Listeners to RadioInfoWeb’s main stream now can control some aspects of the programming in real-time, with more to come. This is made possible by alien technology implemented by our extraterrestrial Chief Engineer, known affectionately as “Doctor Octopus” (although he has far more than eight tentacles).
Listeners can now request newscasts. Once the request is made, the newscast will occur on the next station break. If a newscast has already been broadcast recently, the request will be deferred for a period of time.
As a result of this new feature, regularly scheduled newscasts have been cut back to a bare minimum. Thus, newscasts will only be heard when wanted. More music and fun!
Brain candies are aural treats meant to stimulate the space center of the brain. These treats are HIGHLY recommended for space travellers, such as Radio InfoWeb listeners, and misguided bureaucrats who need to get straightened out.
Listeners are advised not to over-indulge in brain candies. Doing so could be bad for your waistline. Remember that when listening for long periods of time, you should periodically get up and do ecstacises, such as InfloWebs and OutfloWebs.
Listeners will know how to make use of these controls.
If you’re located in or near Asia, you can stream Radio InfoWeb local to Asia (Tokyo, Japan) for a better listening experience, and fewer glitches. The bits and bytes don’t have to travel as far, and so there are fewer potholes on the digital road between you and our radio manna. The following links will work depending on your browser. Newer is better! If no players appear; click on the title. If that fails, go to the “How to Listen” page, linked above. More…
We’re testing a higher-fi stream. You’re welcome to enjoy it too! It will become permanent in coming days.
It should be no problem on Android. On Windows or Mac, you may need to install the LAME CODECS (there are other ways to add Ogg/Vorbis as well). On iOS we suggest using the TuneIn player (which has the CODEC), and entering the URL (below) as a Bookmark or Favorite. The stream is in Vorbis format, at a bit rate of 192K. Vorbis is much more musical sounding than MP3 or AAC streaming CODECs. However, if your ears aren’t that sensitive, the regular MP3 stream may be fine. Most of us at Radio InfoWeb are musicians, so we’re picky about these things.
If you’re located in Europe, you can stream Radio InfoWeb local to Europe for a better listening experience, and fewer glitches. The bits and bytes don’t have to travel as far, and so there are fewer potholes on the digital road between you and our radio manna. The following links will work depending on your browser. Newer is better! If no players appear; click on the title. If that fails, go to the “How to Listen” page, linked above. More…
For apple-heads that are having trouble listening because nothing but AAC is working for them, or for those who would like to experiment, we’re testing a 64K AAC stream. If you have comments, please make them here on this post.
This will almost certainly NOT work if you are using Internet Exploiter (Explorer browser), or if you are using a player that does not support AAC. AAC is an encoding type beloved by Apple. Other than that, if it doesn’t work for you, it could be down, so don’t sweat the small stuff. Again, please leave a comment to this post!
Experience with running “chill sets” during working weekdays indicated that a better way would be to have a 24hr Deep Space Chill stream. So that’s what we’ve done. You can listen via TuneIn.com with your browser, or using the TuneIn App. Accept no substitutes! As a German listener told us: “Deep Space Chill is The Hammer“.
This is not your mother’s Chill music. This is Deep Space Chill… because it’s very cold in deep space. Here are some of the parameters we’ve used for selecting the music you’ll find in rotating sets on the chill channel…
Good for meditating, work, or spacing way out
Good for inter-stellar and inter-galactic space travel
No vocals. Vocalizations (you know, the “ethereal female” variety) are held to a strict minimum
No thumpa-thumpa Nazi duck-step music that pervades popular techno, house, and chill
An emphasis on “concrete” music (sorry to use a French word, but that’s the best one)
De-emphasis of beat-orientation, pop-orientation, and even melody orientation
Mostly down-tempo; as is our wont, tempo and other qualities are modulated into arcs to produce an organic and/or spacey ebb and flow. Dig it!
Some jazz flavor is allowed
Some exceptions have sneaked in, but we allowed them for various reasons including variety (and the limited amount of music that meets our specs)
Need help and don’t have our contact number? Tune into our main stream and listen for our contact info. Then call, text, or email and we’ll be glad to help.
For chill on the mainstream (the main Radio InfoWeb stream), there are shows in the mix that includes “Music from the Minds of Space” and others that provides sets of music with a similar sensibility.
As always, we really appreciate your feedback. Feel free to call, text, or email us anytime. To find out how, all you have to do is listen! [To limit spam, we don’t post much contact information on the website. We are, after all, a radio station first, a website second.]