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  1. I'm in the enviable position of having a modest budget to buy some equipment to set up a travelling podcast/live radio show. The general idea is that I have a group of students at my college who are doing a specialty subject radio show in their field of study. It's being broadcast on the local campus station. We want, next year, to start doing the show live, not just from our school (in the student lounge) but also take it on the road to other colleges and get other schools' students and faculty on the show as well. Also to get it put out as a podcast on top of the regular campus radio broadcast. The station uses Nicecast and a Mac laptop for remote broadcasts, but our crew is quite a bit bigger than what they can accommodate -- five or six people might contribute to a given show. There's also, given that it's a campus station with shared resources, never a great guarantee that equipment will be both available and functional when needed. I need to propose a budget to buy a dedicated road kit that our radio people can use to set up a 5-6 person live podcast. They don't need the computer but will need a USB mixer and enough mics and stands to accommodate them. The show is talk-only -- no music, no sound effects. The last time I bought audio gear, phantom power was a big deal. I don't know from USB mixers and mics and where the sweet spot between price and performance might be for this kind of setup. So I'm looking for recommendations. Got any?