setting up an internet radio station – introduction to streaming radio
create your own internet radio station for under a $100 and start playing your favorite music, discussing your favorite subjects and broadcast whatever you want
If you love music and want to broadcast yourself then you need to make a radio station. Streaming radio station software is very powerful,
usually free and allows you a lot of freedom to configure your station the way you want. In this tutorial we will go over the setup of our own radio station. dubradio.servemp3.com.
Just a quick overview of how I set up my internet radio station.
Each of these areas will be addressed separately later on in this tutorial:
- HP-ePC with a 125GB drive and about 500MB of RAM (overkill)
- Zara Radio – my audio “player” a radio automation software package allowing me to queue up songs – ads – teasers and jump in with the MIC whenever I want. And the price is nice at FREE.
- EdCast3 is the audio processor that takes the audio from Zara and encodes it to send to the streaming server
- IceCast 2 is my audio server – serves MP3, MP3 AAC+, OGG and other formats – very low CPU use compared to other solutions
- UltraVNC is used so we don’t need a monitor hooked up – I can use remote desktop to manage my radio station box hidden on my bookshelf – makes it nice to stash away on my bookshelf.
- noIP.com to map a domain name ( dubradio.servemp3.com) to my computer – I have cable so my IP address is dynamic – the noIP.com service sends a ‘heartbeat’ signal that detects when my IP address changes – if it changes they re-route incoming traffic to my NEW ip address. Pretty coo!
- lightHTTPD for Windows – a light webserver to serve up your radio station web site.
- PHP – a dynamic programming language module because I love PHP.
- ClamWIN anti-virus to keep the radio station box clean and that’s about it.
Except for the HP e-PC all of the above is free. But please – donate to the projects to keep them alive.