Listener Audience FAQ
It's probably best to just link you to our about page located here than to keep this information in the FAQ and the About page, and end up with information disparity over time and maintenance updates to both pages.
Check it out!
Not sure yet. Let's do what we do with all our questions like this one.
Let's ask @Aggroed!
Everybody direct message him at the same time!
On 3! Ready?
Just kidding, don't bug him, I do enough of that already. He is establishing a server to control the streams and when that info is available, I will update this question and answer accordingly.
Broadcaster/Show Host & Hostess Discord Jockey FAQ
Show hosts and hostesses on MSP Waves Radio are volunteers from the Minnow Support Project/PALNetwork member community.
Membership in MSP is required.
Members may register for a broadcast time slot if the show content and format is approved by MSP Waves Radio leadership.
Find me (@sircork) or @aggroed in discord chat and tell us about the show you'd like to do. If it fits, it ships!
We prefer shows be two hours long and continue weekly. If you wish to do more than one show, on different topics, than this will be subject to schedule availability.
At this time, show time slots are being dispensed on a first come, first preferred basis, until such time as a conflict arises requiring leadership arbitration, please choose from open available time slots when scheduling your show.
In the future, it may be possibly to run shows on various topics in simultaneous time slots, but we will cross that bridge once we've filled up the first network channel's worth of time slots.
Basically, the shows are just a live streem of a discord chat room, where the host is using voice chat to broadcast their voice in response to audience participation from the text based discord chat channel.
You theoretically only need a mic, speakers, an installation of the free OBS Open Broadcaster Software and the Discord application.
We recommend using your computer or laptop, with a basic headset mic and headphones setup, so you can type freely while keeping your voice on the air, and simultaneously watching the chat channel for the incoming questions and comments from the audience.
Headsets with mics are available pretty much anywhere. My local "dollar store" even has them starting at around $5. Naturally, the more you invest in your microphone, the better you will sound on the air. I got mine from Amazon for about 40 bucks.
DO note, you need to wear headphones if you take any incoming audio from your listeners or the sound of your speakers will echo through your microphone and make for a really ugly sounding situation on the air.
So - headset, mic, open broadcaster software and discord.
That's pretty much it!
Here is a page about where to get all the apps you need and how to set it all up to have a great show!
In a nutshell?
Please refer to this excellent reference @SirCork found on the internets, for more information about what you can and not play on your show, as well as some options for where to find music you can use.