Thinking about starting up a net radio station, need input

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MAD PUNK inDC, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Mar 16, 2000
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    I was looking at starting up an internet radio station, possibly with Live365. The genre would basicly be new wave, punk , progressive and 80s, since this is pretty much what I've DJ'ed at the local clubs for the last few years, and I know plenty of DJs who can add. I was looking at a package that allows 100 simultanious listeners up to 94k (most stations are 56k) for a start. To give you an idea of what bands would be played:
    The Jam
    Gene Loves Jezebel
    My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
    English Beat
    The Clash
    The Smiths/Morrissey
    Elvis Costello
    The Misfits
    The Cure
    Depeche Mode
    starting to get the idea now?
    My question to you guys is do you actualy listen to internet radio? Also if you do listen to net radio, what is the lowest bit rate you listen to? Would you listen to live relayed broadcasts since I may do live sets from the clubs? Finaly I have a name basicly picked out already, but what do you think would be a good name?
  2. I would listen just to hear English Beat on the radio even if its over the internet.

    But honestly, I dunno. I'm sure you'd get a decent underground following but my personal problem is that the only time I'm really infront of the computer anymore is when I'm at work and the assholes in IT have just about all internet radio sites blocked. the only one I can get is launchcast from yahoo. But I know when I was in college, I would listen to net radio sometimes when I wasn't listening to mp3s and while I was writing a paper or something.

    The live thing would be awesome because a lot of people can't get to see some bands that they would really like to see. So at least they could hear it live over the internet.
  3. chillhead

    chillhead Guest

    I've been streaming a downtempo set on Live for about a year now.

    About 25% of the people I know listen to internet radio at work or home or both.

    I think sound quality is relevant in attracting listeners... Most people listen with headphones or somewhat decent quality speakers at school and I think they can differentiate between stations that have the 64kbps quality and those that sound like a cheap AM radio from the '70s.

    Currently, I don't have a live set streaming... but people are always asking where I spin at, venues to see, etc... So live sets would help distinguish your programming.

    Good luck!

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