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Airtime 2.5 for Broadcasters

Promoting your station

If you have an Icecast server, you can put a link to the Icecast status page (by default at port 8000) on your station's homepage, to provide an overview of available streams. See the chapter Interface customization for tips on theming the Icecast status page. You can also use Now Playing widgets (see the chapter Exporting the schedule) or HTML5 stream players (see the chapter Stream player for your website) to help grow your audience.

On an Icecast server, you can uncomment the <directory> section in the /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml file to have your station automatically listed on the Icecast directory website which could help you pick up more listeners.

    <!-- Uncomment this if you want directory listings -->


The Indymedia stream directory at links to grassroots independent radio projects around the world. You can add your station to their list with an additional <directory> section, as follows:


Another stream directory service is provided by the Liquidsoap Flows! site The following section can be added to the file /usr/lib/airtime/pypo/bin/liquidsoap_scripts/ls_script.liq after add_skip_command(s) on line 174, for a stream named 'ourstation':

ourstation = register_flow(
  radio="Rock 'n Roll Radio",
  description="Canada's most rockin' radio!",

For the time being, a stream can be registered on the Liquidsoap Flows! site with any username and password. Authenticated services may be offered in future.

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