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Airtime lets you take total control of your radio station via the Web with intelligent archive management, powerful search, an easy playlist builder, a simple scheduling calendar, and rock-solid automated playout. Features include fades, cues, playlists, a programme calendar, Icecast, Shoutcast, and Soundcloud integration, DJ and station manager roles, JQuery widgets, Liquidsoap playout, and a record and rebroadcast functionality. Powerful media archive features 'watch' folders to allow stations to magically synchronize files, auto-import files, and has multiple directory support. Users can interact with it through any Web browser. It comes with an 'easy install' package.

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Last announcement

Airtime radio software wins Knight-Batten Innovation Award 10 Aug 2011 08:40

Airtime, the open source radio software, is part of the West Africa Democracy Radio platform that has won a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. The developers Sourcefabric, who announced the release of Airtime 1.9 this week with over forty improvements, will attend a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington DC on September 7th 2011 to receive the $2000 Special Distinction prize. Airtime 1.9 features three new ways for radio stations like West Africa Democracy Radio to better manage audio files. Airtime now stores files in a new easy-to-search directory, allowing producers and presenters to find and edit audio ready for broadcast. ‘Magic file synchronisation’ then automatically updates playlists and shows when audio files are edited. Radio stations can also set ‘watch’ folders so that Airtime notices and updates the station’s archive when new audio is added or deleted. “From West Africa Democracy Radio to London’s Resonance FM, Airtime is being adopted by a global community of radio stations worldwide” said Sourcefabric’s Chief Technical Officer Paul Baranowski. “Many of them gave us feedback for this release and one way we really wanted to improve their experience was with file storage and management.” Other new features include a one-step Ubuntu install, graceful reboot recovery, Shoutcast support, and improved front-end javascript widgets to allow stations to display their programme online. Airtime is free, open source software and allows users to schedule shows remotely through any web browser for broadcast via FM, digital or webstream. Airtime can be downloaded at Sourcefabric is a Czech Republic-based not-for-profit organisation and one of the largest open source media organisations in Europe. They provide independent newspapers, radio stations and journalistic enterprises with open source software, services and support.

Recent releases

  •  21 Mar 2013 13:00

    Release Notes: This release provides a stability and security upgrade. It was released for World Radio Day, and has an interface translated into 11 languages and the option for users to add new translations. Icecast and SHOUTcast listener statistics are now available too, as are automatically set cue-points and ReplayGain improvements.

    •  13 Feb 2013 15:10

      Release Notes: The interface is now available in 11 languages, and there is an option for users to add new translations. Icecast and SHOUTcast listener statistics are available, as are automatically set cue-points and ReplayGain improvements. 250 other bugfixes and minor improvements were also implemented.

      •  05 Dec 2012 16:45

        Release Notes: This release has a number of fixes improving the performance and stability of the open source radio software from Sourcefabric. Streaming was a major focus of the 2.2 release; the team has improved the fading between streams, and it is now smoother in Airtime 2.2.1. Issues with the stream connection and previewing have been resolved. Smart Blocks, which let DJs and Station Managers fill a block of time with audio according to parameters, have been tweaked.

        •  26 Oct 2012 13:12

          Release Notes: This release has smart playlists and new live assist modes. Users can now configure and rebroadcast remote live input streams from the Web, DJ programs, or smartphone applications used by broadcast journalists. Additionally, they can schedule these streams in the calendar, or schedule a ‘live’ show that records from the computer’s line-in. Improvements to the library management improve archive searching and programming, allowing the professionals to take advantage of new FLAC, WAV, AAC, and ReplayGain support.

          •  13 Jul 2012 16:03

            Release Notes: This release adds a number of fixes improving performance of the playout engine, jQuery widgets, and streams. The team and community have fixed playout engine issues and jQuery widgets not showing or incorrectly showing the past Sunday on Sunday. Also fixed is dragging and dropping tracks into a live show, which could cause to Web UI to become unsynchronized from what is actually playing. Users are now able to receive mono streams for Master or Show source broadcasts, and Soundcloud uploads are now working for all users.

            Recent comments

            26 May 2005 12:28 FarkleFarklestein

            LiveSupport Farkles!
            This system farkles, baby!


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