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Listening to the KVEC Stream

I’ve asked our program director and news director Ben Greenaway to answer recent questions from bloggers about listening to KVEC online. This is what Ben has to say:

To listen to KVEC on-line, start at http://www.920kvec.com. There are two ways to open the on-line audio stream. You can choose “Listen Live” under the “Programming” menu item, or click on the little tower icon and “Listen Live” text next to the KVEC logo. Some browsers require you to click twice on that logo, some browsers require you to enable pop-up windows. Once you’ve clicked “Listen Live,” a media player will open, and you’ll hear KVEC after a brief delay while it loads.

To listen to KVEC on-line, you’ll need a high-speed internet connection (DSL, Cable Internet, ISDN, etc.), and web browser like Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox. Newer computers will already have an audio player installed, such as Microsoft Windows Media Player, or RealNetworks RealPlayer. If you don’t have an audio player, you’ll have to install one before you can listen to the station on-line (downloadable at Microsoft.com or real.com). KVEC suggests you contact a professional computer technician if you require assistance with any of these products.

It’s our goal to remain relevant in a time when change is affecting broadcast media. KVEC was one of the first Central Coast radio stations to offer streaming, and the first to offer regular podcasts of its programming. That said, there are growing pains associated with new technologies. When the stream was originally set-up, we were only able to broadcast our local programming—that meant silence for several hours between First News in the morning, and The Dave Congalton Show in the afternoon. It also meant long gaps during commercials and news breaks within those programs.

Recently The Sean Hannity Show and FOX News have been added to the stream, and music fills the hours around those programs, creating a 24-hour listening experience for you. We look forward to adding more shows to the stream in the near future.

As we develop this new technology, technical problems will go away. Occasionally, glitches halt the server that “broadcasts” our stream. In that case a program may need to be restarted, or a setting adjusted. And we fix the problems as soon as we detect them.

You are welcome to email me with your comments or suggestions regarding the stream: bengreenaway@clearchannel.com. If you refer to a specific glitch, it’s helpful to include exactly what time it happened, and what software you were using (ie Microsoft Explorer or Mozill Firefox).

Thank you for listening to KVEC, and for being part of the first-generation of on-line listeners.

Ben Greenaway
Program Director, AM-920 KVEC

  1. golfingslo
    April 3, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you for joining us in the new age of technology, now you just have to get rid of the vacuum tubes.

  2. Anonymous
    April 4, 2007 at 12:36 am

    What’s wrong with vacuum tubes? If we have a nuclear explosion you’ll be wishing we had them.

  3. Anonymous
    April 4, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Al Gore claims he invented vacuums

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