Radio in Denmark: Listening to Danish Radio Stations

Radio in Denmark is controlled by Danmarks Radio or DR. DR is license fee financed and everyone in Denmark who wants to watch tv or listen to the radio must pay this yearly fee. There are plenty of stations to choose from and you do not have to listen to those controlled by the Danish government. There are many independent stations that offer a variety of music and talk.If you want to enjoy radio while in Denmark, who will need to pay the license fee. You can pay a yearly fee or every 6 months. If you do not pay, you will get a very heavy fine when you get caught and they do catch you! There are different levels of fees. One is for radio only, one is for radio and black and white tv (like who has a black and white TV anymore) and the other is for radio and color TV. Even if you use a computer to listen to the radio or watch TV, you still need this license.DR has 4 public radio stations, which are known as P1, P2, P3 and P4. The P stands for program, so it is Program 1 Radio, Program 2 Radio, etc.. Each station has its own distinct type of programing.P1 is a talk radio station with various guests (if you listen often enough, they seem to repeat many of the same guests) discussing the hot topics of the day. The discussions are in Danish, but occasionally you will international guests. Discussions are often very deep, thought-provoking, analytical and controversial. Their listening audience is not very large and this is not one of the most popular radio stations in Denmark.

P2 is a classical station featuring lots of classical music including chamber music, opera, jazz and art niveau style music. They also do book reviews and some guest artist interviews. Probably the most popular of the 4 stations.P3 specializes in popular music including rock and pop music. There are also popular entertainment shows, sporting events and hourly news bulletins.P4 is the local radio stations in Denmark. There are 11 such stations and each serves a different part of Denmark. The 11 stations are DR Bornholm, DR Esbjerg, DR Fyn, DR Trekanten, DR København, DR Midt & Vest, DR Nordjylland, DR Nordvestsjælland, DR Sjælland, DR Syd, DR Østjylland. Each name will tell you what region of Denmark it serves.P4 will transmit both local and national news, traffic reports, popular music and many of the same programs are on each station.Now do let this dissuade you from listening to radio, because there are many independent stations on the dial too! Some of the other stations are Go FM, The Voice, Nova FM, Radio 1 and Radio 3, Easy FM and Radio ALFA. Again these are regional stations are only available in certain parts of Denmark.

How to Start Up an Online Streaming Radio Station

Quite often either due to a lack of FM frequencies available, cost constraints, or as a way of testing the waters before committing to a FM radio station installation, it is possible to start up an online streaming radio station rather than a traditional broadcasting station. An online streaming radio station can be as basic as a completely computer based system, where music is simply played back along with occasional station IDs. Alternatively you can opt for a more in-depth setup, which could include other equipment such as a mixing desk, microphones, music, audio equipment, compression gear, audio cables, cd player, phone in system, headphones, microphone stands, etc. As a minimum, the equipment you will require is computer with a high speed internet connection.When it comes to how to start up a online streaming radio station you have available a wide range of options to choose from. You need to consider what format you want to broadcast, as well as the sound quality you want. The higher the audio quality, the more data you will use. Bear in mind that a stream radio station is in operation for 24 hours a day, every day of the month, so even on a rate of 24 kbps, this adds up to be quite a considerable amount of data being used. Note also, that if you are going to use your existing internet connection for downloading files whilst you are also streaming, to ensure that you have sufficient bandwidth available. If you run out of bandwidth, your streaming station may be affected.

When it comes to the equipment for your online streaming radio station, it is possible to get it set up with very basic equipment, which is not possible when setting up a station broadcasting on an FM frequency. For a somewhat more advanced, professional sounding streaming radio station, the equipment you may have in your studio could include: computer, automation software, mixing desk, microphones, device to take phone calls on air, CD player and compression equipment.The monthly cost for keeping your online streaming radio station on the internet is also fairly low. Bear in mind that in most countries there are fees payable to the music licensing organisations to cover royalties for the music you play on air. Aside from this, your only other likely costs are going to be electricity, internet connection, stream hosting and website hosting costs.The way streaming works is you run the station, play music, talk into the microphones, etc. This audio is then relayed into your computer and then sent from your computer to the stream hosting company server. When people listen to your station online, they are actually receiving the audio not directly from your computer, but rather from the streaming server. This approach substantially improves your performance and means your connection speed will not slow down when you have multiple listeners. When people want to listen to your station they simply go to your website and click on a link to activate the stream.

