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Hey!  Welcome to the KL Radio family!  We’re delighted to have you join our international team of talented presenters, DJs and just generally nice people!

To get you started, here is a ‘checklist’ of all the things that we have found from experience that you should have in place when you go ‘live’ for the first time.  We find that these are now ‘tried and trusted’ guidelines to get you on the air, and on the road to internet super-stardom!

But before we get started, here’s a few points of interest about KL Radio:

In order to be able to broadcast for internet radio, you will need to consider the following:

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Whatever software you opt for, it MUST be able to connect to Shoutcast

If you’re a Pro DJ, and internet radio is just a sideline, we recommend Virtual DJ.  There are two versions available – free and Pro.  The Pro licence costs £19.99/month, or you can buy a lifetime licence for £300, which allows you unlimited upgrades free of charge (*correct as at November 2020).  The Pro version is an industry leader for professional DJs, and features pretty-much anything that a mobile (or radio) DJ could think of.

If you opt for the free version, or are using another application, you can use a free piece of software to broadcast to the radio server. B.U.T.T. (Broadcast Using This Tool) is a popular software solution for broadcasting.

For guidelines on using other DJ software, please see tutorials below from the Radio.co website

Using TRAKTOR to broadcast for online radio

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Anything really (within reason).  Presenters are encouraged to create and develop their own show formats.

If you are considering a more niche genre, we would ask you to assess how popular it is likely to be with the listening audience.

During live broadcasts, you can only play music that you own, stored as a valid audio file (e.g. MP3, WAv, etc) on your PC, laptop or connected external hard drive.

Music played from streaming sources, such as Spotify, Soundcloud etc will be muted during live broadcasts, as this contravenes the fair use policies of such providers.

KL Radio will not tolerate the playing of any explicit lyrics, nor anything which promotes any form of racism, sexism, homophobia, or any other kind of hate speech.

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KL Radio already has several popular social media channels.  You will be given Editor permissions to the Facebook Page and Group.  The links are below:

We suggest that you set up an independent Facebook Group or Page, for (each of) your show(s).

*A Facebook Group allows easier two-way interaction, as members can post as well as group admins/moderators.  Pages afford more control, as only page admins and moderators can usually post.

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Our Website
Our website has been developed in-house, using WordPress.  As a presenter on KL Radio, you will be given Editor permissions to the website.
If you require user permissions, please send a request by email.
You will also get the following, which you should maintain and update regularly.

Here is a helpful video tutorial on how to get started using WordPress and the KL Radio website.

You will be prompted within the user interface on what kind of content to include in these pages.

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We already have a number of jingles available, which you can find at this Dropbox link.  The file is updated weekly with free, generic jingles.
If you’re looking for a free solution to creating jingles for your show, Audacity is a great (and free!) audio editing application, compatible with Windows and MacOS.  You can also use Audacity to create your own customised version of existing jingles.
If you’re happy to pay for professional jingles, then KL Radio has an Affiliate Agreement with RadioJingles24 – click on the image to access the Affiliate Link.
For artwork, get in touch with Niall Shaw for guidance and assistance

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Most of our presenters have their own accounts on Mixcloud.  We encourage you to record all of your shows, and to upload them to Mixcloud.  It’s a free fully-licenced service.  For £9/month, you can upgrade to Mixcloud Pro and also access the ‘Mixcloud Live’ service, which allows you to broadcast live video streams.  You can even charge your fans a monthly subscription free to access your content!
One of our fellow presenters, Chad Russell, has very kindly provided a couple of tutorials to introduce us to the benefits of Mixcloud.
  1. The Basics of Mixcloud
  2. Why You Should Be Using Mixcloud Live

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One of the best things about being part of the KL Radio team is the great sense of community, almost a family spirit, amongst the DJs.

No matter what you need help with, one of the team will be on hand to help you out – not quite 24/7, but not far off!