What is a Community Radio Station (CRS) & How to Start a Community Radio on FM?

How to Start a Community Radio Station India

How to Start Community Radio Station (India)?

How to Start a Community Radio Station India

In this step-by-step guide, learn how to start a community radio station (FM) radio. This beginners guide will dive you into the Policy Guidelines set up by the Govt. of India for setting up, broadcasting & running your community radio station (CRS). Apply for India’s growing network of community radio broadcasters (CRS) on FM with a minimum capital starting at just Rs. 4,50,000/- (INR) towards the operational cost, studio setup, and types of equipment.

To start a community radio station(CRS), you have to apply for your license by filling this application form. Next, follow the step-by-step process mentioned by the ministry of information & broadcasting (India) as per their policy & guidelines. Apparently once all the licensing formalities complete you are ready to tune-in & launch your station on-air!

What is a Community Radio Station?

A Community Radio Station (CRS) is a 3rd model of broadcasting media based on non-commercial or Freedom of speech ideology. Ideally, the purpose of this FM radio is to broadcast the content generated by the community, for the community of the community, to empower the locals in the area which is often overlooked by commercial FM broadcasters. Community radios (FM) radios are essentially the low-power radio stations created, set up & run by the local communities. Obviously, as the concept speaks it self- To broadcasts the local voice, talents in their dialects, and languages. The community radio permissions in India are granted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to educational institutions, agricultural institutions, and civil society organizations that are not-for-profit organizations.

Step By Step Guide on How to Start a Community Radio Station in India?

Below is the authentic 6 Step guide as per the policy & guidelines prescribed by the ministry of information & broadcasting- govt of India for starting a community radio station. Below we guide you through the licensing procedure for starting your own community radio station (CRS) in India.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Getting the (LOI) Letter of Intent for setting up the (CRS) Community Radio Station

    If you desire to start a community radio station in Indian, then you have to submit an application to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the prescribed format for the issuance of a letter of intent for setting up of community radio station in India. The Application Fee is Rs.2500/- to be paid to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting through Bharatkosh Portal of Government of India.

  2. The frequency allotment to WPC

    The applicant has to submit an online application to the (WPC) Wireless Planning Commissioning, the Ministry of Telecommunication in the prescribed format for the frequency allotment for the proposed community radio station. Further on submission of hard copies of the application to WPC from your end, they will issue LOI for getting the frequency for you. Further, they will intimate you to pay the spectrum charges of Rs. 23500/- for the frequency to start your community radio station in India.Getting the WOL- Wireless Operating Licence

  3. Paying spectrum charges & getting the decision letter

    On submission of the spectrum charges to WPC through the Bharat Kosh portal of the Government of India, they (WPC) will issue Decision Letter (Frequency Allotment Letter) to you which is also called as LOI for the frequency.

  4. Online Application for the SACFA clearance

    After getting the WPC LOI or the Decision letter, the applicant has to submit an online application to the Ministry of Telecommunication in the prescribed format for the SACFA clearance for your proposal to start your community radio station. Further on submission of hard copies of the application to WPC from your end, they will issue SACFA Clearance letter to you. The WPC Application Fee for SACFA is Rs.1000/- payable through Bharatkosh Portal

  5. The GOPA Agreement

    The final license agreement is called GOPA– The GRANT OF PERMISSION AGREEMENT. You must understand that this is sanctioned by the Deputy Director, MIB. This procedure is pretty speedy & fast.  The agreement is made between the President of India acting the Deputy Director (CRS), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, hereinafter called the Grantor and the Permission Holder.

    The permit holder has to apply under the Policy Guidelines for setting up the community Radio Stations in India to Start or create, broadcast & operate a Community radio station. You can download the policy guidelines PDF copy here. 
    The Applicant has to submit the necessary documents towards application for the GOPA Agreement to start broadcasting a community radio station (India). A Bank Guarantee of the sum of Rs. 25000/- for the period of five years has to be submitted along with the GOPA agreement to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  6. The Final Step- Getting the Wireless Operating License

    This is the final step of the Licensing procedure to start your community radio station (CRS). After this procedure, you can immediately start your community radio station at the frequency allotted to you. Examples of the CRS Frequency are: 90.8 FM, 90.4 FM, 91.2 FM etc.

    Before applying for the Wireless Operating License or filling this particular application form, you have to select the name of the dealer or OEM for your transmission equipment purchase as along with the application. You have to submit the invoice of the transmission equipment and the Dealer Possession License (also called DPL Holder) of the equipment provider. On submission of necessary documents for the application of the wireless operating license for the proposed community radio station to WPC, they will issue Wireless Operating License to you.

    Thus finally you can start your community radio station in India.

Policy Guidelines in Setting up a Community Radio Station (CRS)- India

How to Start an Community Radio Station

Below is the in-depth guide with policy & guidelines specified by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for setting up & broadcasting a community radio station in India. All the points are drafted after an in-depth study of the policy guidelines from the Ministry of Information & broadcasting website.

  1. Community Radio Application Form
  2. Applicants who wish to Apply for SACFA download the copy Here.
  3. Applicants who wish to apply for the GOPA can Download the application in PDF Here.
  4. Necessary (CRS) Community Radio Station Application Forms from the MIB website- Here

Detailed Policy Guidelines for Setting up Community Radio Stations in India

  1. Initially, the permission is given on a non-exclusive basis for a period of five (5) years to establish, maintain and operate a community radio station in India. The Permission is non-transferable. The Permission Holder shall not either directly or indirectly assign or transfer its right in any manner whatsoever to any other party. Any violation is likely to result in the termination of the license.
  2. The Permission holder has to maintain the validity of the bank guarantee in favor of the Grantor for a sum of Rs.25,000/-. The Permission holder is not eligible for more than one Permission for Community Radio Station operation in Indian at one or more places. However, Central/ State Universities, including autonomous bodies and Agricultural Universities set up under them, having more than one campus, may be allowed to operate CRS at more than one place, provided, the distance between two CR Stations established by the same organization should not be less than 25 Kms.
  3. The CRS to be operated by the permit holder should be designed to serve a specific well-defined local community.
  4. The broadcaster has to ensure that there is sufficient representation of the members of the community which the CRS seeks to serve, at all times during the currency of permission, in the ownership and management structure of the CRS.
  5. The GOPA shall be extended for a period of five (5) years at a time. The first extension shall be granted based on an application and verification of adherence to the terms and conditions of the permission. The application for extension shall be submitted in the fourth year of operation.
  6. For the second extension i.e., extension beyond ten (10) years, the continuous operation of Community Radio Station in India by the permit holder for 10 years will be treated as a ground for the extension. CRS should submit their application for an extension of permission one year before the end of the permission period.

Broadcasting of the Content & Regulations  

The permission holder should adhere to the following principles in the broadcast of programs through the CRS:

  1. The programs should be of immediate relevance to the community. The emphasis should be on developmental, agricultural, health, educational, environmental, social welfare, community development, and cultural programs. The programming should reflect the special interests and
    needs of the local community.
  2. At least 50% of content shall be generated with the participation of the local community, for which the station has been set up.
    iii) Programmes should preferably be in the local language and dialect(s).
  3. The permit holder shall have to adhere to the provisions of the Programme and Advertising Code as prescribed for All India Radio.
  4. The permit holder shall not broadcast any programs, which relate to news and current affairs and are otherwise political in nature. However, Community Radio Stations in India can broadcast news and current affairs content sourced exclusively from All India Radio (AIR) in its original form or translated into the local language /dialect. AIR shall source its news to CRS without any charges. It will be the responsibility of the CRS permission holder to ensure that the news is not distorted or edited during translation.

