Reclaim On the Radio

Can it be 10 days ago already? Yes indeed it can be, on April 24th Meredith and I chatted on ds106radio about a wide range of things from wire106 to Mt Trashmore to remote working during COVID-19 to her phenomenal work as support manager at Reclaim Hosting and beyond.  Meredith has already posted the conversation on her blog (Domain of her own!), and the following audio has both the conversation and a little TGIF series of songs on the ds106radio:

This reminds me of a project I started over a week ago but have not returned to, basically creating separate server for reclaimrad.io (nothing working there yet) using AzuraCast. Digital Ocean has an imaged Droplet for AzuraCast that I installed, and I have just not taken the time to work through AzuraCast, but that’s on the docket for this week.

Image of Azuracast droplet on Digital OCean

Image of AzuraCast droplet on Digital OCean

But beyond the technicalities, the idea behind reclaimradio is to have a radio station that we add songs to as we’re all working remotely to create a sense of connection for us to have in the background. That already existed at the Reclaim Hosting physical offices via Spotify, but this would be more intentional, folks can add songs, choose to DJ, or just banter. Who knows if it will work or not, but we’ll never know if I don’t get off my ass and make it happen. 

Image of Taylor Jadin Radio

Taylor Jadin has created his own radio station and spinning it up and down via API calls whenever he needs it to save money and basically create and destroy a personal radio station as needed. I love the way his station page looks and I want to hear more about that process, might be a good excuse for a ds106radio conversation that he can x-cast to his radio ?