Friday, September 30, 2011

Podcasting My Show | Music You Can't Hear on the Radio

September 30, 2011 · 7:00 pm


UPDATED September 30, 2011

I am delighted to report that there are suddenly at least three ways to (almost) PODCAST Music You Can’t Hear On The Radio as well as other programs on WPRB and  many other radio stations. The first two are pretty easy to use. The third involves a few more steps but seems to be the only one that lets you (or at least I) convert to an MP3 file and then put on an iPOD.

1. Download an app for TuneIn Radio on your desktop, iPAD or other handheld device. Get the “Pro” model which costs all of  $.99 through  ( [1] ) or iTunes  ( [2] ). To begin with, this is a great way to listen to radio stations around the world with really good sound quality. It also has a clock you can set to regularly record a favorite show but, at least with iPADs, your tablet has to be on and open for the show to record.

2. Push the button on the homepage of this website for DAR.FM (or go to [3] ) and follow the instructions. The free version seems to only work on a desktop computer but the “Preimium” model (at $40) also works on iPADs, etc. This is a reasonable way to record a show but seems to allow you to only listen to your recordings on the computer or device on which you recorded it.  Note that DAR.FM operates on Pacific Time so, to record Music You Can’t Hear On The Radio, you need to set the clock to begin recording on Sundays at 4:00 pm.

3. Lastly, Wave Pad Sound Editor ( [4] )  is slightly more complicated to set up and use, but has the major advantage of enabling you to save any show you record as an MP3 file and then put it on an iPOD or other device of your choice. It also lets you edit recordings to, for example, keep only the parts you want. They offer an introductory free version and a much more versatile one for about $50.

If you try these or other recording devices, please add comments here with your experiences and any advice you’re able to offer.


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