Creek can automatically archive and publish your station's radio shows.

Please email me at:  help@creek.org  – I'll set up a phone call with you to talk about your station, and how to install Creek's archiving system.

Overview

  • Archives on your website: Install Creek's website components to automatically publish archives on your station's website.
  • Record audio in your studio: Rather than recording from the stream – and potentially losing audio if Internet goes out at your studio – Creek takes a different approach, with a dedicated archiving device.
  • Flexible "2-weeks or forever" storage: Keep "original-content" shows indefinitely. Hide shows with copyrighted music after 2 weeks. Keep unlimited private archives so that DJs can access their past shows.
  • Spinitron integration: Creek can import your data from Spinitron to automatically record shows at the correct time.

Pricing

  1. $550 per year for the Creek Radio Platform ($50/mo x 12 months - 1 month free)
  2. $300 one-time cost for the archiving device (called the Creek Broadcaster) + $20 shipping.
  3. $0.005 (a half cent) per GB of audio archives (that's about $5 per month to store 1 full year of audio at 128kbit/s).
  4. 1 hour of installation included. (I'll call you on the phone, and help you hook things up!)

Easy install: Just add audio and Internet.

The best way to archive your station's audio is from inside your studio, directly from an audio source, and with a dedicated archiving device.

With that in mind – I'd like to introduce the Creek Broadcaster.

(That's a photo of me – installing one in a local studio.)

It's called the "Broadcaster" because it records and archives – but also streams to Icecast (similar to Barix and Telos), and will soon do radio automation, too.

After recording each show, it uploads the audio to Creek – which is like WordPress but for radio.

Then, this uploaded audio can be integrated with your website (see below for more).

Installation process:

  1. Unpack your Creek Broadcaster. (Cost: $300 + $20 Shipping)
  2. Connect the power cable.
  3. Connect a USB audio interface – like the Behringer UMC204HD or the Scarlett 2i2 USB (Cost: About $150-$170)
  4. Connect it to ethernet for Internet access – it doesn't require any special firewall settings.

Already have a recording system?

Some studios have an existing recording system that stores audio files on a network drive. The Creek Broadcaster can use these files if this works better with your studio set-up.

Custom Studio Integrations

If your studio has a special hardware/software situation – just email me, and we'll develop a custom solution for using Creek's archiving system.

Flexible 2-week limit + unlimited private archives

Each show can have its own archiving rules.

  • If it has copyrighted music, then hide the archives for that show after two weeks.
  • If the show has only original content, then keep it available online indefinitely.

Plus, archives are kept in private storage for as long as you want. DJs can access the audio for any of their past shows.

(XRAY.fm in Portland, OR has archives spanning back to 2013.)

Spinitron Schedule Import

Creek can import your Spinitron schedule, DJs, and playlists – allowing you to get started archiving with almost zero set-up work if you already use Spinitron. Creek will record the audio for each show, and upload it to your website.

Website Integration

Add your archives directly to your website.

Plus, Creek's website tools will add a show schedule, and pages for each show. Archived audio then gets organized under each show.

Technical Details

  • All archives go into the Creek Control Panel. It's a bit like WordPress – so all archives will be available for DJs or managers to download if needed. It will also keep your archived audio for years (if you want).
  • Archives are stored on S3 storage. It's like Dropbox but for web developers. I'll help you set this up, or you can bring your S3 service – like those from Amazon, DigitalOcean, or Backblaze.
  • We have a WordPress plugin that adds the website components for archives (like on the WXNA website). But they can also be integrated with any website platform.

Stations using Creek for Archiving