If you are an FM/AM STATION, SHORT-WAVE or LONG-WAVE STATION, MICRO BROADCASTER, SATELLITE BROADCASTING SERVICE, AFFILIATE BROADCASTER, RE STREAMER, REGIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICE, I-PODDING SERVICE, AUDIO or VIDEO STREAMER, PODCASTING NETWORK, INTERNET RADIO STREAMER, INTERNET BROADCASTING STATION, TV STATION or VIDEO BROADCASTING NETWORK: Please contact uCaster Radio Network. We do ALLOW re-streaming of uCasters Radio’s live programming. However, we request to be notified that you are carrying our programming, via a short email. That’s it. That way we can give you accolades for your exceptional taste!
Carrying our live feeds does does not include: Re-broadcasting of aired programming, re-broadcasting of our program archives (unless permission has been granted), the sales of program archives or the use of promotional materials created based upon the archives. However, you may indeed carry our station’s main RSS (‘xml’) feed, and/or any program’s individually syndicated RSS feed, on your website(s). This will allow you to promote the station and/or its programs without having to actually download the audio to distribute it to your audience. Please contact management if you wish to go beyond carrying our live programming! Further, we do currently allow the re broadcasting of individual programs and/or their archives (without having to use the RSS feeds), however you must contact us to obtain permission first.
If you are NOT A uCasters Radio Network Broadcaster (“A uCasters Radio HOST”), all Talk Show Program Archives recorded by the uCasters Radio Network are the property of uCasters Radio and may not be used, for any reason, except where express written permission has been granted by uCasters Radio and/or the host of the radio program. If you wish to link to an archive, that is permissible.
uCasters Radio Network is a fully reporting corporation. Therefore you may use music tracks during your live broadcast, even if said music is registered with a performing rights organization like ASCAP or BMI. Please note however that all musical scores must then be edited down to under 30 seconds for the final syndicated podcast unless express permission has been granted by the owner of said material and that said material is not registered with a performing rights organization. You can use demos or promos designed for royalty-free promotional purposes. Further, 30 second sound bytes may also be permissible. However, there are very few exceptions to this rule. No using copyright material unless permission was granted by the owner. If you are broadcasting information to an audience, streaming music or even playing audio clips that do not belong to you, you must have first obtained legal consent by the owner of said rights. This goes for anything that may infringe upon another’s ownership or copyright.) Taped Shows that have been sent to us, may or may not be filtered or edited before archiving. (please read below for info regarding your delivered audio files)
Background noise and/or mistakes that happen during broadcasting may remain within the audio file and not be filtered out.
IF YOU ARE A UCASTERS RADIO PROGRAM HOST YOU HAVE EQUAL/SHARED RIGHTS ON YOUR PROGRAM BROADCASTS (“ARCHIVES”) upon having your slot fees, for those programs aired, paid in full. You are entitled to do with them as you wish! These are co-creative productions, and as such are “co-owned” by the network.
Broadcast audio files that are RECORDED (“TAPED”) by the program host(s), using their own recording system, can be used by them in any means they desire. However, if they are then delivered to uCasters Radio for airing on the uCasters Network, then those pre-recorded audio files are considered “co-owned” by uCasters Radio, and shall become a part of our permanent archives, and can always be used by the uCasters Network in its marketing, sales and promotional campaigns.
If you wish to be the sole owner/benefactor of your program’s audio files we can make that happen, however the slot fee per broadcast will be a bit higher. If ownership is a concern to you, please contact us and we can discuss an agreement that gives you sole ownership and rights to the broadcasts engineered and broadcast live on the uCasters Radio Network.
You give permission by uCasters Network. to broadcast and permanently archive all audio files that you deliver to uCasters Radio for airing! uCasters Radio has full rights to edit those delivered audio files for its airing, archiving and marketing purposes.
Please be aware – The quality of the broadcasts will be greatly determined by the quality of your telephone, your telephone line, connectivity strength and clarity of the telephone provided service you use, your ability not to over-modulate in a microphone, if you’re on a cell phone or land-line, computer line, telephony software, etc. We can work miracles with our equipment, but can only do so much with a poor incoming signal.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS POLICY AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE MANAGEMENT OF UCASTERS RADIO NETWORK.
CONTACT UCASTERS RADIO
PO Box 14314
Merrillville, IN 46411