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Internet Radio
Paul Kamp
VP Business Development,
Corporate Counsel
Thursday February 4, 2016
• We are going to walk through the history of broadcast
technology.
• Then a bit about the future
• How Backbone Networks ...
New Technology is Disruptive
1901 - First Transatlantic Signal
1920 First Commercial Broadcast
by KDKA in Pittsburgh
1950s-1960s - FM Stereo Radio
1990’s - Satellite Radio
1990s - Internet Radio
Radio Broadcast and Listening Summary
• AM Receivers, Terrestrial, Analog, Mono, limited
listener geography
• FM Receivers...
Where is radio going?
How is different
Programming
Radio
Automation
Physical
Studio
Stream
Redistribution
Traditional Internet Radio
Listeners
 
Phone
Switch
Programming
Radio
Automation
Simplified set up reduces cost
Listeners
 
Your Station
Anywhere
Phone
Switch
Listening today - Internet
connected devices
Typical Radio Studio Configuration
Jon Herrington from Steely Dan at Simmons College Radio
Typical Live Remote Configuration
Stage
Mixer Internet
Lovewhip at JP Music Fest
Broadcast Tent at JP Music Fest
Worldwide Listenership
Over 8,500 listener sessions for the JP Music Fest
What about your station?
Start with the fundamentals
• What is the purpose of your station and its
format?
• Here are a few:
• News, talk, sports f...
Station Personnel
• A station has many different people that need to
work together to deliver programming.
• General Manag...
Developing a Schedule and Clock
Content Sources
Talk/News/Sports Public DomainMusic
To start we even provide some
To start we even provide some
• Music appears in your database “Invisible Transfer”
• Customized category in your automati...
Coastal Carolina Radio broadcasting from the Quad
CMJ Event with Pirate! Promotion at Fontana’s
Whole Foods Eat n’Greet at SXSW with Presskit.to
Berklee College of Music Party at SXSW
TALKERS Radio Row with IBS-SRN at the NH Primary
Mike Francesa at TALKERS New York 2013
Jeff Katz & Howie Carr on Boston Herald Radio
Major League Lacrosse Championship at Harvard Stadium
Questions? Answers?
Paul Kamp
pgk2@backbone.com
backbone.com
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TCEA 2016 - Internet radio

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I discussed the history of radio and how it got to the Internet. There is a special focus on the technical and production aspects of running an Internet radio station. Topics include key requirements, configuring the station, programming and live events.

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TCEA 2016 - Internet radio

  1. 1. Internet Radio Paul Kamp VP Business Development, Corporate Counsel Thursday February 4, 2016
  2. 2. • We are going to walk through the history of broadcast technology. • Then a bit about the future • How Backbone Networks fits in • What to do to prepare to be a broadcaster Internet Radio
  3. 3. New Technology is Disruptive
  4. 4. 1901 - First Transatlantic Signal
  5. 5. 1920 First Commercial Broadcast by KDKA in Pittsburgh
  6. 6. 1950s-1960s - FM Stereo Radio
  7. 7. 1990’s - Satellite Radio
  8. 8. 1990s - Internet Radio
  9. 9. Radio Broadcast and Listening Summary • AM Receivers, Terrestrial, Analog, Mono, limited listener geography • FM Receivers, Terrestrial, Analog, Stereo, limited listener geography • Satellite Receivers, Terrestrial, Digital, Stereo, Limited number of stations • Internet Receivers, Internet, Digital, Stereo, Higher Quality Sound, Infinite number of stations
  10. 10. Where is radio going?
  11. 11. How is different
  12. 12. Programming Radio Automation Physical Studio Stream Redistribution Traditional Internet Radio Listeners   Phone Switch
  13. 13. Programming Radio Automation Simplified set up reduces cost Listeners   Your Station Anywhere Phone Switch
  14. 14. Listening today - Internet connected devices
  15. 15. Typical Radio Studio Configuration
  16. 16. Jon Herrington from Steely Dan at Simmons College Radio
  17. 17. Typical Live Remote Configuration Stage Mixer Internet
  18. 18. Lovewhip at JP Music Fest
  19. 19. Broadcast Tent at JP Music Fest
  20. 20. Worldwide Listenership Over 8,500 listener sessions for the JP Music Fest
  21. 21. What about your station?
  22. 22. Start with the fundamentals • What is the purpose of your station and its format? • Here are a few: • News, talk, sports formats • Music formats, Country, Contemporary Hits,Adult Contemporary, Rock, Spanish and Latin,World Music, etc • Religious programming formats • Public, Government, Community radio formats • College, student formats
  23. 23. Station Personnel • A station has many different people that need to work together to deliver programming. • General Manager • Program Director • News Director, Sports Director, Music Director • Sales and Promotion • Engineering
  24. 24. Developing a Schedule and Clock
  25. 25. Content Sources Talk/News/Sports Public DomainMusic
  26. 26. To start we even provide some
  27. 27. To start we even provide some • Music appears in your database “Invisible Transfer” • Customized category in your automation • Pirate! providing new tracks on a regular schedule
  28. 28. Coastal Carolina Radio broadcasting from the Quad
  29. 29. CMJ Event with Pirate! Promotion at Fontana’s
  30. 30. Whole Foods Eat n’Greet at SXSW with Presskit.to
  31. 31. Berklee College of Music Party at SXSW
  32. 32. TALKERS Radio Row with IBS-SRN at the NH Primary
  33. 33. Mike Francesa at TALKERS New York 2013
  34. 34. Jeff Katz & Howie Carr on Boston Herald Radio
  35. 35. Major League Lacrosse Championship at Harvard Stadium
  36. 36. Questions? Answers?
  37. 37. Paul Kamp pgk2@backbone.com backbone.com

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