We can’t seem to find a great deal of “free radio broadcasting software” listed on Google.

However software for broadcasting an Internet radio station with need not cost you lots of $$$.


Here are some of the best free radio software offerings on the market.

1) RadioDJ

RadioDJ is a FREE radio automation program which knocks spots off paid for solutions.

In the words of several users “It’s really stable, reliable & amazing” it can work for days/weeks/months without a restart.

RadioDJ free radio automation software v1.8.2

RadioDJ runs with an SQL database and requires at least .NET 3.5 & is supported on Windows 7/8/10


Its really easy to Setup RadioDJ if you follow a simple tutorial.

2) MB Recaster


Is a free encoding program that allows you have 4 encoders (Shoutcast v1/v2 Icecast v2)

You can find a download of MB Recaster Here

3) BUTT (Broadcast using this tool)


Another free encoding program BUTT allows you to stream to SHOUTcast and Icecast.

You can find a download of BUTT Here

4) Sound Empire Caster ($0.00) (Shoutcast v1 v2 & Icecast)

This is a standalone streamer that recently came to my attention. You can try it for yourself by downloading & unzipping SE Caster folder onto your C:\ drive

Please note: Some Antivirus programs seem to think there are viruses in the SE Caster program files but we can assure you we’ve scanned and scanned again using several online scanners. Kaspersky says the files are safe to use and that’s the one we trust.


There are a couple more free radio automation programs out there but they are very much in beta/testing stages. When they are available for release and are tested stable then we will decide if they should be added to this list.

There are also some handy free utilities available on This page

Software for broadcasting on the Internet needn’t cost you the earth.

While some software/stream offerings may be free. Not everything involved with Internet radio is!
To be legal in your country of origin you will need to pay out for a licence to broadcast with

(That is of course you want to risk it being a Pirate)

Happy Streaming!!

P.S: There is nothing misleading in promoting freely available software. In some case the word FREE really does mean FREE.

Last updated on: October 19th, 2017
at 14:53 PM Europe/London

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