Promoting your station
If you have an Icecast server, you can put a link to the Icecast status page at port 8000 on your station's homepage, to provide an overview of available streams. See the chapter Interface customization for tips on theming the Icecast status page. You can also use Now Playing widgets (see the chapter Exporting the schedule) or HTML5 stream players (see the chapter Stream player for your website) to help grow your audience.
You can also uncomment the <directory> section in the /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml file to have your new station automatically listed on the Icecast directory website http://dir.xiph.org which could help you pick up more listeners.
<!-- Uncomment this if you want directory listings --> <directory> <yp-url-timeout>15</yp-url-timeout> <yp-url>http://dir.xiph.org/cgi-bin/yp-cgi</yp-url> </directory>
Another stream directory service is provided by the Liquidsoap Flows! site at http://flows.liquidsoap.fm/. The following section can be added to the file /usr/lib/airtime/pypo/bin/liquidsoap_scripts/ls_script.liq after add_skip_command(s) on line 174, for a stream named 'ourstation':
ourstation = register_flow( radio="Rock 'n Roll Radio", website="http://radio.example.com/", description="Canada's most rockin' radio!", genre="Rock", user="", password="", streams=[("ogg/128k","http://streaming.example.com/airtime_128")], ourstation)
For the time being, a stream can be registered on the Liquidsoap Flows! site with any username and password. Authenticated services may be offered in future.