[CRTech] Christian Radio Tech [MSG 83292]
[Thread Prev] [-- Thread Index --] [Thread Next] [Date Prev] [-- Date Index --] [Date Next]
Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
From: "Kyle Dowden (KWND/KWFC)" <Kyle@kwnd.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:52:17 +0000
Accept-language: en-US
Content-language: en-US
Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha1; c=relaxed/relaxed; s=s1024; d=KWND.com; h=from:to:subject:date:message-id:references:in-reply-to:content-type :mime-version; bh=nmfcRJr82U6oyGzF0ZTjKVz5+/4=; b=tz+FY08aKVRtd7gfdnBexDk8UaR5qGvg+mY48YvQAHT5OFXoNCf49KX7OyDtDEsWVANQDlxA wmUVmryzsbbJjNWN++eyS0DS+AdlkE/F+2bcx9rqoNPPgu1k2cKjw9kXta38KMOqM8CFBFwO bmgWItZHCsJmUdK30Lf1DeUImEc=
In-reply-to: <DM5PR18MB2261F34D6AADA6B9707671F6BA400@DM5PR18MB2261.namprd18.prod.outlook.com>
References: <DM2PR0701MB124709E1BA1278CDC8263020A9400@DM2PR0701MB1247.namprd07.prod.outlook.com>,<CAAthHBYMnmVrOoTUKUbRTVsJN+6dZOBj=topj8ikY5mjFU7QrQ@mail.gmail.com>,<DM5PR18MB2261F34D6AADA6B9707671F6BA400@DM5PR18MB2261.namprd18.prod.outlook.com>
Thread-index: AdQUiledyxYmlbnpSE+WpQh7LQUwRQATiLMAAABpWoD//8IpAg==
Thread-topic: [CRTech] Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
We use Zipwhip. You can use your existing studio number, even the toll free number, so listeners don't have to remember a separate number. It does cost, but we find it's worth it.

Kyle Dowden
Program Director
KWFC / KWND




On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 6:34 PM -0500, "Dylan Kraayenbrink" <dylan@keysforkids.org> wrote:

We also use Google Voice, in our case we forward our 800 studio line to Google Voice for calls and voice messages.

What I'd be really interested in is somehow using Google Voice to take text messages sent to the 800 number.

I'm not sure that's possible though, and that one would have to use a service like ZipWhip instead.

Dylan Kraayenbrink
Donate online at keysforkids.net/donate
Program Director | Keys for Kids Radio
O: 616.647.4500 | C: 712.899.8364


From: Michael Barnes <barnmichael@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:21:50 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
 
Where I am working, they got a Google Voice number (it is free). It is associated with a gmail account. The dispatcher keeps a browser window open in the corner of her screen and the texts come in as emails. When one comes in, she sees the activity and goes to the window and deals with the message. Every studio these days has a computer with Internet access. Should be easy to keep a browser window up.

If you're cheap, like me, set up a Raspberry Pi for $40, get a wireless keyboard and mouse from WalMart for $20, a monitor or TV with HDMI from Goodwill for $7, and have a dedicated computer for the purpose.

Since the text messages go through gmail, you only need a browser and you can have it open on multiple computers at once.

HTH,
Michael


On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:03 AM, Gullikson, Brian F <bfgullikson@unwsp.edu> wrote:

Is anyone using a service to provide incoming texting into the studio for listener interaction?  If so, what solution are you using, and was it a turnkey service or something you rolled on your own?


Thanks,

Brian

 

cid:image001.png@01D2D2F3.4744E8F0

Brian Gullikson, CBRE               98.5 KTIS-FM | Faith 900 KTIS

                                            Life 97.3 KDNW | Faith 90.5 KDNI

Chief Engineer                                     3003 Snelling Ave. North

KTIS, KDNW, KDNI                                       St. Paul, MN  55113

bfgullikson@unwsp.edu                        Phone:  (651) 631-5094

 



=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=Scanned by AppRiver=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
References: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
("Gullikson, Brian F" <bfgullikson@unwsp.edu>, 5 Jul 2018 18:03:17 -0000)
Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
(Michael Barnes <barnmichael@gmail.com>, 5 Jul 2018 23:22:04 -0000)
Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
(Dylan Kraayenbrink <dylan@keysforkids.org>, 5 Jul 2018 23:33:47 -0000)
Prev by date: Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
(Dylan Kraayenbrink, 5 Jul 2018 23:33:47 -0000)
Next by date: Re: Vinyl to outlast CDs?
(Dave Obergoenner, 6 Jul 2018 00:54:13 -0000)
Prev by thread: Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
(Dylan Kraayenbrink, 5 Jul 2018 23:33:47 -0000)
Next by thread: Re: Incoming Text (SMS) to Studio
(Rick Smith, 9 Jul 2018 13:51:30 -0000)
CRTech.org