Broadcast Catagories

  1. Information about sporting events excluding live coverage.
  2. However, live commentaries of sporting events of local nature may be permissible.
  3. Information about Traffic and Weather.
  4. Information about and coverage of local cultural events, festivals.
  5. Coverage of topics about examinations, results, admissions, career counseling.
  6. Availability of employment opportunities.
  7. Public announcements about civic amenities like electricity, water supply, natural calamities, health alerts, etc. as provided by the local administration.
  8. Such other categories are not permitted at present that may subsequently be specifically permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting from time to time.
  9. The community radio station permit holder in India shall ensure that due care is taken concerning religious programs to avoid:
  1. Offends against good taste or decency;
  2. With criticism of friendly countries;
  3. Contains attack on religions or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which either promote or result in promoting communal discontent or disharmony;
  4. Anything that contain obscene, defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendoes and half-truths;
  5. Is likely to encourage or incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order or which promote anti-national attitudes;
  6. Contains anything amounting to contempt of court contains anything affecting the integrity of the Nation;
  7. Contains aspersions against the dignity of the President/Vice President and the Judiciary;
  8. Criticizes, maligns, or slanders any individual in person or certain groups, segments of the social, public, and moral life of the country;
  9. Encourages superstition or blind belief;
  10. Denigrates women;
  11. Denigrates children.
  12. May present/depict/suggest as desirable the use of drugs including alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco or may stereotype, incite, vilify or perpetuate hatred against or attempt to demean any person or group based on ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, sexual preference, religion, age or physical or mental disability.
  13. a. Exploitation of religious susceptibilities; and
  14. b. Committing offense to the religious views and beliefs of those belonging to a particular religion or religious denomination.
  15. Program Broadcast Ethics- The Permission holder shall ensure that nothing is included in
  16. the programs broadcast which:

Transmitter Power and Range

The Permission holder shall ensure that the transmission equipment including the antenna conforms to the following technical parameters: –

Power of transmitter: ERP up to 100 Watts
ii) Height of antenna above ground: Up to 30 meters. However, the minimum height of the Antenna above ground should be at least 15 meters to prevent the possibility of biological hazards of RF radiation.
iii) Antenna location has to be within the geographical area of the community sought to be served)

Funding & Sustenance

  1. The community radio station licence in India will be eligible to seek funding from multilateral aid agencies after obtaining FCRA clearance under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.
  2. Transmission of sponsored programs shall not be permitted except programs sponsored by Central & State Governments and other organizations to broadcast public interest information. Besides, limited advertising and announcements relating to local events, local businesses and services, and employment opportunities shall be allowed. The maximum duration of such limited advertising will be restricted to 7 (Seven) minutes per hour of broadcast.
  3. Revenue generated from the transmission of sponsored programs, advertisements, and announcements as per para (7.2) above, shall be utilized only for the operational expenses and capital expenditure of the Community Radio Station. After meeting the full financial needs of the Community Radio
  4. Station, surplus funds may, with the prior written permission of the Grantor, be plowed into the primary activity of the organization i.e. for education in the case of educational institutions and for furthering the primary objectives for which the NGO concerned was established.
  5. The Permission holder shall be required to submit their audited annual accounts to the Grantor in respect of the organization/division running the Community Radio Station. The accounts shall clearly show the income and expenditure incurred and the Assets and Liabilities in respect of the Community Radio Station. The annual audited accounts/balance sheets for each Financial Year will be submitted within one month of their finalization but not later than 30th September of the following Financial Year.
  6. The Grantor (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, India) shall have the right to get the accounts of the CRS audited by CAG or any other professional auditors at their discretion. In case of difference, the views of the government-appointed auditors, subject to the opportunity of hearing to the Permission Holder, shall prevail.

Monitoring and Public complaints:

  1. The Permission holder at its own cost shall,
  2. preserve the recordings of broadcast material for a period of three months from the date of broadcast and produce the same to the Grantor or its authorized representative, as and when required, and
  3. on demand by the Grantor, provide the necessary equipment, services and
  4. facilities at designated place (s) for continuous monitoring of the broadcasting service by or under supervision of the Grantor.
  5. The Permission holder shall submit such information concerning its broadcast as may be required by the Grantor from time to time.
  6. The Permission Holder shall furnish any such information at periodic intervals as may be required by the Grantor concerning Programme Content and Quality, Technical Parameters, etc. relating to the broadcast in the format as may be prescribed by the Grantor from time to time.
  7. The Grantor shall make special arrangements for monitoring and enforcement of the ceiling on advertisements, particularly in those areas where private FM radio stations have been granted licenses and the permit holder shall extend full cooperation.

Inspection in the Community Radio Station Broadcasting Premises

  1. The Grantor or its authorized representative shall have the right to inspect the broadcasting facilities. The Grantor shall, in particular, but not limited to, have the right to access the Community radio station infrastructure and records. No prior permission/intimation shall be required to exercise the right
  2. of the Grantor to carry out the inspection. The permit holder will, if required by the Grantor or its authorized representative, provide necessary facilities for continuous monitoring for any particular aspect of the permit holder’s activities and operations.
  3. The Grantor will ordinarily inspect reasonable notice except in circumstances where giving such a notice will defeat the very purpose of the inspection.
  4. Force Majeure-  If at any time, during the continuance of this Permission, the performance of any obligation either in whole or in part by any party is prevented or delayed, because of war, hostility, acts of the enemy, civil commotion, sabotage, fire, flood, the act of State, explosion, epidemic, quarantine restriction, natural calamities, general strikes materially affecting the performance of any obligations of the affected party, or act of God (all or any of these hereinafter referred to as “Force Majeure Event”, neither party shall, because of such Force Majeure event be entitled to terminate this Permission, nor shall either party have any claim for damages against the other, in respect of such nonperformance or delay in performance, provided a notice of such happenings of any such Force Majeure Event is given by the affected party to the unaffected party within 30 days from the date of occurrence thereof.

National security and other conditions

  1. The Grantor reserves the right to take over the entire services and networks of the Permission holder or revoke/terminate/suspend the Permission in the interest of national security or the event of national emergency/ war or low-intensity conflict or under a similar type of situations.
  2. All the foreign personnel likely to be deployed by way of appointment, contract, consultancy, etc. by the Permission Holder for installation, maintenance, and operation of the Permission Holder’s services shall be required to obtain prior security clearance from the Government of India.
  3. Notwithstanding anything contained anywhere else in the Grant of Permission Agreement, the Grantor shall have the power to direct the permit holder to broadcast any special message as may be considered desirable to meet any contingency arising out of natural emergency, or public interest or natural disaster and the like, and the Permission holder shall be obliged to comply with such directions.
  4. The permission is subject to the permit holder’s remaining security cleared throughout the currency of permission. In case the security clearance has withdrawn the permission granted under this agreement is liable to be terminated forthwith.
  5. In the event of the security clearance of any of the persons associated with the permit holder or foreign personnel is withdrawn for any reasons whatsoever, the permit holder will ensure that the concerned person resigns or his services terminated forthwith after receiving such directives from the Grantor, failing which the permission granted shall be liable to be terminated.

Power to modify the terms and conditions.

The Grantor reserves the right to modify, at any time, the terms and conditions if it is necessary to do so, in the public interest or for the proper conduct of broadcasting or security considerations. This Agreement will be subject to such other conditions as may be determined by the Grantor.

Termination of Permission- Consequences of non-operationalization

  1. The permit holder shall operationalize the radio station within three months of the signing of the agreement failing which the permission granted may be revoked after affording an opportunity of being heard. The permit holder shall also forfeit the bank guarantee to the Grantor if the Permission holder fails to commission the radio station within the stipulated
  2. Shutting down operations- In case of the Permission holder shutting down broadcasting activity for
    more than 3 months after commencement of operation, its Permission is liable to be canceled and the frequency allotted to the next eligible applicant.
  3. Transfer of permission- In case of transfer of permission in violation of clause 4.1, the permission is
    liable to be terminated and neither the permission holder nor the transferee will be eligible to apply directly or indirectly for fresh permission in the future for a period of five years. Besides, the permit holder shall also forfeit the bank guarantee to the Grantor.
  4. Consequences of misuse and non-compliance with directives: In the event of a Permission Holder using or letting its facilities being used for transmitting any unauthorized content, messages, or communication or failing to comply with the directions, the permission granted shall be revoked and the Permission holder shall be disqualified to hold any such permission in future for a period of five years, apart from liability for punishment under other applicable laws. The Permission holder shall also forfeit the bank guarantee to the government in such cases.
  5. Termination for Non-eligibility- The Government may, at any time, terminate this Agreement and the Permission, without compensation to the Permission Holder in case the company fails to meet the eligibility criteria as laid down in the Guidelines at any time during the currency of permission or its security clearance is withdrawn, provided that such termination shall not prejudice or affect any right of action which has accrued or will accrue thereafter to the Grantor. Besides, the permit holder shall also forfeit the bank guarantee to the Grantor.
  6. Failure to preserve recordings- In the event of non-compliance the permission granted may be revoked. Besides, the permit holder shall also forfeit the bank guarantee to the Grantor.
  7. Violation in other cases- In case, there is any violation of conditions cited by the Permission holder, the Grantor may suo motto or based on the complaint(s) take cognizance and place the matter before the Interministerial Committees on Programme and Advertising Codes for recommending appropriate penalties. On the recommendation of the Committee, a decision to impose penalties shall be taken. Besides, the permit holder shall also forfeit the bank guarantee to the Grantor.

