What equipment do I need for a FM Radio Station?

What equipment do I need for a FM Radio Station?

COMPLETE GUIDE ABOUT SELECTION OF FM BROADCAST EQUIPMENT AND FM RADIO STATION EQUIPMENT

LIST OF BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO START A RADIO

Before to go in depth we want to give you an overview of the Radio Broadcast Equipment needed to start a Radio Station

The minimum equipment to start on the Radio Station Site is:

The minimum equipment to start on the Radio Studio is:

Then you can optionally add:

  • Microphone Processor
  • Audio Processor
  • Phone Hybrid Interface
  • Telephone
  • GSM Interface
  • On Air Light
  • CD player
  • Tuner FM Receiver good quality
  • RDS Encoder

Moreover, you can add:

  • Computer with automation and play list software
  • Computer Monitor
  • Broadcast desk and Furniture

Then a guest desk can be added with:

  • Microphone
  • Microphone Processor
  • Mic Arms
  • Headphone
  • Telephone

And an Off-Air Production Station Studio.

  • Mixer Console
  • Microphones
  • Headphones
  • Headphones distributor
  • Active Speakers Monitors
  • Mic Arms
  • Microphone Processor
  • Audio Processor
  • Phone Hybrid Interface
  • Telephone
  • GSM Interface
  • On Air Light
  • CD player
  • Tuner FM Receiver good quality
  • RDS Encoder
  • Computer with automation and play list software
  • Computer Monitor
  • Broadcast desk and Furniture

How much does radio station equipment cost?

The main aspects to consider in selecting the equipment is the economic budget.
The question is: do we need to buy high-cost devices to have a good quality radio?
The answer is: NO

By carefully choosing the material and the supplier, you can build a good quality radio station with a limited budget.

For a small local radio just a 4-channel audio console, (the type used for music recording), a microphone and headphones of a few euros, a table, a chair, a 50W transmitter and an antenna…. with less than €2.000 you are on-air!
Instead, going through infinite nuances: one or more on-air studios, guest location, off-air production studios, exclusive equipment for broadcast applications, digital audio mixer consoles of 24 or more channels, hybrids telephone inputs, expensive Orban or Axia type processors, high quality microphones and headphones, servers to store the media, software automation, furniture designed for radio broadcast applications, ups, transmission sites with 40kW transmitter, antenna systems up to 16 bay, moto-generator… the minimum cost could start with € 500,000!.

In conclusion, starting from a small budget, choosing carefully, up to large sums you can always make good radio in a dignified way and with good quality.

After all, as in all things in life, what matters is: make the right choices and have high quality content.

CONCLUSION

Building a radio or modernizing it is not an easy job but it is certainly an exciting activity.

We hope that with our help this work will be easy.

Our commitment is to help you make the right decisions and get the best results with the budget you have available.

Are you interested to buy a fm transmitter? Or buy a radio studio equipment?

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UNIQUE SOLUTIONS: TOP PERFORMANCES AND RELIABILITY

  • HOT PLUG-IN POWER SUPPLY for Instant replacement of the power supplies, easy maintenance, without off-air. The power supply plug-in modules can be safely removed from the front panel without interrupting the transmission.
  • STANDARD MARKET AVAILABLE POWER SUPPLY
  • SMP: Superior Modular Philosophy
  • MODULARITY with very light amplifier modules (less than 17kg/34lbs each)
  • Maximum Redundancy
  • Ultra compact size 2U for each amplifier module
  • DIRECT INTERNET CONNECTION: all the WIRED Line components have direct connection to internet without the help of any external box or accessories.
  • LOWEST LOST OF POWER OF THE MARKET IN CASE OF FAILURE OF ONE MODULE: Due to combination of 2kW amplifier modules, extremely low output power loss in case of failure.
  • TOTALLY MADE IN ALLUINUM: for minimum weight and robustness.
  • AIR PROTECTION: all the internal components are designed to avoid the direct contact with the air, mainly the air coming in from the fans, this avoid all the failures produced by the air corrosion.
  • MIRROR Network Mirror System:
  • DIREC ACCESS TO MAIN COMMANDS
  • OVERALL STATUS SHOWING BY LED
  • TOUCH SCREEN BRAIN CONTROL UNIT: The control unit have the specific function to supervise the transmitter, even in case of failure of it (or turned off) manual control of the transmitter guarantee perfect operation.
  • Web control
  • Extremely detailed web control with all main parameters fully controllable and adjustable, available.
  • Weekly scheduler output power for energy consumption optimization management.
  • E-mails configuration available sent for any event.
  • Remotely upgradable
  • SMART BROWSING
  • 65:1 VSWR TOLERANCE