Find, Listen, or Record Internet Radio Stations - or Create Your Own
By Corey Deitz
- Overview: Creating Internet Radio, Podcasts, and Radio Shows
- How to Create Your Own Podcasts
- How to Create Your Own Internet Radio Station
- Where to Find Internet Radio Stations and Online Audio
- Listening with Software Players and Internet Radio Receivers
- Portable Internet Radio
- How to Record Internet Radio and Streaming Audio
- How to Receive Podcasts
Overview: Creating Internet Radio, Podcasts, and Radio Shows
So, someone wants you to do a radio show. Or, you've decided you have something to say and it's just time to share it with the rest of the world via traditional radio (AM & FM), Internet Radio, or through a Podcast. Just how do you create your own radio show? It takes a little thought and work but it's much easier when you follow the tips in this section.
- 8 Reasons To Start Your Own Online Radio Station
- Do You Need A License To Be On The Air?
- Should I Stream or Podcast My Radio Show?
- Choosing Subject Matter for a Radio Show
- Tools for Recording a Radio Show
- What Are Formatics and How to Use Them in a Radio Show
- Original Material, Music Royalties and Getting Guests for a Radio Show
- Promoting Your Show: Press Releases, Websites, Newsletters, and Business Cards
How to Create Your Own Podcasts
Podcasting allows anyone to create his or her own stand-alone radio show which can be downloaded from the Internet by interested listeners. Some of the advantages include the low cost in creating a Podcast and the ease by which it can be done. You can opt to use free services on the web designed to help you create Podcasts or set up your own home studio. Podcasting is easy and you can create Podcasts for fun or business use. Learn more in this section.
- Beginner: Software Tools for Easy Podcast Creation
- Intermediate: Audio Mixers For Creating Podcasts
- Advanced: Recording Phone Calls in Your Podcasts
- Advanced: Create Your Own Podcast - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
How to Create Your Own Internet Radio Station
Did you ever dream of running your own radio station? Being a DJ? Hosting a talk show? With today's Internet technology, that dream can be realized easier than you think. The amount of time and money it costs to start your own Internet Radio station is a lot less than you think. Plus, you can do anything you want: host music, talk about politics, discuss the mechanics of basket weaving, or just rant. Read about some others who have created their own stations and find out the resources available for doing it yourself.
- 8 Reasons To Start Your Own Online Radio Station
- Create Your Own Internet Radio Station With Live365
- Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Station at ubroadcast.com
- More Ways to Create Your Own Internet Radio Station
- Helper Software Applications For Internet Streaming
- Imaging, I.D.s, and Production Elements
- Server Software for Streaming Audio and Internet Radio (Windows and Mac)
Where to Find Internet Radio Stations and Online Audio
There is plenty to listen to listen to on the Internet: Internet Radio from commercial webcasters, independent Internet Radio stations from hobbyists, and other audio portals and webcasting sources which provide a myriad of content. Browse through this area to see an overview of some of the more popular destinations for listening to music and other audio online.
- Listen to Internet Streams Online by Format (Rock, Oldies, Top 40, Country, etc)
- Personalized Radio Streams You Create - Last.fm, Pandora, Meemix
- Commercial Internet Radio Webcasters and Directories
- Popular Webcasting Radio Sources - Audio Portals
- Independent Webcasters - Internet Radio from Professionals & Hobbyists
- Holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Online Music and Audio
Listening with Software Players and Internet Radio Receivers
To hear Internet Radio, you will need to use software or a website which has been especially enabled to help you receive audio streams. Much software is free as are many websites. Third-party software to receive Internet Radio usually comes in the form of players, tuners, or receivers. Some commercial webcasters charge subscriptions to access their large libraries of music and provide their own built-in players. Here are some easy ways to get started.
- Raima Radio Streams Internet Radio
- Radio365 Puts Thousands of Internet Radio Stations On Your Desktop
- Screamer Radio: Free Software For Tuning Into Internet Radio Streams
- BoomBox Internet Radio Player
Portable Internet Radio
As Internet Radio continues to develop users want the ability to listen not only on their computer but away from it, too. This section provide information on the latest developments toward making Internet Radio portable for cars and hand held devices.
- Portable Internet Radio - How to Take it With You
- Sono Digital Media Player Unshackles Internet Radio From Your Computer
- InFusion Provides Portable Internet Radio That Fits In Your Pocket
How to Record Internet Radio and Streaming Audio
Did you know it's almost easier to record Internet Radio than traditional radio? Most traditional radio receivers do not come with built-in recording equipment. But, with a little bit of software, often free or inexpensive shareware, you can record your Internet Radio for later playback. There are various recording solutions for any budget including applications for both PC and Mac. See your choices here.
- What You Need To Know About Recording Internet Radio
- Streaming Audio Recording Software Chart
- Reviews of PC Software for Recording Internet Radio and Streaming Audio
- Shareware and Commercial Software for Recording Internet Radio on Macs
How to Receive Podcasts
Podcasts are self-contained radio shows and audio programs which are available for you to listen to almost always free of charge. You install software on your computer which allows you to "subscribe" to the Podcasts of your choice. Once you do, the software automatically downloads new shows as they become available. All you have to do is wait for the audio to arrive at your computer or mobile device then listen. Find out more about Podcasts, the software you'll need (podcatchers), and where to find the content you want to listen to.