You have to prove certain things, before being given a license to run a FM radio station.
Firstly, before being given a license to run a FM radio station, you need to prove that you have money to pay for the frequencies you will be allocated.
Secondly, before being given a license to run a FM radio station, you have to prove that you are a responsible person: a person who can be allowed to disseminate information to the public.
Thirdly, before being given a license to run a FM radio station, you have to prove that you have the right equipment.
Depending on where you are, there may be other regulatory requirements. The best thing for you to do would be to identify the authority in charge of these things, and get in touch with it, to know what else may be required, before you are allowed to run a FM station. Once you identify the relevant authority, you may just need to log in to Gmail using the information that is accessible at onlinehubinfo.com and then send an email with those queries to that particular authority. All said and done, setting up a FM radio station shouldn’t be too hard – especially if what you have in mind is a community FM station, or a regional FM station.
Several strategies exist, for allowing a FM station interactive (that is, for making the station capable of interacting with its listeners).
One strategy for making a FM station interactive would be that in which phone lines can be set up, where the listeners can be calling in. This is one of the most effective strategies, used by even the smallest of FM stations nowadays.
Another strategy for making a FM station interactive would be that in which social networking site accounts can be set up, those being accounts through which the listeners can interact with the station. Here, we’d be looking at the likes of fan pages, group pages and so on.
Yet another strategy for making a FM station interactive would be that in which email accounts are set up, those being email accounts through which the listeners can interact with the station. If the budget is very tight, these can be free webmail accounts. It is, for instance, very easy to go to the www.gmail.com sign up page, and proceed to sign up for Google email from there. Then there is need to broadcast the address hence created as the address through which listeners can be sending comments, song requests and so on.
Many people imagine that the main cost incurred in running a FM station is that of paying for frequencies. But the truth is that there is more to running a FM station, in terms of expenses, than just paying the frequency rentals.
For one, in running a FM station, huge labor costs are incurred. The presenters, technical staff and administrative staff in these sorts of stations tend to demand that they be paid like royalty, and labor costs can end up being very huge.
Secondly, in running a FM station, huge house rent (or property tax) costs are incurred. This is, of course, with the exception of a situation where the station happens to be a community station, housed in buildings owned by the community sponsoring it.
Thirdly, in running a FM station, huge insurance costs are incurred. The buildings housing the station, for instance, have to be insured. Then the station’s automobiles have to be insured. And as you can see, upon requesting for a free insurance quote from this website, such automobile insurance costs can be very considerable. Yet the alternative to operating without incurring them is that of having the vehicles run around without insurance which is imprudent, as it can land the company behind the FM station into legal problems.
If you get a job as an FM radio station accountant, you will find yourself having to play a number of roles.
The first role you will have to play, as an FM radio station accountant, is that of ensuring that the revenues that the station gets are banked in the right way. If, say, the station has its account at Capital One bank, it is almost a certainty that you will be having to visit the www.capitalone.com login page on a daily basis, to obtain a statement for cash book reconciliation purposes.
The second role you will have to play, as an FM radio station accountant, is that of ensuring that the revenues that the station gets are used in an efficient way.
The third role you will have to play, as an FM radio station accountant, is that of ensuring that the assets and liabilities of the station are well managed.
Finally, as an FM radio station accountant, you will be acting as a de-facto financial advisor to the station’s management team (of which you will also probably be a part). This is where the units in economics you studied as part of your accountancy qualification will become relevant and useful.
FM stations contribute to community development in several ways.
The first way in which FM stations contribute to community development is by informing the members of the communities about ways in which they can improve their lives. There are FM stations which run topical programs through which this sort of information is passed along. But even when the ‘informational’ role is not played directly through programs, the information does still get passed along through, say, motivational music pieces.
The second way in which FM stations contribute to community development is by providing platforms through which members of the communities who are in the entertainment sector can showcase their work. This is especially the case for folks in the music industry, who for many years, have relied on radio to popularize their music (when it gets airplay).
The third way in which FM stations contribute to community development is by educating the community members on what is expected of them, at various levels. We, for instance, have some FM stations that run counseling programs, through which members of the communities get to acquire self growth knowledge. Often, these programs are facilitated by highly qualified providers of counseling services, these being as good counselors as those who run the highly-acclaimed Broward schools virtual counselor program.
Getting a FM station to be highly rated by the advertising agencies is important, especially if you are keen on running the FM station using advertising revenue.
