Always wanted to set up your own radio station? Well, with the Icecast broadcasting system, you can set up a multi-channel radio station on your home or office network. The best part? You get to pick the tracks.
Now, how about adding a few more channels to the station?
You'll remember that, at the beginning of this tutorial, I told you that the icecast server could stream content from multiple source clients simultaneously, simply by placing each one at a different mountpoint. Well, that's how you create "channels" -- simply create a playlist file for each "channel" and have iceS stream it to the server on a different mountpoint.
The following example illustrates, by creating three channels, one for 80s music, one for dance tracks and one for 60 rock'n'roll: