How to Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends

Skype is a program based on VoIP technology where you can make free calls from PC to PC. Here is a simple technique on how you can make it into a radio channel.

Steps

  1. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 1
    1
    Download the latest version of Skype from Skype.
  2. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 2
    2
    Sign up for a Skype name. Your friends will have to do this too.
  3. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 3
    3
    Invite all your friends into Skype. All your friends including yourself will require skype, speakers and a microphone.
  4. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 4
    4
    Note that you have an option called "Voice Conference". Click on it.
  5. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 5
    5
    Invite all your friends into the conference.
  6. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 6
    6
    Create a song playlist beforehand (preferably in Quintessential player).
  7. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 7
    7
    Start your DJ work as soon as all your friends join the conference.
  8. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 8
    8
    Greet them and set a theme for the program. Sample themes can be like Rock, Pop, Shakira nite etc.
  9. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 9
    9
    Keep it rolling. After you finish speaking in the mic keep it in front of your speakers and start the songs.
  10. Image titled Use Skype as a Radio Channel for Your Friends Step 10
    10
    It will be broadcast to all the people in the conference.

Tips

  • You can also ask your friends to make any dedications or requests if you have a large collection of songs.
  • Fix a time daily and tell your friends to come online at that time and then you can have this radio channel daily!
  • While changing from one song to the other, try to create a fade out effect. This can be done by simply decreasing the volume to zero, go to next song and again increase the volume gradually, or by software.
  • You can also ask them to rate each song which is being played in the channel.

Warnings

  • This will not actually be broadcast on a real AM or FM radio.
  • Don't turn your speakers on too loud or all your friends will hear something else.
  • Keep in mind that playing copyrighted music over any transmission program such as Skype can be considered unauthorized broadcasting, and illegal. A common rule of thumb to stay safe is to not play more than one song off the same album in less than three hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Skype
  • Speakers and microphone
  • Computer
  • Friends

Article Info

Categories: Skype