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JOIN THE DIVIDING LINE BROADCAST TEAM

Want to join The Dividing Line Broadcast team?

Have you always wanted to be a DJ? This is your chance! As a member of The Dividing Line Team you can share your passion for progressive rock music, your personality, and yourself with the rest of the world. If you believe you have something to offer Dividing Line listeners in the form of a new prog show, we welcome your application.

Regular Show, or "Pirate Radio"
Live, or Pre-recorded - Your Choice!

If you can't commit to a regular weekly time slot, we offer two alternatives:

One is something we call "Pirate Radio."  You can now join the team and broadcast any time of the day or night outside of the regular show schedule on a first-come, first-served basis. You may also want to fill in when the host of one of the regular shows needs a substitute DJ.  You will be a DLBN broadcaster in every way except you'd have no regular weekly show.

The other way is to pre-record your show. It can then be added to our On-Demand Archives and/or scheduled to be played at a designated time by our automated feed.

How does The Dividing Line differ from other online broadcasting services?

There are many advantages to broadcasting with The Dividing Line:

  •  The Dividing Line is a true Internet Radio Station, not a hosting service whose sole purpose is selling server space and bandwidth for streaming audio.

  •  Here, you join a team and become part of a community, and you benefit from the combined efforts of everyone associated with the station.

  •  We only broadcast one audio feed at a time  so you're not competing with hundreds of other broadcasters. When you're on, you're on!

  •  Your show information is added to the schedule and you get a feature page on the web site.

  •  We broadcast in 160kbps MP3 stereo. Few other broadcasting services offer sound quality this high. To get even close you often have to either pay more, or cut back on your allotted time.

  •  You can broadcast live, or pre-record your show.

  •  Choose a regular weekly time slot, or "Pirate" whenever you want (as long as it's outside of the other shows' regular time slots).

  •  Your show is promoted by clips you make being inserted into the automated feed, and the other DJ's may also play them or mention your show on the air during their shows.

  •  Play anything you want as often as you want. As long as it is legal and not in bad taste, and of course within the Progressive Rock genre there are few restrictions.

  •  The Dividing Line has its own dedicated chat server. Again, you're not competing with other broadcasters. All listeners tune in to the same show and chat in the same chat room.

  •  Use the station's clout to gain access to artists for interviews and other special programs.

  •  We already have a huge audience consisting of many thousands of people for you to tap into.

These are just a few examples of the advantages of broadcasting with The Dividing Line.

OK, enough talk - let's get started!

To apply, there are only a few simple steps. You can begin by completing the form below. But first, the following information will give you an idea of what you will need.

1. SHOW CONCEPT
The first thing you need to do is establish a theme or specialty that will make your show unique. Think about what you can bring to the table that isn't already being done on existing DLBN shows. Be creative!

2. HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
Your computer and Internet connection must be fast enough to upload the live audio stream to the server.  High speed cable, DSL, or equivalent is required.  You need the broadcasting software.  PC users use Winamp with a streaming MP3 plug-in. Of course you need a microphone, and headphones are recommended so you don't risk feedback through your speakers.  It is recommended that you have the mIRC chat program.  You will also need to be able to transfer files via FTP in order to upload your show archives and promo clips, etc..   We can help you find and configure all the necessary software.

3. SUBMIT A DEMO
Once your show idea has been approved, it’s time to record a full length audition of your proposed show.  We will provide you with instructions and technical support for making and uploading your demo.  We will listen to it and let you know whether or not we think your show is suitable for The Dividing Line.  The reason we ask for this is so we can be sure you are comfortable in the broadcasting environment and that you can get through a full show without technical difficulties.  We also want to be sure your content falls within the Progressive Rock genre, which is the main format of The Dividing Line.  Do as many takes as necessary until you feel it is the best you can do.

4. READ AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THE BROADCASTERS' MANUAL
Once you have successfully completed the first three steps described above, we will direct you to our Broadcasters' Manual and ask you to read it and acknowledge your acceptance of the terms therein.  We have created a manual that explains everything DJ's need to know about broadcasting on The Dividing Line.  Once you’ve read and agreed to everything, you’re good to go!

You’ve enjoyed being a part of the audience, now we’re inviting you up on the stage to join us, and there are perks too.  The Dividing Line’s name is getting bigger and bigger in the industry, so once you have an established show, you can contact your favorite artists for interviews using the backing of the DLBN name!  You can contribute directly to the continued success of this station!

SO...IF YOU'RE READY TO PROCEED,
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO US:

DJ APPLICATION FORM

All information submitted is strictly confidential and will be used for our purposes only and will not be shared with any other entity.
All fields must be completed.

NAME (First/last):

EMAIL ADDRESS:

AREA CODE AND TELEPHONE NUMBER:

LOCATION (City. State/Province, Country):

SEX:
M
F

AGE:

WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM ARE YOU RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER YOU WOULD USE TO BROADCAST?

PROPOSED SHOW TITLE:

SHOW CONCEPT:
 

HAVE YOU EVER DONE ANY INTERNET RADIO BROADCASTING BEFORE?
YES
NO

IF YES,  WHEN & WHERE? (Station & URL)

WHY DID YOU LEAVE? (If you are still broadcasting there, please indicate so)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LISTENING TO THE DIVIDING LINE?

WHAT NICKNAME DO YOU USE IN OUR CHAT ROOM?
(Type "None" if you have never been in our chat room)

DESIRED DAY AND TIME FOR YOUR SHOW:
Please convert to Pacific Time Zone. See Program Guide for current time slots in use. Don't ask for times that are already taken - they are not available.

 

OK, that's all we need to know for now. Verify you are a human by typing the word(s) you see below into the space provided. This safeguards us against spam bots. Then, click the SEND button to submit your application. We will contact you by email as soon as we have reviewed your information. Thank you for your interest in The Dividing Line.