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Broadcast Radio celebrates 20 years of Myriad

Broadcast Radio, the company which started life as P Squared, is celebrating 20 years of making software for the radio industry.

The company’s biggest product, playout software Myriad, is still being sold today, with the latest V5 just released.

Myriad was originally created for URH (University Radio Hull) where founding directors Peter Jarrett and Liam Burke enjoyed working at the station in their free time.

It was November 1997 when the first commercially available version of Myriad was announced and shown at the HBA conference visiting Hull. Radio Tyneside in Newcastle were the first customers to sign up, thanks to that demonstration, and use Myriad v4 to this day.

Still based in Hull, Broadcast Radio has expanded from an organisation of two people, to a company of 12, with installations around the UK and as far afield as Canada, the UAE, New Zealand and The Falklands (where the 2 stations on the island both use Myriad).

Brand Manager, David Boulton told RadioToday: “We’d like thank all of our customers old and new! We have seen the Radio Industry change a great deal in the last 20 years, and we are proud to be a small British Company fighting hard to be at the forefront of radio technology around the world”.

Broadcast Radio, in addition to their software also provide turnkey studios, broadcast audio equipment, cloud services and have launched Myriad v5 in time for the celebrations. The company also provided the studio and software for the only radio industry radio station, inRadio.

Here are some shots of the original software, and the new version:

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