Well seeing as this is my first article I thought I would start with some interesting facts about Internet Radio and mention a few of the popular radio stations online that often get large unique visitors.
A Few Small Facts
- Broadcasting on the Internet is often referred to as webcasting.
- Internet radio websites are usually accessible across the globe. Giving a website more scope to gain further listeners from different areas of world.
- Some major broadcasters restrict listener access to listening in other countries due to licensing and advertisement concerns.
- Internet radios offer news, sport, more variety of music all services that are offered on traditional radio.
Advertising on Internet Radio
With the internet now becoming a more popular domain than ever more and more businesses sought to advertise on the internet. Unlike traditional radio advertising online and on an internet radio is much cheaper and often target wider audiences.
Advertising on internet radio can start from as little as £5.00 a month, this information is based off prices I know of from reputable stations. Always research about the station before taking out any style of advertising and ensure you receive a copy of Terms and Conditions they set in place.
Existing Internet Radio Stations
For the final part in my first article I’m going to be mentioning a few of the popular Internet Radio stations I follow very closely, these stations are all reputable and should be checked out.
The Mix Radio
The Mix Radio opened in February 2009 and is owned and operated by Chris Tait. They state they are not just "any other internet radio station" but they are "your station" with a live MSN interaction request line and other methods available for listeners to request the music they wish to hear on the radio.
The Mix Radio operates live shows from 5pm till 1am every weekday and from 12pm till 3am on the weekend.
Off The Chart Radio
Started broadcasting on October 2004 Off The Chart Radio is one the most popular Internet Radio stations open to date. The station was founded by Nicky Chappell who started the station at the age of just 15 years old.
More history about Off The Chart Radio can be found on their website, a must check out online radio station.
Radiowavez recently re-launched in September 2009 after a small redevelopment break and it is clearly now back and better than ever with a brand new website. The station is owned and founded by Dan Perry and Georgia Kain with the assistance of their management team.
Unlike other Internet Radio stations Radiowavez builds up young person’s careers and help create portfolios, offer references and discusses future opportunties with the existing broadcasting team. They offer dedication to listeners, another station using the live MSN interaction process. Another must check out station from myself, also if anyone was looking to start out on Internet Radio this would be a station I recommend.
Boost Radio opened on 19th July 2009 and is owned by Dan Steadman. Their DJ’s produce shows designed for any person, any age, any where. The station is currently sponsored by uRevised.com an online hosting company offering competitive rates on web hosting packages.
Boost Radio recently re-opened and now suffer a lack of DJ’s if anyone was looking to start out in Internet Radio this would be another station I would recommend.
Well there we have it, just a few suggestions on popular Internet based radio stations, over the next few weeks I hope to publish articles interviewing some Internet Radio station owners and other good articles all related to Internet Radio stations, development of Internet Radios online and much more …
I would love to hear from you on your views about Internet Radio stations, you can either leave a comment on this article or simply send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get another article published with what you think about Internet Radios and how they are ever growing.