We couldn’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 the best free music playout and encoding software choices available for Internetradio.
A: Yes its 100% free for use by any DJ or radio station anywhere in the world.
RadioDJ is a FREE radio automation program which knocks spots off paid for solutions.
In the words of one user:
RadioDJ can work for days/weeks/months without needing a restart, One user reported an uptime of over 2 years with v1.8.2
RadioDJ runs with an MySQL database newer versions require at least .NET 4.6.1 & is supported on Windows 7/8/10
2) Sound Empire Caster ($0.00) (Shoutcast v1 v2 & Icecast)
This is a standalone encoder that recently came to my attention coded by a developer from Ukraine.
Just unzip and place the SECaster program folder on the C:\ drive outside of the programs folder. Add that folder to the exclude list of Windows Defender and your Antivirus software if you are running any.
Sound Empire Caster held up really well it seems to be a stable encoding program that doesn’t buffer at least it didn’t in our tests.
3) MB Recaster ($0.00)
Is a free encoding program that allows you have 4 encoders (Shoutcast v1/v2 Icecast v2)
There are also some handy free software utilities available on This page
When we say software for broadcasting on the Internet needn’t cost you the earth We mean it!
Oh and by the way… There is nothing misleading in promoting freely available software.
In some case the word FREE really does mean FREE. No marketing gimmicks required.
Last updated on: 14th December 2019
at 16:36 PM Europe/London