"The need for expat community radio is certainly there and, of course, it is an untapped market right now," said Monday.
"It does have its disadvantages, however. Obviously you need access to a computer to listen, which is one problem, but the biggest disadvantage is that you can't listen to it in a car going to or coming home from work."
Expat Radio Taiwan is open to anyone with a song to play or a message to give, but this
certainly doesn't mean wannabe DJs and talk show hosts can do as they please. Live365's software detects and blocks any and all pirated music and, while Lier has no qualms about broadcasting politically oriented material or social commentaries relevant to expat life in Taiwan, slanderous allegations are a no-no.
"I don't want to get in trouble for doing this. It's community-based radio, so people who send in programs should be aware that the community, be it young or old is listening," he said. "I will not air racist remarks or slanderous material for obvious reasons."
● To listen to Expat Radio Taiwan, log on to www.live365.com, search for Expat Radio Taiwan, download the software and follow the simple instructions.
● Those wishing to supply Expat Radio Taiwan with material can contact Lier and the station by e-mail at email@example.com, by phone at (0938) 428 681 or by post at PO Box 41-6, Taichung, 40699