How does Internet Radio Work & How do I start my own online radio station?

Always wanted to be a DJ or radio host? No more excuses–here’s how to start your own radio station online without breaking the bank.

Have you ever wondered how internet radio stations work and/or wanted to create your own, but thought it would be too complicated and costly?. As long as you have a PC with a broadband connection, you have what it takes to showcase your musical taste to anyone around the world. This step-by-step will guide you how. It is actually very easy, and you can set up your own radio station and begin broadcasting songs in about 15 minutes.

The process is broken down in 3 basic stages of internet broadcasting:

    You – The supplier of the content
    Us – CheapestStream, the streaming platform that will broadcast your content
    Audience – The listeners, anyone with an internet connection, can now connect to your radio station worldwide.

First of all, let me give you a quick rundown on how it works. You have your music player (you get a free Flash Media Player with CheapestStream) and radio automation software (you get SAM Broadcaster LITE as part of a CheapestStream package). You will need a fast internet connection so you can broadcast without buffer underruns occurring. Broadcasting software like SAM Broadcaster LITE sends music to a streaming service like CheapestStream where the music is possibly re-encoded and then sent to the listener.

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