We are hard at work on our next release, and one of the most exciting changes we’re working on is a full-fledged Internet Radio Browser, to replace our current “paste the URL” approach.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be organizing hundreds of internet radio streams into categories users can browse, like “Jazz”, “News”, “Paris”, etc. But to ensure we have a fantastic slate of stations when we launch this feature, we’re going to need help from the Community.
So, we are looking for Roon members to who want to help us as Internet Radio Curators, making sure all the most popular stations are added to the directory, and helping us highlight great stations from around the world.
The Internet Radio Curation Team will get access to a special web tool that will allow curators to add stations, ensure they have clean and accurate data to display in Roon, and choose what categories they appear under.
Curators will also gain access to a private discussion area here on Community, where they can collaborate directly with other curators and the Roon team.
A couple notes about signing up:
Curators are not required to volunteer any specific number of hours, but we hope everyone who signs up will be able to devote some time to this over the next few weeks – it’s pretty easy to add a station to the system in 5-10 minutes, and our hope is that most curators are able to contribute 20 stations or more
You don’t need to be an “expert” to be a curator. We’ll help you understand the process, and while there will be lots of decisions to make along the way, for the most part it’s really very simple – the most important skill is attention to detail. If you know a lot about a certain type of music or stations in your area or country that’s great, but if you’re able to contribute a few hours to the project over the next month, that’s great!
If you’re interested in taking a leadership role organizing specific kinds of station – like, “Jazz” or “Netherlands” or “German-speaking” or whatever – definitely let us know when you sign up
We are extremely excited to kick this project into high gear – if you have any questions, just respond below.
If you’d like to join our curation team, just sign up here.