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February 13, 2024
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Happy World Radio Day!!! 2 training sessions. No charge.  You can try and do these lessons on your own or wait until I show you next week. Will be conducted through Discord Feb 20 15:00 Yukon Time (MST) https://support.openbroadcaster.com/server-training#saved-search-filters https://discord.gg/PjbKZA4z?event=1207106220461260841 Feb 21 15:00 Yukon Time (MST) https://support.openbroadcaster.com/server-training#advanced-metadata https://discord.gg/sdk6MFNx?event=1207107767320580097  

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📻 Indigenous Community Media Fund

December 21, 2022
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Winter Solstice – Northern Hemisphere -40 Celsius here in Tagish Yukon. For our neighbours to the south, -40C is the same as -40F 2023 Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Community Media FundThe Indigenous Community Media Fund at Cultural Survival provides opportunities for Indigenous community radio stations and media outlets to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure […]

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💡 Why do I love innovation and community radio?

November 23, 2022
Open SourceRadio

25 years of CFET Radio. Everyday is innovation day at CFET and CJUC Community Radio. We have a really good pool of experienced professionals working in the field that enjoy meeting new friends from abroad that are passionate about building open source community broadcasting tools. ► เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง ► 你好吗 ► হ্যালো ► Namaste ► Kumasta! […]

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OBServer Release v5.3.1

November 18, 2022
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Latest version receiving new features. This version breaks compatibility with modules due to code/API refactoring. For production environments, consider latest v5.2 release until modules are updated. Source code (zip) Source code (tar.gz) Features API v2 using more modern RESTful implementation (alpha) begin building automated testing via CodeCeption (alpha) OB CLI tool (alpha) with “check install” […]

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🛠 Build a better broadcast application with open source tools

November 11, 2022
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OBServer Restful API Code Update We’ve been picking away at code refactoring and API stabilization over the last 6 months. * selected the PSR-12 standard and have updated code to be compliant * started defining and implementing our API v2 more in line with typical REST principles * started transitioning dependencies to be composer-managed PHP […]

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📻 Rob is Analog 📻 ALFF Audience Favorite Award

March 8, 2022
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Available Light Film Festival 2022 Audience Choice Winners The winner of the ALFF Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Documentary, Rob Is Analog, was also the audience favorite overall. Yukon filmmaker, Jessica Hall’s funny and charming documentary about “Radio Rob” Hopkins: a ramshackle communications pirate who pioneered community radio in Southern Yukon and fights for […]

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How do I use OpenBroadcaster for Legislative Broadcasting and Audio Archiving?

March 2, 2022
RadioTelevision

 Legislative Broadcasting and Recording – Setup server and player as normal – Create a DPL that plays the “Off Air” message on repeat – Create a InSession playlist that plays a message on repeat like “The legislature is in session but the audio is currently disabled. Please stand by for resumption of the session” – […]

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📻 Rob is Analog 📻 World Radio Day

February 15, 2022
RadioTelevision

Happy World Radio Day 2022 https://openbroadcaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/wrd_cfet_tagish.mp4?_=2 Rob “Radio Rob” Hopkins is an analog guy in a digital world. A communications pirate fighting for the public’s right to something they might not even know they want. This charming and funny documentary tracks Rob’s quixotic quest to attain a CRTC licence for an over the air community […]

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💡Supply chain delays? Open source solutions

December 21, 2021
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 Winter Solstice – Northern Hemisphere Supply chain issues? DIY Recycle 6 – 8 week lead time sound familiar? Expensive shipping? Stuck on your broadcast project waiting for parts? Re-purpose your existing hardware using Open Source code that runs on surplus equipment. Raspberry PI computers are widely available and inexpensive https://openbroadcaster.com/education/diy-broadcast-projects Repurposed Hardware Our latest IMG […]

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⚡ Indigenous radio station emergency alerting tools

December 21, 2021
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Winter Solstice – Northern Hemisphere Wishing you and yours all the best for The Holidays… This year more than ever!! CJUC Radio 92.5 FM 24 hour broadcast from Whitehorse Yukon Canada IT’S HAPPENING NOW! Listen LIVE at CJUC FM CJUC is SO EXCITED to be hosting our first 24 hour radio live stream fundraiser/pledge drive […]

