...because radio is for tools
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C-Cramp (the C-Cramp College Radio Audio Management
is a collection of small, simple applications centered around a mysql
database that holds information about music for small, non-profit radio
stations and about the station's DJ's, staff, schedules, live music and
program logs, and breif CD reviews.
Currently, c-cramp exists in the form of a php-based front end to the
Problem (The Reason C-Cramp was created).
I work for a small, non-profit college fm radio station in the middle
of nowhere. We have been plagued with problems relating to not
having a coherent system for organizing music and other station
information. This is especially troubling considering the station
is entirely student-run, and thus each staff is completely new every
three or so years. DJ's are also always new students, so there is
no room for long-term training. Applications and organizational
systems must be advanced enough to be applicable years down the line,
yet they must be simple enough so that new staff and dj's are able to
comprehend and maintain them. Program logs must be filled out
properly to avoid FCC difficulties. Music must be tracked
accurately to maintain proper relations with record companies and
promoters, but DJ's play both their own CD's and in station CD's of all
different ages. It is difficult to manage these tasks with a
swinging-door staff. Also, we use Linux, Mac, and windows
computers, which can be a real pain.
Solution (hint: C-Cramp):
mysql!!!!!! By storing all the information in a mysql database,
the information can be shown/modified/tracked by all kinds of nifty
programs in any number of computer programming languages. The
first languages utilized in c-cramp are php -- for making a web-based
front-end, and perl -- for creating a linux application to retrieve
freedb information for CD's and enter them into the database. A
C++ based tool for loading CD's is in the works.
Who's Developing C-Cramp?
You and I are developing C-Cramp. WHAT?!?!? You didn't know
you were on the development team? Well hurry up and email me to catch up on where
we are and what we need help with! C-Cramp is open source, and
under the Gnu Public License (GPL), so everybody can help make it
Uh...Who Are You, Mister/Misses Web-Page-Writer-Guy/Girl?
My name is Jackson Scott Sly, and I volunteer/"work" for a small,
non-profit FM radio station in the Great Plains region. I am a
college student and dirt poor at that. My music obsession doesn't
help my monetary situation much, so if you find c-cramp useful,
interesting, or just think you like me, send the project a small
donation by clicking the link below!!! THANK YOU.
this project is graciously hosted by: