L.A.N. Workshop: How to Start an Online Radio Station

26 October - s105 (De School), Amsterdam
19.30 - €8 - Free for members

Support Your Local Area Network. Spread the music. 

Back in the 1930s, Arnold Schoenberg expressed, ‘Radio is an enemy, a ruthless enemy marching irresistibly forward, and any resistance is hopeless’. We beg to differ on the enemy part, though the concept of radio has marched a long way since, giving rise to the opportunity for music enthusiasts from around the world to discover and experience new music, program music and reach wider audiences than your local network. But how do you get started? We’ve invited knowledgeable people from the scene to shed light into the world of online radio.

Hugo van Heijningen from Red Light Radio in Amsterdam
Ofra Beenen from Operator Radio in Rotterdam
Radna Rumping from Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee in Amsterdam

With so many factors in play, where to start? Do you need licensing and what kind of gear do you need? How do you build an audience, where to begin to get your station’s fantastic content noticed? How do you tackle automated vs. live transmissions?

These are just some of the questions that come to mind. Seems like it could be simple enough, but it’s never easy. Luckily our panel of online radio oracles are kind enough to share their experiences and point out how to do this right, what not to do and share their experiences.

And then there’s you! There will be plenty of room for all your questions and we’ll end the evening with an open conversation between the panel and you.

The workshop is free for members. To claim your free spot, please send an email to with ‘RADIO’ in the subject line.