Radio Reference Live Audio Feeds Being Moved To New

Lindsay Blanton announced that the Live Audio portion of Radio Reference is being moved to a new entity called Broadcastify on 10/15/2012. This sounds like the perfect move to me as it brings the community back to Radio Reference as a reference source as it was back in the days and not an audio provider/reference.

Update: Broadcast Launch is a soft launch on Oct 16 and/or Oct 17, which entails feeds on both RadioReference and Broadcastify in parallel, allowing for a more smooth transition per this post.

With the move of the live audio portion, providers of the scanner audio will no longer be receiving a complimentary premium Radio Reference membership but will be receiving a $6.95/month premium Broadcastify membership at no charge for volunteering their scanners audio for the feeds.

This will allow us to better focus on it’s core service, to be a reference source. Broadcastify will provide a stand alone entity to focus on the live audio feeds.

It seems there is a few feed providers that are upset about the change as they appear to have only provided a feed to to defer the $30 a year for a complimentary premium subscriber membership – instead of providing their scanner audio for the sake of the radio hobby, which is sad. A few providers have already cut their feeds, but in my opinion, that just opens up a slot for feed providers that want to volunteer just to volunteer. If you have a scanner and would like to provide audio to the upcoming Broadcastify, read this: Becoming A Feed Provider

Here are a few changes coming in their move to Broadcastify:

  • 180 days of archives for all regular feeds
  • 365 days of archives for official feeds
  • Official feeds will have access to audio trimming capabilities
  • Notable incidents section for storage of interesting audio archives
  • Revamped feed alert system

Premium Features ($6.95/month)

  • Access to feed archives
  • customized player page for managing favorite feeds
  • Email and SMS alerting for listener counts, feed alerts, and other user defined criteria
  • No advertisements
  • Unlimited listening times on the Web players

Information about the new Broadcastify can be found here and Questions and Answers can be found here.

Screenshot of the Broadcastify wesbite
Screenshot courtesy of

6 Responses

  1. I use an Android phone for the full program, which cost me $6.95 when I got it.
    I use an Android phone for the full program, which cost me $6.95 when I got it. at | | Reply

    I don’t want to lose my access to the coverage that we’ve had known as RadioReference…. But how do I pay my $6.95/month access fee??? I love the feeds on my phone and really would be lost without it!

  2. Deb
    Deb at | | Reply

    How can I get archived feeds from a department that cut their feeds? I am looking for a specific date for Catoosa County.

  3. Kelly Holland
    Kelly Holland at | | Reply

    Do we still get it “FREE”, or do we have to pay ?? If we as listeners, have to pay. It could cause a hardship on them. It seems like everyone wants that almighty Dollar. That is so sad ! 🙁

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