January 15, 2002

Tonight Live: MACS, Microsoft and Linux based broadcasting

Author: JT Smith

jeff Gerhardt writes "Tuesday, January 15th, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another cool show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will discuss the news about the new IMAC and the fast approaching January 25th deadline for public comments about the Microsoft Settlement.

In Segment Two- The NEW Network
Web casting continues to explode in growth. Tonight we discuss the new age of open source driven broadcasting technology and operations support. What does this mean for broadcasters and what does it offer the narrowcaster.

We are joined tonight by Bill Goldsmith (friend of our own Doc Searls), who has been working in the radio business for 30 years. He was a DJ & Program Director for various "progressive" FM stations in the 70s (including the infamous KFAT) and currently serves as programming consultant & webmaster for KPIG in Freedom, CA (where he started the world's first commercial radio webcast in 1995). In true geek fashion, he performs most of his duties at KPIG over the net from his home in Paradise, CA - in the Sierra foothills north of Sacramento - where he also runs RadioParadise.com, a 21st-Century update of the progressive radio concept.

Goldsmith has spent the past 2 years developing a Linux-based alternative to pricey radio automation systems. Using open-source tools like PHP, Postgres, Perl, and Apache, his system allows remotely located DJs to program music, record voice breaks, and completely control the playback of music, ads, and other program material - using a standard web browser. His system is designed to facilitate the kind of creative, free-form radio practiced by KPIG & RadioParadise, giving the DJs instant access to the full music library - and also integrates tightly with the station website, greatly facilitating interaction with the audience.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
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