First off, having built an FM broadcast station from the ground up I can say for certain that you don't start with the transmitter, you start with the license. Once you have the engineering study necessary for the license you will then have the requirements for both the transmitter and the antenna. If you start with the transmitter and/or antenna your engineering study will not be optimal and your options for location, height, frequency, etc. will be limited.I am looking to start up a radio station and could use all the help I can get. Starting with finding a FM radio transmitter or perhaps a company who handlies them.
Correct. Not only do you need a broadcasting license, but a music license if you plan to play actual music without being sued up the *** for copyright. Most licenses can be completed and submitted online. Industry Canada is very strict on licenses for FM broadcasting. If you want to get up and broadcasting right away however and do not yet have licenses they encourage a online station or "podcast" until your licenses are approved. I run a very successful online station. Was going to start FM broadcasting but i'd much rather have a world-wide audience then just a local audience. Best of all, was able to do it with barely any cost to me. (other than licenses, equipment, internet, ect.)First off, having built an FM broadcast station from the ground up I can say for certain that you don't start with the transmitter, you start with the license