Airtime: Free Open-Source Radio Automation for Ubuntu Linux

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 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/