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Thursday, August 21 • 10:45am - 11:35am
How I Built a Linux-Powered Radio Station - David Klann, Driftless Community Radio

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The US Federal Communications Commission granted Driftless Community Radio, Inc a construction permit to build a full-power non-commercial radio station operating at 91.9 MHz on March 24, 2009. We had up to three years from that date to get the station on the air. In this presentation, I'll describe how I gathered together a rag-tag bunch of systems (and people!) to build a radio station that's powered by volunteers and Linux systems. WDRT, Viroqua, WI was on the air within a year and a half and has broadcast continuously over the air and on an Internet stream for the past four years.

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David Klann

Operations Coordinator, Driftless Community Radio
David Klann has been an avid user and supporter of Linux and open source since the early days of Perl, elm, and Usenet. He jumped on the Linux bandwagon after seeing Linus Torvald's original post to comp.os.minix (he had already ported Minix to the AT&T PC6300 in the mid 1980's). He's worked in a wide variety of positions in the tech industry over the years: after cutting his teeth on BSD UNIX (on the Fortune 32:16 computer) he spent ten years... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am
Ohio