How to Increase Your Online Radio Audience?

This is sure to be something that many want to achieve, and it is perhaps the most complicated part of all.

Getting listeners for your Internet radio is not a simple task, because you need to dedicate time and build “attractive” content to capture your audience. The idea of this guide is to leave you some advice so you can achieve it or have an idea of how to start.

1) The first thing you have to do is define your initial public.
To do this, you must ask yourself some of these questions and answer them in a conscious way. Note that we are talking about a first instance, where in theory, we have 0 (zero) listeners.

To what countries, provinces will begin transmitting?
What public do you want to arrive? 15 to 20 years, 20 to 30 years, etc.
What music does this group of people listen to?
What interests do they have in common?

2) The speakers or DJs:
The advantage of having an Internet radio is that you can have speakers anywhere in the world, but logically, you must select these speakers according to the interests of your radio, so they do not get out of your guideline. You must in this instance look for speakers, so that your radio has live content most of the time, and if possible 24 hours a day, then better.

3) The contents-Programs
The first thing you have to do is prepare your radio for the listeners you selected, this while it is logical, many people all they do is put music and more music, and like to listen to only music on a radio does not make sense , because I have my PC full of MP3 of any kind of files, it would be easier to put that music and ready. No? Then …

The first thing we recommend you do is to set up your programming grid with schedules and put it on your website, so that in this way people who visit your website, know what program is sounding and that other days happen again.

You have to try to make each one of the programs attractive to your listeners, so that they feel tempted to keep listening.

4) Broadcasting your station
This task is just as important as the previous steps, if you have already followed all the previous tips and you have the speakers, they will take care of a first instance of getting the first listeners, however, does not finish here the task, now you I recommend the following to increase or try to increase the listeners.

On your website: Place links to your Facebook (if your radio’s Facebook) so this way, you can put messages of the style status: “In a few minutes but the program AGAPITO!!!” by Radio AGAPITA … ”

The same can be done on Twitter or other social networks.

In forums or communities: surely you are registered in a forum or a community where there are people who have the same interests that you selected for your radio, if so, you can create a message (without spam) similar to: “I invite you to listen to my radio,” Where we are now broadcasting live from … (and place days and schedules of the most interesting programs with a link so that they can enter to listen to you) ”

In other websites: given that having a radio is not an easy task, but if an interesting resource, you can get in touch with any of these sites and give you your service, then they veránn benefited because they can offer on their website an Internet radio and You with listeners for your radio … if they are a bit hard to access, maybe you can even spend an advertising of them to every so often.

In directories: There are directories where you can register your radio, logical, I recommend that a little hurdles placing the link of your radio in them and gradually increase this.

5) Be constant
This section is perhaps the most important of all, and it is an invitation not to discourage you, given that if you do, perhaps just when your efforts are to give results close and provoke the wrath of your prospective listeners …

Keep in mind that the best radios are not made in 1 or 2 months, some have been experimenting for years and trying things, but today everything is a little easier thanks to technology, the important thing is that you never leave your project and you look for it to become something That is useful and even need for your listeners, generates addiction to your radio….! Just so you’ll see the results and make money with it

6) Have a good Internet radio streaming server online.
This is another important point, imagine, if you make so much effort to get listeners and when finally a listener decides to enter your radio and … what happens if the server on your radio is down? Many will surely remember your mother.

Make sure that you have a stable streaming service with permanent technical support… in my case, I use the services of the company Netyco Argentina

I hope this guide will be very useful to you.

What is Needed to Create a Radio on the Internet?

Setting up an Internet radio today is very simple and you don’t need to invest a lot of money to do it.

To start transmitting an internet radio professionally, we only recommend you have the following elements (which are in most households):

  • A computer
  • A stable Internet connection
  • The audio content to be transmitted
  • One microphone (can be PC)
  • A streaming service to send your radio to the Internet

Is it very difficult to put a radio online?

For nothing, anyone with minimal knowledge of computer science can do it, including your reading … and you still do not decide:)

The installation procedure is very simple, even there are many companies (as is the case with the company Netyco Argentina) that help you to install your radio remotely if you have difficulties.

What is a streaming service?

A service of streaming or of transmission of Internet radio, is a web platform prepared so that you can send from your installations your radio to Internet. Although there are companies that offer this service for free, particularly I recommend the services of the company Netyco Argentina, where I gave a free trial of their services for a full week so you can try everything before Hiring the service … and I am really very happy with my radio online, for more than 5 years.

In addition to that, I gave away a website, domain and hosting, so with very little effort I was able to mount my station on the Internet and I was able to devote to what is really done, conduct a radio program.

What happens if I already have a FM or AM radio?

