The original http://sssh.us
site is no longer maintained. Mach 4
is no longer in the
hosting Streaming Services. The Internet has matured, with numerous
well-funded "real" providers. What was cutting-edge and revolutionary,
is now commoditized and mundane.
We were the original*
(2001-2006?) streaming provider of WBSU
Point @ SUNY College at Brockport, during the
when most people weren't even aware of Webcast, or Internet Radio.
That was a brief but exciting era!
- I remember the streaming FEED server at station studio
being upgraded from NT to Windows 2000.
- The inexpensive digital tuner (a PCI bus add-on card) was
- The Analog-Out from tuner was patched externally to
soundcard Line-In via 3.5mm jacks.
- The Shoutcast server was stock software with only basic
support for standard Windows audio inputs.
- A decision was made (by Warren) to webcast
from LIVE over-the-air
- rather than coax pre-amp audio feed, so that
- it's a true rebroadcast of transmitted program, instead
of tapping studio mixer console.
- That also means better safety: proper isolation,
zero electrical contacts... with a bonus of ground-loop immunity.
the broadcast studio was in very close proximity (1/4 mile) to the
station transmission tower, neither 75 Ω T-antenna nor telescopic
antenna was used. A short segment (12"?) of scrap wire was attached to
tuner ANT terminal,
which provided just the right attenuation, so as to not clip and
distort RF signal input.
|89.1 WBSU: A Trip Down Memory Lane—closet
reorganization edition -SCC 2019
also... RIP, Dave G. I'm now reminded of your
VERY early days DJ-ing...
during/before the Brown years... way before my time.
Hi Koz! Hi Jenny!
Fond memories of a few brief conversations (and tours). Oh, Greg the
drummer, you were there too!
the whole Public Safety/UPD gang, as well ;)
Sam C. Chan
Brockport, New York
"early" or "second" would be more accurate. Come to think about it...
they might already had a pilot project before, and probably
stopped due to funding (was very costly then). Memory gets
after 2 decades. Amazing how a nagging doubt pops into my mind, within
the span of time whipping up this blurb.