Radio.com is a podcast directory offering mobile subscription and listening capability. Libsyn provides a direct submission from inside the dashboard to make your show available in their directory and applications.
Note: Currently, podcasts are only available on the Radio.com smartphone apps. Submitted shows are not available on the website. Also, Podcasts for Radio.com are currently only available in the United States.
Preparing Your Radio.com Submission
To submit your show to Radio.com, log into your Libsyn account and select Destinations –> Add New.
Hit Add for Radio.com Mobile App in the list.
If you have not yet configured your show in Show Settings, you will get an alert that you need to fill in those missing fields.
Once those settings are configured, the submission form will become available.
Feed Extension: The Feed Extension generates the last part of the Radio.com feed URL. In most cases, this should be left as its default setting.
Approving Show Submission into Radio.com
Once you are ready, check the box for Approve. This checkbox, upon saving the destination, will approve the destination for submission to the Radio.com directory.
Lastly, hit the Save button to save your changes and push through the submission. Your show will be live in Radio.com within a day or two.
Most of your configuration gets set under Settings —> Show Settings. However, overrides specific for Radio.com, as well as other advanced configurations are available should you choose to use them.
Show Title (Override) – Entering a title here will override the show title in this destination, compared to what is entered in Show Settings.
Author (Override) – Entering an Author here will override the show title in this destination, compared to what is entered in Show Settings.
Description (Override) – Entering a Description here will override the show title in this destination, compared to what is entered in Show Settings.
Use Show Image For Episodes: If you have previously uploaded episodic artwork, and now want all the artwork to match the artwork under Settings > Edit Show settings, checking this box will have all episodes showing the current show artwork.
Note: By default episodes use the show’s artwork when no other artwork is added. This option is used to override artwork that was previously used and ensure all episodes have the same artwork.
Episode/Post Limit: This setting limits the number of episodes in your RSS feed. By default, the RSS feed will show the newest 100 episodes. Setting the limit to No Limit will allow all episodes to be available in your RSS feed.
Use Plan Text Description: This will remove formatting and code from all episode descriptions in the RSS feed.
Disable Dynamic Advertising: If your show has dynamic advertising enabled, checking this option would turn it off for Radio.com.
Redirect Feed to this Web Address: If you ever decide to leave Libsyn and move to a different platform, you would enter the feed of you new platform in this field.
Extra RSS Tags: If you have additional RSS tags you wish to enter into your feed, enter them here. Please note that additional tags you enter may invalidate your feed, so validating your feed after entry is imperative.
Getting Additional Help
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