How to create an Internet Radio Station?

Many people looking for an all-in-one solution to start and run their online radio station. With Radiolize, you can create and manage your entire radio station from your cloud studio. This means you don’t have to download anything and you can professionally manage a radio station. It’s like a magic as if you ever interested in internet radio broadcasting you will know how hard or expensive it may be. Radiolize is easy and professional.

Now we will be describing to you how to open a radio station on Radiolize and will tell you about managing your station on your own digital studio panel. You can test demo station before you open your account:

https://my.radiolize.com

e-mail: [email protected]

password: demo1234567

Opening your station

First of all, you should register and then get ideal package for your needings. At the moment, you may start with only 5 USD with 1 GB music storage, 500 max. listener limit, unlimited bandwidth and live DJ accounts, which may be ideal for exploring and starting. You may decide broadcaster package as we think it’s the most ideal package for broadcasting internet radio with 5 GB storage, 128kbps streaming, 5000 max. listeners, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited live DJ’s and it’s only 19 USD. Depending on your needings, there are a lot of package options.

After you’ve opened your account, decided your package and made your payment, Radiolize checks your information and payment then they creates your radio station and sends your login information to your E-Mail in 48 hours. After you’ve received your login information E-Mail, you may now login your station from here.

Congrats! Now you are inside of your own digital radio studio.

Let’s start with uploading some music.

In your control panel menu, you will see “Music Files”. You can upload your music files directly to there by browsing or dropping files to upload box or you may create folders by genre or bpm and upload or move your songs to which folder your want. 

We should create some playlists now.

After you uploaded some songs by control panel menu “Music Files”, select the music files by clicking their radio boxes. Then click to “Set Playlist”. After you click to “Set Playlist”, you will see that you may create a new playlist or use an existing one. You can make your playlist depending on genre, bpm, hour etc. Don’t forget to click “restart” button on the top of the left menu after creating or scheduling playlists. Your broadcast will restart to let changes happen in seconds.

Schedule your playlists

In your control panel menu, you will see “Playlists”. In this field you can create playlist by “Add Playlist” button. If you click “Edit”, you can change your playlist’s name, you may enable/disable playlist, you can set playlist weight from “Basic Information” tab. From “Source” tab, you can choose the playlist source, you can decide to song playback order. From “Scheduling” tab, you can set when and how playlist should be played. Scheduling options are:

  • General Rotation: Plays all day, shuffles with other standard playlists based on weight.
  • Scheduled: Play during a scheduled time range.
  • Once per x Songs: Play exactly once every x songs.
  • Once Per x Minutes: Play exactly once every x minutes.
  • Once per Hour: Play once per hour at the specified minute.

Also there are Advanced AutoDJ Scheduling Options on this tab:

  • Interrupt other songs to play at scheduled time.
  • Only loop through playlist once.
  • Only play one track at scheduled time.
  • Merge playlist to play as a single track.

Do you have a jingle or advertising? 

Upload your jingle or advertising to “Music Files” (before, we recommend you to create a folder named like “x advertising” or “x jingle” to be organized.) Then create a playlist by selecting the music file(s). After you do it, go to playlist options and schedule the time. You may want to set your advertising or jingle to “Once per x Songs” or “Once per x Minutes”.You can use the other timing options depending on your needings too.

Check your streaming schedule

In your control panel menu, go to “Playlists”. Click to “Schedule View.” Now you will see a calendar that shows daily/hourly schedule depending on your created playlists.

Your own streaming public page

We would recommend you to open your radio a website of course -in the future we may add website package option- but If you still don’t have a website, you can use your default public streaming page. Radiolize gives you a default streaming page like https://my.radiolize.com/public/YOURSTATIONNAME. At the control panel, you should go to “Public Page” and you may send this link to your friends or the whole internet!

Add radio player to your website

In your control panel homepage, you will see “Player Embed Code”. You can directly copy this link and paste it to your website. This player also shows song name and album cover. Also you may create your own player from internet or you may write your own radio player code as Radiolize uses IceCast 2 as streaming service. With your streaming address -you can find it on “Profile” -> “Streams” you can create radio players manually or you may use 3rd party player generators. If you would use your default Radiolize player by embed code, your player will look like this:

Add request song module to your website

In your control panel homepage, you will see “Request Embed Code”. Copy and paste it to your website wherever you want it to be seen. Now your listeners will be able to request song from your playlists! (You can decide on playlist settings which playlists could be available to song request.

Wanna make a live show?

You can make live shows from Radiolize Web DJ or 3rd Party software. But first, you should create a DJ / Streamer Account. Go to “Streamer / DJ Accounts” from your control panel menu. Here you should create an account for a DJ or Streamer.

Web DJ

You can make live shows directly on your browser from Radiolize’s Web DJ. Go to “Web DJ” from your control panel menu. First, set your DJ credentials (You should be created a DJ / Streamer Account before). Then add your songs to Playlist 1 and Playlist 2. Then if you click “Start Streaming” you should be On Air. Also, you can set and use your Microphone too. 

3rd Party Softwares

To stream with 3rd party software, go to “Streamer/DJ Accounts”. At the right side, you will see “Connection Information” box from your control panel menu. On the top of the box, there is IceCast 2 connection information. With that information, you can connect your radio station via 3rd party software that supports IceCast 2. There are some nice free streaming software. For free software, Radiolize highly recommends mixxx, it works fine on Windows, macOS, Ubuntu and Fedora devices. Also, AudioHijack is an amazing software for macOS devices.

Support

If you ever have a problem, please first try restart broadcast (Utilities – Restart Broadcast). Then if problem continues, you may contact us.

Streaming online professionally is easy as this now. Open your station now!

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