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8 Reasons To Start Your Own Station

The Internet and software technology have revolutionized and broadened the concept of what broadcasting is evolving into . Today, for very little money, almost anyone with a reason or message can broadcast it to the world. Never before have so many people been so empowered with communication possibilities.

So, why should YOU start your own online Radio station? Here are 8 reasons:

1. You have a band and you want to reach people with your music. Even if you just begin by streaming your first CD, that's a start. Plus: lace in announcements of upcoming shows and CD releases.

2. You are a school and you want to provide students and parents with information about current activities.

3. You are in the Radio club at your school and everyone wants an opportunity to practice being a DJ on a real broadcast service.

4. You are a school district or a state and you want to provide a stream with consolidated listings for school “Snow Closings” in a particular area or for the whole state. Remember: an online Radio station can serve a very specific purpose.

5. You are a college student and want to make extra money by programming to the students at your college or University with the music they want along with announcements about upcoming activities, commercials from the local bookstores, bars and restaurants.

6. You collect a particular type of audio, music, or other type of recording and want to share them with the world.

7. You want to spread the word about a political candidate or political agenda using recordings of candidate speeches or your own recorded analysis and commentary.

8. You have a business and want to promote it. For instance: if you sell motorcycle parts, you might consider a stream with updated motorcycle news.

These are just a few ideas. There are many ways to go about setting up an online Radio station. For more pointers see the following articles:

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