Ron Paley and DJB Radio have been in the forefront of
innovating radio technical advances for over 3 DECADES!
Here are some of the highlights. Just click an event to learn more.
RadioWorld changed the name of the award, but we won it again with our new WEBSTREAM Radio Logging Software. Instead of expensive audio interfaces, our software lets stations capture up to 8 signals off their webstreams or inexpensive generic audio cards. See our newest radio logging software here.
We became the first Canadian and US radio automation company to win 3 of of RadioWorld's Cool Stuff Awards! The Cool Stuff Awards were given out at the NAB Convention after a select panel of engineers examined all the new products each year. Our original Radio Spider allows stations to capture programming from web sites, FTP sites and email accounts completely hands-free ending hours of busy work each week at most radio stations. Check out the Radio Spider II here at DJB Radio.
The Paley Family, Ron, Ted and Carol, take over Digital Jukebox from founder Jim Barcus. Jim had started Digital Jukebox in 1995 with a DOS based radio automation system. DJB Radio has completely transformed the software while keeping the tradition of affordability that was the hallmark of Digital Jukebox.
Ron Paley designed and developed a centralized Isilon 39TB Web Accessed Server to house a digital library of over 1 million tracks interfaced with the OMT On Air Automation System at CKUA Radio. Additional features were multi user archiving, multi user on demand music and metadata retrieval for play-out over the CKUA Radio Network and its Website. The system was delivered in the spring of 2009, integrated, installed with CKUA personnel training all managed by OMT technicians. Each of the million tracks included metadata, album covers, artist trivia, and 3 audio versions: uncompressed wav stereo, 4:1 256 Kbps MP3, and mono 128 for online auditioning.
Ron Paley and OMT were awarded one of its largest installations of iMediaTouch automation for American Forces Radio in Riverside, CA. OMT provided all broadcast automation software, hardware and custom developed KLOTZ audio consoles. AFRTS broadcasted 17 unique audio channels to American Forces serving around the world.
At the NAB in Las Vegas, Ron Paley and Wheatstone Corporation demonstrate the first automation system to run 8 channel stereo record and play-out using off-the-shelf OMT software with Audio Over IP drivers, "no audio cards." In addition, Digital Logger software used the 8 AoIP record channels for 24/7 recording - all products ran non-stop for the entire show.
THE BEAT, in Kitchener, Ontario becomes the first fully digital station in Canada. The most listened to station in SW Ontario, owned by CanWest Global Radio, goes completely digital - Microphones to the Transmitter with Ron Paley's assistance.
When the union representing commercial voiceover talent demanded payment for both the broadcast AND the streaming performance of their work, advertising agencies balked. They told radio not to stream their commercials - or to pay the fees themselves. Ron Paley came up with a way to replace those streamed commercials in real time - preventing radio from abandoning the internet and winning the Cool Stuff Award.
In Canada, the CRTC (Canadian version of the FCC) mandated that all stations must retain an audio log for 30 days. Tapes drives were expensive, inefficient and hard to maintain at multi-station facilities. Ron Paley's multi-task logger software innovation is still in wide use.
A giant leap forward for radio stations that needed additional workstations. Ron Paley used embedded audio codecs in radio automation and eliminated proprietary sound cards. Suddenly PDs, MDs, and Traffic people could rip CDs, import audio files, record edit and play overlapped MP2, MP3, Windows Media WMA, ADPCM and WAV files at their desk. Our software ran fully on any Windows computer with a generic Soundblaster card.
Our pioneering Sports-Remote interface allows fully automated Live or Satellite stations to run games with totally unattended control rooms. Developed for Telemedia Radio, this same system is used today in most sports syndicated programming. You can buy our newest version here.
Ron Paley becomes President of MediaTouch Systems Inc, Salem, NH, and acquires world rights, technology, patents, customer base. He moves operations to Winnipeg. Ron & Ted Paley form OMT Technologies combining Oakwood Audio Labs and MediaTouch.
CKOK AM & FM: The first “Super Duopoly” radio site in North America with local AM & FM, 2 AM’s remote controlled sites all sharing audio from central Novell File Server audio database, 4000+ music titles using Dolby AC-2 format, developed by Ron Paley. Installed the OSG Radio Group stations in Osoyoos, Summerland & (2) in Penticton, British Columbia. OSG Management insisted that the CBSI traffic system also reside and operate off the same Novell server…. We made it work. The very same system design (without CBSI on it) was implemented and installed at Fort Lauderdale, FL by engineer John Morris.
Early radio automation systems used dozens of oversized reel-to-reel players. MediaTouch Systems created the first modern radio automation system with a touch screen user interface, an on-off button panel instead of an audio console, serial interface to audio router/switcher/mixer - just like today's radio IP systems. The touchscreen process playing music was patented and ownership of the patent transitioned to Ron & Ted Paley when they acquired MediaTouch in 1992. Your smart phone touchscreen is still licensed under this same patent.