C.B. "Chuck" Farrand; General Manager, Producer, Host of OpenMic Coast to Coast
(Photo by: Marcee)
Terri ; Remote Network Tester
One of our helpers. Couldn't do it without her!
Marcee ; Network Technician
Another one of our helpers. She goes the extra mile for us!
Suzanne ; FaceBook Diva
What makes this stuff work?
We have put together a variety of applications to make this LPAM and internet radio thing work. Here is a partial list of our setup.
We have a multi computer setup in the studio. Our "broadcast" computer runs our broadcasting software, Streamer P2P, and our encoder software, EdCast. Check out this "how it works" from the Streamer site. It's pretty cool.
The broadcast computer is fed by an audio mixer. We have several sources that feed into the audio mixer.
A second computer, running ZaraRadio studio automation software, feeds the audio mixer. The ZaraRadio program allows us to program which files and programs to play at specific times. With the ZaraRadio software, we can automate the inclusion of various internet feeds for news and other program content. We can also program ZaraRadio to play our music archive at specific times when we don't have live or recorded shows.
We have a third computer that can feed into the mixer, if need be, for audio files from the internet and from LiveStream. On this computer, we also run the Skype software that allows us to do remote talk with some of our contributors as well as allowing our listeners to "call in" to our various programs.
We also have a flash player, provided by Caster.FM, that can be found on the LISTEN LIVE page.
Here is a list of some of our equipment:
Mixer/Broadcast Console: Tascam M-164
CD player: American Audio DCD-PRO310 MKII dual CD player
Compressor/Limiter: Behringer Composer Pro-XL MDX2600
Microphones: Rode Procaster
Microphone Arms: Q-Mic QM-50
Telephone Hybrid: JK Audio AutoHybrid
Uninteruptible Power Back-Up: APC Smart-UPS 1500
Low Power AM Transmitter: Hamilton Rangemaster AM1000
Studio Cam Streaming Feed: LiveStream
We also have a selection of sound effects and short music clips programed into our automation software. Those sounds and clips are provided by PartnersInRhyme.