Q: Are you a Budding Radio DJ?
Starting doing Internet radio as a hobby can be daunting at first but when you get used to streaming it can be a great hobby to have.
If you’re a Budding Radio DJ and are looking to get started then may I suggest a few pieces of software to use that won’t cost you a penny.
In order to start streaming on the internet you will need the following…
1) A decent computer with a decent processor and at least 1GB RAM.
2) A decent music collection make sure you use mp3 files ripped at 320Kbps (CBR) or FLAC if you have the disk space.
3) A decent radio automation program. We recommend RadioDJ for this.
Here is a simple tutorial on How to install Radio DJ
4) A decent encoding program. In order to stream to a Shoutcast or Icecast server you will need an encoding program. We recommend These encoding programs for this.
5) A Shoutcast or Icecast server. You can find some providers on the Internet who provide these for free if you search Google for “Free Shoutcast” or “Free Icecast”
6) A decent audio mixing board. You can pick these up on eBay/amazon or DJ stores at reasonable prices.
7) A decent Microphone. A cheap microphone may not make you sound right so I’d recommend spending a fair bit on a microphone.
It’s really not that difficult to learn how to run an internet radio station.
If you get really stuck there’s lots of information out there on the Internet. Keep an eye out on Forums & Twitter for radio stations owners who are looking to hire someone.
Who knows you could well be the next big thing in Internet radio!! Above anything else enjoy yourself!