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)

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

The Fourth Tower of Inverness Starts 12/25

Share the Christmas Gift that keeps on giving… at least for 14 weeks! The Fourth Tower of Inverness, the daily weekday psycho-spiritual fantasy serial starts Christmas day, December 25th. Join Jack, the Madonna Vampira, Little Freida, and the rest of the way-out denizens of Inverness as they once again go beyond the limits of mundane physical reality.

For air times on the main stream (only), listen for announcements and stay tuned to this website!

Note to those doing the math: The first two episodes will air Thursday, 12/25 and Friday, 12/26. The series will then start in earnest Monday, 12/29 to synchronize with the program. Most likely, the entire first week will also air as a half-hour (or so) special on Christmas Weekend.

You Missed Morning Emissions AGAIN?!?

Morning Emissions rode again this morning from about 7:30am to a little after 9am Eastern (we started a half hour early). In addition to the wake-and-bake, and salutes-to-coffee, we listened to some awesome Jazz, some Pop Funk, and some Space Prog… and shared our waking consciousness.

My producer Minka made me write this, but seriously, usually we’re having too much fun to post to the blog or even tweeter. So what are you doing reading the same old junk and looking at cat pictures when you could be listening to some awesome morning wake-and-bake fun (while you read the same old junk and look at cat pictures)? This is 2014! Wake up… and tune in to Internet radio. Tune into, and get your dose of, Morning Emissions. Most mornings. 8-9 New York time, and rebroadcast most of the time at around 11AM. Sometimes later. Till then!

@rexlatchford
@radioinfoweb

Election Results Live Tonight 7pm-12pm ET

Hear live election reports on Radio InfoWeb’s main streams tonight from 7pm-12pm Eastern. Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzales, and Rex Latchford host the coverage. Regular music programming can be heard on the World and Chill channels, and Radio InfoWeb KXP1 will be streaming regularly scheduled programming.

Visit the website: http://radio.infoweb.net to listen, or use TuneIn on various platforms.

Virgin’s SpaceshipTwo Crashes In Mojave – Extended Coverage

Radio InfoWeb is providing extended coverage of the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo in the Mojave Desert a couple of hours ago. There was at least one fatality and one serious injury.

The coverage is alongside regular programming. Stay tuned to Radio InfoWeb’s main stream for the latest.

Radio InfoWeb, the Galaxy’s most important (Terran) radio station!

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!