listeners;

Have a product
You need to destinguish yourself from the billions of streams currently available

Have a medium
In many places AM licenses are not as expensive as you would think.

Have capital
If you want it to grow you need money... If I was sure of my product being good I would go to the bank and get some money...

Now, 18 listeners max is pretty good for ametuers...


AM radio or Ameture radio? AM radio sucks compared to FM when your playing music but that's just rather how AM was designed.

I've also pondered starting up a local FM broadcast primarily highlighting local and underground bands in the chicago area where they can get airplay.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:23 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
I think people are getting confused because i got FM in the name, it is not broadcasting on a wave lenth/frequency it is just an internet radio we just put FM in the name to make it sound good.

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:07 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:45 pm

Posts
732

Location
Norway

Favourite OS
HP keystroke RPL
That's kind of dumb because it confuses everyone, change FM to RTSP or MMS.

_________________
Let's sperg about hardware
E6410 - i5-560m, 8GB, WXGA+, NVS 3100M, Samsung SSD 830 128GB, WWAN, 9-cell, E-Port Plus Replicator
Desktop - i5-2500k (4.3 GHz TB), 8 GB, HD6950 2GB, 2x24" 1080p, Samsung SSD 830 128GB + 2 TB stripe, Xonar D2X


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:51 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Posts
571

Location
United Kingdom
I wonder why an AM signal license is cheaper than an FM signal licence?

_________________
Image


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:13 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:45 pm

Posts
732

Location
Norway

Favourite OS
HP keystroke RPL
Because Amplitude Modulation has a lot lower quality than FM, therefore a lot of countries have mostly abandoned it (There aren't any Norwegian AM stations ATM).

_________________
Let's sperg about hardware
E6410 - i5-560m, 8GB, WXGA+, NVS 3100M, Samsung SSD 830 128GB, WWAN, 9-cell, E-Port Plus Replicator
Desktop - i5-2500k (4.3 GHz TB), 8 GB, HD6950 2GB, 2x24" 1080p, Samsung SSD 830 128GB + 2 TB stripe, Xonar D2X


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:26 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Posts
571

Location
United Kingdom
But the downside is that AM radio stations always sound muffled and sometimes you can barely hear anything at all.

_________________
Image


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:28 pm 
Permanently Banned
Offline

Joined
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:09 am

Posts
463
AM stations are also a lot cheaper to power at a higher wattage, all the equipment is a lot cheaper than normal FM equipment, thus a lot of AM stations in big cities (WLS and WGN in Chicago for example) can be heard as far away as St. Louis at night. It's a really good medium for distrubuting news that you need to see that as many people as possiable can hear but music is a no-go.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:36 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Posts
571

Location
United Kingdom
In my dad's car, if you switch on the radio in AM mode, you can sometimes get radio stations from as far away as France and Germany!

_________________
Image


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:21 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
Yes thanks for explaining everything i was about to say guys

Jordan ;)

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:56 pm 
Permanently Banned
Offline

Joined
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:09 am

Posts
463
squidward_ wrote:
In my dad's car, if you switch on the radio in AM mode, you can sometimes get radio stations from as far away as France and Germany!


I can get BBC one and some CBC stations but that's by satelite radio, not AM or FM :P


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:37 am 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat May 24, 2008 10:05 am

Posts
2045
Different people like different types of music, You should think about what kind of people would listen to the type of music you play, and try to get word of your station out to them.
Just out of curiosity, what kind of music do you play?


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Posts
104

Location
Bristol

Favourite OS
Windows XP MCE Build 2600 ;)
We play the top 40 / pop/rock / Remixes e.g. MOS DJ Gozza / 60's - 80's music.

_________________
--Signature Coming Soon--
--------------------------


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:25 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:45 am

Posts
628

Location
UK
Its not at all easy getting the listeners in. Just take a look at the Shoutcast directory to see what I mean. Some of the streams with large listener bases have been around a while and usually operate 24/7. There is an over abundance of internet radio stations you need to compete with and even sites with 10's of thousands of registered users can have trouble getting even 10 of them to tune in to their stream.


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS