Reclaim Radio

Reclaim Radio in the wild

This has been a long time coming. More than a month ago we were imagining how cool it would be to have a space where we could play music like we did in the office, all the while I was playing on ds106radio. There is no reason why ds106radio cannot be the default, but it can get busy and we wanted to think of it as a focused Reclaim Hosting radio station for listening (if you want) while you work. What’s more, we were fans of how Taylor Jadin just up and created his own radio station.

I played with setting up the open source radio broadcasting software Azuracast on Digital Ocean a few weeks back, but soon after that Reclaim Cloud took over my life. I put the project on hold for  a while, but last week before I got an instance of Azuracast up and running in a Docker container on Reclaim Cloud using Docker Engine and a few choice commands. It was quite easy, and I will document the installation process in another post shortly. And if all goes to plan, I hope to have a one-click application installer for Reclaim Cloud, but I may just be dreaming that part of this post.

I still have a bit to do in terms of making sure everyone else at Reclaim has access, figuring out uploading music, and then documenting how to live broadcast, upload music, create playlists, etc. So it’s still early days yet, but the software is impressive, and if I can get everything figured out this week I may even reach out to the ds106radio hippies and see if a move to Azuracast might make some sense in the near future.