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Real Public Radio Network Content Management System

Senior Project: 2004-2005
Michael Chao, Chad Nouis, Jason Pelton, Daniel Sullivan and Craig Talbert

Concerned about the lack of a truly unrestricted site for public radio producers and providers to share content, the project sponsor conceived of a centralized place where these parties could interact. To make those dreams real, the team built the Real Public Radio Network (RPRN), a web-based source for collecting and disseminating digital audio content suitable for radio broadcasting. The project functions as a content management system that organizes uploaded content (music, news and documentaries, for instance), monitors how the content is being used, enables a usage rights policy for the content, and has the ability to assign value to the content. The system is general enough to allow for policy changes and scalable enough to allow the attributes and policies based on them to shrink, grow and change value.

With RPRN, users of the site have access to a wide range of features. Users may upload their audio creations for others to download. Users may review and rate other users and their content, much like eBay and allow. Audio streams let visitors discover new and exciting music and documentaries. Finding particular content is easy with the searching and browsing features. Forums provide a place for lively discussions about the available music and talk content. RPRN enables public radio affiliates and the general public to find and share content that matches the style of their programming or individual tastes.

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