DJB Radio makes high quality, and affordable professional radio broadcasting software. We have scalable radio automation system solutions for large market, mid & small market broadcasters, clusters, repeaters, LPFM & Community Radio, School Stations and Internet radio too.
We've Been Making Best Of Class Radio Automation Software For A Long Time!
We're Very Good at Award Winning Radio Software
Our DJB software solutions for radio have been recognized and awarded four times in the last seven years. You might then say we’re experts and finding the right product and solutions for today’s radio and Internet broadcaster operations. We’ve been at radio software development for over 40 years and pioneered many features since 88 that are now considered standard:
- Air Studio Console is a remote button surface using a router / switcher
- Touch Screen in OnAir for Audio Play
- The OnAir Play Stack with Start - Stop
- Hot Button Panels in On Air
- Codec based mixed audio formats playing on non-proprietary sound cards
- “LIVE” Sports & Remote Broadcasts with no one needed in the control room
- Check our 2019 Award Winning DJB ZONE for the latest features for radio.
Ron Paley took ownership of DJB in 2012, but it grew out of original Digital Jukebox that was started in 1988. Ron has been in the radio software development business since the mid-80s. In fact, Ron is a bit of Legend in the radio automation software world. Take a look at our "History of Innovation" page to see some of the many things that are taken for granted now but nobody dared to try them until Ron Paley did it. Including the latest features in our award winning DJB ZONE automation.
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.
DJB ZONE is a new software offering from DJB RADIO that evolved from 31 years of radio automation innovation and was officially released at NAB 2019 Las Vegas. DJB ZONE takes radio programming and daily operations to a new level with its many innovative, efficient & user-friendly features. As advertised, it’s RADIO. AUTOMATION. REIMAGINED. Read more
Internet radio broadcasters discovered our Button Broadcaster Pro software was almost perfect - except for one thing. They wanted to use iTunes®. We listened and came up with the innovative iBroadcaster for iTunes® Pro. When RadioWorld saw it at the NAB, they fell in love and gave it Best of Show!
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.
The Central Canada Broadcast Engineers named Ron Paley as it's Ambassador of the Year for his 40+ years of service to the Radio industry. You can read more about his story on hi blog at Ron Paley Broadcast
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.
Radio Automation Reviews
Meeting our needs faultlessly
"DJB II has been meeting our needs faultlessly, and the Spider is doing its job perfectly as well. The team at DJB Radio have always been super responsive. Our satisfaction is complete"
-- Brian Bevan, Station Manager, KWLK The Walk 88.5 FM Westwood/Susanville, CA
DJB Radio creates software to automate the technical operation of radio stations. Some of our products include: DJB Radio Automation, DJB II Radio Automation, Button Broadcaster Pro, Radio Spider, DJB Webstream Radio Logging Software. Our products are used by radio broadcasters and internet broadcasters.