Knowledge and Training

Training and Education

We recognize that making investments in people is absolutely essential for a station to be successful and sustainable. The OpenBroadcaster Team produces and delivers onsite training programs aimed at building community capacity in the broadcasting sphere. We recognize that ‘many hands make light work’ and broadcast operations that have a large and supportive base of contributors are best positioned to be sustainable over the long term. To support our partners, especially those operating in community radio environments, OpenBroadcaster offers ‘hands-on’ production courses using open source tools, including those that we have designed ourselves!  Preview our online outlines.

How to start an Internet Radio Station

We show you how to run a internet stream. create dynamic programming and manage an Icecast media server.  We include hosting of your own, branded online radio station and streaming server.

Request a copy of our Radio and Broadcast Media Training outlines and customized onsite training packages available for your operation.

Training Services

Service and Support

We work as broadcasters ourselves, actively owning and operating commercial and community radio stations.  Clients requiring support for their own broadcasting operations can draw upon the extensive experience of the OpenBroadcaster team for advice on matters including:

  • Securing compliance with Canadian broadcast regulators (CRTC/ISED/NavCan)
  • Developing and implementing revenue models for station operations and special projects (e.g. grant writing services, commercial advertising and time sales strategies)
  • Identifying and selecting the best available technologies and services within fixed budgets
  • Providing representation in dealing with contracted specialists such as broadcast engineers 
  • Designing customized software based on OpenBroadcaster's standard offerings

Support Services