Shoutcast Streaming Service Host:The original http://sssh.us
site is no longer maintained. Mach 4 is no longer in the business of
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 FM 89.1 The Point @ SUNY College at Brockport, during the pioneering years,
when most people weren't even aware of Webcast, or Internet Radio.
That was a brief but exciting era!
- I remember the streaming server being upgraded from NT to Windows 2000.
- The inexpensive digital tuner (a PCI bus add-on card) was Cadet... something...
- 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 pick-up,
- 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 wire was attached to tuner,
which provided just the right attenuation, so as to not clip and
distort RF signal input.
also... RIP, Dave G. I'm now reminded of your VERY early days DJing...
during/before the Brown years, way before my time.
Hi Koz! Hi Jenny!
Fond memories. Oh, Greg the drummer, you were there too!
the whole Public Safety/UPD gang, as well.
Sam C. Chan, Autumn 2019
"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 fuzzy
after 2 decades. Amazing how a nagging doubt pops into my mind, within
the space of whipping up this blurb.