Q: Have you ever wanted to start your own online Internet radio station?

“Internetradio 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 although future versions may have some paid for features)

You will need a decent PC with minimum of 1GB RAM and a decent broadband connection in order to stream successfully.

It also helps if you have a decent music collection (Minimum of 2000 tracks at least to avoid people hearing the same thing time after time)

RadioDJ free radio automation software

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.

Shoutcast DNAS server page

You can find some FREE shoutcast/icecast hosting by searching Google for Free Streaming servers but these aren’t really recommended if you’re serious about radio.

Best advice we can give you is to pay a Shoutcast/Icecast host for a server from around $2/3 a month.

Do your research on Google and steer clear of Shoutcast/Icecast hosts who offer “Unlimited Listeners”

“There is NO such thing as unlimited listener slots! All servers max out their bandwidth/processing power eventually”

 
Make your online radio station sound unique! Stand out from the crowd and who knows eventually you could have a successful 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.

Please Note: In order to be Legal in your country of origin you will need a licence to stream music on the Internet.

Happy streaming!

Last updated on: June 5th, 2017
at 15:53 PM Europe/London

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