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How to Create and Start Your Own Internet Talk Radio Station Program for Business

Updated on January 16, 2016

Start your own Internet radio program

If you got any ideas and would like to share in the dream of starting an Internet Radio Program, let me know!
If you got any ideas and would like to share in the dream of starting an Internet Radio Program, let me know!

How to start an Internet radio program

You Need Cash

A major source of your income comes from advertising.

Like all things in the business/entertainment world, starting an Internet radio station you're going to need money, not a lot of it, but enough. If around $2,500 is a lot of money to you, then okay - you need a lot of money.

But let's start from where you don't need ANY money, let's start with a pencil and piece of paper. Clear your head and think about the type of radio station you want to have. You need to decide if you want to be serious and have a "talk" station, or maybe mix it up a bit and be funny & loosen up at night and play music. Whatever you want to do, this is where you need to start.

I always thought comedy would be the "for sure" method to make money, but many Internet radio stations have been very successful doing just talk & news. Many other stations focus their attention to religion or strictly politics.

It's smart to have scripts and have them recorded when doing comedy bits, interviews and commercials.

Then there are those who play music. These stations have a different set of rules. If you're going to play someone else's music, you're going to need to get their permission (in writing) and/or pay royalties.

Paying Internet Royalty Fees

Websites that enable you to create an Internet radio station often handle paying the royalties but you are going to need to follow their terms. For example, they might only allow you to play an artist twice an hour, and it has to be from two separate albums. So this means if an artist has only one album, you can only play from that album once an hour.

Starting an Internet Radio Program

Besides music, you might want to start an Internet radio program about anything you would like to talk about. Make several Internet radio programs, this is very important when starting an Internet radio station.


There are many different ways you can go with having an Internet radio station, make sure it goes the way you want it to go. Take advice - but do what you want to do with it.
A popular way to go is the "college radio" style, playing unsigned bands or stand-up comics, talking briefly of world events and politics. Stuff like "world peace" or "anti-clubbing of baby seals".

Make a list of all your favorite songs and the amount of time it plays for. Make it a list of 100, 200, 500 or maybe a 1,000 of your favorite songs.

Internet Radio Programs

Here's some ideas for Internet Radio Programs that I think would take off:

  1. Call-in psychic - 1hr
  2. Secret Recipes - 30 minutes
  3. Paranormal Radio Hour - 1hr
  4. Relationship Help - 2hr
  5. Oddities & Rareities - 1hr
  6. Sell Stuff - 30 minutes


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    • James Peters profile image

      James Timothy Peters 5 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      Thank you. Your HUB on the subject was AWESOME and if anyone is interested should check it out at:

      Thanks again for the comment, I love your work!

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      lady_marmalade 5 years ago from Grimm World!

      Hi, thank you very much for sending Your hub is really interesting... your internet radio program ideas are really good too!!!