Autonomous Interactive Radio
A radio station manager program that queues and plays all songs (mp3s, m4as, etc.) received by email.
Tested on Ubuntu 11.04 and with Raspberry Pi, running python versions 2.7.1 and 2.7.3. See
requirements.txt for required python libraries and versions.
mpdto play music
- Ability to add jingles between songs!
- "Now playing" Twitter feed
- Email response for successful submissions
Debian installation instructions
apt-get install pip mpd mpc
pip install -U -r requirements.txt
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:boxysean/airadio.git
cp air_download.conf.sample air_download.conf
air_download.conf(suggest making a new email account for this)
python air_manager.py(may need to run as root)
To make this a service on startup (from here):
sudo cp init.d/airadio /etc/init.d/
update-rc.d airadio defaults
Outputting to FM broadcast transmitter
This project can be paired with an FM transmitter to create a community pirate radio station. We ran this software on a Raspberry Pi paired with a low-power FM transmitter, see more.
Streaming to an Icecast server
mpd has built in functionality to stream what it plays to an Icecast server. This gives you the option to stream Autonomous Interactive Radio to your friends via the Internet. Learn how to do this.
Learn how to do this on a Raspberry Pi, but I warn you that the Raspi is CPU-bound when it does this and tends to have choppy playback.
To do list
Check it out here!