Thursday, December 18, 2003

Changes Coming to cj's radio olio...

Between now (Dec.18) & Christmas Eve,cj's radio olio will upgrade from 32kps mp3pro to 64kps mp3pro streaming. What this will mean to you,the listeners,is:
- A higher quality audio stream for mp3 listeners,and near CD quality (128kps) sound for those of you with mp3pro decoding players (Player365-VIP[less than $5/month from Live365],Winamp 2.9x with mp3pro decoder plug-in)
- The Trade-off: when the transition is complete,cj's radio olio will only be availible to those broadband connections (The stream will not be able to be recieved by dial-up listeners)

This is an issue that I have studied for nearly six months. I have looked at it from all angles,and have looked at & listened to broadcasters who have made the switch to Broadband Only. I dislike the possibility of losing any listeners by this change & I hope that I don't. However,this is the only way that I can continue to broadcast. Without whining about the details,my financial situation is bad. I can continue to broadcast if I can add more VIP listeners (Live365 has a 'Revenue-Sharing' program based on the number of VIP listening hours to your stream each month + people who sign up through your website/Live365 station page link). The best way I can afford to continue to broadcast is to move up to the highest quality stream possible. That's 64k/44/stereo mp3pro. I've listened to the difference,and it is substantial.

I hope that this change won't affect your continued listening to cj's radio olio. Again,the change will happen between Dec.18 and Dec.24. I plan to continue to stream the W-i-d-e-s-t selection of recordings availible to your computer 24/7. Thank You,for proving that people DON'T want to hear "The Same Stuff Over & Over"! Keep listening to cj's radio olio - all genres/all eras/all the time!
Love & Peace.

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