This feed is provided by me (Isaac) from a scanner located north of Litchfield IL. The audio is streamed over the internet to broadcastify.com where their servers allow for a large number of users to listen from anywhere in the world. When I was 18 years old I along with many other people were heavily involved in the first responders for a small community. We had pagers, radios, and even the old fire siren uptown to notify us of a Fire. Our frequency was only used for our department and could not hear Macoupin 911. That’s when I started getting into scanners. I started my research on frequencies and met some of the people who still help me today. Back then, a scanner was not on a priority list for me and getting one was hard. Once, I finally got one and found out that you could broadcast it online I was interested in doing so for other people. I thought instead of people going out and buying a scanner, I could provide the frequencies and then stream for them without them having to buy or having the daunting task of programming one.
This project originally started in 2009 when the scanner was first put on a Teamspeak server for listening. The online scanner was submitted to Radio Reference server on December 9th 2011. On October 15th 2012, Radio Reference started to host their online feeds on broadcastify.com. Currently most of the online feeds are being served by Broadcastify.com. On January 24th 2018, with enough funds from advertisements, I purchased a digital scanner, new antenna, and software for the online feed.
Highest peak listeners for Macoupin County Public Safety was February 14th 2019 at 298 listeners. (Bi-State Police Chase)
https://www.broadcastify.com/feed/26874 is the Broadcastify page for the feed. This site has alot of options for the feed.
http://www.ScanMacoupin.com is the page I manage along with information I have collected. If you see an error or something needs fixed please shoot me an email.
The Scan Macoupin Facebook page was created on January 1st 2010.
July 13th 2012 1,000 Likes (2 Years 7 Months 13 days)
May 31st 2014 2,000 Likes (10 months 18 Days)
July 26th 2015 3000 Likes (1 year 1 Month 27 Days)
April 6th 2016 4000 Likes (8 Months 12 Days)
December 19th 2016 5000 Likes (8 Months 14 Days)
November 21st 2017 6000 Likes (11 Months 3 Days)
January 29th 2018 7000 Likes (2 Months 9 Days)
June 5th 2018 8000 Likes (4 Months 7 Days)
August 19th 2018 9000 Likes (2 Months 13 Days)
October 9th 2018 10,000 Likes (1 Month 19 Days)
March 26th 2019 11,000 Likes (5 Months 18 Days)
November 5th 2019 12,000 Likes (7 Months 10 Days)
On November 30th 2015 I received enough donations through GoFund Me to host a domain name for 5 years.
June 21st 2018 the website new website format was launched.