• Hearing Is the New Way of Seeing
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    Hearing Is the New Way of Seeing

    Once it was a slogan of the streaming platform Spotify. After all, not every consumer wants to stare at the smartphone all day. So, it makes sense to consume the latest news or entertainment as a podcast. The number of users is highly different depending on the country. While podcasts are on the rise in Asia and the USA, some countries are more reluctant to this type of medium. A new study shows that only one in three Germans has heard a podcast once in their life. Only 15% describe themselves as active podcast listeners. But a much more impressive fact is that the pace at which this number is…

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    How Can I Start My Podcast?

    Podcasts have revitalized radio over the last few years. The medium that has so often been declared dead, is coming back from the ashes. The rapid technical development was responsible for this rebirth. The internet has opened up entirely new technological possibilities for radio. Now listeners have more choice than ever and can hear their favorite shows when they have the time. As with YouTube, the new medium podcast has encouraged many listeners to start their own podcast. After all, the effort required for this is manageable. There are no limits to the topics. Anyone who is familiar with a subject and has exciting things to say can start their…

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    Ways of Reeling in New Listeners for Your Radio Station

    Starting your own radio station is no easy task, there so much for you to consider when you first begin. Setting up your licensing, equipment, streaming locations, sponsors and maybe even volunteers can be time consuming, so much in fact that it’s easy to forget that you need to find a way to pull in the listeners. When you begin a project like this it really is easy to forget things that later seem huge so don’t beat yourself up about it. Maybe you didn’t forget at all (in that case I’d say find out what you have forgotten, there is bound to be something!) and that’s great, still it…

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    Great Ways to Spice up Your Local Radio Stations Schedule

    Believe it or not radio is going through something of a renaissance at the moment, thanks to internet radio and mobile streaming more and more people are tuning in to their favourite stations whilst on their commutes or even to wind down and relax, maybe enjoying it in the sun. Whatever the reason may be people are tuning in more and as such it’s a great time to take advantage of your local community radio station. The only issue here is that due to its regained popularity there’s loads of competition out there, so you’ll need to find new ways to spice up your station, make it different or simply…

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    The Equipment You Need to Start Broadcasting Part 2

    A Microphone If you’d like to raise the price slightly and purchase yourself a more professional sounding mic then you may be more interested in picking up something more along the lines of the Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. You may have heard of Audio Technica before, they’re an excellent brand and with this mic you’ll have something that is perfect for live broadcasts and studio usage. In order to operate this mic, you’ll need an XLR cable or a sound card that’s equipped with XLR jacks. Though you’ll need the extra equipment to operate it you can be comforted by the fact that the price isn’t too much…

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    The Equipment You Need to Start Broadcasting Part 1

    Community radio is a great thing, bringing something unique and interesting to the local area, not just for listeners but for the people who’d like to take part and get involved too. It’s beneficial to any community, building relationships and bridges between divides, allowing people to be heard and hopefully beneficial changes to be made too. Despite all this not all areas have them. If you’ve been thinking of trying to set up a local station but seen how hard and expensive it can be don’t be put off, you can make things a whole lot easier by setting up an internet radio station. It won’t take you long to…

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    Unusual Topics for Your Radio Show

    With the advancement of on-demand services and content streaming, live radio has taken a bit of a back seat in recent years. Podcasts in particular have experienced a massive boom in interest, as well as live streams on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitch. However, this doesn’t necessarily spell the end of radio as we know it; many people still enjoy the comforting sound of a live radio show, and those that don’t listen live can still enjoy it through catch-up services like BBC Sounds and Radioplayer.

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    How to Run Community Radio Events – Part 2

    Community Radio Stations: – Operated in the Community – About the Community – By the Community Communities referred to above can be based around a city or town, perhaps centered around a particular interest, or religion. And many community radio stations empower their audiences to engage in the process of democracy at a very grass roots level through social interaction and diversity. Some radio stations find that in addition to broadcasts, hosting outside events to get to know and meet their listeners helps immensely. In this blog we see what these events might be and how to run a community event.

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    How to Run Community Radio Events – Part 1

    There are three types of Radio stations around the world that are available to listen to, the most popular is commercial radio run as a profit-making organization and containing advertising. The next two radio stations can be linked, firstly government controlled or assisted radio, and community radio which is sometimes called local radio as it serves a local community. Most commercial stations are broadcast on AM, and will normally have an FM frequency too which is usually for younger audiences. Most community stations are their own bosses and do their own individual thing, but they are just one station. Running Events For a community radio station to run any sort…