|Original author(s)||Robert G. Hopkins|
|Initial release||1 January 2003|
5.0.0 / 27 January 2018
|Platform||IA-32, x86-64, ARM|
|Available in||7 languages|
|Type||Broadcast Automation Emergency Alert System Live Streaming|
|License||GNU Affero General Public License|
The initial concept was to develop a web based radio system to run emergency messages and public service announcements for export to Africa by using a windup radio designed by Trevor Baylis. . It was part of a Yukon College  innovation project originating from Tagish Yukon Territory Canada.
On Labour Day weekend, 1997 CFET-FM 106.7FM was launched, for the benefit of communities in Tagish, Johnson's Crossing and Marsh Lake, YT. It was a one-man operation, but local volunteers could record material for sending to the station via the internet for broadcast. The system was used for the community's local emergency population warning for instantaneous relay of Yukon Forestry Service alerts for Wildfire  situations. 2004 CFET-FM Radio began using OpenBroadcaster for User Generated Radio followed by CJUC-FM forming a Yukon network of radio stations. Similar models of indigenous community radio networks  are supported nationally for language revitalization.
|1.0||Shared Play lists, Scheduling, User assigned show templates and unattended emergency broadcasting.||2003-01-01|
|2.0||Multiple device, visual playback, support as a Joomla extension.||2008-01-01|
|3.0||AJAX, Python, jQuery, JSON on a Model-view-controller framework.||2009-01-01|
|4.0||Full blown API, HTML 5, Gstreamer, Festival tts, Modular programming environment to create plugins, skinnable UI themes.||2012-01-01|
|4.1||Common Alerting Protocol emergency broadcasting. Touch Screen LIVE Assist controller built on a HTML5 Mobile framework.||2015-07-01|
|5.0||Multicast RTP with Livewire and Ravenna AoIP support. YouTube Live streaming to a Content delivery network.||2018-01-27|
Source client for Icecast Shoutcast streaming media server, LPFM and under regulated radio, Smart music scheduling system to microbroadcast theme based music segments for restaurants and public spaces, Tourism Radio with Audio tour GPS coded triggering for multicultural visitor experience, tourist information and highway advisory radio, User Determined Music Discovery Service, Dynamic Podcast assembler, Logging and archiving, Community radio Campus radio and High school radio networking, Special interest multicultural media in Canada broadcasters, Syndicated in store advertising and public address distribution, Music on hold for telephone systems, Computer DJ Crowdcasting Community Jukebox, Source for interplanetary Active SETI, RDS and Datacasting to remotely control Addressability devices with Crisis mapping, Song Requester 100% user-controlled radio.
Low power Community television, under regulated TV service, User generated Community channel (Canada) on Cable TV, User Generated Adult Entertainment ChannelDigital signage and visitor information, Analogue and Digital source material distribution and archiving for display in museums, Video on demand with podcasting utilizing digital rights management, Out-of-home advertising via shopping mall directories and digital menu boards with point-of-purchase promotions.
professes that he couldn't code his way out of a wet paper bag
there will be an all-Country, all-hurtin'-music radio station on the Ganges
Describing his technical education as derived "from reading discarded Popular Science magazines"
relaying critical voice and data information more efficiently thereby enabling resources and personnel to be utilized to their full potential
reliable means of communicating emergency information
The key was to find a way to do remote broadcasting without someone having to be in a control room
The audience gets to participate and choose programming they actually want to hear from comfort of their homes
community broadcasters are using free, open-source software
The audience and these guys can run their network of radio stations from any web browser
save time and money and let a computer do the work and run your television station with user-generated content