Radio broadcasting on the Internet has become a must for all radio stations around the world. With the ease of use that streaming media has given stations and the reduction in costs that have taken place over the last decade more and more stations are broadcasting online.
Ease of Use
Technology used to be difficult to understand and a nightmare to implement. The streaming media industry has come a long way as most stations can simply sign up with a Streaming Media Hosting Company that will do all the backend work for them. In most cases once a radio station signs up, there is usually an interface they can log into with a username and password (supplied by the streaming company) and they are supplied with players and links to their streaming stations that they will insert onto their web page. Simple technology is used to send the radio station signal over the Internet direct to the hosting provider who then sends it out enabling the whole world to listen.
Anyone can easily set up an Internet radio broadcast and begin transmitting almost instantly from any location in the world. The easiest way is to simply sign up for an account with any of the streaming media hosting companies. For a list of specific technologies and hosting companies check out the links at the bottom of this page under Web Broadcasting.
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