If you currently have FM or AM a radio station, you may want to send the programming you already have to the Internet, in that case, to give you an idea of how the connection is done, analyze the following image:

It is possible that to connect your FM or AM radio to your PC, you need a connection cable, commonly these come with a plug tab at one end and a miniplug at the other end … then that way it connects to the PC’s input line.

How do I get my internet radio heard?

If you get to this point, surely is because you are already transmitting on the Internet, if you want to receive listeners for your radio, I recommend you read the following article: http://www.gradiomex.com/how-to-increase-your-online-radio-audience.htm

I hope this post will serve as a guide or help. Greetings to all ….

Website for Your Free Online Radio

I commented that the Internet radio servers of the company Netyco Argentina, now allow you to easily assemble your own web page for your Internet radio.

In order to create and personalize your Web page, you just have to follow these steps:

1) Login to your account at PanelRadio

On the displayed screen, you will need to place your port number and password.

2) Click on the button: “Your Web page” in the side menu

3) When you enter, you will see a screen similar to this:

To create your Web page for free, simply fill in all the fields that appear on the form.

The system will allow you to have a website with 3 pages, and you will be able to link your links to various social networks.

The procedure is very simple, encourage yourself to try it yourself.

HTML FLASH Code Generator for Web Radio

If you have a radio account, you may want to place the transmission on your website, for that we recommend using the HTML code generator that appears in this address:

http://www.netyco.com/radio-x-internet/generador-codigoHTML-radio.php

How to use the generator?

It is very simple, then we put a description of the fields you have to complete:

  • Stream URL: This is the host or IP address that your provider gives you, either Listen2myradio or any other vendor.
    Here you have to put for example something like: http://75.125.214.21:8032/; Logically this IP is just example (not work), you must replace that IP by the IP that gives you your Internet radio provider.
  • Stream Name: Here you have to place the name of your radio station.
    Skin: Leather, is the design that you want to have your player. There are many, you can have fun choosing one of them.
  • Welcome message: This message will appear on the player, it is simply for the users to receive a welcome message while charging your radio on the Internet.
  • Language: The default language is Spanish, but you can change this feature.
  • Volume: Leaving this field at 90%
  • Auto-Play: This will cause your radio station to start the transmission automatically, without the listener having to click on Play
  • WMode: Leave this option in transparent and secure that it will adapt perfectly to your website.
  • Buffer time: I recommend you put here 10 seconds.
  • Additional supports: I recommend you select all!! This will allow you to provide more compatibility to other browsers and operating systems, so your listeners are sure to listen to your broadcast.

NEW: Now it is also possible to add the radio to Blogger in an automatic and hassle free way! If this is your case, in the generator, you will find a button that says: “Add your Radio to Blogger” and ready!

Do I hear an advertisement?

Yes, advertising is heard, but well, it only lasts a few seconds, I think the publicity lasts only 30 seconds and will not be heard again during the playback of your radio. This advertising is to finance development costs. Unfortunately can not be removed, but good ami does not bother me at all and also does not alter the normal operation of my radio ….

If you do not want to listen to the advertising that is played at the beginning, or if you simply want to put your radio on a Web page, but do not have the service, we recommend the services of the company Netyco Argentina, where you can for a minimum amount activate your account of Internet radio in an easy and fast way. You can even activate a free trial without paying anything.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Advertising on the Radio

The images, emotions, intrigues, curiosity and a lot of imagination are the things that we can experience when we listen to the radio. The sounds are able to nourish our mind and create the visual component that lacks this medium.

As any media advertising takes advantage to reach its public and offer its services and products, but really what benefits or difficulties does the radio offer?.

Advantages

Accessibility: It does not require making a big investment to have it, and can even be heard even if there is no electricity using batteries.

Immediacy: The ability to make information known at the time it is happening.

Audience: It has a great reach and acceptance, so it has a lot of public that tune it every day.

Costs: Launching a wedge is really economical compared to television.

Messages move with the audience: your message travels with the listener, and can be received from home, work, beach, road and anywhere.

Disadvantages

Agglomeration: The number of advertisements that are scheduled at the same time can make yours the first, second and sixth so if you take care of the last places you can be ignored.

Volatility: Because there is nothing printed, the announcement is transmitted and then lost.

Degree of attention: the announced will be assimilated according to the attention that the person is putting, if the person is busy or working his level of attention decreases considerably.

Speed: For the short time it is transmitted, they cannot make sure that the customer will point to the phone number or any other data that needs to be pointed.

Repetition: The lack of images makes it necessary to be repeated about 7 times to make it remembered.

However, you do not have to look too disadvantaged, because to reach your audience you have to do it by all means possible, and this is a very successful and great presence.