14.7.2 In case of non-compliance / violation of any other terms and conditions the penalty shall comprise of:
i) Temporary suspension of Permission for operating the Community Radio Station for a period of up to one month in the case of the first violation
ii) Temporary suspension of Permission for operating the Community Radio Station for a period of up to three months in the case of the second violation depending on the gravity of the violation.
iii) Revocation of the Permission for any subsequent violation. Besides, the Permission Holder and its principal members shall be liable for appropriate actions under IPC, CrPC, and other applicable laws.

WPC Wing’s Permission for Broadcasting:

Before operating the CRS a separate specific license i.e. Wireless Operational License shall be obtained by the Permission Holder from the WPC Wing of Ministry of Communications & IT, permitting utilization of appropriate frequencies/band for the establishment and operation of concerned wireless component of CRS under usual terms and conditions of such license.

For this purpose, an application has to be made to the Wireless Advisor to the Government of India, WPC Wing, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT in the prescribed application form.

License fee/royalty as prescribed by WPC from time to time, have to be paid by the Permission holder towards grant of License for the usage of the frequency spectrum.
The permission holder should not cause harmful interference to other unauthorized users of the radio spectrum. WPC Wing will have the sole discretion to take practicable and necessary steps for the elimination of harmful interference, if any, to other licensed users.
The Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing, Ministry of Communications & IIT shall have the right to inspect from time to time the installation from technical angles to check conformity with WOL conditions.


Why setting up & broadcasting a Community Radio Station is beneficial in India?

A Community Radio Station (CRS) is important in radio broadcasting, distinct from public service and commercial media. In the last few years, this sector has been growing effectively in India. This platform gives a distinct advantage to focus on local issues concerning health, nutrition, education, agriculture, etc. Moreover, the Community Radio sector offers a powerful medium to marginalized groups to voice their concerns.
Furthermore, since the broadcast is in local languages and dialects, people can relate to it instantly. It provides a platform to air local voices on issues concerning their lives.

Why People`s Participation is important in Broadcasting a Community Radio Station

Community radio has the potential to strengthen people’s participation in development programs. In a country like India, where every state has its own language and distinctive cultural identity. The CRSs are also a repository of local folk music and cultural heritage. Many CRSs broadcast, record, and preserve local songs for posterity and give local artists a platform to showcase their talent to the community. The unique position of a Community Radio Station as an instrument of positive social change makes it an ideal tool for community empowerment.

How can Riggro Digital help you to start your own Radio Station in India?

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Most importantly we provide you with dependable Cloud automation & radio broadcasting software with scheduling called Riggro Cast! You can schedule, generate reports & do every possible task on your FM Radio on the Go! You can broadcast your Community Radio Station (CRS) effortlessly without human much dependency! We also give you a Free Radio App published on Google Play. Our technologies greatly help you to instantly begin broadcasting on your community radio station with the help of just a smartphone app! This eliminates all the hardware & more human resource dependencies. There are hundreds of CRSs already broadcasting using our online radio broadcasting technologies.

When did radio start in india

June 1923.
The Radio was launched in 1923 with a Network of 3 Radio Stations Broadcasting in 3 Cities- Mumbai (Previously called Bombay), Calcutta, and Chennai (Previously called Madras). The 1st program that India heard on any Radio was in 1923 by the All India Radio (Akashvani)- the World’s Top 2 Largest networks of radio stations.

1. The 1st Broadcast was done on 23 July 1927 from Bombay or Mumbai.
2. The 2nd Radio station started its broadcast on 26 August 1927 from Calcutta.
3. After independence 6 radio stations were launched in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Tiruchirapalli, and Lucknow.
4. Chennai heard it broadcast on FM Radio on 23 July 1977.

How many Radio Station are there in india?

ऑनलाइन रेडियो क्या है? रेडियो स्टेशन कैसे खोले? लाइव रेडियो से व्यवसाय कैसे करें?

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रेडियो बनाना सीखें: ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन को कानूनी रूप से घर से शुरू करें और अपने कस्बे से दुनिया के दूसरे हिस्से तक अपनी पहुंच का विस्तार करें। घर से इंटरनेट रेडियो स्टेशन शुरू करने में अनंत संभावनाएं हैं। इस स्टेप-बाय-स्टेप गाइड के साथ रेडियो प्रसारण शुरू करने के बारे में जानें!

इसके अलावा, आप न केवल सीखेंगे कि कैसे एक ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन को शुरू करें और चलाएं बल्कि इसे एक लाभदायक व्यवसाय में परिवर्तित करें! तो Riggro Digital के साथ एक इंटरनेट रेडियो स्टेशन शुरू करें और अपने बॉस बनें

इंटरनेट रेडियो स्टेशन शुरू करने से पहले इन बातों पर गौर करें

  • संकल्पना तय करें
  • एक आकर्षक नाम खोजें
  • एक तेजस्वी लोगो डिजाइन
  • कानूनी पेज क्या हैं, ये जानें
  • रेडियो प्रोग्रामिंग
  • रेडियो प्रसारण
  • इंटरनेट रेडियो प्रसारण सॉफ्टवेयर
  • स्टूडियो स्थापित करें
  • सही इंटरनेट रेडियो स्टेशन उपकरण सूची ढूँढना।

इस स्टेप बाय स्टेप गाइड में, आश्चर्यजनक सरल तकनीकों के साथ अपना ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन शुरू करना सीखें।

स्टेप# 1. जानें कैसे तय करें अपना रेडियो कॉन्सेप्ट?

इंटरनेट रेडियो स्टेशन स्थापित करने से पहले, आपको नीचे दिए गए बिंदुओं का विश्लेषण करना चाहिए! यहीं से शुरू होती है आपकी कहानी! इसलिए खुद से पूछें:

  • आपके ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन की अवधारणा क्या है?
  • आपका लक्षित दर्शक कौन है?
  • आपका लक्षित समुदाय कौन है?
  • आप किस सामग्री का प्रसारण करने जा रहे हैं?
  • क्या आप गाने बजाने जा रहे हैं या यह रेडियो पर बात करने वाला है?
  • क्या आपके पास आरजे होंगे या आप दर्ज की गई सामग्री को स्ट्रीम करेंगे?
  • रिग्रो कास्ट के साथ, कौन से अन्य इंटरनेट रेडियो ब्रॉडकास्टिंग सॉफ्टवेयर का उपयोग करने वाले हैं?

इसलिए खुद से पूछें:

  • आपके ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन की अवधारणा क्या है?
  • आपका लक्षित दर्शक कौन है?
  • आपका लक्षित समुदाय कौन है और आप किस सामग्री का प्रसारण करने जा रहे हैं?
  • क्या आप गाने बजाने जा रहे हैं या यह रेडियो बात करने वाला है बातों पर आधारित है, या कहें बातूनी रेडियो है?
  • क्या आपके पास आरजे होंगे या आप दर्ज की गई सामग्री को स्ट्रीम करेंगे?
  • रिग्रो कास्ट के साथ आप कौन से अन्य इंटरनेट रेडियो ब्रॉडकास्टिंग सॉफ्टवेयर का उपयोग करने वाले हैं?

