How To Start Your Own Radio Station
Music fans, have you ever wondered how to start your own radio station? If you are a huge guru and fan of music then you might be interested in learning that. If you have then there are a few rules that you have to know about first. Forms and applications have to be filled out in order to make the radio station legally viable. Failure to do could result in going to jail or fines. So read and follow these tips very carefully.
- Radio Frequency issues. There are radio frequency issues that must be addressed. You must obtain your radio frequency from the FCC. You can do so by going to: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/howtoapply.html Simply download the application and apply. It is very simple to and is legally required. Get it done and you are ready to start down the path to your own radio station.
- Your music database. Your music database is legally required to be on the FCC Consolidated Database System. Failure to do so will potentially result in legal issues. Some may be so severe that you end up in jail. So be advised. You must do that. Do not create a pirate radio station on some server out of your house. Unless you want the FBI to show up and seize all of your computers, hard drives and suspicious items from your house one day. You have been warned. Go to: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/howtoapply.html. Follow each step there to be in compliance with the FCC. Keep that data legal.
- Forms. Forms must be filled out. While on the site, be sure to fill out the form that applies to your situation. The rules vary by the type of radio station that you seek. The frequency that you use also can affect that. At http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/howtoapply.html you will find “Form 301”. Fill that out if you are applying for a commercial license. Make sure to do that so you keep it all legal.
- Fees. Fees are applicable by your situation. Once you fill out your application, you will have to pay fees. This varies by too many things to document here. That is because the FCC treats each application individually. You will have to apply to know what fees are required.
Once you do all of this then you can enjoy it. Now you know how to create your radio station. Go have fun. You deserve it.
Posted on: Jul. 28, 2010