Internet radio can be a really great hobby to have, Once you get used to how everything works it’s great fun. It can be daunting at first but don’t be afraid of searching Google or radio forums for tips and advice.
Most people think setting up an online Internet radio station will cost them lots of $$$.
It need not cost you anything to initially setup your own online radio station. (Not misleading!)
Yes you heard that right! You can start your Internet radio station for FREE with RadioDJ (Yes it’s really FREE)
You will need a decent PC with minimum of 1GB RAM and a decent broadband connection in order to stream successfully.
RadioDJ is a fully fledged radio studio automation package which once installed and configured works rather well at automating music/jingles/promos, Which of course is what the program was designed to do.
RadioDJ can be left alone for long periods of time to do what it does best.
Follow this link to a easy to follow tutorial on How to setup RadioDJ
You can find some other handy radio software downloads on this page
If you have any issues setting RadioDJ up you can find help on the Community Forums
After you’ve installed RadioDJ you will then need a Shoutcast or Icecast server to stream to.
You can find some FREE shoutcast/icecast hosting by searching Google for “Free Streaming servers”
Alternatively you can pay a Shoutcast/icecast host for a server from around $2/3 a month. Do your research on Google and steer clear of hosts who offer “Unlimited Listeners”
Make your station unique! Stand out from the crowd and who knows eventually you could have a successful online Internet radio station.
Tip: Be patient don’t expect to learn everything within 5 minutes, Like every hobby it will take time to get used to what does what.