Friday, November 16, 2007

Own Radio Show Serenade


Record Your Own Radio Show from Anywhere

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 www.colinarthur.com) I am excited about some brand new recording devices 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.” With millions of iPod owners out there, the name became associated with Apple's, iTunes. Podcasting software allows you to be automatically updated when a specific podcast you subscribe to has been updated.

Here's How Podcasting Works…

A Podcast, or your "Radio Show" is basically a file sitting ona website waiting to be downloaded. When someone subscribes to the Podcast by using easily 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 podcast client. iPodder is a free, open-source client that is available for Mac OS X, Windows & Linux.

Podcasting is realtively new and because of this many new podcasts are be created. The cool thing about podcasts is that anyone can create them. It's quite simple to get started and there is very little start-up cost to creating your own podcast. All you need is some recording software, a microphone, a show idea and a page on the Web to make your podcast available.

Choose a topic that you're passionate about. It could be about music, health and wellness, sports or politics, then plan your podcast. The best way to post your podcast to the Web is using FTP. Podcasts are typically large files so FTP protocol is designed to safely upload large files.

Microphone
Soundcard
MP3 Player or computer with iTunes installed

Let's Get started

A: Record your Podcast to MP3 format
(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.

B: Upload your MP3 to a website

C: Create an RSS feed of your podcast
I am using WebJay an online html generator http://www.smoothouse.org/smoothouse/webjay.asp

To find a podcast, simply type "new podcasts" into a search engine like Google.

You could also visit an online directory of podcasts such as www.apple.com/itunes

There are also communities such as: ipodder.org, PodcastAlley, and Digital Podcast.

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!"
http://www.universaladvertisinggroup.com.

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