One strategy you can use to get a FM station to be highly rated by the advertising agencies is that of seeing to it that you craft interesting programs for the station.
Another strategy you can use to get a FM station to be highly rated by the advertising agencies is that of seeing to it that you employ interesting characters to work as the presenters in the station.
Yet another strategy you can use to get a FM station to be highly rated by the advertising agencies is that of making the station’s content interactive. You can, for instance, set up a phone line through which call-in sessions can be carried out. You can also set up an email address where people can be sending their contributions, those being contributions that are later read live on air. To get started in that direction, you just need to click here, to access a blog with linkage to the Ymail.com login page, which is also the page where you can initiate the account setup process. People whose views are read ‘live’ on air are likely to become ardent fans of the station: hence raising its ratings.
One of the areas where community FM radio stations tend to face challenges is that of financial management. There are two strategies you can use to ensue that community FM radio stations’ finances are well managed.
The first strategy you can use to ensure that community FM radio stations’ finances are well managed is that of employing professional accountants to manage the said finances. This should result in the keeping of proper financial records, through which all money that comes into the stations’ coffers is well accounted for.
The second strategy that you can use to ensure that community FM radio stations’ finances are well managed is that of ensuring that their accounts have multiple signatories. This reduces the chances of financial embezzlement taking place. Granted, this may slow things down a bit (in terms of, say, how fast the stations can make payments). But that shouldn’t be too much of a worry in this digital era. A station can, for instance, have a system where, upon the need for a payment to be made arising, the treasurer goes to the Gmail login page and goes ahead to log into Google email and then sends an email to the other account signatories, asking them to go to the stations’ offices to sign checks. In that way, account signatory meetings can be arranged in a matter of hours — if not minutes.
Getting volunteers to act as presenters in a community radio station is not hard. There are a few steps you need to follow, if that is what you want to achieve.
You need to start by getting word out that you are looking for volunteers to act as presenters in the said community radio stations.
Then you need to set up a mechanism for receiving applications from people who are keen on volunteering as presenters in the said radio station. This may, for instance, involve you taking time to go through the Gmail account sign up process, as described in this site, so as to get an email account for receiving applications. Actually, this is something you need to do before announcing the vacancies, because logic dictates that you specify where applications are to be sent when ‘getting the word out’ that you need volunteer presenters.
After that, you need to receive and review the applications from the people interested in serving as volunteer presenters in the radio station.
The final phase will involve interviewing the people in question (after having shortlisted those who show some promise). The successful candidates then need to be trained, before being commissioned. Meanwhile, you should be working hard towards getting some revenue streams for the radio station, so that it doesn’t have to rely on volunteer presenters (who may not always be the best of the best).
There are some two revenue streams that college radio stations rely on.
The first revenue stream that college radio stations rely on is that which comes from their parent college sponsorships. You have to keep it in mind that some of these radio stations, actually majority of these radio stations, are typically affiliated to the faculties that teach things like broadcasting and communication studies in their respective colleges. They therefore tend to get some funding from the colleges, out of awareness for the fact that they are, in actual fact, teaching aids of sorts. Actually, some colleges opt to fund their radio stations in this way entirely: meaning that the college radio stations are entirely dependent on this particular revenue stream.
The second revenue stream that college radio stations rely on is that which comes from advertising. There are many advertisers who endeavor to have their ads run on college radio stations. They do this for a very specific reason. They realize that the college students are people who, after making applications at www.fafsa.ed.gov get some money, in the form of the so-called myedaccount loans, and that is money they can be persuaded to spend through the advertisements in question. This pushes them to pay for advertising spots in college radio stations, if they are given that chance.
There are several ways in which you can get material for radio news bulletins.
The first way in which you can get material for radio news bulletins would be by employing reporters to report events as they happen.
The second way in which you can get material for radio news bulletins would be by signing up with news agencies, from which you can buy news reports to air on your station. There are agencies whose business is that of collecting information, and selling the reports to broadcasters and print media operators.
The third way in which you can get material for radio news bulletins would be by getting the listeners to report events as they observe them. To this end, you may even sign up for a Ymail account at mail.yahoo.com, and then give this address to the listeners, for them to be reporting things through it. This approach does, however, require some verification, because some mischievous people may decide to use this system to report things that are not factual. Still, this user-generated model can work wonders, especially if it is backed up by professional reporting. That would be an arrangement where you get reports from the listeners on where things are happening, and then use such information to know where to send reporters.