The Capiche FM Help Line

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What is Capiche FM? 🎙

It's a radio show, online. A group call anyone can dial in.

Live-streamed audio, off-the-cuff musings, broadcasts about your favorite things.

That's Capiche FM.

Whenever inspiration strikes, you can broadcast whatever's on your mind to anyone who's listening.

Share the show with your fans and friends, and they can call in or listen live online and chat with other listeners. You can even invite listeners on air, starting a group call with a click.

And when you hang up the phone, Capiche will have a recording of your call ready to publish so fans can listen later or subscribe in their favorite podcast player.

It's the easiest way to stream audio, to recapture the magic of the radio from your phone.

Listening to a live Capiche FM show

How does Capiche FM work?

Phone calls, broadcast live online.

You start a broadcast, Capiche calls your phone, and you go live. Then everything you say gets live-streamed to anyone who’s dialed into your show.

Fans and friends (and foes, if you want) can call a Capiche FM show’s number to listen on a phone call (yup: every show has its own phone number), or just open a new tab and stream the show online from the show's page. Hosts can invite anyone on air to chat live, too.

And when it’s all done, the broadcast recording gets published online and added to a podcast feed so you can listen later if you couldn’t make the live show.

Once you’ve called in or subscribed to a show, you’ll get an SMS whenever the show’s on air, so you can tune in live next time.

It’s a radio show + livestreamed audio + instant podcasts + realtime updates from your favorite broadcasters, all in one.

For Show Hosts.

Want to broadcast with Capiche FM? Here’s how to get started.

Start a new Capiche FM channel.

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How to start a new Capiche FM show.

It starts like this.

You sign up for Capiche FM, enter your phone number, and get a new show. Click through the intro, and Capiche will call your phone. Answer it.

Then you’ll need to invite a friend or three to join in and help you test the show. Copy your show’s phone number or link, and ask them to call in. Once they’re on, you can chat on the world’s simplest group call. That’s Capiche—only the next time you broadcast, you can get as many people as you want to listen live.

You’ll need to tweak a few settings. Add a name to your show, pick a permalink for your show’s page, and add details about what you plan to broadcast.

Then you’re done. The next time you’re ready to broadcast live, your Capiche FM show is your personal radio station ready to broadcast anytime.

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How to broadcast live on Capiche FM.

Open your Capiche FM dashboard and click Start broadcasting. Your phone rings. Answer it. You can then copy your show’s number or link and share it with friends, get them to dial in before you start broadcasting, and then bring them on air if you want to broadcast together. You can also customize an SMS message to send your show’s followers to invite them to listen.

Then click Go live, and anything you say after that will be live-streamed to everyone listening. Folks can call into your show, or listen on the show’s Capiche FM page. You can click Bring on air beside any listener's name to invite anyone listening to talk live on your show, too (Capiche will ask them then call their phone, if they’re listening online, so they can talk live on the show).

There's also live chat, so listeners can send in questions or add their thoughts to the conversation. Anyone who has your show's page open can see the live chat feed and send in a message. You can view the chat stream in your dashboard as you're broadcasting, reply to listeners, or block anyone and remove their messages if needed.

Once the show's over, just hang up to finish broadcasting, or click the End broadcast button in the dashboard. That’s it—though it's worth taking a few minutes to tidy things up if you have time. You can add a title and details about what you talked about (with Markdown formatting if you want to link to show guests and references). You can also add a custom banner for this broadcast, pick whether this call was only for paid subscribers or for everyone (more on that later), and pick whether to list this broadcast on your show page or not.

Then relax ... until inspiration strikes again, when it’s time to hit broadcast, pick up the phone, and start streaming live again. Or check out a quick 3 minute Capiche walkthrough video to see how to go live.

Add a channel name and start a new free or paid Capiche FM stream.
Add friends to co-host your show.

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How to add collaborators to your Capiche FM show.

It’s dangerous to go alone—or lonely, at least. Might as well take someone else with you.

Your Capiche FM show is even better with friends. You can invite colleagues and co-hosts to join you and run the show together.