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📻 UNESCO Remote Radio Week

November 16, 2021
Open SourceRadioTelevision

5th Asia Pacific Community Network Xchange We are on a panel discussion with the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) regarding Community Radio and it’s relationship with Community Networks, especially those stations with communications challenges. Date: November 17, 2021 Time: 0500-0715 UTC AGENDA Album Art A large American university recently sponsored development of a feature […]

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TWiRT 568 – Common Alerting Protocol

October 29, 2021
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Common Alerting Protocol Doesn’t sound exciting, but what it’s doing for people in many countries is sometimes life-saving. We might think of CAP as a new-ish way to receive emergency messages, such as Child Abduction Emergency notification. Or we may consider CAP as just another input source to our broadcast EAS systems. There’s a lot […]

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Out In The Open – Spring 2021

April 2, 2021
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Radio Station in a Box Complete RIAB (Radio Station in a Box) assembled in a hard shell mobile case. 100% solid state, no moving parts 1. Open covers of mobile case 2. Hook up antenna, AC power and internet 3. Begin broadcasting POLLY AI Voices Update for ML210 legacy customers We have created a new […]

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Emergency Disaster Assistance – Resilience Through Innovation

November 18, 2020
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Pyrate 3.0 November 18, 2020 Tagish, Yukon, Canada As part of Canadian Innovation Week, OpenBroadcaster Inc is releasing Pyrate 3.0 free and open-source software (FOSS). An open source emergency response radio and TV broadcast toolkit for stations to remotely access their studios and distribute CAP emergency alert messages during COVID19. About Raspberry Pi Pyrate Broadcast […]

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📻 Live Remote Radio Summer Solstice

June 18, 2020
Open SourceRadio

Live Remote Radio Summer Solstice From the land of the Midnight Sun Remote Radio Broadcasting Updated user guides with remote radio broadcasting and Live assist handbooks are available on our support site. Each module now has its own support page. https://support.openbroadcaster.com Live Streaming Use the Live Assist touch screen interface: * Stream to all stations […]

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🎉 Hindsight is 20/20…Foresight is 2020 🎉

January 21, 2020
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Happy New Year! Welcome to The New Decade! I’m presently located in and working out of Nan Thailand until April, 2020. Sawadee Cup! During the next 4 months, I’ll be travelling to neighbouring countries and hoping to meet some of you face to face. Complimentary Raspberry PI To celebrate this new decade, we are offering […]

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Digital Sovereignty – Do you know where your data is?

October 31, 2019
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Future Home of CJUC Radio https://www.cjucfm.com CJUC community radio site overlooking downtown Whitehorse Yukon from Haeckel Hill Open Source North 60 Our Second Annual OSN60 event was well attended with guests from all across Canada coming to Whitehorse. There was a diverse mix of languages including regional indigenous dialects and far away Estonian Language What […]

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TWIRT 388 Open Source Radio

May 17, 2018
Open SourceRadio

Lots of fun chatting about our company history and innovative open source broadcast automation systems. http://thisweekinradiotech.com/twirt-home/2018/3/23/twirt-388-open-broadcaster-with-rob-hopkins

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📻 New Indigenous Radio Station Receives Federal Funding

April 23, 2018
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Crystal Rain Harry (left) and Bella Alphonse train with Rob Hopkins from Tagish, Yukon for the new Tsilhqot’in Community Radio station, launched on Friday, Dec. 15. On Monday the federal government announced $180,500 in funding for the radio project. New indigenous radio station receives federal funding Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced […]

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Trevor Baylis: Wind-up Radio Inventor Dies Aged 80

March 5, 2018
Radio

Trevor really inspired me to get into radio and provide services for the rest of the world. Would have really liked to meet him. Where I saw the challenge and opportunity was when these villages in Africa all got around to having a wind up radio, (no one could come up with the combined cost […]

