It's been six years (almost to the day) since we upgraded to our current 56k stream. On September 1, we are upgrading to a 128k stream. That means you will be able to enjoy your favorite music in CD-quality sound without all those distracting mp3 artifacts.
Upgrading our stream is not as simple as clicking a checkbox and hitting "Save." Every last audio file has to be converted to 128k and uploaded again. Once that's done, we have to take the station off the air for a little bit while we change the server settings.
We're going off the air a little before midnight Eastern Daylight Time (0500 GMT). We should just be off for a few minutes, then we'll resume playing again by midnight. Updates will be posted to our Facebook page as we go through this process.
Since we basically have to redo all of our files anyway, this also gives us a great excuse to update our playlist. We've taken many of your suggestions into account when doing this, as well as some observations on our end. Here are some things to look forward to:
As a side note, the updated bitrate will not come with a name change this time around. We'll still be Uranus 56, not Uranus 128. Since we're also broadcasting from Earth, that means that both parts of our name will be a lie now, but we're okay with that.
Thanks for your patience while we make this transition and thank you for listening!
Nine Inch Nails performs "Closer to God" (the alternate version of "Closer") live from Pittsburgh in 1995. Courtesy of aNimuS07. Be sure to check out the channel, as there are a bunch of old NIN videos on it from the Downward Spiral era.
This is the new site for Uranus 56. More content is coming soon, but for now you can listen to the station and access our Facebook and YouTube pages from one place.