One thing to take into account is that radial wedge must be creative and the handling of the sounds are the key to creating a announced that penetrates the mind of the listener and that is able to be remembered, of this manea will have the attention of the listener.

Advantages of Digital Radio

The advantages

Sound

The sound quality of the digital radio is significantly higher than that of the traditional radio: the digital radio is to the analogue radio what the CDs have been for the vinyl disk. Digital Radio does not suffer the effects of interference caused by adverse weather conditions or other electrical equipment that impair analogue emissions. With the Digital Radio you get a pure and clear sound at all times, and no matter, even, that one moves from one place to another.

More services

Digital broadcast uses radio waves more efficiently than analogue, which means that emitters can offer more programs and services. An average user in the UK can tune in most areas 16 national programs, 16 regional, one local BBC and another commercial radio. For the UK this means doubling the existing offer.

In Italy, 18 national programmes will be heard, 12 of which will have territorial disconnections, and in each autonomous community, twelve regional programmes can be received, six of them with local disconnections. In general terms, this assumes that in Spain almost fivefold the current radio offer.

Another revolutionary feature is the possibility of offering additional services through the data channel: Textual information about traffic, meteorology, sporting results or stock exchange quotes.

No interference

Digital Radio signals have been converted to binary digits (bits), which are transported by radial waves in a way that resists interference. One can hear without the annoying interruptions caused by the orography.

It is not necessary to change the frequency

So far, when you listen to analogue radio in the car and you want to follow a certain program, the station must be retuned (manual or automatically) several times along a route. There are areas of Spain where automatic radio tracking systems (RDS) fail because they overlap two frequencies of the same station, losing the automatic search engine. With Digital Radio, this is going to be a thing of the past. The radios emit in a frequency that can be tuned with a touch of button and of which no move is already in Cadiz, Ciudad Real or Bilbao.

Extra information

You can now also receive visual information. The new Digital Radio devices have liquid crystal displays (LCD) that show complementary textual information of what you are listening to. You can also get to know the sporting results, the stock quotes, the name of the music group you are playing or details about the title and the artist. Some devices have screens with the ability to “scroll” (the information is passing along the screen: from top to bottom, or from left to right) which allows to show up to 128 characters at one time.

No audio compression

With FM, medium wave and long wave Audio compression is used in almost all radio stations for technical reasons. Although it has many advantages, high-fidelity music lovers may feel irritated by the sound compression. In the case of digital radio it is not essential to compress the signal in order to provide a clearer sound.

Data Service

In Spain, each block of frequencies of national coverage, autonomous or, where appropriate, local will integrate, initially, six different programs, susceptible to be exploited twenty-four hours of the day. The capacity to be used by additional data transmission services will not exceed 20% of the total capacity of each frequency block of the terrestrial digital sound Broadcasting service

Disconnections

In our country, the cumulative duration of the territorial disconnections in the case of national programmes will be at most 30% of the total time of daily programming and will not exceed 25% of the total weekly programming.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Radio in Education

The advent of iPod and other music-listening devices have been gaining battle over radio use; However, it will remain an effective means of communication among the masses. The radio has several applications in the educational sector such as informing, entertaining and shaping.

I would like to analyze some of the advantages and disadvantages offered by radio in education:

Advantages:

1. Immediacy: The contents are propagated instantly and allows to be informed of the latest novelties.
2. Gives space for the imagination: When narrating a text, the interlocutor can create characters, scenarios and ideas with the data or the way to talk about who is narrating it.
3. Portability: We can take with us a radio and listen to it while doing any activity in office, inside the car, home or studios.
4. Collaboration and interaction with the listener: depending on the program and broadcaster, we can find activities aimed at students where they can participate by calling to give their opinions, answers or ideas on a particular topic.
5. Scope: You can reach audiences where there are no educational institutions and thus train your listeners at a low cost.

Disadvantages:

1. Contains No images that reinforce the sound content.
2. Many stations have excess commercial ads.
3. The music that they are not always the one we want to listen to.
4. The contents can be ephemeral compared to a written medium.

Earn Money with an Online Radio

You have an Internet radio and you are thinking of making money with it? These tips I leave you can be very useful.

How to make money with a radio on the Internet?

First, I advise you to dedicate yourself to have a good internet radio, with a wide programming, so that in this way when people enter to tune your Internet radio always listen to a live program.

To earn money then with an online radio, you can follow these tips:

Sale of radial spaces

If you have an Internet radio and you have “empty spaces”, then you can sell these space to other DJs or broadcasters so that they themselves can transmit their radio on the Internet, and you would earn money by charging those spaces.

