The growth of Internet radio has inspired many people to launch their own digital radio stations. With the development of several live streaming software programs, anyone can launch a digital radio station from a personal computer. Make sure you examine the benefits of each live streaming program to pick one that meets your format and programming needs.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- MP3 files
Choose the service you want to use for your digital radio station. There are many to choose from, including BlogTalkRadio, Ubroadcast.com and Shoutcast. The overwhelming majority of station hosting services require a monthly fee and have tiers that affect what you can and cannot do with your station. Options such as the allowed number of simultaneous listeners and data storage capabilities should be a major part of your decision to choose a service provider.
Download and install your service provider's software, which is often required to manage and host your radio station. Some of the service providers offer web-based platforms in which downloading is not necessary.
Collect and organise your music files. You will need plenty of music to keep your station running 24/7. If you need to convert your music to MP3 files for your particular program, you can use Sound Taxi to convert any audio file to an MP3 file. In most cases, you can use copyrighted music as a part of your monthly fee; however, you must have legally purchased the music in order to use it.
Run your digital radio station program and begin formatting your station. You can start by filling out the details of your station and categorising it by genre.
Load your music and set a playlist that will run on your digital radio station.
Launch your station. Once you have loaded your music onto your program and have created a playlist that will run long enough to prevent you from having dead air, you can start broadcasting music and hosting a radio program on your digital radio station.
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