Airtime: Free Open-Source Radio Automation for Ubuntu Linux

July 31, 2013

This simple tutorial is going to introduce you an Ubuntu radio automation software Airtime. It is a free and open source radio management application for remote broadcast automation, and program exchange between radio stations.

Airtime

Airtime has been intended to provide a solution for a wide range of broadcast projects, from community to public and commercial stations. The scalability of Airtime allows implementation in a number of scenarios, ranging from an unmanned broadcast unit accessed remotely through the Internet, to a local network of machines accessing a central Airtime storage system. Airtime supports the playout of lossy compressed audio files in both MP3 and AAC formats and the open, royalty-free equivalent Ogg Vorbis. It also supports playout of lossless FLAC and WAV format audio files.

Airtime has been intended to provide a solution for a wide range of broadcast projects, from community to public and commercial stations. The scalability of Airtime allows implementation in a number of scenarios, ranging from an unmanned broadcast unit accessed remotely through the Internet, to a local network of machines accessing a central Airtime storage system. Airtime supports the playout of lossy compressed audio files in both MP3 and AAC formats and the open, royalty-free equivalent Ogg Vorbis. It also supports playout of lossless FLAC and WAV format audio files.

Install Airtime on Ubuntu Desktop:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to download airtime-easy-setup:

wget http://apt.sourcefabric.org/misc/airtime-easy-setup.deb

Install the package via:

sudo dpkg -i airtime-easy-setup.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Then you’ll be able to install Airtime from Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager.

For Web version, go to http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/

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6 responses to Airtime: Free Open-Source Radio Automation for Ubuntu Linux

  1. Does this software support switching of audio sources to include satellite programming?

  2. It fails trying to install with error /etc/airtime/apache24.vhost.tpl:

  3. I just get “-bash: airtime-easy-setup.deb: command not found” evn though it is downloaded.
    Suggestions?

  4. Hello.
    I need help please ! I have downloaded AIRTIME and installed it over and over.
    I copy some terminal commands but it goes nowhere. What am I doing wrong ?
    Vic

  5. The install does not work.