Category: Broadcast

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Open Source Broadcast Software Released

I’ll admit my first ever merge request really knocked the old self confidence. As a plucky young intern beavering away over the summer, I made some changes I thought made sense and hit push....

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Parsing Wave Files in Python

It sounds like a simple task – grab some WAVE audio files and parse them so we can read the metadata and samples in Python. I mean, the WAVE (really, RIFF with WAVE) format...

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Reading Cart Chunk with PowerShell

Look at the audio files in any professional radio playout system. They’ll likely be linear WAVE files with the associated metadata stored in the cart chunk format. With this information it’s usually enough to...

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Moving a Point-to-Point Microwave Link

At one station I volunteer for, we use a 1.5GHz microwave link to connect between the studio and the transmitter site on top of a hill nearby. Now I should stress that microwave link...

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Flipping Over to Your Competitor?!?

Weirdly, I had a problem I’ve not seen for years crop up recently. And it all started with complaints about car radios flipping between us and a competitor radio station. That’s not a good...