Because it’s Very Chill in Deep Space

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 with your browser, or using the TuneIn App. Accept no substitutes! As a German listener told us: “Deep Space Chill is The Hammer“.

For your streaming player:

– or shortcut for phones, browsers –

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.]


Listen: Radio InfoWeb WEST!

The Radio InfoWeb West feed is alive in test mode… and we welcome you to listen in! Here’s the link:

Radio InfoWeb West

We will be testing a number of formats, but most of the time, it will be a high-quality Ogg Vorbis (sounds better than MP3) stream, so if you’re using an old browser, like Internet Explorer, you may be out of luck. Most up-to-date HTML5 capable browsers can access the URL directly.

Tell us what you think! Leave a comment here, or use one of the regular channels we mention regularly on the audio stream(s).

Note: It’s a test stream, so it may be down at times, or may be simulcasting the main stream (we’ll try to do that if possible when Radio InfoWeb West is down).

Radio InfoWeb West is originating from our Denver, CO facility where Dr. Octopus (our Chief Engineer) is presently located.

Broadcast Status 4/3/2013


KXP1 Boulder studios 1A and 1B are now ready for action. We’ll now work on filling that pipeline.

KXP1’s “Freedom Radio” stream is still sucking due to the software that runs it. Unfortunately, we, and you, will have to live with it a while longer. We wish it was as reliable as the software Dr. Octopus wrote for Radio InfoWeb! It’s so not. Nonetheless, we will be taking on regional program producers to help fill this stream and displace time now taken up by News and Liberty Radio.

KXP1 is now originating “Radio InfoWeb West”. This is a variant of Radio InfoWeb where the morning “drive-time” is adjusted for the Left Coast (Pacific Time) as opposed to the main stream, that’s New York time. Radio InfoWeb West should be available as a stream very shortly. This feed DOES use Dr. Octopus’ software, and so we expect it to be extremely reliable.

Intro to Radio InfoWeb on Live365 – 101

Most of our listeners aren’t on Live365. Why do we persist there? One reason is historical; there was a time when it was our only option due to the dynamics of Internet Broadcasting at the time. Another is that Live365 is an audience unto itself. Live365 attracts listeners we don’t attract elsewhere.

Live365 is a pain in the butt. It forces us to accept ads. It forces use to comply with rigid requirements that aren’t compatible with our (lack of) “format”.

As a result, our Live365 stream sounds different. It sounds very much like Radio InfoWeb would sound on a commercial FM station. Which has been the case in the past, and is likely to occur again in the future. In fact, if you’d like your local FM station to carry our programming all the time, or, more likely, some of the time (in the past Radio InfoWeb was used to fill up time the station couldn’t), have them contact us!

On Live365, Radio InfoWeb sounds a bit softer and not quite as sonically cohesive, both because of those ads, and due to the pressure the music industry exerts on Live365. Live365 presents strong disincentives to play music that’s not licensed by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, RIAA, etc.

The Live365 stream is lower-bandwidth at 64K, so it’s lower fidelity but more compatible with the variety of devices Live365 supports, and the Internet connections they’re likely to have.

An finally, if none of the other reasons for our stream have touched you yet… it’s an alternative. If you don’t like what’s on the main stream, you can always tune into Live365 for something a bit different.

PS – Those commercials benefit us this much: ZERO — Live365 claims it helps support THEM — but we all know this simply means Live365 is totally in the thrall of “big music”… and funneling the money (and the mother lode of personal and music listening info) thataway.


Construction Affecting Power… and Other News


The InfoWeb Broadcasting Center is undergoing some construction this week (11/12 – 11/16) that could cause some brief power interruptions. This may cause occasional fallbacks to backup programming, and on the shoutcast feed that is also redistributed thru tunein and the iPhone app there may be occasional silence (because not all components in the chain can figure out there’s a problem).

This week we started streaming live on Live365 at 64k during the day hours. This has to be manually supervised in order to comply with Live365’s requirements. The stream is the same content as the 123k Shoutcast stream. If you’ve got bandwidth problems, try the (lower bandwidth) Live365 feed.

There are some exciting things on the way, in terms of Radio InfoWeb becoming available through some FM broadcast outlets. We can’t say much except they’re all West of the Mississippi.  Due to the time difference from NYC, it looks like we will be creating a new stream called “Radio InfoWeb West” or something like that. It will be essentially the same InfoWeb programming, with additional content like news, weather, and the like, tailored to the different time zone(s).

These changes mean we’ll be mixing it up with our various feeds, so stay tuned!

As always, we’re interested in hearing from you! Email us if you get a chance. We read and reply to your email as quickly as possible, usually in less than a day. The new iPhone app has one-button access to sending us email. For everyone else, the address is radio at infoweb dot net.


TuneIn Now Displays Program Info


TuneIn ( now displays who’s currently DJ’ing, and (possibly) various related program information.

Now the fine print. There are limitations, all related to TuneIn.

  • The desktop view shows what’s currently on, and what was on previously
  • The iOS app will display what’s on when Radio InfoWeb is in your list of favorites, or in a list of search results. It will NOT show while you’re listening.
  • The ‘droid app hasn’t been tested for this yet.

On mobile phones, you may get better fidelity (at the cost of greater bandwidth) if you listen via your web browser. More details on our measurements of this later. On mobile connections (non-WiFi), you may not be able to stream via your browser, in which case you need the TuneIn app!

Happy Listening!

Live Stream Program Schedule

Hi there, radio heads…

One thing that makes Radio InfoWeb a bit different is that it’s not pre-scheduled. All scheduling is done in real-time. Music, not the clock, is given top priority. Therefore, “scheduled programs” air “as soon as possible” after their scheduled time. Got that? Now that we’re on the same page…


Hourly, as early as 10 minutes before the hour, more likely some time after.

During the hours 7-9am Eastern (drive time in NY, wake-up time on the left coast) newscasts can be heard as often as 3 times per hour.


National weather coming real soon now during the morning and midday, and occasionally at other times.

Time Checks:

Time in minutes may be heard occasionally during the morning-midday, weekdays, Eastern Time. The intent is to provide this feature during morning hours in the Continental US.

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman’s awesome production can be heard as early as 2pm ET, or whenever the current set ends, Mon-Friday


Other features can be heard on an irregular/regular basis. News, Time, Weather, Democracy Now! and time checks cannot be heard when the live feed is not working and/or has been interrupted.


New Live Stream

This weekend, the new live stream became stable.

There were some technical problems to overcome, but it seems stable and I enjoyed listening on my iPod using the TuneIn app.

There’s also a flash player on the home page, which may have changed since I posted this. It’s flash based, so it won’t work on fruit devices. For historical purposes, here it is:

(Flash Player)


Welcome to the blog, circa 2012

This is not our first blog attempt, but I hope it’s our best!

Some brief rules, mainly to control spam:

  • All comments will be moderated
  • You must be a member to post a comment
  • URL’s submitted with comments will almost always be removed

We will attempt to make this blog most usable by making full use of “categories”.

Some important categories:

  • Rex Latchford – my posts! These are, of course, the most important, LOL
  • Broadcast Status – This should be self explanatory
  • Status – Status of the station in general