Web Radio Project

Full Title: Eureka Art Radio

Project Components:

  1. Website <Visit>
  2. Station ID <Listen ID1 :: Listen ID2 :: Listen ID3>
  3. Program Log  <View spreadsheet>
  4. Air Music Release Form <View pdf>

Context: For a few months in the summer of 2011, I worked for a community radio station.  I had only been employed at station a few short weeks when, on the Fourth of July I was charged with being the LONE rabbit behind the wheel at mission control supporting a live remote and fireworks show at Holiday Island.  A baptism of fire to be sure, but I loved every minute of it.

Even though my time at the station was short, it was long enough for me to realize that both my creative and technical self had a thing for the broadcasting environment.  After I left I took the skills I developed with me and put together a little hobby online ‘art radio’ station so I could continue to tinker around with the technology.

My station, Eureka Art Radio, was hosted on Live365 for about a year and was doing well. I even worked out how to broadcast ‘live’ from my home office.  Unfortunately, Live365 went down for a few years. Many independent radio DJs were devastated. Including me.

Development:

  • Creating copy
  • Recording radio ad spots (commercial ads)
  • Creating and recording station IDs, news, and weather
  • Working with public service announcements (PSAs)
  • Contracts
  • Reconciliation
  • Creating production logs and working with music scheduling software (Natural Music)
  • Working with radio automation software (Simian Pro and Simian Lite)
Ear Art Radio
Eureka Art Radio logo. Design by Stephanie O. Olson.

Reflection: At both the terrestrial station and the online station I learned a lot about working on a complex project with many moving parts.

Metadata:

  • Created: July 15, 2011
  • Latest updated: June 28, 2012
  • Tools Used: Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Word 2010
  • Keywords: Radio, Broadcasting