Advertising sales on the radio

If you have a radio with good programming, then many people will be interested in advertising on your radio, you only have to look for the advertiser, you can put together different proposals for this.

Selling advertising on your website

It is very important that you have a website to promote your Internet radio, this will allow you in addition to the sale of advertising spaces in the air, sell advertising spaces inside your website, this will allow you to have another source of income … and the good thing Of this is that if you still do not have advertisers, you can use Google Adsense service or the service of Hotwords and thus begin to generate money quickly … there are many others, but always analyzes the conditions of the service of each of these Companies and logically, who offers you better profits.

Stations by City

– Siglas – Frecuencia – Nombre – Formato
CANCUN   QUINTANA ROO
XHCCQ-FM 91.5 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XECCQ-AM 630 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
CD. JUAREZ   CHIHUAHUA / EL PASO  TEXAS / LAS CRUCES  NUEVO MEXICO
XHEPR-FM 99.1 Mhz. PANCHO 99.1 VARIADA EN ESPAÑOL
XHEM-FM 103.5 Mhz. PLANETA POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
XHTO-FM 104.3 Mhz. HIT FM TOP 40 EN INGLES
XHIM-FM 105.1 Mhz. ROCK 105 ROCK 70s, 80s, 90s, EN INGLES
XHNZ-FM 107.5 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XEJ-AM 970 Khz. LA J MEXICANA RANCHERA
XEPZ-AM 1190 Khz. RADIO NORTEÑA NORTEÑA
XEP-AM 1300 Khz. RADIO 13 NOTICIAS
XEJCC-AM 1520 Khz. LA 15 20 ROCK VARIADO
DURANGO  DURANGO
XHRPU-FM 102.9 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XERPU-AM 1370 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
GUADALAJARA  JALISCO
XHDK-FM 94.7 Mhz. PLANETA POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
XHVOZ-FM 107.5 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XEUNO-AM 1120 Khz. LA POPULAR REGIONAL / NORTEÑA
XEKB-AM 1410 Khz. CANAL 14-10 AM VARIADA
IGUALA  GUERRERO
XEKF-AM 1360 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
LEÓN  GUANAJUATO
XEXV-FM 88.9 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XEXV-AM 1300 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
LOS MOCHIS  SINALOA
XHCU-FM 91.7 Mhz. LA RANCHERITA POPULAR
XHCW-FM 96.5 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XHPNK-FM 97.7 Mhz. SUPER CANAL 88 MODERNA EN ESPAÑOL
XECW-AM 740 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
XEPNK-AM 880 Khz. SUPER CANAL 88 MODERNA EN ESPAÑOL
XEORF-AM 950 Khz. RADIO EXITOS ROMATICA JUVENIL
XECU-AM 1470 Khz. LA RANCHERITA POPULAR
MÉRIDA  YUCATAN
XHRRF-FM 88.5 Mhz. PLANETA POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
XHYK-FM 101.5 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XEYK-AM 710 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
XERRF-AM 860 Khz. PLANETA POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
MEXICALI   BAJA CALIFORNIA / IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA
XHMUG-FM 96.9 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XEAA-AM 1340 Khz. 13-40 AM VARIADA
MONTERREY  NUEVO LEON
XHQQ-FM 93.3 Mhz. BANDA 93.3 POPULAR
XHSP-FM 99.7 Mhz. LA INVASORA POPULAR
XHMF-FM 104.5 Mhz. PLANETA 104.5 POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
XEMN-AM 600 Khz. LA Z REGIOMONTANA CORRIDOS / REG / GRUPOS
XEFB-AM 630 Khz. LA FB NOTICIAS / HABLADA
XEH-AM 1420 Khz. LA H CUMBIA / VALLENATO
OAXACA  OAXACA
XHKC-FM 100.9 Mhz. PLANETA MODERNA EN ESPAÑOL
XERPO-AM 710 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
XHRPO-FM 97.7 Mhz. LA Z POPULAR
XEKC-AM 1460 Khz. PLANETA MODERNA EN ESPAÑOL
TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA  / SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA
XEAZ-AM 1270 Khz. LA Z POPULAR
TORREON Y COMARCA LAGUNERA  COAHUILA
XHRCA-FM 102.7 Mhz. PLANETA POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
XETOR-AM 670 Khz. RADIO RANCHITO RANCHERA Y NORTEÑA
XHRCA-AM 920 Khz. PLANETA POP EN ESPAÑOL & INGLES
XEWN-AM 1270 Khz. EL FONOGRAFO CATALOGO EN ESPAÑOL
XETB-AM 1350 Khz. RADIO LAGUNA CATALOGO EN ESPAÑOL