Making your own radio-station?
Try GNU Radio-http://gnuradio.org/
I am doing the same for my college radio at NIT Agartala, India.
Being Open Source, it is cheap & much more reliable. It has been extensively tested for bugs by various users. It has a vibrant community & they are willing to help you for any problems that you face for free.
The USRP2 costs around $1,500(USD) outside of the USA for organizations but is extremely robust.
For details visit-http://www.ettus.com/sales