Installing web application

To allow RadioCo to generate correct dates it’s necessary to set the timezone variable:

  1. Find your timezone in this list
  2. Go to the config folder (radioco/configs/base) and create if not exists a in the same directory than
  3. Add to the local settings the variable timezone, for example: TIME_ZONE = “Europe/Madrid”

Installing locally

This tutorial is written for Python 2.7 and Ubuntu 12.04 or later.


The easiest way of installing the app is using Docker engine, follow the installation steps to install Docker.

Open a terminal and introduce the following commands:

sudo apt-get install git-core python-dev python-pip

Next, download the project and cd into it:

git clone
cd django-radio

Install the python invoke library:

pip install invoke==0.14.0

Execute the next command to deploy the app in docker, this step take some time:

inv quickstart


If you have faced the error “ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8” on MacOS X, execute:

export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 export LANG=en_US.UTF-8


Let’s verify your installation

Now that the server’s running, visit


Don’t use this server in anything resembling a production environment.

Using RadioCo on production

The Internet is a hostile environment. Before deploying this project, you should take some time to review your settings, with security, performance, and operations in mind. Keep in mind this critical settings.


RadioCo provides a staging environment, safer than the previous one but still insecure, use at your own risk.

inv docker.setup -e staging

Now that the server’s running, visit

To create a superuser you still can use management commands:

inv docker.manage -e staging -c "createsuperuser"