स्टेप# 2. अपने ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन के लिए नाम और लोगो तय करें

विभिन्न नामों का पता लगाना और अपने स्टेशन का सबसे अच्छा वर्णन करने वाले को चुनना सबसे महत्वपूर्ण है! एक ऐसा नाम चुनें जो आपके ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन की पहचान को दर्शाता है। ऐसा करने पर, आप अपने क्षेत्र की विशिष्टताओं पर विचार कर सकते हैं। उदाहरण के लिए, यह आपके शहर का नाम या कुछ ऐसा हो सकता है जो आपके श्रोताओं से तुरंत जुड़ता है। उदाहरण: भोजन, संस्कृतियाँ, बोली, अध्यात्म, व्यक्ति का नाम, एक शब्द जो आपके साथ जुड़ा हुआ है। इसके अलावा, एक रचनात्मक कविता के साथ एक टैगलाइन चुनें। एक नज़र में सरल लेकिन आसानी से पढ़ने योग्य लोगो बनाएं। आप हमारे लोगो डिजाइन, यहां देख सकते हैं

चरण # 3 रिग्रो डिजिटल से विश्वसनीय रेडियो होस्टिंग सर्वर प्राप्त करना 

रिग्रो डिजिटल अद्भुत विशेषताओं के साथ विश्व की सर्वश्रेष्ठ इंटरनेट रेडियो होस्टिंग प्रदान करता है। हमारी स्ट्रीमिंग योजनाओं में 500 / – (After applicable Discount) रु। पर मुफ्त चिल्लाहट और बर्फ डाली शामिल हैं अपना रेडियो कैरियर शुरू करें। तो Riggro Digital द्वारा 4 में 1 सर्वर की शक्ति के साथ रॉक द वर्ल्ड को गियर अप करें और अब अपना ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टेशन बनाएं।

चरण # 4. रॉयल्टी, संगीत और सामग्री (रेडियो कंटेंट )

अपने ऑनलाइन रेडियो पर किसी भी संगीत को स्ट्रीम करने के लिए, आप संगीत मालिकों से अनुमति प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। आप छोटे ब्रांडों, YouTubers और आने वाले कलाकारों से संपर्क कर सकते हैं जिन्हें अपने संगीत को बढ़ावा देने के लिए एक मंच की आवश्यकता है। रिग्रो डिजिटल में कई क्लाइंट हैं जो रॉयल्टी-फ्री म्यूज़िक चलाते हैं। दूसरा विकल्प यह है कि अपने संगीत को चलाने के लिए अपनी रॉयल्टी की फीस का भुगतान करें। आप सबसे कम संगीत रॉयल्टी चार्ज करने के लिए उनके साथ सौदा कर सकते हैं। गाने Google पर बहुत आसानी से उपलब्ध हैं। आजकल सुनने वाले संगीत श्रोताओं के अलावा रेडियो पर शिक्षा वर्धक, सूचनात्मक, कार्यक्रम सुनना चाहते हैं। आखिरकार, आपके लिए टॉक रेडियो बनाने का यह एक शानदार अवसर हो सकता है।

चरण # 5. ऑनलाइन रेडियो स्टूडियो सेटअप 

रेडियो स्टूडियो उपकरण सेटअप करने का तरीका जानें. सबसे अच्छा रेडियो स्टेशन बनाने के लिए, आपको सर्वश्रेष्ठ रेडियो प्रसारण सॉफ्टवेयर के साथ-साथ रिग्गरो डिजिटल जैसे एक अच्छी कंपनी के सपोर्ट की आवश्यकता होती है। इस प्रकार आप एक प्रो (पेशेवर) की तरह रेडियो प्रसारित कर सकते हैं। रिग्रो डिजिटल न केवल आपके इंटरनेट रेडियो को शुरू करने में मदद करता है, बल्कि आपको अपने स्टूडियो को स्थापित करने में भी मदद करता है। हम आपको सर्वश्रेष्ठ इंटरनेट रेडियो स्टेशन उपकरण खरीदने के लिए मार्गदर्शन करते हैं।

चरण # 6. अपना संगीत और कंटेंट अपलोड, शेड्यूल और ब्रॉडकास्ट करना सीखें

सबसे पहले, अपने संगीत और सामग्री को अपलोड करना महत्वपूर्ण है। हम आपको रिग्रो कास्ट- प्रोफेशनल रेडियो ब्रॉडकास्टिंग और ऑटोमेशन सॉफ्टवेयर प्रदान करते हैं। अब, आपके रेडियो सर्वर को शुरू करने का समय आ गया है। इसके अतिरिक्त, आप रेडियो प्रॉपर्टीज जैसे कैप्सूल, स्पार्कलर, और स्टेशन पहचान अपलोड कर सकते हैं और अपने स्टेशन को प्रो की तरह आवाज दे सकते हैं। आखिरकार, आप अलग-अलग ऑटो डीजे खाते बना सकते हैं और आपके आरजे अपने शो समय के अनुसार अपने शो शेड्यूल कर सकते हैं। एक बार सेट हो जाने के बाद, हमारे रेडियो प्रसारण सॉफ्टवेयर को (AI) आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस के साथ आराम करें।

स्टेप # 7.  फ्री रेडियो ऐप प्राप्त करें

पूरी तरह से चित्रित Android रेडियो ऐप नि: शुल्क प्राप्त करें जो विमुद्रीकरण, सामाजिक पृष्ठ, समाचार टैब, रंग थीम परिवर्तक, प्रत्यक्ष व्हाट्सएप और सामाजिक शेयर, आदि जैसे कई प्रीमियम सुविधाओं के साथ आता है।

चरण # 8. निशुल्क Google Play Store लिस्टिंग प्राप्त करें

आपका एंड्रॉइड ऐप तैयार हो जाने के बाद हम आपकी स्टोर लिस्टिंग बनाते हैं और Google Play Store पर अपना ऐप रोलआउट करते हैं। इसका मतलब है कि हम Google Play Store पर आपका रेडियो ऐप अपलोड करते हैं। इस प्रकार आप दुनिया भर में अपने समुदायों के बीच अपने रेडियो ऐप को डाउनलोड और साझा कर सकते हैं और अपने श्रोताओं को विकसित कर सकते हैं। अभी शुरू करो।

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Ever dreamed of running your own FM radio & want to start your own FM radio station in India, then this is a 100% authentic in-depth guide for you! To start your FM Radio station, you have to get permission from MIB (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, India). No one is entitled to provide this license except for the MIB. After getting the final clearances from the WPC, you can start your broadcast on the frequency (Radio FM). In 2011, the Govt of India decided to launch FM Radio broadcast stations to cover a total of 839 FM radio channels in 294 cities! Correspondingly, to begin you have to bid & get your radio station frequency on FM megahertz from the reserve prices set for the auction by the Govt of India. Furthur more, you can go ahead & purchase your FM Transmitter & the antenna, set up the audio equipment and start broadcasting your radio on the FM. 

The cost of a commercial FM radio station starts from 50 lakhs to 1 Crore.  (98.3 FM Radio Mirchi, 94.3 MY FM, etc). You can download the PDF copy of the policy & guidelines by the MIB, Govt of India for procuring your FM Licence most easily! 

Ease of Setup: FM Radio versus Internet Radio

In this article, you will learn how to start an FM radio station, and also build your own radio station on the internet. Radio stations in India are getting boom! This is due to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra`s exclusive use of Radio against TV for his program Maan Ki Baat. Obvious, since radio is the world`s oldest & mode of communication through audio & on-air frequencies (AIR & Akashvani). It is 100% Free and available to anyone & everyone. It requires low resources and can be very well used during emergencies. 

Since the FM radio frequency is very expensive, Riggro Digital has introduced Internet radio technology to empower every radio aspirant to start their own radio station online or on the internet. Uniquely, our online radio stations play at just 2 kbps. Thus many FM & Community Radios Stations are broadcasting their FM radio stations on our platforms.  They get amazing easy tools like automation & scheduling software with Auto DJ which makes their broadcasting live easiest! Subsequently, this also helps to cut down their operational costs by up to 90%.

