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What Do I Need To Start A Radio Station?

Was just wondering if anyone could help me understand what i would need to start a small radio station

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The poster asked a very simple question.

You gave a very professional and openminded advise.

This is a typical Nigerian way(judgemental and bais) of pushing open minded people to the background.

If the poster was already in the broadcasting business he won;t ask and post the thread.He asked the question to avoid "dupe".

We should learn how to approach issues especially if one is trying to seek knowledge to establish himself in his area of interest either as a hobby or a career.

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Dear Linuxuser,

It's that easy for people to dupe you if you don't know exactly what you're doing - at least the basic rudiments. Like one needs a licence first and foremost - assuming that is coming from the government, one only pays the bribes and licence fees to get that done.

But in a situation where a contractor, simply because you're not versed in what you're doing says to you that you need a 'trans', a 'form', and a 'mer' to broadcast. You end up paying triple for one item.

What am saying is it would have been much easier if one has been in the broadcast business, that way you know exactly where you're going and how to quickly get there.

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coolier,

I will think someone do not need to know too much before starting a radio station.  It all depends on what interests you.  When I started my internet radio about 2 years ago, I do not know much but get on the internet and began making enquiry got some info and started off.  All you will need is nothing much than 1 or 2 pcs with one or two sound cards each, 1 microphone, a mixer (optional), a software (depending on how you want to go about it - some basic softwares are actually free), a domain name and a host that will relay your broadcast.  This things are actually simplier than we think and I do not thin k we need to make people feel guilty when they have some in their mind. 

With what pcs etc I mentioned above, you can convert your internet radio to a normal broadcast by getting a basic transformer depending on the radius you want to cover.   A dedicated studio is not necessarily required in my own opinion.  So you can actually set this up if within a couple of hours or day(s) - remember depending on your interest.

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i could help you start an online radio station,thats much more cheaper than traditional broadcast.contact me, ejiro-08022165648

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You really are thinking to start a radio station and you don't know what you need? Forget it.

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zorro,

The cost of the license is the most daunting provided that even if you can raise the money for the license, the "powers that be" will be willing to give you the license. To start with, I will suggest that you start with an internet radio which is less expensive. You can actually start with less than 500,000.00 Naira. Starting with internet radio, you can learn the trade even before you get a license. If you need some help, I may be able to help you.

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What are the things you already know?

As far as I know, you can't start a radio station unless you really understand the business, have access to a lot of capital, and have friends in high places so you can get a broadcast license - which will cost a lot of money.

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