Internet Radio by nature is bandwidth intensive. The more people who are listening to your radio stream, the more bandwidth is consumed. Because of this it’s not uncommon to see very low limits on the number of listeners your station can have. 10-20 is common, but we have seen limits as low as 3! All of our plans allow for unlimited listeners. Your only governing limit is the monthly bandwidth your plan allows.
Max Bitrate -
The higher the bitrate the better your audio will sound. A bitrate of 24 kbps will sound much like a telephone call, whereas a bitrate of 96 kbps will sound like an FM radio station and a bitrate of 128 kbps will approach CD quality. Keep in mind that the higher the bitrate the more bandwidth that is consumed. All of our plans allow for your to adjust the bitrate of your stream up to a maximum of 128 kbps.
Monthly Data Transfer -
This is the amount of data your radio station can transfer in one month. Various things work in combination to raise or lower the bandwidth your station consumes. The more listeners you have and the higher the bitrate you transmit at the more bandwidth you will consume. By adjusting your bitrate our plans allow you the ultimate flexibility to be able to fine tune the performance of your station to achieve the most listeners for the lowest cost.
Auto DJ -
Auto DJ is like having a virtual helper that’s always available to run your station. Simply upload your content and create a schedule and let Auto DJ take over, playing your content when and how you want. Auto DJ can even insert commercials and station identifiers for you.
Audio Disk Space -
This is the amount of disk space on our server that is included with your plan for the audio content you intend to use with Auto DJ.
FTP Uploads -
All of our plans include the ability to upload your Auto DJ audio content via FTP which is much faster and easier than uploading each file individually.
Tip - for a good, reliable and free FTP client check out FileZilla.
Live Broadcasting -
Our system supports the ability for you to broadcast Live over your station. This means you can broadcast Live, or using Auto DJ, or both.
Multiple Players -
Your station can only be successful if people can actually hear what you are broadcasting. Our control panel allows you to create, link and embed players for all popular audio formats so no matter what type of device your audience is using your station is sure to come through loud and clear.
Listener Stats -
See instantly in real time how many listeners you have and even view their locations inside your control panel with the integrated Google maps.
All of our plans use the popular and long standing favorite SHOUTcast server.
Control Panel -
Every plan includes a full featured control panel giving your complete control over your station. Add audio content, schedule when to play, name your station, insert commercials, view real time listener statistics and much more.
Long Term Contract -
There are no long-term contracts required to get your station on the air. Host your station for as little as a month, or save money with a six month or annual plan.
Setup Charge -
We require no setup fees on any of our streaming plans.
Other add-ons may be available. Contact us with any questions or special needs you may have.