Becoming a Feed Provider

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Take a moment to review our Broadcasting Feeds article which reviews much of the policies and procedures that govern broadcasting live audio on

If you have a scanner you're not using and you would like to provide a scanner feed for, you can fill out a feed provider application at the following link:

This page is found on your account page, on the "My Live Audio Feeds" tab.

Providing a live audio feed does not require a second computer - you can use the computer you normally use to surf the web as long as you leave it on all the time. In addition, you'll also need a DSL or Cable Modem connection to the Internet and an audio cable(preferably Mono) to connect the earphone jack of your scanner to the Line In input of your computer's sound card. RadioReference will provide a free customized software package that you can install and run to broadcast the feed - no other software is required.

In addition, providing a scanner feed will not slow down your Internet connection - the digitized audio that is sent to our servers uses only a fraction of the upload portion of your connection, the part of your connection which you use very little of anyways. Providing a scanner feed will use approximately 5GB of bandwidth per month.


Everyone that provides an audio feed to receives:

  • A solid, scalable broadcast platform designed to support tens of thousands of listeners per feed.
  • An audience of over 500,000 registered RadioReference members and tens of millions of smartphone users.
  • A Premium Subscription worth $30 a year when your feed is online.
  • Access to detailed charts and statistics about your feed, including listeners per hour, uptime, and max listeners.
  • A full 30 day archive of all of your feed's content split into 30 minute mp3 file segments and readily available for download.
  • A feed provider badge on your RadioReference forums profile.
  • Active promotion of your feed to the RadioReference and social media community when something newsworthy occurs on your feed.
  • A lot of grateful listeners and a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart.

Feed Provider Terms of Service

There are restrictions on broadcast content that all feed providers must adhere to. They are listed on the feed provider terms of service page:

Feed Provider Terms of Service

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