Old 5th February 2011, 16:31   #1
Bryon Stout
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Wanting to start my own 24/7 online radio station

Hello All.

I have been DJn on ustream and justin.tv for a few years. Unfortunately they have been using commercials now and ads. Its really annoying and I dont want any part of that. SO It got me thinking and I wanted to build a website that is dedicated to streaming music 24/7 with live shows and archived mix's.

My question is where do I begin? How do I begin? What is the most cost effective way to do this without sacrificing shitty low bitrate streaming? Do I build my own server to host all the data [songs] on or use a streaming service? What streaming service should I use? [im located in Philadelphia PA]

A friend of mine showed me a company http://www.shoutcaststreaming.us/

Are these prices normal? If I wanted to stream at 128kbps and wanted a 50 person limit I would have to pay $55 a month. That is something I DONT want to do. Seems way to pricey to me.

Can anyone give me advice, knowledge or point me in the right direction?
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Old 6th February 2011, 06:06   #2
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Please check out Museter.com We offer affordable prices and our service includes AutoDJ.

Our 128Kbps includes unlimited listeners and our price is $32.95 a month.

Please have a look I think you will like what we have to offer.

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Old 6th February 2011, 09:08   #3
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Plenty of hosting companies can be found here,

http://www.radiotoolbox.com/hosts/ & http://www.broadcastingworld.net/reviews/hosts/

Bandwidth doesnt come cheap it just depends on how you purchase and manage it.

Heres a nice tutorial on webcasting that may give you a better idea.
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Old 10th February 2011, 01:42   #4
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hmm seems a bit expensive. I am able to purchase server space from my boss. I work for a internet based company. Now I think he said I would be loging into linux which i know nothing about.

I already purchased my domain.

Now I just need to be able to setup some auto dj program to stream my library of music when I am not playing live.
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Old 14th February 2011, 14:57   #5
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Another thing to consider when starting an internet radio station is royalties..so no matter how u get your stream online don't forget about the Royalties..
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