Wondering what we’re all about? Well here’s some of the information you’re looking for.
We are three broadcast radio guys, and one radio gal, who don’t have an on air home and to keep us occupied, we blog about things going on in the world of sports, geek culture, technology, entertainment and just plain ol’ “What The F@#k?!”. We’re all based in Albany, N.Y. and have lived in the area all our lives.
Between all of the authors here, we have a combined half a century of experience in the broadcast radio field doing various jobs such as on air, promotions and digital content creation. This blog was started to as a way for us to keep our skills fresh and to explore, as well as, move into the world of online and new media. We’ve recently launched a podcast, called The X-Cast, that you can find on many streaming radio apps and iTunes. Visit our X-Cast webpage for more information about the show.
The GeekCave Studio
Curious about some of the technical info for us? Well, here is some info for you to chew on:
- We use a combination of Mac and Linux (Ubuntu) computers to produce our shows. Our automation system, for playing our sfx and themes, as well as for music play out. For that we use the open source Rivendell Radio Automation. We use Adobe Audition for recording and mastering our shows.
- Our broadcast console is an Arrakis Arc-8. It’s an 8 channel Analog/USB digital board. We use this to tie all our audio together along with a Alesis MultiMix 8 USB mixer.
- BJ and Monte use a CAD GXL2200 and Audio-Technica ST95 MKII microphones respectively, and Rich uses a Heil PR-40 at the main control position.
- We have 3 Logitech C-920 HD webcams for video streaming, and use CamTwist for video switching. This is primarily for Rich’s GeekCave videos.