- December 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm #11494Carl BlareParticipant
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When major catastrophe occurs in any area of the United States KDX connects directly to major news talk stations in the vicinity of the event.
We did this during the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. We were not on-the-ball during Puerto Rico, but perhaps there would have been stations streaming from the Island during their two hurricanes.
Ideally these live events can be linked digitally by streaming through Zara or Winamp, but we’ve found that most of the large news talk stations are iHeart properties and all have a seemingly impenetrable audio player system that does not disclose its steamable IP address in the form needed: i.e., xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:port#.
The workaround is to use the iHeart Player to produce an analog signal through the computer audio output, patched through our hardware audio mixer, patched to the computer Line In, re-digitized and then linked to Zara/Winamp.
Yesterday we wanted to link to one of the news talk stations in Los Angeles to receive reports on the Southern California fires but encountered the iHeart problem, decided not to go to the trouble of all the patching because our operator was worn out from days of solving other technical problems.
What KDX would appreciate is information on finding re-streamable IP addresses from iHeart online players.
What KDX is not doing is offering a large reward.
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