Streaming a radio station online can be a fun thing to do, You have a few bits of software that can help you start your own free online radio station.
Here are some of the free Internetradio software offerings.
2) MB Recaster (4 free encoders)
3) SE Caster Stand Alone Encoder
4) Virtual Audio Cables
This program enables you to route the audio from your automation program to the encoding program without the need for a sound card
We found its always best to use a mixing desk and for you route the audio from your microphone to the stand alone encoder a piece of software that can help with your vocal audio routing is VoiceMeeter
You can pick mixing desks/headphones/microphones up on sites like eBay, Amazon or any good DJ equipment website. Don’t go for a cheap microphone either spend a fair bit on your microphone it will last you you longer as well as make you sound great.
Tip: Blue is the colour of the Line In Socket
You can find free Shoutcast/Icecast servers to stream to by searching Google
Once you have everything installed and configured you should then be good to go, although don’t expect to learn how everything works in the space of five minutes have some patience it can take time to get your head around things.
“Make your station unique and stand out from the crowd and who knows you could be the next big name in Internet radio”
Now here’s the kicker:
We would be misleading you if we said everything involved is totally 100% free, While software might not cost you any $$$ not everything is free.
You will have to pay out for Broadcast Licences & Streaming servers if you want a successful and legitimate radio station.
That is unless you want to run the gauntlet of being a Pirate radio station.
That choice is yours we cannot decide that for you!
Don’t be afraid to use search engines and read articles on the Internet if you’re not sure what to do next, there is always a blog post somewhere that is likely to help you out.
We hope this post has caught your imagination and you’ve decided to take the plunge and start your own online radio station. Happy Streaming!
Last updated on: 28th November 2019
at 17:31 PM Europe/London