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Linux Journal: Helping Broadcast Radio with Linux

Sep 30, 2003, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"After writing about the POS systems last week, I started going through my list of other past lives--things I have done either professionally or as a hobby in the past. This got me thinking about broadcast radio, or more accurately, what Linux could do for broadcast radio.

"Although most of my experience has been at the transmitter end--I have a commercial radio-telephone license and have tuned and repaired broadcast transmitters--I am pretty familiar with the other pieces that make a radio station work. Back when I did systems testing on an operating system for big iron (yup, another past life), some of our commercial customers ran programs on our computers to keep track of what music had been played. This was mostly an accounting issue--that is, it kept track of royalties..."

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