INTERNET RADIO

How to get started

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF INTERNET RADIO?

Learn what the advantages and value to Internet streaming radio stations.

Traditional radio requires you to have a large, and VERY expensive transmitter to broadcast to your audience. Getting FCC approval can take months, and transmitter maintenance is an endless battle.

 

As a contrast, Internet Radio allows you to connect to a worldwide audience, after only minutes of setup, at an extremely affordable price. With smart phones, and built-in Internet access in newer vehicles, Internet Radio is becoming more and more popular.

HOW DOES INTERNET RADIO WORK?

Internet Radio can be intimidating, but it is actually very straight forward.

Learn about which internet radio automation streaming software will best fit your needs.

STEP 1 - Get an Automation software

STEP 2 - Get the right Hardware

Selecting the right hardware for your Internet station is important. It may seem complex at first, but it comes down to 'what do you want to do.'

 

Do you want to take calls to play live, or record for later playback?

SOLUTION:

You will need a console such as the ARC-8. This board will connect to a phone hybrid that then connects to your phone line. This allows you to take callers. If you have an ARC-10 or higher console, then you can take these callers off-air and record for later playback. Learn more.

Do you want to have live guests?

SOLUTION:

You will need a console such as the ARC-8. The ARC-8 has 2 mic channels. If you want more microphone inputs, then you may want to consider the ARC-15 which has up to 5 mic channels. Learn more.

Do you want to use Bluetooth?

SOLUTION:

Both the ARC-10 series and the ARC-15 consoles have the ability to connect to Bluetooth devices. This allows you to connect to your cell phone (replacing the need for a phone hybrid) or any Bluetooth enabled MP3 player. This is a versatile solution that adds flexibility and power to your Internet radio station. Learn more.

Hardware check list:

Live show with guests

-Automation (APEX, New~Wave or Radio~Wave)

-Console (ARC-8, ARC-10 or ARC-15)

-Cabling

-*Microphones

-*Microphone processor (optional)

-*Headphones

 

Call in show

-Automation (APEX, New~Wave or Radio~Wave)

-Console (ARC-8, ARC-10 or ARC-15)

-*Microphones

-*Microphone processor (optional)

-*Headphones

-*Telephone hybrid

 

 

Basic Hard Disc Automation

-Automation (APEX, New~Wave or Radio~Wave)

-Console (ARC-8, ARC-10 or ARC-15)

 

*NOTE - this hardware can be purchased from one of our authorized dealers.

 

STEP 3 - Get an Internet Streaming Service

Learn how a internet streaming service can help distribute your content for your internet radio station.

Your personal Internet bandwidth limits you to the number of listeners for your station. To overcome this, there are Internet streaming services that have server farms that take your station and share it with your listeners. These server farms for Internet streaming are the same as transmitters are for traditional radio. Some services are extremely cheap.

 

Our automation works specifically with Shoutcast and Icecast protocols.

Data Casting Only

This list is expanding regularly, so please contact us if you want to use a streaming service that is not listed. Note, it may take time to add compatibility to a new service.

 

Are you a streaming service, and would you like to be compatible with our automation systems? Please go to this link here to learn more.

Report music played, and watch the cash flow.

REPORTING

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If you plan on playing copyright protected music, then by law, you will need to register with

PROFIT

Now is the time to make a profit from having yoru own internet radio station.

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