Sunday 8 August 2021

Tips for Radio Presenter Shows Submission to Radio Stations


Here are our top tips to presenters to consider when submitting shows to internet radio stations.

  1. FILE SIZE - Make sure the file size is set to the station kilobits per second output, we transmit at 128kbps which is the most common format. We get shows submitted in 320Kbps which are larger, take much longer to download and are sometimes too large for our Cloud Server. We then have to reformat to 128Kbps anyway. It's a pain for the station as well so watch out. Try out the free
    Media Human Audio Converter
    to keep things sweet.
  2. VOLUME LEVELS - Quite often, even the most proficient broadcasters appear to slip up with their levels. Music and voice being very inconsistent. This shows up more when listening at reduced volumes. Our best tip is to set the microphone slightly above the music levels. Make sure your music is all of similar volume, we suggest using a free software tool called  MP3Gain to set all your music to the same level. 

  3. FILE NAMING - Make sure your file naming is also consistent as some cloud systems rely on this to set your shows up correctly. A good guide can be found here: Shier Rzow website

Hope this little article has helped, let us know if you have any comments or other tips for presenters too. Thanks to all who have contributed.

Tuesday 23 February 2021


Its been a while since we last spoke. What a change to our world!

"Normal" no longer exists. Many have been impacted by illness or have lost loved ones to the virus.

Throughout this, we have continued to broadcast and made the decision to be COVID FREE. Generally, we do not dwell on news items that others cover in a sometimes morbid and repetitive way. We instead have focused on positive,  companionship, and togetherness. This has also meant that our listener base has increased since March 2020 by some 40%, amazing.

We were very excited about launching a new program called "Who Cares" in March 2020, a one-hour show which was broadcast weekdays 11-Noon and featured requests aimed at care home residents and their families in the Kent area. The aim was to allow Care Homes to turn on Affinity Radio so the residents can listen to the music and their loved ones can send in requests. This went some way in taking some of the pressure away from overworked staff who were dealing with telephone calls from families. This show has now moved on to a more general playlist called "GoldenClassics".

We also introduced a new "Music & General Knowledge" pub quiz night in May 2020 on Sunday evenings 8 pm which provides a totally interactive experience for all listeners and is still going strong. All our presenters have been excellent in providing their programs. 

Lastly thanks to all our listeners for your company and we hope that you will stay with us for years to come.

Best Wishes

Dave & Ray

Affinity Radio

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