Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


The UoC Radio Station Project

Technical overview of an FM radio station based on open source and DIY

In this talk we will present the technical challenges we have encountered while building an FM & web radio station from scratch and the innovative solutions that we have applied to them, utilizing open source software, and - where possible - hardware, as well as developing our own components, such as our software FM MPX signal generator, our producer-friendly GTK desktop application and many more. Furthermore, we will elaborate on the technical processes of building a music and sample library using open-source software and services, and how we utilize this library to produce an automated broadcast using our custom GStreamer-based audio clip scheduler.

The University of Crete (UoC) Radio Station is a non-profit, community-driven radio station developed primarily by students and alumni of the University of Crete, in the university’s campus. The station, as a community, is founded on the concepts of DIY and Open Source in all of its aspects, from the operation & organizational structure of the community to the very technical problems, where we choose to use open source, community-driven software, hardware and services and build things ourselves from scratch where it’s possible.


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