HOW TO START A FM RADIO STATION
If you are after information on how to start a FM radio station, you have come to the right place. We have over 7 years experience setting up dozens of radio stations, and advising on countless other installations around the world.
When it comes to deciding how to start up an FM radio station, there are frequently a number of options available, depending on your country and the radio regulations.
One of the options is low power FM. This type of radio station operates at lesser power than commercial stations and so they cover a smaller area. The exact area they will cover is dependent on terrain and the exact amount of power you are permitted. Again depending on the country you live in, the low power FM service may enable you to broadcast anywhere near from 500mW to 100W, and may be license-free or alternatively it may be licensed. This level of power is sufficient to cover anywhere between a radius of a few miles to ten miles.
Another option is to operate a full power FM commercial radio station. How to start up this type of FM radio station again can vary, but as a basic guideline you will required to obtain a license to broadcast. Because of the complexity surrounding broadcasting on a full power FM commercial frequency, it is essential to utilize the services of someone who has experience in this field.
If these options don't appeal or are not available in your area, you have one other way to start up an FM radio station. You are able to establish a station that streams on the internet. It will be available to a worldwide audience and can stream in your choice of format. Common formats include Winamp and Windows Media Player, although generally we recommend the latter as most people won't need to download any additional software to listen to your station. This type of radio station can use a great deal of bandwidth, so it is important to have a fast speed internet connection with a high data cap limit.
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