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In the past, there were only a few radio stations. But with technological advancement today, the scenario has changed. There are countless numbers of radio stations and anyone can start a radio station using simple equipment.

You don’t need a massive set up to start a radio station today. If you have a good internet connection, then you can set up an online radio station at home. Here is a guideline.

Decide on the budget

Though the cost of starting an online radio station is low today, you still need to set up a budget for it. It can range from anything between AUS$ 1,500 to 15,000. You need to include the cost of equipment, Wi-Fi connection, and other costs. You need to have a soundproof room to set up the radio station at home and for that, you need to spend some money.

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Buy the equipment

You need to buy the equipment for starting your online radio station. You should buy a microphone, audio mixer, headphones, monitoring speakers and a computer with a good internet connection.

Decide on the audience and content

You must select your audience and based on that create appropriate content. The content must be interesting and informative. You should do a lot of research before coming up with trending topics and related content.

You should hire a good presenter or host the programs yourself. If you are doing it yourself, you need to practice a lot and develop your tone and speaking ability.

Marketing activities

The online radio industry is very competitive today. So, you need to spend a lot of time and effort in marketing your radio station. You should be active on social media and promote your radio there. You will get most of your audiences on social media and they will also promote your radio through word of mouth.

You can arrange contests to create enthusiasm. This will also boost your brand image. You can print posters and flyers to promote the radio station. You can advertise your radio station on other related stations as well.

You should make your radio station scalable. So, when buying equipment and other things, make sure that with time the number of audiences and programs may grow. You should be able to run programs even during high traffic times.