Open your show’s settings and click the *Invite Co-hosts* tab on the left. There, enter your friend’s phone number to invite them to help host your show. They can then start a live broadcast if you’re not free, or can call in and be on air automatically whenever you’re broadcasting. And when you're broadcasting, they can also view the Green Room to bring people on air or chat live with listeners so you can focus on the conversation.

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How to schedule broadcasts ahead of time.

Spur-of-the-moment, off-the-cuff broadcasts are great. Sometimes they’re where you’ll come up with your best stuff.

But other times, especially when you’ve got other people coming on your show, it’s better to plan ahead. That’s where scheduled broadcasts come in handy.

When you know you’ll be talking about something with someone at a certain time, open your Capiche FM dashboard and click Schedule a broadcast. Add what you’ll talk about and when you’ll talk about it. Then you can add guests to that broadcast ahead of time—enter their phone number, and they’ll get notified to sign up before the call. You can also let your followers know about the upcoming broadcast—or wait until closer to time, your call.

Your Capiche FM show page will now show the upcoming call—and you can pack your schedule with as many scheduled broadcasts as you want, and promote them ahead of time to draw a crowd.

Then, when it’s time for your scheduled broadcast, open Capiche and your scheduled broadcast will show up instead of the plain Broadcast button. This time, when you go live, your broadcast details will already be ready so you can save this broadcast without changing anything.

Schedule an upcoming broadcast on Capiche FM.
Capiche can turn your broadcasts into a podcast automatically.

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How to turn your Capiche FM show into a Podcast.

Live shows and concerts are always the most fun, but sometimes it’s nice to go back and listen to concert recordings, and sometimes you can’t make a live call and would rather be able to catch up later.

Capiche FM is perfect for both. It’s built around live calls, but everything’s recorded, too.

When you hang up and finish broadcasting, Capiche always shows a Publish this broadcast option that’s checked by default. Uncheck it if you don’t want this broadcasting saved—but otherwise, leave it checked. Capiche will then put this broadcast recording on your show’s page, and add it to your show’s podcast feed.

Then, anyone who visits your show can check out your most recent shows before subscribing. Your fans can also add your show to their favorite podcast app to catch up on broadcasts anytime.

You can also add your Capiche FM show to podcast directories to help new listeners discover your show. Open your show settings and first set a category for your show, if you haven't already. Then copy your show's RSS feed, and you can submit it to Apple Podcast Connect, Google Podcast Manager, Spotify for Podcasters, and more.

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How to add payments to your Capiche FM show.

You could stream for the love of it—and you could turn what you love into your job if you want.

Capiche FM shows are free by default, but if you'd like, you can also add subscriptions so your fans can support your show. You'll first need a Stripe account to accept payments, and then will need to add it to your Capiche FM show. To do that, open your show settings, and near the bottom of the page you'll find a Connect with Stripe button.

Once you've connected Stripe, you can select how much you want to charge for your show, with a monthly rate and perhaps a discounted yearly rate if you want.

Then, whenever you broadcast, in the Green Room before you go live you can select to make a broadcast only available to your paid fans. Or, once the broadcast is finished, you can choose to share the recording only with paid fans. It's a simple way to turn your Capiche show into your next side gig.

Do note that your show's main podcast feed will only include free broadcasts. Each paid subscriber will get a unique podcast feed they can add to podcast players themselves, while free subscribers from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more will only be able to listen to your free broadcasts.

Add subscriptions to your Capiche FM show.
Edit your Capiche account details.

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How to customize your Capiche FM show.

Maybe the show name didn’t stick, or you’ve decided to talk about new things that should go in your show description. Maybe you just like to check and make sure everything looks good every now and then.

Click Edit show settings from your Capiche FM dashboard anytime to get things fixed. There, you can change your show name, tagline, and description, add a new cover photo, share your show’s Twitter feed, and tweak the accent color on your show page. You can also manage your paid membership settings, if you want, and add a custom Thank you note for new subscribers. And, you can invite new co-hosts or remove older ones from the co-hosts tab in Settings.

