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A Virtual Tour of the Equipment Used For AM, FM, Satellite and Internet Radio

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Traditional Radio Station Exterior
Exterior of a building housing several radio stations

Exterior of a building housing several radio stations

Photo Credit: © Corey Deitz
Some Radio stations are housed in their own buildings. Others, because of financial reasons or geographic considerations, can be found in skyscrapers, strip malls, and other locations.

For economical reasons, when companies own several radio stations in one city or area, they usually consolidate them into one building. This one hold 5 radio stations.

Internet radio stations typically do not require the overhead of a traditional radio station and can be run minimally at of a room - or the corner of a room as in the case of a hobbyist. More involved Internet radio stations that operate for profit will obviously require more space for employees, etc.

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