They are using our radio hosting services and streaming audios on their FM radio stations connecting our android apps to their transmitters.  Cloud Automation & Internet radio Broadcasting Solutions for FM Radios

Our client, Radio Parbhani, has expressed:

“We are extremely happy using the cloud automation radio broadcasting services by Riggro Digital . We are broadcasting our FM Radio station from the cloud . Surprisingly, there is less human dependency & we are able to cut down the operational cost of our FM radio station by 90%! “

Riggro Digital has introduced the Internet radio technology

History of Internet radio stations

The 1st Internet radio started its broadcasting on June 24, 1993, by Carl Malamud. He started broadcasting with a talk online radio from his computer. The first music band that performed Live on the internet radio was Severe Tire Damage on June 24, 1993. Then later in 1994, there came up with an Irish online news radio broadcaster for the Irish community across the world. Furthermore, the Rolling Stones concert was the first major concert broadcasted over the online radio in November 1994. The first Analogue terrestrial radio station to broadcast over the internet was WXYC (89.3 FM Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA) was on November 7, 1994. To more about the Internet radio stations History- Click Here 

Riggro Digital launched its first internet radio station in India called – Radio Jay Bhim on 14th April. Currently, we have over 3 million-plus internet radio users across the world! All our radio stations can be found on various global radio platforms, websites & apps like radio. garden, RadiosIndia.com, Radio.net, Streema, TuneIn Radio, apktume.com and  

To start an Internet Radio Station, there is no license required from the MIB due to the fact there is no spectrum or no Frequency is required. The Internet Radios use the user’s web connection for which the consumer is already paying. So as of now, the MIB has nowhere stated any license for Starting an Internet Radio or Online Radio Station.

Procedure for Starting FM Radio Stations in India?

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting invited sealed Bids forms for expansion to start FM Radios in India through private agencies (Phase – II) as per TENDER No. 212/14/2005 – FM.

Further, to expand more reach of FM Radio broadcasting in the country, the Government has embarked upon Phase III to enable the setting up of private FM Radio channels in all cities with a population of more than 1 lakh. The bidding for which was approximately Rs. 50 Lakhs – up to Rs. 25 Cr depending upon the grades of the cities. Example- Mumbai, Nasik, Agra, etc.

What are the Permissions and investments required to set up FM Radio Stations in India?

Permission for the channels is granted on the basis of a Non-Refundable One Time Entry Fee (NOTEF). NOTEF is the capital investment for an FM Radio operator. NOTEF also includes annual license fees and operational expenses. In the same manner, Reserved Price (RP) or say bid prices for FM Radio channels in a city, largely depend upon the revenue generation potential of that particular city/coverage area. The Cabinet approved the RP for the other 11 cities as Rs. 5 Lakhs as their population is less than 1 lakh and as these cities have their own strategic importance.

For new channels in existing FM Phase-II cities, the highest bid price received for that city in Phase-II.
And for new cities, Reserved Price will be calculated by various methods like Valuation of the FM Station, Valuation by GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product), Valuation based on Listener-ship, and Valuation based on revenue generation potential.


A total of 338 channels in 91 cities across the country are being made available for bidding by Indian private companies at this stage for FM Radio License. The list of cities along with categories and the number of channels in each city for bidding is available on this Ministry’s website www.mib.nic.in.
Every applicant shall be allowed to bid for only one FM Radio License per city provided that the total number of Channels allocated to an applicant shall not exceed the overall limit of 15% of the total Channels allocated in India.



Foreign Investment

In the applicant company, total foreign investment, including FDI by Overseas Corporate Bodies/Non – Resident Indians/Persons of Indian Origin, etc., portfolio investments by Foreign Institutional Investors (FII), within limits prescribed by RBI shall not exceed 20% of the paid-up equity in the entity, subject to the following conditions for FM Radio License in India

1:- One Indian individual or company owns more than 50% of the paid-up equity in the applicant entity excluding the equity held by banks and other lending institutions.
2:-  The majority shareholder exercises management control over the applicant entity.
3:-The applicant entity has only resident Indians as directors on the board.
4:- All key executive officers of the applicant entity are resident Indians.


The applicants who want to Start FM Radio Stations will be eligible to participate in bidding for Channels in all four regions, their financial eligibility shall be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Minimum Net Worth required for one Channel per City in each region :

§ D category Cities: Rs. 50 Lakh.
§ C category Cities: Rs. 1 Crore.
§ B category Cities: Rs. 2 Crore.
§ A or A+ category Cities: Rs. 3 Crore.
§ All Cities in all regions: Rs. 10 Crore.

The applicant company who wants to Start FM Radio Stations would be required to furnish annual reports and audited final accounts for the last three years, or in the case of a newly incorporated company, balance sheets from the date of incorporation till March 31, 2005.
An applicant company registered after March 31, 2005, shall have to demonstrate its net worth as on 30.9.2005.


  • Companies not incorporated in India.
  • Any company controlled by a person convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude or declared as insolvent or applied for being declared insolvent;
  • Company associate of or controlled by a Trust, Society or Non-Profit Organization;
  • A company controlled by or associated with a religious body;
  • Any company controlled by or associated with a political body;
  • The company which is functioning as an advertising agency or is an associate of an advertising agency or is controlled by an advertising agency or person associated with an advertising agency;
  • A subsidiary company of any applicant in the same City;
  • Holding company of any applicant in the same City;
  • Companies with the Same Management within a City;
  • More than one Inter-Connected Undertaking in the same City.
  • Any company that has been debarred from taking part in the bidding process by virtue of default in Phase – I or it’s an associate company with the same management.
  • The defaulters of conditions under Phase-I, who have contested the revocation of their Letters of Intent/License Agreements, thereby continue to be debarred from participating in any future bidding process as per Phase policy.

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Why choose to create an online radio station?

So far, we have had physical radio stations, with almost every small or big city having at least one, if not more. As the name clearly indicates, online radio station works through the internet. It is just like another website or a radio app accessible from any corner of the world, through the internet. Unlike a physical radio station, which often transmits programs with the irritating accompanying noise, the programs relayed by an online station are free of all undesirable noises and disturbances. The most convenient part of such stations is the fact that you could listen to your favorite program from anywhere. Just download your favorite Internet radio station and enjoy your preferred program anytime you like. To build an online radio station, simply subscribe & get the world`s best radio app, Free.

5 Important reasons to build an Online radio station?

1) It does not matter where you are situated in the world. You can reach people across the world!

2) The costs of broadcasting an internet radio station is much lesser than any traditional FM radio. You do not need to pay any spectrum charges to the Government of India. You just need to have a passion to build an online radio station.

3) You can offer more than audio – You can have interactivity with Images, newspapers & social media like: a Youtube channel, FB, Twitter, what’s app etc.

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Minimum requirements you will need to start an internet radio station will include Laptop or a desktop, mixer, 2 microphones, digital audio card, and a streaming media server.


Since you don’t use spectrum form the Government of India to broadcast an Internet Radio, eventually web radio is 100% Legal! But, it is important to consider the music royalty to play content legally on your radio. Thus, you must communicate with the music licensing authorities.

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Create your internet Radio Station & get Smartphone broadcasting app, Free

Your free online radio station creator comes with a Free Smartphone broadcasting facility. This is a very handy yet most powerful tool. You can instantly do Live broadcasting in HD Sound quality with our smart broadcast app. This is very helpful for Live shows, Community broadcast and Outdoor broadcasting (OB).
You can directly Go Live from your smartphone’s microphone! Thus, you skip the dependencies of the soundproof studios and gadgets! Smart Broadcast- Easily Broadcast Live Shows from SmartPhone App

So what are you waiting for? Get empowered with Riggro Digital`s powerful Internet Radio broadcasting softwares, Hosting servers and worlds best support.

Know the Radio Royalty Rates? What do you need a licence for?

Riggro Digital is a online radio streamer that not only provide powerful radio servers, but also provide radio broadcasting softwares & Radio apps Free. Riggro does not play any content with royalty or without royalty on any radio stations. We recommend the radio operators to approach the music labels, artists or the connected organizations.

Ideally if you stream any music that is owned by any music company, artist, label or any organization, it is a rightful decision to obtain their permissions. One of the our Radio operators had tried to obtain music licence on web/ online or internet radio stations to PPL but they have  denied  to offer any licence. They had conveyed to contact the  music companies, directly.

PPL Licence- Gmail Response copy

There is another organization which can be approached for the music playing permissions- IPRS.

Some More basic facts about Music Royalty

Royalty Payments for Streaming & Physical Mediums.

  • Utilization By Cinematography Films On Physical Medium And Electronic Digital Medium By Sale-Download Renting Streaming
  • Internet Non Interactive Music Streaming Services
  • Internet Interactive Music Streaming Services
  • Karaoke Service on Internet
  • Utilization By Sound Recording On Physical Medium Or Electronic-Digital Medium By Sale-Electronic Digital Download. You can find more information on the Official Website of IPRS (Indian Performing Right  Society)- http://www.iprs.org

Know Radio Royalty Rates

Do you have the aspirations to be a radio broadcaster?

