Just recently we’ve had a lot of queries about how the station works, how much it cost and how the asker can get in on the act. So we thought we’d give a basic run-down of how you too can become a presenter with us.
As for how much things cost, well. It’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, especially when all we have to work off is donations. However, all that has been taken care of by the station already. All a potential presenter needs is a piece of broadcasting software, a microphone and a winning personality.
We usually recommend SAM broadcaster, however that doesn’t stay free for long, and we’re currently searching for a better alternative.
Microphones can range in price, but to start people off we usually recommend the USB mic that comes with Rock Band/ Guitar Hero. They’ve usually got one kicking around some place and they’re of reasonable quality. If not, you can still get some good quality, cheap mics from places like amazon.
As for the winning personality; well it’s not strictly required: after all I get by 😉 However having something about yourself that people find interesting helps. In the absence of either of those things, whatever else, you must be enthusiastic. Again, coming from experience, listeners will forgive a lot of fail if you are enthusiastic enough.
For us personally, we make you go through a super easy screening progress to make sure you’re not a total snooze-fest and agree to some fairly standard conditions, but aside from that, that’s all there really is to it.
So if you’d like to give the exciting world of Internet Radio Presenting a try, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know ^.^