Thanks for the feedback! So, yes, it’s not the first time I’ve heard complaints about the voiceover, or requested having a human to intro each track. This feed is probably not the best place to discuss it fully (feel free to follow up - firstname.lastname@example.org, however, I started the podcast with an intention to release a show every day, and I started it about 3 months before my first child was born. 4 years on, I am grateful for the fact I’m not recording the intro to each of the 1764 tracks, plus show and interim bumpers for each of the 1719 shows, and given the low turn-out of sites like ccjam, where, sadly they’ve only had 19 shows in around 6 months, and the last show was in September… yehr.
The system took me around 3 or so months to code it’s current back end, and has now been running in it’s current form for about 2 years. It uses Festival, Sox and PHP to build the site, and I currently have a backlog of around 9 months of unplayed tracks. While I intend to update the code, I’m not planning to revise the show format massively (unless you want to help out, and can provide some persuasive arguments and/or alternative text to use )
All of that said, it’s not written or managed in a vaccum - CCHits.net was inspired by, and supported by some brilliant podcasts and podcasters, and without them, the site and system would have probably started up, let alone still be running 4 years on.
Thanks again for giving it a listen… oh, and I should add, all the site data is CC0 licensed, the API is fully accessible, and if you want to do something to show me what you’d want to hear/see/something-else, please do and let me know.