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.
Let's Get started
A: Record your Podcast to MP3 format
B: Upload your MP3 to a website
C: Create an RSS feed of your podcast
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.
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For more detailed instructions on Podcasting you may want to purchase the e-book
This article was posted on August 26, 2005