Internet Radio Broadcast: How To
Many people wonder how to Internet radio broadcast a station of his or her own. The problem is not know how to get started. The good news is that it’s not as hard as you might think.
What is needed:
- Good Microphone
- Pick a Theme. The very first thing that any radio station needs is a theme. This means figuring out what kind of music is going to be played on the station and what the name will be. Having a name helps to identify the station that the broadcaster has with other stations that may be on the same network or that listeners come across. The broadcaster should really think about this part and make sure the station is going to be something he or she really enjoys working with.
- Get a Good Mic. The broadcaster is going to need a good mic to run the new Internet radio broadcast so listeners can hear what they are saying. Even a good low priced mic will work for this, but do make sure it’s going to work with the broadcast computer.
- Find Music. The fastest way to find music for the Internet radio broadcast is to look in the broadcaster’s collection of CDs or MP3s. Most places that broadcasters will have his or her station ran from will allow music played from the broadcaster’s home collection. If the broadcaster is unsure about this, he or she should ask the company hosting the station.
- Licensing. One of the most important things for a broadcaster to remember is to get the proper licensing for the station. This will keep the Internet radio broadcast legal and keep potential trouble at bay. Some radio hosting websites will take care of the licensing of the music for the broadcasters, but it will cost him or her and may not cover all music. The broadcaster should ask the company if they are not sure about what is covered and what is not.
- Create the Show. To create the Internet radio broadcast, the broadcaster will need to have an introduction reel as well as an end reel to play sometime in the broadcast. If the broadcaster has a weekly or daily show, this will be even more important. If the station is going to be a 24-hour broadcast, then it will need to have an introduction or spot sometime in the broadcast. This will help the listener know where they are and if the broadcaster has any live shows they can catch.
Starting an Internet Radio Broadcast is really not as hard as many potential broadcasters may think. This is because The Internet has made it easy for anyone to create a station of their own and play the music the broadcaster loves.