Radio Clash Live is the radio station I’ve run since 2013. I’d always been experimenting with live broadcasts at the same time as my podcasts as early as 2007 – and was streaming live via Second Life regularly, but when I discovered Airtime I decided to create my own station!
Originally scheduled with podcasts from my archive as well as friends, it also showcased mixes and mashups from other people. And every Wednesday I did a live broadcast and podcast recording.
Eventually I decided to code it myself using Liquidsoap, since Airtime was so flaky and I needed something that was automatically generated from files, using Icecast2 and my own server, and the site is built in WordPress. So I did so, and ran like that for a few years until last year I decided to rebrand it as ‘Classic Bootleg Radio’ – the mashups were always the most requested thing anyway – and lose the ‘Live’ element. That’s how it is now, it’s pulling the files to play off the Bootleg Archive, which is a crowd-sourced archival project trying to preserve mashups pre-2007, since many of the original ‘bastard pop’ and ‘bootleg’ artists have long gone offline. You can listen to it here: