Airtime sourcefabric

Open source radio automation software

Airtime lets you take total control of your radio station via the web. Managing your station with multiple DJs and station programmers has never been easier. Build smart playlists and mix live content with scheduled shows for truly professional radio content. Get started today with one of our cloud hosting solutions listed below.

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  Hobbyist   Starter   Plus   Premium
StreamsInfo Streams: Give your audience the stream they need. Get it right with either single or multiple streams for web, mobile or any other file format.   1   2   2   3
Stream quality Info Stream quality:We offer a variety of packages with 64kbps, 128kbps and 196kpbs bandwidth to suit you and your listeners. 64kbps 64kbps and 128kbps 64kbps and 196kpbs 64kbps, 128kbps and 196kpbs
Listeners Info Listeners:Whether you have five listeners or 500, Airtime has you covered. Upgrading at any time is easy, too. 5 listeners 40 listeners per stream 100 listeners per stream 500 listeners per stream
Storage Info Storage:We store your audio in the cloud, which means anyone from your team can upload, download and access your audio files archive via the web. This removes the need for you to maintain a dedicated storage server and gives your entire operation 24/7 access to your archive wherever they are. Of course, there's no lock-in, and you can download your archive at any time. 2GB 5GB 30GB 150GB
Support Info Support:Ticket, email and community forum support are at your fingertips with our Hobbyist package. Upgrade to one of our top packages to get our expert live chat. Ticket, email forum Live chat, ticket, email, forum Live chat, ticket, email, forum Live chat, ticket, email, forum
Price Info Price:Billing is monthly. You can cancel at any point and be billed only for the current month. Users can easily upgrade and downgrade package elements at no charge.
$9.95 / month
$39.95 / month
$64.95 / month
$99.95 / month
Special offer
(pay ten months in advance, get two months free) Info Special offer:We want to keep you running, so if you plan to broadcast for a full year, we’ll cut some of that cost. Contact us for details on this special offer.
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Need something extra?

If you need more options than those we’ve offered, we can build a custom monthly plan for you. Just get in touch.We’d be happy to hear from you.

FAQ

Is Airtime secure?

Sourcefabric utilises state-of-the-art encryption, protection and network security. All data is triple backed-up. Your instance is encrypted and employs secure identification through HTTPS.

What happens if I need help?

Sourcefabric’s global team of experts is there for you. Every package comes with ticket, email and forum support. Our Starter, Plus and Premium packages come with livechat support during our support hours 8-23 UTC Monday-Friday. If you need a bit extra we can also put together a custom support package that fits your needs.

How do I manage my account?

You’ll get a personalised, secure account dashboard upon sign up where you can manage everything related to your account, from contact emails to payment methods.

Can I use Airtime for my event?

Sure! We have lots of interest from organisations that only need Airtime in the short term. Our contracts are easy to cancel after your event. And because we offer hosting, streaming and support, you only have one provider to deal with.

Can I easily upgrade my package?

Airtime grows with your radio station, allowing you to upgrade either the entire package or individual elements with no additional cost and without long term contracts. You can also downgrade, free of charge. If you downgrade, we will update your billing at the next cycle. If you upgrade, we will update your billing and new services immediately.

Do I have control over my audio content?

Absolutely. Airtime uses open, common standards that allow you to back-up, export and migrate your data at any time. Many other automation systems don't allow this.

Am I tied to a long term contract?

Airtime is a rolling contract service. You pay month-to-month. If you cancel, you will only be billed for the current month.

How long does set-up take?

We’ll set up your Airtime station for you within 24 hours. You don’t need to install or customise anything. During that time you can read our great documentation to make sure you’re getting the most out of your service.

Why do you need my credit card or Paypal details?

For free trials and free packages, we ask for your credit card or Paypal details. Why? Should you wish to upgrade to a paid account at any time, this allows us to upgrade your service immediately without any interruptions. It also helps us reduce fraud and keep costs down by only providing free trails and packages to genuine customers.

Your credit card will not be charged at any point during your free trial or your free package. If you are on a 30-day trial, you will be informed at the end of your trial and then charged. You can cancel anytime, both during and after your trial.

Can I use Airtime for live broadcast?

You can integrate Airtime with a full live playout tool like Mixxx to broadcast live. You can find a video tutorial about it here.

How can Airtime help my radio station?

Put simply, Airtime saves you time and money. It's like adding a professional IT technician to your team, at a fraction of the cost. When you add up how much you spend a year on server maintenance, software upgrades, security patches and technician fees, Airtime is a bargain. But don't just take our word for it…

What are Airtime Packages?