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🍓 Raspberry Pyrate Radio 🍓

February 27, 2018
Open SourceRadio

DIY Maker Space Raspberry Pi Super easy, budget friendly, open source broadcast solutions for your Maker space project. Create an amazing, low-tech online digital jukebox broadcast automation system using a cloud based media library. Learn how to create community radio content and start an online radio station from home with open source software running on […]

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OpenBroadcaster Supports Axia Livewire RTP Protocol

January 23, 2018
Open SourceRadio

OpenBroadcaster releases open source software to provide Livewire\RTP support with Axia Audio over IP (AoIP) consoles. This exciting added functionality presents the opportunity to easily field, deploy and integrate standalone OBPlayer into the AoIP broadcast chain with CAP EAS emergency alerts. This innovation builds on the suite of web-enabled general software and automation appliances with […]

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How did I get here in radio land?

January 23, 2018
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Rob Hopkins – Tagish, Yukon Back in 1989 – 1993 I was able to save up and take off with my bicycle and spend a few years traveling around the world, through China, India, South East Asia and Europe. I was able to subsidize my traveling and live the “Yukon dream” by spending 6 months […]

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Open Source North 2018 – Whitehorse Yukon

January 21, 2018
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Open Source North Event – Whitehorse Yukon Mar 23, 2018 A couple of like minded fans of open source and broadcasting are putting on an event in northern Canada’s Yukon Territory. We will have a meeting space to spend the day networking and learning more about how open source works with broadcast. This opportunity is […]

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Open Source CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) Broadcast Application Developed in Canada

September 5, 2016
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For Immediate Release September 5, 2016 OpenBroadcaster occupies a unique space in the marketplace as the only company in North America that offers a full suite radio automation and media asset management software package equipped with its own emergency messaging system adhering to the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) CAP-CP History Aug 29, 2014 the Canadian […]

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2 Yukon Companies Assist in Deployment of Radio Network in Nunavut

August 31, 2016
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For Immediate Release Aug 31, 2016 OpenBroadcaster Inc and Computerisms Corporation are pleased to have played a part in a project spearheaded by SSI Micro and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) to introduce its latest public service, the Kitikmeot Radio Network (KRN). The pilot project was launched July 9th and was timed to coincide with […]

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KIA SSI Radio project in Kitikmeot Region Nunavut

February 14, 2016
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KITIKMEOT INUIT ASSOCIATION AND SSI MICRO TO COLLABORATE ON REGIONAL RADIO PILOT PROJECT Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, June 11th, 2015 The Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) and SSI Micro are very pleased to announce a collaborative partnership to launch a Regional Radio Pilot Project in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region. The Pilot Project will operate for an initial two […]

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News from OpenBroadcaster – Community Media Convergence

November 18, 2015
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Community Media Conference OpenBroadcaster is busy preparing to attend Commedia at Carlton University Ontario Nov 22 – 24 Stop by and say hello to Jake Parsons the original lead developer for OpenBroadcaster and my nephew Christopher Nash at Commediaconverge.ca They will have a table participating at the technology fair and presenting about our work with […]

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Emergency Radio and TV Testing

March 11, 2015
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Invitation for Emergency Radio and TV testing Tagish and Haines Junction Yukon On March 10, 2015 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Pacific daylight savings time Yukon Emergency Measures Organization will be conducting two live to air broadcast intrusive tests of the Yukon Emergency Public Alerting System in Tagish and Haines Junction, Yukon in conjunction […]

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Emergency Radio and TV Testing

March 9, 2015
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Invitation for Emergency Radio and TV testing Tagish and Haines Junction Yukon On March 10, 2015 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Pacific daylight savings time Yukon Emergency Measures Organization will be conducting two live to air broadcast intrusive tests of the Yukon Emergency Public Alerting System in Tagish and Haines Junction, Yukon in conjunction […]

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On Thin Ice: Promoting Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness and Response, in Canada’s Arctic

February 10, 2015
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Media Release 9 Feb 2015 In 2013, the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) launched the On Thin Ice (OTI) Project. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program, the project seeks to protect lives and improve the security, well-being, and inclusion of persons with disabilities (physical, cognitive and sensory) and […]

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