Are you a teacher trying to teach your students about radio and how it works?


Internet radio can be a fun thing for your students to learn about who knows it could set them up for a future careers in radio.

You have a few bits of software that could be used to teach your students the workings of radio streaming and automation software.

One of the best programs to use is RadioDJ free radio automation software and its really easy to Install and the options aren’t too hard to configure either.

RadioDJ is like the brains of the studio, Its great for automating music/podcasts/interviews etc…

We knew of a school in Canada that were using it for the output of their student station.

The RadioDJ features list includes:

  • Compatible audio formats: mp3, wav, wma, flac, etc;
  • Now playing artist-title exported to file, web or serial (by plugin);
  • Custom number of auxiliary players (by plugin);
  • Audio Processor plugin (with AGC, Compressor, Stereo widening and 10 band Equalizer)
  • Automatically overlap sweepers over start/intro/end;
  • Now playing artist-title exported to file, web or serial (by plugin);
  • Auto skip silence from start and end of the tracks;
  • Backup and restore database option;

How To Install RadioDJ

There are other pieces of software you will need to broadcast with and one of those is a stand alone encoding program which will stream to either an Icecast or Shoutcast server.

We tend to recommend either

SE Caster:

Download Se Caster

Or MB Recaster:

MB Recaster Download

You don’t need to spend money on other expensive radio software offerings anymore. Heck you can even get a Shoutcast server for nothing too if you search Google

Teaching kids how to use RadioDJ would possibly be one of the coolest things you could do to teach kids about the basic workings of Radio.

In order to be legal in your country of origin you will need a licence to stream with, otherwise you could risk a big fine. Speak to the licencing authorities in your country before you embark on any project such as this.

For help and advice with RadioDJ Community Forums where one of the great band of volunteers will do their best to answer your questions.

Who knows you could just spawn the next big radio talent!

Last updated on: 17th August 2018
at 14:59 PM Europe/London