Airtime Packages are hosted versions of our award-winningopen source radio automation software. Airtime Packages let radio stations upload audio, build shows and then schedule either shows or live slots into a calendar. With Airtime Packages, you can stream audio over the web, or even via FM and digital.


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  • New Columns New Columns
  • Crossfades Crossfades
  • Repeats Repeats
  • New stream types AAC and Opus Support New stream types AAC and Opus Support
  • Show Linking Show Linking
  • Waveform Editor Waveform Editor
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  • "Airtime is software that allows multiple people to run a radio station over the internet. Designed specifically for independent media, it's open source and free."

    Winner, Best Tech for Social Change Digital Innovation Awards, The Guardian
  • "I have been very happy to work with Sourcefabric for the project Mobile Radio BSP. New functionalities make it the software of choice for future projects."

    Knut Aufermann Producer, Mobile Radio BSP
  • "In conflict zones, operating a radio station can be dangerous. By allowing the station to be operated remotely, Airtime makes broadcasting safer."

    Duncan Geere Journalist, Wired UK
  • "With Airtime, getting a radio station together in terms of content and broadcast might not be as hard as you think."

    Jamillah Knowles Outriders, BBC Radio 5
  • "Airtime allows site visitors to listen to our live broadcast whilst accessing instant, updated programme information. In saving broadcasts for automatic upload to SoundCloud, Airtime also saves time for our technical team."

    Peter Kahler Station Manager, WADR
  • "With the Airtime platform we were able to train staff in minutes in comparison to other services. We decided to continue with Airtime for that reason with our all talk radio program. We now hope to migrate all future stations to the platform long term."

    Don Barraclough President, NationTalk
  • "Normally Airtime runs all our automated programming, but for the Christmas period Airtime ran the station 24 hours a day for three weeks. It went without a hitch, solid as a rock!"

    Chris Weaver Production Manager, Resonance104.4fm
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    We have been so pleased with the service we receive at Sourcefabric. Any time we have questions, we get an answer quickly from someone who cares.  

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    Jacky Tunistra Station Manager, The Scope at Ryerson
  • "Basic.fm uses Airtime to schedule its diverse, wide-ranging and evolving programme from a growing group of collaborators. We find Airtime offers a unique framework that makes all of this possible."

    Dominic Smith Digital Media Projects Manager, basic.fm
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    We have been very impressed with Sourcefabric. Their willingness and ability to resolve issues within minutes and the user interface stands out from the clutter of redundant radio automation in the market.

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    Rahul Bhattacharya Managing Director, Movement Broadcast Network Pvt Ltd.
  • "Airtime is the backbone of our scheduling/podcasting process and without it we'd still be trying to discover the wheel!"

    Clair Urbahn Programme Director, NTS
  • "

    Airtime is very stable and the interface is really user-friendly. It is the perfect platform for our radio project Julie FM.

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    Meriem Bouhara and Paolo Domeniconi Producers, Julie FM
  • "Airtime is stable, easy to learn and easy to use. Thanks to its clear commands and it's great usability, it makes our station management easier. If you want great broadcasting I recommend Airtime."

    Dario Albertini Station Manager, Radio Libriamoci Web
  • "Installing Airtime was a significant step towards efficient, unfailing broadcast for us. But it’s more than just a technical improvement. It facilitates the professionalism of our whole team. Constant development and upgrades ensure our progress. With Airtime we're on the rise."

    Marcin Tym-Czarnocki CTO, Radio Aktywne
  • "Airtime has some the best documentation I've ever seen, but the support and feedback I received from Sourcefabric was even more than I'd expected. All credit to Airtime's developers, they are doing an amazing job."

    Benjamin Krause Lead Developer, AnimeNord
  • "Following reports of station raids by armed forces in Thailand, Airtime's remote management ability will prove itself very beneficial to community radio operators."

    Arthit Suriyawongkul Director, Mekong ICT
  • "Sourcefabric enables independent, citizen-oriented journalists to create a news-media unconstrained by state and corporate interests."

    Tom Leonhardt Student, Online Radio MA
  • "Airtime is the most effective and convenient automation system to use. The ergonomic and easy to understand interface makes the system particularly suitable for community radio."

    Younes Duret Station Manager, Ness Radio
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    We chose Airtime to run our automated night music programming. It also allows us to have reprises of some daily talk shows and live radio transmissions from club music events overnight, when no one can be at the station.

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    Bojan Anđelković Editor-in-Chief, Radio Študent

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