Airtime is an open source radio automation software for scheduling and playout.

Airtime lets you take total control of your radio station via the web with intelligent archive management, powerful search, an easy playlist builder, a simple scheduling calendar and rock-solid automated playout.

Features include fades, cues, playlists, programme calendar, Icecast, Shoutcast and Soundcloud integration, DJ and station manager roles, JQuery widgets, Liquidsoap playout, and a record and rebroadcast functionality.

Powerful media archive features ‘watch’ folders to allow stations to magically synchronise files, auto-import files and has multiple directory support.

Airtime is free to download, runs on Ubuntu and Debian, and users can interact with it through any web browser. Airtime now comes with an ‘easy install’ package.

Web site:


Programme Calendar with day, week and month views
User management – block out timeslots, restrict access
Support for cue in/out, fade in/out with sub-second precision
Remote management via the web
Watch folders
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly repeat settings
Record live shows and rebroadcast
Download option for easier sharing and editing
Stream to Icecast or SHOUTcast server, via mp3 or Ogg Vorbis
Automatically upload and share shows to SoundCloud
Works with almost any browser
Ubuntu and Debian packages
Easy installation
Drag and Drop playlists
Interoperability with Newscoop
Show-driven access management
Peer to peer sharing for radio station networking
Multi-file upload
Preview tracks and edit metadata in-browser

Install Airtime:

Web version: go to, login with user admin and password admin.

Desktop version: Download and install .deb of airtime-easy-setup. Then, update and install airtime via apt-get:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install airtime