Creek is a web toolkit for community radio.

Creek helps stations build better websites and apps by organizing a bunch of radio tools into one simple framework that we call Creek Studio.

Radio Websites

A developer framework for modern radio websites.

Radio Apps for iOS and Android

We builds apps for community and college radio stations.

Audio Players

Intelligent audio players. Live streaming and recorded audio in one player.


Build playlists, keep track of music, and display the current song. An alternative to Spinitron.


Easy and future-proof live audio streaming.

Studio Devices

Stream and archive with the Creek Adapter. Buy one or build one!

Show Schedules

Like Google Calendar™ — but for radio.

Audio Archives

On-demand audio archives, automatically.

Automatic Music Recognition

Like Shazaam™ but for radio stations.


Finally, an easy way to self-host your podcasts.

Audio Cloud for DJs

Like Dropbox™ or Google Drive™ but for radio. Let DJs upload their shows in one place.

Design and IT Services

We can do design and IT services for your station.

What is Creek similar to?

Creek is like a combination of WordPress, Spinitron, Mixcloud, Barix, PMA, and StreamGuys — but somehow brought into one nice toolkit.

Spinitron — but for better websites.

Like Spinitron, Creek can build show schedules, playlists and reports.

However, there is one big difference: Creek helps you build better websites with more web traffic.

With Spinitron, Google gets "confused" and sends people to Spinitron when they search for your radio shows and playlists.

With Creek, people can only find your shows and playlists on your own website rather than at Spinitron. This way, Google sends all web traffic to you rather than somewhere else — allowing you to gather more new listeners from web searches.

StreamGuys — but more modern.

Think of Creek as an alternative to other streaming companies like StreamGuys and SecurenetSystems.

WordPress — but simpler.

Creek is a CMS for radio that lets you build modern radio websites without all of the messy themes and plugins.

Mixcloud — but designed for you.

Creek lets you publish DJ mixes and integrate them with your website. It also lets you build your own "Mixcloud-style" platform for your station — complete with a website and apps.

Public Media Apps — but with better design.

We build radio apps for iOS and Android that are built on our nicely-structured app developer framework — making them more coherent and intuitive than apps by companies like Public Media Apps.

We want our apps to give small stations a fighting chance against Spotify and the other big-name platforms.

Barix and Telos — but more fun.

With the Creek Adapter, stations now have a low-cost streaming device that is:

  • More useful: It's both a stream encoder and audio archiver!
  • Easier to maintain: We set it up for you remotely!
  • More flexible: It's a full Linux device, so we can program it to do other things — like send updates to your RDS system, or check on the health of network devices.
  • Buildable: You can build one yourself!

Not a "platform" — a framework.

Creek is very different from "platforms" like Live365, Spinitron, or Mixcloud. There is no "Creek platform" with a big Creek logo hovering over everything.

Instead, Creek is a white-label framework that helps stations build their own platform.

Build your platform

What else should I know about Creek?

We try way too hard.

Creek is an independent and self-funded project.

We will never be bought out.

We have no investors telling us to "MAXIMIZE PROFITS!!" rather than do things the right way.

We're based in California, but we're not part of the crazy start-up culture.

We'll be around for the long-haul.

Creek was founded in 2012, so we've been working with stations for over a decade.

We're dedicated to keeping Creek running for decades into the future.

Our actual long-term goal (our secret mission!) is actually to archive stories from local communities, and preserve them for decades. That's what the archiving part is about. We want to be, but for stories.

We want to help with everything — like basic IT stuff!

We often work as an "IT department" for your station. We want make sure that all of your cloud services are running, and help you with basic Internet and networking problems.