Create an internet radio station: Why it’s the time and age

Should I create an internet radio station?

If you're asking this question, you're probably thinking of creating one, but at this initial stage, it seems like a tough task.

Well, it’s the 21st century, an electric age in radio history, where things have changed, and certainly for the better.

You don’t need thousands of dollars, transmitters and satellites, offices and workers—just to create a radio station online.

Radio has become accessible to the masses. And in this article, we'll rest our case:

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Internet Radio Hosting with Auto DJ

Scouting for a stream provider that offers internet radio hosting with Auto DJ services?

CloudRadio has hosted radio stations, both big and small, for more than a decade.

We understand and solve challenges internet radio broadcasters face.

For instance, we developed a modern, simple-to-use console in response to control panels that were too complex to figure out and lacking on essential tools.

Recently, we released our cloud-based auto DJ. Straightaway, let’s look at the reasons why you may need this solution:

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SHOUTcast vs. Icecast: Everything you need to know

SHOUTcast vs. Icecast: Which streaming media server software should I use?

Most radio web streams are powered by SHOUTcast and Icecast.

And in this post, you'll learn more about them, plus Steamcast, a radio server software that we also offer at CloudRadio.

Let’s get started:

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  • Hugues
  • Updated February 17, 2019

Radio Terms (Broadcasting Glossary)

Today, get ready to pick up some new radio terms, so you can speak to other broadcasters in their native language.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela

Here's what I mean:

Cans to the average Joe are cylindrical metal containers, but to a radio broadcaster, they are slang for headphones. 🙂 

So without losing any precious seconds, here are 30+ radio terms to fortify your radio vocab.

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Your Guide to Radio Streaming Services

Are you setting up a radio station for the first time? Or have you been broadcasting online for a while?

Wonderful! This guide will teach you the ins and outs of radio streaming services.

You’ll see the full path audio takes from your studio to the listener’s computer, smart speaker, or phone.

By the end, you’ll have the know-how to select the best stream hosting service.

Let’s get to it:

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  • Hugues
  • Updated February 20, 2019

9 Paid and Free Music Sources for Your Radio

Have you ever wondered where radio stations get their music? 

Or are you trying to build a large library of music to give your listeners more variety?

Some radio stations get current and new releases directly from record labels.

But if this source is not available to you, you can purchase tracks on music websites or download other tracks for free. 

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