I am glad that in this modern era we are able to listen to free radio on the internet. I remember days when there used to be great radio stations that would come in over the airwaves, but that does not seem to be the case anymore. Or at least, it does not seem to be the case where I am living. Maybe it is elsewhere, but not here. Luckily, there is Shoutcast, which I can use to listen to thousands of free radio stations from all across the world, and I have found dozens of them that I really like. I think that it is a great innovation, and one that I really support.
I want to get in on the fun and start broadcasting my own radio station over Shoutcast as well, but before I do that, I need to learn a bit more about how it works and what it is going to take to set up a radio station on their website. I don’t think it will be that difficult, but I just want to make sure that I know what I am getting myself into.
One of the other considerations I need to make is I need ot figure out what I am going to do with the station. That is probably going to be the hard part, because there is a lot of different music that I like, but at the same time, if I am going to make a radio station, then I would like for it to have a focus. That is opposed to being a hodgepodge of all of my various music interests. I think having a focus will help to make it more popular and also to increase the quality of the station quite a bit. So I have to brainstorm on that one.