5 Reasons Why You Can Make A Lot Of Money With Your Own Internet Radio Station

Because of these new advances in technology and the availability of sites such as BlogTalkRadio, Speaker.com and uBroadcast, it’s now easy, affordable and lucrative to start and run your on web radio station. I can think of many, many reasons why someone would want to start their own online radio station as their primary home based business. However, I’ll give you just 5 below which I’m sure will get you thinking.1. Though starting an online radio station of your own CAN require costly materials such as microphones, mixers, headphones, a station website and server space, there are ways you can eliminate all of these costs and materials. By creating your own online radio show with BlogTalkRadio.com or a comparable platform, you can have your web radio station up and running and earning you money within a matter of hours for free.2. Once you have your own radio show, celebrities and the rich and famous will tend to seek YOU out! When you’re a host of your own radio show, you’ll be able to invite all kinds of interesting and well-known people to be on your show. Steve Harrison has a publication RTIR (Radio and TV Interview Report) that you can get signed up for at his web site, and he’ll send you contact information on how to get famous guests and writers on your internet radio show.3. People buy products that are endorsed by the famous and who know famous people! So, imagine that your doing your radio show on the net; You cut for a short commercial break. The music fades out and a wonderful commercial plugs your new ebook, your service, and your name. And voila! Your bank account grows. Because you can utilize celebrity endorsements, you now have greater credibility to sell your products or services on your own radio show.4. With your own radio show you can use affiliates ads to get companies to send you cheques. It works like this: You join an affiliate program and place banner ads on your website where your radio show is broadcast from. The banners earn you money whenever they’re clicked or when the products sell. The affiliate company tracks the click-through from your site by a code put into cookies, and you are mailed a cheque for your commission on the sales. You can also promote affiliate products on your show, giving you an additional way to promote the product and increase your sales.

5. The big money will eventually come from advertising. Now you can, as they say, do the math yourself. If you were on normal radio, it might cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars to find and develop relationships with advertisers, and then create the ads for them. But, by being on the internet, blogging, my-space, and through other PR techniques, you got a good amount of listeners and advertisers will seek you out. And, when you do decide to approach companies with an advertising program proposal, all those listeners you’ve accumulated will help you impress your prospective advertiser.So let’s look at some numbers. We’ll assume for this example that your show is one hour long. Now you’re not talking for the whole hour, you’re playing music and ads and news pieces in between talking segments. That’s where more money comes in for you. You can sell your advertising time for a few dollars. One 60 second spot on one show on the Radio Internet Broadcast Network (RIBN) nationally costs over $1400.00.So let’s say you decide to sell your ad time at RIBN (Radio Internet Broadcast Network) for $600.00 a minute. RIBN puts the ad in for you and you get it all produced with little effort on your part other that finding some advertisers and talking on your show. RIBN gives you 10 minutes for your own ad time on your show. Other companies have other offers and charge more for their show time on the net (some even charge as much as $10,000.00 a show). So to add up your 10 minutes at your price per spot the total is $6,000.00 a show! Now last time I checked there are 52 weeks in a year. 52 times $6,000.00 equals:That’s $312,000.00 a year!So you see, there are actually hundreds of thousands of reasons to start your own internet radio station:-)If you take your internet radio business seriously, and if you enjoy music, talking and learning, there could be an amazing future for you in this business. And if you would like more details on the specifics of starting your own internet radio station, I recommend you read Your Internet Radio Station.