Starting Your Own Online Radio

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Starting Your Own Online Radio

48 percent of the world’s population now has access to the internet that means even with the millions of existing internet radio stations out there, it still isn’t too late to start your own station and get your audience. Vouscast can help you get started.

How do I get started?

First, you will need a few services and maybe some hardware depending on how involved or how big a station you plan on developing.

    1. * A broadband internet connection
    2.  *A VousCast Media Platform (VMP) Account
    3. Computer/Broadcasting software (Optional)
    4. Mic (Recommended)

  1. Mixer (Optional)
  2. Headphones (Recommended)
  3. DJs/Hosts (Optional)

You will need all of the above if you plan on building a large station with high-quality content and different hosts or DJs. If you plan on broadcasting a mix of talk and music you’ll need to have a good microphone, a quiet room (studio if possible).Vouscast Media PlatForm xlr_mic-e1489443823991 Starting Your Own Online Radio Production Servers

Depending on which mic you get you’ll need a mixer preferable with USB out to your computer. There are tons of microphone choices out there from XLR (mixer required) USB (mixer not required) or a standard computer mic (not recommended). You can also visit The Music Kitchen for more on microphone choices and other professional sound equipment information.

 

Broadcasting software, do I need it?

Only if you plan on broadcasting from a live source whether periodically or all the time if so you can choose from free software to the paid equivalent a few examples are:

Free software:

Paid Alternatives:

There are more choices out there a simple Google search can help see features, pay attention to the pros and cons of each software also read reviews carefully before you decide which is right for you.