Do you have aspirations to be a radio broadcaster? Then yes you can, not only create an internet radio station Free, but also create your own identity. You can be one amongst the top online radio broadcasters. Would you like to share your favorite tunes interspersed with a few words as to why you like them or share other tidbits of wisdom on the airwaves? While you can start your own TV channel with YouTube, or launch a podcast and you can easily create your internet radio station.

Process to Create an Internet radio Station

  1. Setting Up Your Gear Configuring the Software Designing Your Station Community Q&A Internet radio stations are accessible from anywhere in the world. This makes it a popular service for expatriates and for listeners with interests not adequately served by local radio stations. Internet radio stations offer content across genres that are simulcast over the web.

How to start an Internet radio station legally Free from Home in India (Step-By-Step Guide)

Hoe to Start an Internet Radio Station- Step By Step Guide- www.riggrodigital
How to start internet radio station legally from Home in 2020 (Free Step-By-Step Guide) | Riggro Digital

Learn how to set up and build a radio station from home & be a Boss! Creating & starting an internet radio station has never been so easier! In just 10 steps, get set go & open your online radio station for Free with Riggro Digital! Absolutely, no credit or debit card is needed! You can immediately run, manage and start broadcasting your online radio station with simple techniques! By the time you wonder, how to broadcast like a pro, you shall be get going & establish your own radio station online or on the internet in just a few clicks! Furthermore, make your playlist, go live from your broadcasting app, start your transmission & make it large! Go, ahead, launch radio station with a grand inauguration and start streaming like a giant media!

Beginners guide: Build your online streaming radio station from a computer (All you need to know in 10 Steps)

  1. To begin, let’s start and design your online radio stations theme. Let’s decide a concept!
  2. Now let’s analyze who are your listeners are? What kind of content, music & audio they want to hear!
  3. Accordingly, create a catchy name for your online radio station that can build an bonding with your audiences.
  4. Besides, make sure you create a stunning logo for your online radio station
  5. Music licensing & Legalities- It is equally important to broadcast licensed & copyrighted content according to your county’s law. Eventually, this is something you would be responsible for!
  6. Decide a unique programming structure
  7. Automation Software- It is most important to have Riggro Cast– The Worlds #1 dependable internet radio broadcasting software!
  8. Creating a broadcasting app for your online radio station.
  9. Having the right studio equipment setup list- Start with the best equipments for your internet radio station! This is gonna be very helpful for your day to day recording tasks.
  10. Finally, it’s time to build your online radio app & grow your stations listener’s globally. Accordingly we roll out your broadcasting app on the google play!

Step By Step Guide on How To: Create a Radio Online for Free & Start Broadcasting an Internet Radio Station in 10 minutes?

Time needed: 10 minutes.

In this Step by Step guide, learn how to start an internet radio station legally & do Live streaming from your computer. Furthermore, you will not only build your online radio from home, but expand your reach from your town to the other side of the world! Thus there are endless possibilities of starting an internet radio station. Learn how to start broadcasting legally in 10 minutes:

  1. How to Create Your online Radio Station’s Theme or concept?

    Before Setting up an Internet Radio Station, you must analyze the below pointers! Eventually, this is where your story begins! So ask yourself:

    What`s your online radio station theme?
    Who’s your target audience?
    What content are you going to broadcast?
    Are you going to stream music or Voice (a talk radio)?
    Will you have Live RJs or stream recorded audio content?
    Which internet radio broadcasting software are you going to use along with Riggro Cast for Live streaming Live? Example- Sam BroadcasterButtMIXXXRadio Boss, Rocket Broadcaster, etc.
    How to Create Your online Radio Station’s Theme or concept?

  2. How to build a brand value for your online radio station?

    Before you plan to start and set up your internet radio station, it is mandatory to choose a great name & the tag line! This is your station’s identity! Eventually this name is going to create a brand value of your online radio station in global market. Example- Radio Namkin, Rangeela Radio, Radio Baajao, etc. It is most important to give an easy to remember name! So, rather hurrying on starting your internet radio do some research. Then choose a name that can build an identity of your online radio station. In doing so, you may consider the specialties in your area. For Instance, it may be the name of your town or something that connects immediately with your Listeners. Example: Food, cultures, dialect, person name, a word that is associated with you. Moreover, choose a tagline with a creative rhyme.How to Create Your online Radio Station’s Theme or concept?

  3. How To Design a Stunning Logo:

    Before you start, remember that you must make a creative yet simple logo. Notably, you must choose appealing yet simple fonts! Then, create a design that instantly describes your station. On the other hand, remember not to choose fancy or complicated fonts. Besides, Focus on clarity, readability & boldness of the logo. You may refer to our Logo designs; Here. For this reason, you may download several Logo Designer apps from Google play.

    Radio Rangeela

  4. How to Stream Royalty-Free Music & content:

    If you wish to stream royalty music, then you can obtain permissions from the content owners to grant you the rights. Eventually, you can approach small brands, YouTubers & upcoming artists who also need a platform to promote their music. This is how you can get royalty-free music. Apparently, the other option is to pay the royalty or tie up and then stream their music. Besides, you can bargain and barter with the content owners for their promotions & publicity! If not, lastly you can then request them to charge you a very low amount to stream their music online.

    What is another Option against Playing Royalty Music?

    As you are aware you can listen to Bollywood songs very easily on Google. Eventually apart from music nowadays the listeners want to hear content-oriented & informative programs. It is a very fast and quick media. Since audio is the mode of communication, certainly, this can be a great opportunity for you to make it a Talk Radio. Eventually, there is no royalty issue. You can invite or seek audio from your Listeners. They can record it on their Smartphones & you can broadcast it on your streaming platform for Free. Thus you can grow your listeners worldwide. Furthermore, you can stream ready-made & Free content from websites like; Archive.org & YouTube.

  5. How to Choose Your Radio Hosting Server?

    Riggro Digital- India’s 1st & No. 1 audio streaming provider & broadcaster, offers you the World’s best & most powerful Internet Radio Hosting. In fact, It also includes several amazing features.  Our streaming plans include free Shoutcast and Icecast Servers. You can start your Radio career for Free as well as get premium features starting at just Rs. 700/Month. Furthermore, if you aspire to broadcast on a bigger scale we suggest you choose our Professional & Unlimited Plans that Start at just Rs. 5500/Month, Rs. 7500/Month and up to Rs.12500/Month. In Premium plans, you can Make money & get paid directly to your account by Google! Thus we have everything for everyone. So gear up & create your online radio station with the power of 4 in 1 server by Powered by Riggro Digital

    What is Shoutcast and Icecast Hosting:
    SHOUTcast DNAS is cross-platform proprietary software for streaming media over the Internet. It allows digital audio content, primarily in MP3 or High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding format, to be broadcast to and from media player software, enabling the creation of Internet Radio Stations”.

    What is Icecast Hosting: Ice cast is a streaming server, which can stream audio (and video) to Listeners. Audio Format supported- Ogg (Vorbis, Theora), Opus, FLAC, and WebM (VP8/VP9).

  6. Get the World’s Best Internet Radio Broadcasting Software – Riggro Cast (Free)

    Riggro Digital offers all the necessary tools you need to build, run & manage your online radio station. Get powerful Riggro Cast- Radio Broadcasting Software with Automation & Auto DJ to automate your station. Most importantly, you get it Free with your subscription. Apparently, Riggro-Cast can not only broadcast & schedule your music and other audio programs but also can seamlessly changeover from the cloud to physical studio broadcasting. Thus your Live stream sounds better than any FM Radio station using Riggro-Cast broadcasting software! It comes with easy drag & drop functions. Most Importantly, it includes powerful scheduling options like General Rotation, Interval, Immediate play, and Scheduled. Having said all that, now it is the time to start streaming your audio Live by uploading your music and starting your radio server.

