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To Listen to KCR's Live Internet Stream, try:

Plan A:

  • Try the high bitrate stream first.
  • You need a 56 kbps modem or better.
  • You also need a sound player program like WinAmp or Sonique. (Check the bottom of this page if you don't already have one of these programs.)

Plan B:

  • Try high bitrate #2 if Windows Media Player says that it "cannot connect to the server". (If you really want to know, you can read the gory details.)

Plan C:

If your web browser doesn't know how to open your sound program automatically, then you should open it yourself, then tell it to play from the following address:


Windows Media Player example:

  1. Open Windows Media Player
  2. Click the File menu
  3. Choose "Open URL..."
  4. Type (or copy-n-paste) into the box
  5. Click OK

Winamp example:

  1. Open Winamp
  2. Right-click the Open button (it looks like an Eject button)
  3. Choose "Load location..."
  4. Type (or copy-n-paste) into the box
  5. Click OK

Common Problems

  • Many people with 56K modems have reported buffering problems. If the signal pauses frequently, you should try increasing the size of your sound program's buffer. Look for this under "Preferences" or "Options."
  • If you have a 28 or 33 kbp/s modem, or if you have trouble with the high bitrate stream, please try our 24 kb/s low bitrate stream. If that link doesn't work, tell your sound player program to play from this address:
  • If you don't have a sound player program, you can download WinAmp Lite (502K) or download Sonique (2250K) from their respective web sites.
  • If you have a Mac, and you have at least OS X v10.1.1 (9.0.4 if you're on 9) then you can download iTunes from Apple. New Mac systems should work with the bundled version of iTunes. If you have an older PowerPC Mac, try SoundApp.
  • If, like me, you use a free operating system like Linux or FreeBSD, then you probably already have mpg123. Type "mpg123" and turn up the volume!



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