Mic Live Signage

The task was to use two Raspberry Pi computers to interpret when a microphone in the studio is ‘live’ and to display a ‘mic live’ warning on a monitor hanging in the reception area of the Radio Studio. The Studer Micro Core sound desk can be setup to send a GPO whenever a mic fader is raised from its end stop.… Read more →

Songs You Shouldn’t Play On Hospital Radio

Something that most people don’t think about when listening to the Radio, but being responsible for adding new music to a Hospital Radio’s automated play-out system – you get to realise how risqué some songs can be perceived when played in a hospital context. I have listed a few songs which I have come across at Radio Enfield, and decided that their… Read more →

HTML5 Audio with SHOUTcast

Whilst updating the Radio Enfield website, I decided to change our online embedded flash player to a more modern HTML5 audio with SHOUTcast. I have detailed how this was possible below. Getting SHOUTcast to play in HTML5 To create a simple stream with the default browser controls, the only code you’ll need is: <audio controls autoplay> <source src=”http://server:port/;”></source> Unfortunately your browser… Read more →

Raspberry Pi – Full Screen Information Board

At Radio Enfield, The presenters used to read information about upcoming shows from a white board. In today’s age, this is old hat. We now use a dedicated Pi to display a full screen digital information board that automatically updates/refreshes every 5 minutes. What we used: Raspberry Pi – Model B – Running Raspbian OS. DVI Screen connected to the Pi… Read more →

SHOUTcast streaming from a Raspberry Pi

A lot of people have been talking about Raspberry Pis lately so I decided to do some digging of myself. Radio Enfield used to stream their audio from an old Windows desktop computer which had edcast installed to stream the audio input to our Shoutcast server. It worked perfectly well, but the computer itself was unsightly, used up too much… Read more →