The CBR Network specializes in digital media production. We produce our own programming, as well as create promotional assets for and consult with external entities. Our projects have included audio and video podcasts, promotional reels, live streamed events, social media asset creation and more.
It has been quite an adventure, getting to where we are now! Check out a little history…
Phase I – The CodeBass Project – Foraging the Streams
The CodeBass Project blog was launched by Vicky Ryder on June 21, 2010. Its articles featured Internet professionals who specialized in media rich creative development, such as streaming applications and similar technology that was reaching a true state of consumerization.
Phase II – CodeBass Radio – A Stream of our Own!
From there, it became a collaborative proving ground known as CodeBass Radio, which included a fully functional Internet radio station accessible via iTunes, Windows Media Guide, TuneIn, Apple TV and various other popular streaming applications and radio directories. CodeBass Radio saw a range of 1500 to 2800 unique listeners per month.
Unlike today’s typical Internet radio station, our team of geeks was very involved in the technology that drove the many facets of our station. Over the years, we’ve built custom solutions for everything from players to task automation, show choreography to call-in solutions, on-site broadcasting to promotional scripting. Our program schedule consisted of live radio shows, event streaming, podcasts, and more. We ran top notch, live-hosted music shows for a number of years. As it has never been our primary objective to thrive off music programming, the time came when it made sense to repurpose the cost and time into other areas of CBR.
Phase III – CBR Network – Video Production
Video has been part of our repertoire since the beginning. We were live streaming video via platforms such as Ustream within months after our 2010 inception, and we launched the CodeBass Radio YouTube adjunct channel around the same time. This channel now serves as CBR’s business channel. This is where Vicky shares her portfolio of work, as well as experiments, tutorials, and live stream VODs.
As of March 2013, we officially launched the CBR Network YouTube channel for the purpose of accommodating CBR’s in-house productions.
Vicky has been working hard to consolidate and reorganize, as she rebrands the organization into the business it has become.
CodeBass Radio was staffed by dedicated volunteers who shared a love for creative development, media production and broadcasting technology. Our elite think tank has consisted of talented industry professionals who work at reputable corporations, such as Adobe, Red Hat, Wrecking Ball Media, and Mozilla. Many also regularly speak at conferences, manage user groups, author books and more. We have a variety of media partnerships and press adventures on our comprehensive list of accomplishments. Some of them are still with CBR, doing proper contract work.
Want to know more?
- The CBR Media Kit – a bird’s-eye view of all our adventures.
- CodeBass Radio Listen Page – Find out more about where we stream.
- The CodeBass Project Archive – More history regarding our humble beginnings.
CodeBass Radio has afforded me the privilege to work with some amazing people, and this adventure has fulfilled me like no other.
~ Vicky Ryder, Founder & Executive Producer