  7. Learn How to Build a Radio and Setup Studio & Equipments

    Before you build & stream your audio live On-Air, precisely you need the proper studio equipment including the best online radio broadcasting software (Rigggro-Cast). That’s how you broadcast & sound like a Pro! Riggro Digital not only supports you in starting your Internet Radio but also helps you to set up your studios within your budget. Furthermore, we guide you to buy, setup, and startup with the best pieces of equipment for your online radio station. Our technical team shares with you the list of equipment that you can buy directly from Amazon.

    On the other hand, our internet radio broadcasting software with auto DJ  helps you to broadcast on the cloud and sound professional. Over and above after you start your online radio we give you Free Training so that your programming improves helping your station makes money, fast.

    internet radio station equipment list by Riggro Digital

  8. Learn How to upload, Schedule, and Broadcast your content

    In the first place, it is important to upload your Music and Content. We provide you with Riggro Cast- Your Radio Broadcasting & Automation Software. Once this is done, it’s time to Start your Radio Server. Additionally, you can upload Radio properties like capsules, sparklers, and station identification & make your station Sound very crispy like a Pro. Specifically, you can also create separate Auto DJ accounts for your RJs according to their Show Schedules. Thus your RJ’s can upload their content and schedule their own shows as per their Showtimes. Once you are set, let our Radio Broadcasting Software with AI )Artificial Intelligence do the rest for you.

  9. How to monitor your station using Riggro Cast: Radio Broadcasting Software

    Your station subscription comes with the World’s No. #1 Internet Radio broadcasting software Riggro Cast (Free). This included all the necessary monitoring tools with which you can monitor all statics of your station Live.
    Starting an Internet Radio station powered by Riggro Cast, makes your life easy! You can monitor; live Listeners,  unique Listeners, Listeners by counties, minutes, listeners graph according time slots like graveyard, morning, evening, afternoon etc. This eventually helps you to monitor the number of concurrent Listeners Live during every show. In addition, several other Live statistics and reports can also generated in just few clicks. So go ahead & create your online radio station & get the worlds best internet radio broadcasting Software Riggro Cast, FREE.

    Riggro Cast- monitor the live statics from our Automation software.

  10. Get Free Google Play Store Listing

    Once your broadcasting Android app is created, we create your app store listing & rollout your App on the Google Play Store. That means we upload your Radio App on the Google Play Store. Thus you can download & share your App amongst your audiences across the world & grow your listeners.

    Riggro Digital Radio Application of the Google Play Store

Examples of Themes & Concepts to know before starting your Internet radio station?

1. How to Build an Educational Radio Station?

MPSC Guru is an online radio station that stream Free MPSC syllabus for the students appearing for competitive exams. Apart they also broadcast motivational & career related content. If you are an educational institution, than you can create your online radio station for your teachers & the students community. Educational radio stations on internet has a very vast reach. Streaming useful content can be very beneficial for your students globally. You can do Live audio streaming of lectures from our smartphone radio broadcasting app. Its Free! Check out Radio MPSC Guru on the Google Play Store. This is how you can also create your own internet radio station for your school & college.

2. How to Create Spiritual Radio Station

India is a county of different cultures and religions. Thus Starting an Internet Radio for communities connected spiritually can very successful. The best example is Radio Jai JinendraChristian Visionary, Nee Swaram and Jay Bhim on Google Play.

Radio Jai Jinendra- Jain Community Radio Station

3. How to Create an Language & Dialect based Online Radio station?

Understanding your listeners base is very important to before you start! Here is an example: Bhojpuri not is only the official language of Nepal & many other parts in India. It is also a  minority language in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, South Africa, and Mauritius. It is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in northern-eastern India. So there is a huge scope for creating an online Bhojpuri radio station. This is how you can research on your target audiences & accordingly start an online Radio Station. Checkout our Bhojpuri Radio- Radio Prabhat. Another example is Radio Masti from Hyderabad.

4. Stream Women’s Community Radio

In particular, streaming a radio for the women’s community is a great concept. Prominently, building such Online radio platform can engage, share, discuss, exchange thoughts & knowledge globally. Check out India’s 1st Women`s Radio developed by Riggro Digital called Radio Ragini on Google Play. Similarly, you can also start streaming your own radio channel with India’s 1st and No. # 1 internet radio Broadcaster.

Women’s Online Radio Station:

5. How to Build Knowledge-based Radio Station

Shirwal is a small town located 40 km from Pune. Mr. Nilesh had asked- How to start an internet radio station on knowledge sharing? Since online radios can stream on the low internet data, he thought to Create Shirwal Radio- “Spread The Knowledge”. The focus was his villagers & all those who are interested in such content.

Radio Shirwal- Knowledge based Radio, Pune

Choosing Right Equipments- Build your Online radio Station with the right Equipment list

Here are the internet radio station studio equipment & its list: Lets us understand what equipments are required to set up an internet Radio station. In the first place, you will require a Mixer with an audio interface, 2 microphones & 2 Studio Monitor Speakers.  Accessories are separate & can be purchased separately. Example- 2 XLR cables for 2 mics, 1 Headphone, electrical extension box, 2  mic stands, etc. Being in this sector since 2005, we would like to recommend the below Internet Radio Station Equipments that are the best fit for your professional or home setup.

Internet radio station equipment list from Amazon :

  1. Yamaha MG10XU Analog Mixer
  2. Yamaha HS5 45 Watt Powered Studio Monitor(Black)
  3. JBL Professional NANO K3-3″ Full-range Powered Monitor Pair
  4. Mackie CR3 3-Inch Creative Pair of Reference Multimedia Monitors
  5. Sennheiser E825-S Handheld Cardiod Dynamic Microphone with On/Off Switch ideal for vocal and instrument miking and club PA.
  6. You may also set up a home studio & the same types of equipment can be installed by eliminating the Mixer. You may use the USB Microphone which can be directly connected to the Laptop.
  7. AKG P120 – High-performance general purpose recording
AKG- USB Microphone

Our Internet Radio Broadcasting Success Stories (Testimonials):

Radio Vrishti

Radio Vrishti

Ronak Siddharth

“ I was very confused on how to make my online radio station ? I tried so many options. After starting my internet radio station I am convinced that Riggro Digital is the Best. They have converted my passion into a career! I have made my radio station from my computer Love you Riggro Digital ”

Radio MPSC Guru- Education Radio

Prof. Sunil Patil, Nashik

I had always dreamed of starting an education radio on internet for my students. I wanted to broadcast Live lectures & competitive exams syllabus. Riggro Digital build a online radio station for us. I got the Best DJ internet Radio Software on earth- Riggro Cast. I am able to stream Live studies from my broadcasting radio app which I got it Free.”

Radio Raagini

Ms. Raajashri Dinkar Agam, President, Raagini Foundation,Baramati, Maharashtra

“I always wondered how can I make a online radio station from my computer from home? Will I get a shoutcast or Icecast tools & hosting server Free? My dream was to create India’s 1st Women’s online-radio station. Today we are #1. Thank you for proving me the World’s best Radio Broadcasting Software, powerful hosting & Free radio station broadcasting app”


How to Make a Radio from your Computer

In the pandemic COVID 19 situation, many FM professionals who were working for more than 15 years have unfortunately lost their jobs! These situations have forced them to think- “How to Make a Radio and become the Boss?” Most of the professionals feel it’s better to start their internet radio station, rather than working for someone else. The demand for work from home has increased. As a result, immediate need to build an online radio station with Riggro Digital has surfaced and many unfortunate Jobless professionals have made their online radio Stations from their computers.

How do Radio Stations make money?

Precisely radio station make money by selling audio advertisements. But with Riggro Digital you can generate your revenue in 2 different ways.
1. Audio Advertisements
2. Clickable Poster Advertisements
3. Monetizable Google Admobs.

It is important that you make money from your internet radio station. So precisely, we give you a fully-featured Premium Business App that comes with a monetizable poster advertisement feature. You can upload your poster from a dedicated admin panel. The posters include clickable advertisements, birthday wishes, anniversary wishes, program schedules, locals businesses & activities, etc. Thus you get all the important tools to start an internet radio station & make money. (Ask for a pdf copy).

Is there any License required to start an Internet Radio Station?

When we say starting an internet radio station, it means a radio station that is build to stream online. Eventually, there is no spectrum or Frequency required from the Govt of India. Basically, it is social media radio & it does not require any Frequency like FM to broadcast! It streams on the internet. It is just like any other social media like Whatsapp, YouTube, etc. So there is no need to procure any licence to start an internet radio station for audio streaming! Thus it is 100% legal to build your online radio station.

