Talk:TiP-Radio

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I am a rising 4th year considering restarting TIP-Radio. Sounds like a fun project to me, and I even have experience in broadcasting. If a former DJ could contact me, that would be great. Just replying to this talk page would be nice (in part because I don't want to put my email on TIPWiki for all to see). Thanks, and I'm looking forward to hosting! --KJ4UBL (talk) 21:47, 27 July 2015 (EDT)

Hey, you might wanna put this on the main page for TIP-Radio. Then people will actually see it. Please do restart it though. I would listen.

Hey, it's Krazymouse, the dude who started and ran TiP-Radio for like 2 years. If you want to do it, just do it yourself, I don't have the time to run it, I'm a college student who's working towards a master degree and frankly, my passion for TiP is not as strong as it was 5 years ago. (Also, I was an RC now so I actually can't be associated with a pirate radio station using TiP's name anymore). Here's the guide I used to get started. [Shoutcast Guide[1]] Google is your best friend if you have problems. I used the Shoutcast system through Winamp. You will have to spend some money on a server though, probably will be about $5 a month, which I just paid for out of my own pocket to make the radio station work. However, since 2011 when we did TiP-Radio, technology has changed and you may consider using a livestream service like Twitch may be better these days, I don't know. Also, if you want access to the TiP-Radio facebook page, which I recommend you get, send me a message on Facebook. Find Sam Park on the TiP Nation membership page. (If you don't have a facebook, how on earth are you going to connect with the audience and let them know?) It's also a heavy time committment and I've seen plenty of people try and restart TiP-Radio but it's not easy. You usually want to devote to a schedule so that people know that you're broadcasting, and when I was running things, I had about 9 other DJs working with me so that we had someone broadcasting at least every single weekend night. It's not easy, but if you're dedicated and you have the time, go for it! Also, running a radio-station may look good on a college resume. It sure helped me on mine. ^.^ Good luck! --Sam Park 22:25, 28 July 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for the response, Krazymouse! Could you tell me what streaming service hosted tipradio.in (after WINAMP+SHOUTCast) and how you acquired the domain (which I see by WHOIS records is no longer active)? --KJ4UBL (talk) 20:29, 30 July 2015 (EDT)

Hey, I'll DJ. -User:MooseBurgers511

Hello, I would be willing to help as well if you need it -User:sparty48

(The original comment that was here has been moved to the bottom of the page and revised. KJ4UBL (talk) 10:02, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

No problem fam. Contact me when you have a way to do this. -User:MooseBurgers511

The website streaming site I use is actually gone now, so sorry about that :( The domain tipradio.in was just bought for $4 through Namecheap. So I used Weebly to make the website, used Namecheap to get the domain name tipradio.in, and then used a shoutcast hosting website (Try shoutcheap or something) to host the shoutcast server. I put a download link to the shoutcast server on the website then. Then I got a random IRC channel and used that for the chatroom. It was a lot of different parts that were put together. I stopped paying for tipradio.in years ago, so it's back on the market again, and probably for a cheap price for the domain. --Sam Park 03:44, 9 August 2015 (EDT)

Thanks, MooseBurgers511 and sparty48! I'm still working on comparing streaming sites, though I think I know which service will host the service. I've also gotta break this to my parents. They think I'm obsessed with TIP. They're right, of course... Once I have some more details worked out, I'll contact both of you. I am very appreciative of you both offering to help. --KJ4UBL (talk) 10:02, 19 August 2015 (EDT)