New Streams! Additions, Changes, and Upgrades

After having the same stream arrangement for a real long time, we decided to make a few minor changes as well as some additions! The players on the home page have been updated to include the new streams. Check them out!

  • A second Deep Space Chill program feed has been added! More choice in your Chill. Look for the Deep Space Chill II player on the home page.
  • Listen in on Studio 2. This new stream lets you listen in on whatever is coming out of Studio 2, with yet another flavor of Radio InfoWeb programming. Still more choice in how you get your Radio InfoWeb fix. Look for the player on the home page.
  • Radio InfoWeb World has been upgraded to 128K MP3, along with many other improvements.

Listeners Gain Control of the Station

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).

Newscast Requests

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

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.

How To

Listeners will know how to make use of these controls.

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Don’t Make that Ding

Apologies to Duke Ellington.

You might have heard a new sound on the main program stream… “click ding”. It’s a new feature, and it sounds at :59 minutes past the hour in the morning and during the day (New York Time). It should reach your ear somewhere between :00 and :01 (after buffering at the server and your receiving device).

Because the main stream is programmed as a “super station” for people who like to keep a buzz on, we know you may have issues with keeping track of time. I know I do sometimes. Maybe even more often than that. I can get lost in work, in space, or both. It’s OK, Radio InfoWeb is on it. During the morning and afternoon, there are plenty of time checks, and the “ding” should help too, especially during those long sets. When you hear it, look up and if your clock doesn’t indicate the top of the hour, then what you’re hearing has gotten out of sync with real time. If you care (it’s OK if you don’t), you can resync by stopping the stream (not pausing), and then starting. If you’re listening through a web browser, you might have to refresh the page, or perhaps even close out the tab or window, and come all the way back in. It’s just a matter of how your browser handles audio streaming.

What’s a “super station? Glad you asked. It’s a classification that developed during the golden days of terrestrial (that is, not Internet) radio. A “superstation” is a station that “does it all” – News, Music, Time, Weather, Features, Public Service, and whatever else listeners might find handy. As I mentioned above, Radio InfoWeb’s main stream is programmed as a super station for people who like to keep a buzz on.

If “super” isn’t so “super” for you, then try tuning into Radio InfoWeb World. That’s a stream with the same music programming as the main stream, only minus all the “super station” stuff. It’s a little less lively, and it’s not tuned to the time of day (in New York City). It does have (approximately) hourly newscasts though, albeit from a darker and more questionable source (the US Government). This feed was also designed as a convenient pick-up and filler-inner for pirate or other terrestrial radio stations. Cool, huh?

On the other hand, we put the max TLC into the “main stream” including every effort to keep the fidelity as high as possible (so we won’t kill your buzz by paining your ears that way). The new 128/192K Vorbis stream does just that. Sweetness for your ears.

Thanks for listening! If you’d like to contact us, all you have to do is listen. The info is given out regularly for those who care.

See you ’round the Galaxy!

– Rex

Listen Links in Asia

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…

RadioInfoWeb World
(128K MP3)
Main
(128K MP3)
Experimental Super HD
(256K Vorbis)
Mobile (low bandwidth)
(48K Ogg/Vorbis)
RadioInfoWeb Studio 2
(128K MP3)
Deep Space Chill
(96K Ogg/Vorbis)
Deep Space Chill II
(96K Ogg/Vorbis)

Testing a higher-fi stream…

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.

URL: http://streamhub.radioinfoweb.net:8000/studio1

Listen Links in Europe

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…

RadioInfoWeb World
(128K MP3)
Radio InfoWeb Live (NYC)
(128K MP3)
Live in Super HD
(256K Vorbis)
Live for Mobile (low bandwidth)
(48K Vorbis)
Radio InfoWeb Studio2
(128K MP3)
Deep Space Chill
(96K MP3)
Deep Space Chill II
(96K MP3)

Players can malfunction for various reasons, including trying to play too many at once. Refresh the page if this happens!

Testing AAC encoded stream

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.


64K AAC Stream (low bandwidth)

URL: http://streamhub.radioinfoweb.net:8000/low

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!

People’s Climate March Live Coverage 9/21

Sunday (Sept. 21) Radio InfoWeb broadcast live coverage of the People’s Climate March in New York City, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. Coverage started 10:30am Eastern and ended at 1:30pm Eastern with Amy Goodman and her broadcast team at Democracy Now!

Streams the broadcast was heard on:

  • 128K mp3 (Asia, Europe, and US streams)
  • 48K vorbis “mobile” (Asia, Europe, and US streams)

Listen to Democracy Now! The war and peace report: one hour of non-lamestream news, every weekday at 2pm Eastern on Radio InfoWeb!

Amsterdam Server for Listeners in Europe

Main
(128K MP3)
Mobile (low bandwidth)
(48K Ogg/Vorbis)
Deep Space Chill
(96K Ogg/Vorbis)
Freedom Radio KXP1
(48K Ogg/Vorbis)

Here are the URLs for entry into your phone or apps (we recommend Tunein for iOS and Android):

  • Main Stream: http://eurostream.radioinfoweb.net:8000/main
  • Mobile Stream: http://eurostream.radioinfoweb.net:8000/mobile
  • Chill Stream: http://streamhub.radioinfoweb.net:8000/chill
  • KXP1 Stream: http://eurostream.radioinfoweb.net:8000/Live

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With an embedded player that appears in your post, making it easier than ever to listen.

Now you can share a good moment of music on our live main stream along with your comments. Click here to share or learn more:

http://radio.infoweb.net/shareit.html

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