Need to tweak your settings, change your name, email, or password? Click the menu, select My account, and customize anything you need.

There are two things you can’t tweak: Your show permalink, and your personal phone number. If you need to change those, href="mailto:team@capiche.com">email our team and we’ll get things fixed for you.

For Show Subscribers

Here for the show, and just want to listen? Here's the Capiche FM features you should know to get the most out of your favorite shows.

Tune into a Capiche FM show.

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How to listen to a live Capiche FM broadcast.

Capiche makes it pretty easy to go live—you start a broadcast, your phone rings, you pick up the call, and start talking. Capiche takes care of the rest.

It's even easier to join in your favorite Capiche FM shows.

Odds are, a friend or someone you're following will share theire Capiche FM show and mention they're going live. Or you might find your next favorite show in the Capiche FM featured shows list. Perfect. Follow the link to listen live online. There's a chat feed where you can see what the rest of the audience thinks, and join in the conversation, too, if you want. And each show has a phone number, so if you're on the go you can call the show's phone number to tune in from a phone call.

Then lean back, listen, and enjoy the show.

And now we'll take a question from the audience.

How to talk live on a Capiche FM broadcast.

Remember radio shows, where listeners would call in and share the local traffic or answer a trivia question?

Capiche FM shows are like that, but better. Whenever you're tuned into a live Capiche FM broadcast, your show host can invite anyone on air to speak live. Perhaps you'll send in a question in the chat, or maybe you'll share an idea that adds to the discussion. Or, you can ask to speak yourself; click the Request to speak button to ask the host if you can come on stage and talk.

Once the host invites you, you'll see a popup asking if you'd like to join in. Accept, your phone will ring, and then you'll be live on the show chatting with your host so everyone else can hear. When you're done talking, you can hang up and go back to listening online if you want, or keep listening on the phone (your host can mute your mic if they want, too).

Join the call and chat live on a Capiche FM broadcast.
Get notified when Capiche FM shows are going live.

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How to subscribe to Capiche FM shows.

Enjoying a show, and want to know whenever they're broadcasting live? Time to subscribe to some Capiche FM shows.

First you'll need to sign up for a Capiche FM account. Verify your phone number, add your name and email, then you're all set.

You can then browse Capiche FM's Discover directory to find a new show to tune into. Or, go back to the show page for any show you've listened to, and click the Subscribe button. Then, whenever they're going live, you'll get an SMS notification letting you know to tune in.

You can also add your favorite Capiche FM shows to podcast app to get new broadcasts once they're off the air. On the bottom of every show page you'll find podcast icons to subscribe. On Android, tap the robot button, then choose your favorite podcast player to subscribe. Or on iPhone or a computer, tap the RSS button to copy the podcast feed link, and add it to your favorite podcast app manually. For example, in Apple Podcast, open your podcasts list, tap Edit, then tap Add a Show by URL..., paste your Capiche FM show's RSS link, and save to subscribe. Those links will work in most podcast players (including Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Downcast, Castro, and more), but currently don't support Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher.

You can then tweak your Capiche FM account settings anytime; click the menu on the top right, and select My account to change your name, email, avatar, and more. Or, go to your My subscriptions page to see every show you've subscribed to—then click the Subscribed button to unsubscribe if you want to quit getting notifications.

And if you ever decide you'd like to broadcast live, click the Host a show button in the header to start your own Capiche FM show.

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Get in touch with the Capiche team.

Got more questions? Need help fixing something in your Capiche FM show?

Email us at team@capiche.com, txt your question to +1.847.383.9070, or send us a message below. We'll get back ASAP.

But wait, there's more.

Check Capiche's changelog for the latest features.

The paint's still wet around here. You might jump into your Capiche FM show, start broadcasting, and discover something new. Or, you could be the first to know whenever we add something new—just check the Capiche FM changelog to see every new feature as it gets added.

And if you've got an idea that'd make your Capiche FM show better, let us know!

Happy broadcasting!

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