What is Soundtap?
Soundtap is the only crowd-sourced, show-specific way to enjoy independent radio.
All of the stations are non-commercial (college or community) radio stations and all of the shows are added by users.
What is Soundtap Madness 2013?
Soundtap Madness is an online listening tournament (April 1st - April 12th).
The 64 stations were selected and seeded in the following way:
U.S. college stations were divided into four geographic regions (NW, NE, SW, SE).
In each region, the stations were ranked according to the number of active broadcast
hours weekly, not counting syndicated or automated programming blocks. The seeds
were then matched in head to head pairings, in standard bracket fashion.
Some stations were excluded this year if they are on Spring Break at tournament time or
if we cannot get their internet stream to function properly on Soundtap.com
In each two day round, the station that accumulates more listening time through
Soundtap.com or the Soundtap Iphone or Android mobile app advances to the next round.
Users must be logged in to score listening time for the station.
The scores reset each round.
We have taken care to avoid using any trademarked terms in the Madness tournament.
This is the second annual Soundtap Madness.
Soundtap Madness 2012 logged over 2 million
Can we talk about Soundtap Madness on air and rally listeners?
Yes. Talking about the tournament, describing the rules, indicating where to find
the tournament and how to score points for the station is all within compliance of
FCC regulations. However, DJs need to remember their fundamental training. Non-
commerical radio DJs should NOT issue a call to action unless the entity is a legal 501c3.
That status is difficult and expensive to obtain; Soundtap has not achieved it yet.
So, DJs should NOT tell listeners to use Soundtap but can say that if listeners are
interested in learning more and supporting the station, the URL is soundtap.com
Soundtap will never sell or distribute any user data.
Why did you create Soundtap?
The project is entirely passion driven to promote non-commercial radio.
More about Soundtap's functionality:
Can I add radio shows to the site?
Yes, as long as the station is in our database. Just click 'add show' on the menu bar and enter the show details.
Can I add a station to the database?
Send us a message and we'll add almost any non-commercial station that you like.
Where does Soundtap get the streams?
Our streams are relayed directly from each station's original stream.
How can I contact you?
Email email@example.com or call the Soundtap hotline any time at (650) 434-2TAP.
New to independent radio?
Independent radio is among the most undiscovered gems in all of media.
Each week, thousands of passionate volunteers give countless hours to produce excellent shows.
Never before Soundtap has there been a single source dedicated to streaming all and only independent stations.
Moreover, user-added shows, real time listening feeds, and rankings add a whole new dimension.
Already an independent radio listener?
You already know the depth and richness...glad you're here.
Enjoy the vast new access to recommended shows, archives and stations.
Since our entire show schedule is crowd-sourced, we hope you'll add shows and help moderate the schedule.
Show host or station affiliate?
Fellow DJs...the new release of Soundtap brings you all the features you've been waiting for.
Enjoy more focus on show and station pages, friendlier URLs, customizable profiles, and more listener engagement.
Let us know what else we can do, and please help us keep your show schedules up to date.