The Internet allows virtually anyone to make their own online radio station. You will need some internet radio studio equipment to get started with your new online endeavor. While it is not a lot of equipment it is essential. Fortunately there are several price points available. Find the one that is best suited to your budget.
There are essentially four pieces of equipment that you need to have a professional sounding station. You will need microphones, a processor, a broadcasting desk, and broadcasting software. The purpose of the microphones is obvious. A broadcast desk will manage all your external channels such as your mic and music sources. A processor will improve the audio quality of your microphones and block out background noises. Lastly, the broadcasting software that you choose will sync with your equipment and upload all your audio into an online broadcast. All of this equipment comes in varying qualities to match your needs and budget.