How to Start a FM Radio Station in India

To Broadcast an FM, SW, MW, and (CRS) Community Radio Station, you have to take permission from the (MIB) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, WPC, Government of India. To know more depth about How to Start FM Radio Station in India, Click Here.
Start Commercial FM Radio in India- Learn more about Broadcasting and Guidelines: Click Here.
If you want to Start (CRS) Community Radio Station in India. Click Here.
To know more about the operational CRS in India, Facts & Figures, Click Here.

How to get Music Royalty Licences

Getting licenses to Stream Music. It is important to consider the music royalty if you wish to play the content legally on your radio. For that, you must communicate with the music licensing authorities who come under the association of issuing the Music rights to you. If you wish to play any royalty protected music or content which is NOT FREE, you may contact the owner or the Music association.

Can you compare: Online Radios with TV, YouTube, Newspaper (Which is Better)

You can listen to a Radio Station Online all though you may be busy doing any work. Example: Reading, eating, jogging, running, during a workout, traveling, sleeping, working & more. Moreover, you can Listen to Educational Radio Online & even appear for your competitive exams- Radio MPSC GURU & Radio Espalier.

Being a completely unpredictable media, It raises suspense on  What’s Coming Up! That is the reason which makes it very unique. Most amazingly just imagine while your driving, you hear interesting content like; ” How Google came into existence, the technology behind touch screens, etc.” Moreover can continue to work without disturbances & still hear interesting facts, News, Music, etc. The same content may be available on TV, YouTube, or Newspapers. But you have to spend your time, energy & engage yourself. You also require more data for the stream. It will also interrupt your work at hand.

Now, It is very clear that newspapers, TV, as well as YouTube, are visual mediums. You have to engage your eyes, mind & your self to grab information. On the contrary, it is the only medium where you at no extra effort can grasp all the information just by Listening. It is also a very primitive medium in the world of technology by which you can spread your knowledge, information with your Listeners worldwide.  It’s a great decision to start a radio station online with Riggro Digital.

What is Journey behind being India’s 1st & No. 1 Online Radio Station Creator

Starting the 1st Radio Online in 2012 was never so easy. We had realized that indeed this is a huge media. It is a platform for freedom of speech & expression. It is not possible for a common man to approach commercial FM to showcase their talents. Moreover getting a (CRS) Community Radio Station Licence from the Govt. of India is a very tough & tedious process.

Starting an FM Radio Station for a common man is next to impossible !  On the contrary, Starting an Online Radio Station is very easy & does not require any Licences!
Way back in 2012, My organization had applied for the Community Radio Licence to the Govt of India. But our applications were rejected 3 times. It was very frustrating.  So I decided to come up with the concept of Starting an Internet Radio. I wanted this media to be in easy access to everybody.
Thus today with over 500+ Stations, Riggro Digital is India’s 1st, #1, and the world’s Top 5 most preferred broadcaster.

Directors Experience & Qualifications:

Dr. Rakesh Shrivansh- Founder & Director- Riggro Digital
Air FM Gold, Mumbai- RJ
93.5 Red FM – Programming Head
94.3 Tomato FM (Pudhari Publications)- Content & Programming Head
Big 92.7 FM- Content & Communications Head
A Community Radio Station from Nashik- Chief of Operations (COO)
Founder & Director- Garjato Maharashtra News, Mumbai

What is the difference between Free Online Radio Station Creator versus Premium paid streaming?

Let’s understand what happens if you subscribe to un-reliable Free services versus the Riggro Digitals Free or premium internet radio streaming services.

If you start an online radio station for Free with Riggro, you get limited disc space & listeners. Most important you get Internet Radio broadcasting software with automation & auto DJ free. We guarantee that your privacy is 100% safe & never misused.
Riggro Digital charges you only if you seek professional features like; more storage, more listeners, Free training, premium Android Radio Broadcasting app & need monetization features. Our charges start @ just Rs 700/Month. If paid Annually the cost is as low as Rs. 500/M (T&C Apply).

Many misuse your audio stream when they give it to you for free. Almost all Free online radio station creators except Riggro Digital, use your audio streams to make money maybe without your knowledge. They put pre-roll, post-roll, or mid-roll audio ads in your audio streams. The ads are only heard in counties which you may never know. So you would never know what content is aired on your station.
You never know if your stream is misused or not! The best option is to trust your Desi Broadcaster!

I will explain it with an example:
In India food distributed outside temples for free is called Bhandara. Suppose the food is coming from a nearby restaurant! Would you eat the Free food or go inside the restaurant, pay some amount & enjoy premium service & food? 

Difference between Starting Free Internet Radio versus Premium Online Radio Streaming

What are the drawbacks if I choose other Free Online Radio Station creators?

The safest, most genuine & reliable Free streaming provider is Riggro Digital- India’s 1st & No. 1 online radio station creator! We never use your Streams URLs without your consent.

What you will not get in other Free Internet Streaming providers:

1. You may not get reliable servers.
2. Limited or low Bandwidth.
3. You will get Buffering in your stream. Eventually, you will lose your listeners.
3. No Auto DJ accounts.
4. No crystal HD streaming audio quality.
5. Most Important- No Scheduling Software. You will not get professional radio broadcasting software with automation & scheduling.
6. You will only get a simple audio player, just like a windows media player to play your audio files.
7. Get low disc space since disc space on cloud not Free ! you have frequently delete & upload new audio files.
8. Won’t get a personalized Radio App. You radio will be listed amongst thousands of other radios. Thus No stand-alone Identity.

Features in Premium Internet Radio Broadcasting Services?

  1. Get Stunning Android app & iOS App listing Free!
  2. Get the power of Four in One Riggro Digital servers.
  3. Plays in Dolby HD Stereo & Ultra HD- Blu Ray Sound. ( RD`O Codec Technology * )
  4. Personalized Poster Admobs to make money – Display unlimited Poster Advertisements, local events.
  5. Add Unlimited Newspapers for user engagement.
  6. Live broadcasting from your Smartphone. Do direct Live show from your phone on your radio from anywhere in the world Professional Studio Broadcasting.
  7. No Buffering & audio caching technology. That means your radio plays without internet, in case the connection is lost & continuously tries to reconnect.
  8. Plays @ just 2kbps (N-BitRate Compression Technology *).
  9. Direct Social connects. Extremely easy App sharing.
  10. Podcast facility.
  11. World-class Features Designed by the World’s best Developers from the USA & India.
  12. Powerful Radio Stream Engines. (Built in BFR- nTechnology)
  13. Easy Swipe Radio Interface with Sleep timer, song request, send us an email, show schedule, about us & News tab.
  14. Powerful Scheduling Software & Auto DJ. No extra expansive Software needed.
  15. Guaranteed 90 % cost-cutting with our Automation Technology for  FM Radios. No human dependency, no need to keep your studio PCs, Gadgets, AC & Power to be on. Our powerful technology works 24×7! 99.99% guaranteed uptime.

Features of Riggro Cast- Radio Broadcasting Software Features:

  1. Complete control of your station, any time, anywhere even from your smartphone.
  2. Live Statics & report generator- Eg; know what’s playing live, recent tracks, and display album art.
  3. Live & Real-Time tracking- Track Live listeners, unique listeners, total Listeners minutes, Unique countries & much more.


By now you know how to build a radio station & grow popularity. If starting your internet radio station is what your dream is than your have learned all, by now. Lets recap & conclude.

  1. You must choose a local broadcaster from your country to create your radio station. Thus you can communicate in your local language & get quicker support. You will be at an ease to start, run & manage your online radio station.
  2. Search for a broadcaster who gives you the best support preferably in your local language on phone & remote desk. This will make your broadcasting easy. You can get the knowledge on how to stream your music & voice effortlessly.
  3. As an Indian, preferably you must support & choose Indian streaming provider can understand your requirements & create broadcasting app that well connects with your communities,  cultures & lifestyles. Example of online radio apps build in India- Click Here. Local audio stream providers can connect with you in your time zones. You can communicate in your dialect & languages. Thus you can run, manage and broadcast your station very easily.