Their radio personalities however continue to upload videos and post live videos of their boardwork on Facebook.
But like many stations, they still primarily live stream using IBM Cloud, which is now the owner of UStream.
Other stations are still using shoutcast or icecast servers for audio only listening.
There is an upside to using YouTube though.
1.) The can monetize their stream
2.) The server is reliable
3.) Its reach is wide
The downsides though to YouTube streaming:
1.) Copyright takedowns, even if you are a licensed FM radio, the bots will automatically remove any uploaded videos
Such is what happened to a radio station in Cebu when they used YouTube to live stream, but their video was taken down by Warner Music.
This is the very reason why most Facebook Live sessions by DJs are only during adlibs or off the air work. They usually mute or turn the down the volume of their actual music they play live on the air, to prevent the bots from tagging their videos.
This is the very reason why competitor DWRR still uses BrightCove for their live stream. It is a very exclusive platform , so unless you subscribe to TFC abroad, you won’t be able to listen.
For as long as there has been radio, love-advice programs have been entertaining listeners with stories sent by ordinary people.
IFM 93.9 (DWKC FM) takes on the classic program, in its purest form, asking for letter senders to share their stories of love, heartaches, struggles, joys and even strange ones.
Dear iFM an afternoon is implemented on all IFM stations nationwide. In Manila, DJ Megandang Megan shares a story from a letter sender usually ending with soliciting advice from the announcer. The DJ would ask her listeners to participate through text or phone in.
While other station’s like Tambayan 101.9 and Love Radio are taking such a program to a new level, IFM sticks to the roots by giving the listeners a chance to share their opinions about the letter sender’s situation. Continue reading Dear iFM on 93.9 iFM→
iFM 93.9 is utilizing social media to discover the next big radio star. The competition dubbed Komikero Ka Ba? Maging iFM DJ calls for aspiring radio DJs to submit their credentials and how do they do it? Here are the details:
1. Upload a 2 minute video on YouTube
2. The video must showcase the applicant’s comical skills.
3. He must throw a kick-ass, funny, and witty punchline effortlessly, without the use of make up, facial expressions, or costumes.
4. Post the video link to http://www.facebook.com/magingifmdj
5. Listen to 93.9 iFM, “Siguradong Enjoy Ka” (You Will Surely Enjoy!)
Here’s one of the entries submitted by a listener:
iFM Telephone Contact Number for advertisement, inquiries, sales, advertising rates, DJ applications, greetings and requests.
815-8304 OR 816-2822 OR 772-56-94
Aspiring DJs now have the chance to be heard on the air, as 93.9 iFM DWKC Manila now starts the 2009 hunt for their new on air personalities.
iFM is a Hot AC station and prefers DJs are that are fun, witty, and with on air presence. Auditions are taking place at the iFM Office UNIT 806 ATLANTA CENTRE ANNAPOLIS STREET GREENHILLS SAN JUAN every 8am – 4pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY only.
Applicants will need to bring a copy of their resume and a good attitude.
In light of the release of Insignia NS-HD01, the world’s “first real portable HD Radio”, we can’t help but be amazed at the development of HD Radio technology.
Sales of receivers have gone up, and sizes are getting smaller, but designs are also getting hipper. From table tops to handhelds, let’s take a look at the coolest HD Radio designs in no particular order. Which one’s your favorite? (Photo by Photograph by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times) — Continue readingi