Here is some free software suitable for LPFM stations that has been used by members.
ZARA RADIO (FREE VERSION) Go to downloads you will find ZaraRadio 1.6.2 free version. I have used Zara for four years and found it powerful, stable and reliable. It’s packed with features including voice tracking. http://www.zarastudio.es/en/
MP3DIRECT CUT: mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files. http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html
AUDACITY: Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
MEDIA MONKEY: Free music manager and jukebox for large collections of CDs, MP3s and other audio files. It rips CDs, converts audio formats, edits tags, renames files, …http://www.mediamonkey.com/
TOBASCO’S AMAZING CLOCKWHEEL: Tobasco’s Amazing Clockwheel allows you to create a formatted hour, or any infinite amount of time, with an identifiable pattern in minutes. http://riograndemud.com/clockwheel/clockwheel.htm
MP3TAG: A universal tag editor. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. http://www.mp3tag.de/en/
SIMPLE MP3 TAG EDITOR: A simple tag editor with drag and drop. http://www.programplaz.com/
LITTLE REGISTRY CLEANER: Little Registry Cleaner is an open source program designed for Microsoft’s Windows Registery. It’s purpose is to remove obsolete or unwanted items that build up in the registry over time in order to improve the stability and performance of your computer. These items may include problems that come up when users transfer or delete files without realizing that dozens of Registry entries aim to the old location. http://sourceforge.net/projects/littlecleaner/
SHUANGS AUDIO JOINER: Shuangs Audio Joiner is a free audio file join tool. It can combine WAV, MP3 and WMA which are in various formats, frequencies and tracks into a file. http://www.shuangsoft.com/Shuangs_Audio_Joiner.asp
MALWAREBYTES: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free utilizes Malwarebytes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.There is a free version that works just as well as the paid one. The paid one does the job automatically and is on alert the whole time. With the free version you have to scan and remove manually. http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
FREE DOWNLOAD MANAGER: Free Download Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. You can set it up to automatically download files and place them in a selected folder. Good for news as it will overwrite the old file so your broadcast software automatically plays the latest news. Make sure you have the news providers permission. http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
Here’s a cracking automation system for when you need robot mode! It’s entirely open-sourced and cost free. There is even an Ubuntu build with it bolted on. It works flawlessy, handles logging and is easy to set up and use. http://www.rivendellaudio.org/
Will it play mp3 files?