My Generation Live Fridays 8-10pm UK time

Available free to FM, DAB and satellite stations to relay

My Generation was the first online 60s radio show anywhere in the UK. Now you can get it live on your station. Relay it and let your listeners interact with the quizzes or email or leave a voicemail for a request.

How to relay

Two software packages I am familiar with are Station Playlist and RadioDJ. My personal favourite is RadioDJ – well, it is free but both allow you to broadcast a live stream as do other decent packages.

Essentially you import the stream as an “internet stream” and then use the stream url as you would a normal mp3 file – and the show is streamed at 160kbps stereo ensuring great sound quality. But what about if the stream drops I hear you ask.

I’ve been broadcasting live six days a week for nearly fifteen years, and on average the stream might drop once or twice a year. To cater for any such occurrence make a playlist of, say, six mp3s of the stream url followed by either a studio edition of my generation, or any other music of your choice to make up two hours.

That’s it! Set your software to play the playlist at the right time. Sometimes the stream might drop for a split second but your software will just move on to the next one. If it happens six times there really is a problem so your station will move on with perhaps a voice saying “Sorry we’ve lost connection to My Generation, here’s….. etc”.

And once it’s set up you don’t need to do anything else. Ever. Even when on holiday I just stream a studio edition and warn listeners the week before.