Saturday, August 25, 2007

Record Your Own Radio Show From Anywhere!

Record Your Own Radio Show From Anywhere!

By Colin Arthur

You're On The Air! Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Produce your own radio talkshow? Ever since I was a kid I have been recording my voice, or my music on to various formats of tape recorders and most recently computers. (Check my music website at I am excited about some brand new recording devices (especially the iRiver, which records crystal clear to MP3 format), and a new forum called "podcasting" to get your message or music out to the world.

Podcast is a term coined for Internet broadcasting by combining the words "iPod" and "broadcast." Podcasts are created and posted to the Internet as an MP3 file that you can download to your computer and listen to.

Using mp3 audio to broadcast a message was formerly known as “audio-blogging” but with millions of iPod owners out there, the name became associated with Apple's, iTunes.

Here's How Podcasting Works…

A Podcast, or your "Radio Show" is basically an MP3 file that you've recorded, sitting ona website waiting to be downloaded. When someone subscribes to the Podcast, by using readily available freeware, the program will check for updates and download any new files to your playlist. To automatically sync files to your iPod, you'll need to use a program like iPodder which is a free, open-source client that is available for Mac OS X, Windows & Linux.

The cool thing about podcasts is that anyone can create them. It's easy to get started and there is very little start-up cost. All you basically need is some recording software, a microphone, an idea for a show and a page on the Web to make your podcast available.

Choose a topic you like and are familiar with. It could be about music, health and wellness, sports or politics. Plan and record your podcast to your computer, edit and add music or sound effects. Podcasts are typically large files so I use FTP to upload large files.

Let's Get started

A: Record your Podcast to MP3 format (remember: the longer the podcast the larger the file). I recommend the portable Edirol R-1, or the iRiver for recording directly to MP3 remotely. I use Apple's Garage Band for editing and recording at home, however there are many programs available for all formats. Just do a Google search for "recording software".

B: Upload your MP3 to a website

C: Create an RSS feed of your podcast
I am using WebJay an online html generator

To find other people's podcasts, just type "new podcasts" into a search engine like Google or MSN. One of the easiest ways, is to go to and get the new iTunes 4.9. They have channel dedicated to Podcasts There are also communities such as:, PodcastAlley, and Digital Podcast.

Who knows! You could have the next hit Internet Radio Show! GoodLuck

© Colin Arthur - All Rights reserved

About the Author: Colin Arthur is a professional singer/songwriter and the co-founder of The Universal Advertising Group an online advertising company. "Finally! You can have a money generating website up in 5 minutes. Follow the step by step tutorials and join our advertising group that will drive traffic to your sites!" - For more detailed instructions on Podcasting you may want to purchase the e-book Podcast Secrets Revealed


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