Our Student Podcast is now on iTunes
Many of you will be aware of our 'internet radio station' that we've been running for the last year or so.
You can read in other posts about how we create MP3 files and then upload them to what's called a 'Shoutcast' server on the internet, where they are played as a playlist on repeat for anyone to tune into live. You can listen now live in this fashion - go to http://learn.nbcs.nsw.edu.au and click on the BooralieFM image. You may need to copy the link address, then go to iTunes and click "open url".
But recently I've figured out how to turn those MP3s into a coherent podcast that is actually visible in iTunes and available for automatic download to your iPod or MP3 player!
This has coincided with a new team of students who have taken on the project and basically run the podcast themselves. I've been steering them, and plugging a couple of gaps, but am trying stand off as far as I possibly can.
They roam the school at various times, attend events, visit classes, visit performances, and then edit the sound and create segments in the podcast using Audacity.
I'd like to invite you to subscribe, if you're interested. If you go iTunes and search for "BooralieFM" you'll find us.
Or, click here to see the 'feed' of our podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BooraliefmSubscribe in a reader
I was amazed 5 minutes ago to see we already have 21 subscribers, just because I've mentioned it on Twitter once or twice.
Anyway, to get your podcast up and running, see instructions here: http://www.podcastingnews.com/articles/Make_Podcast_Blogger.html
First I put the MP3s in order and saved them as one big MP3.
To get iTunes to recognise it, look here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html