Toby Keith-Beers Ago
Martina McBride feat. Pat Monahan-Marry Me
Carrie Underwood-Good Girl
Luke Bryan-Drunk On You
Kix Brooks feat. Joe Walsh-New To This Town
David Nail-The Sound Of A Million Dreams
Easton Corbin-Lovin' You Is Fun
Justin Moore-'Till My Last Day
The Band Perry-Post Card From Paris
Super Country Radio Launches A New Website
10 Reasons To Listen To Us!
while there are a number of country radio stations on the ‘net, some of
them don’t stream real country music. The country
music coming out of Nashville these days has strayed a long way from its
cultural roots. Pigs aren't welcome at horse shows, not because they
are pigs so much as because they aren't horses. No one is interested in
holding discussions on redefining horses to include pigs, even if we had
the power to enact this definition. There is already a definition that
includes both horses and pigs. It's called livestock.
Sorry Natalie, Emily, and Martie :-(
I love country music and want to share that love with the world. I want
to present the most qualified work, from artists past and present, in an
entertaining way. Look back on a time when we
listened to the radio for beautiful, traditional, country music. The
world was safe, a friend was a friend, and life in general was great. So
let me put you in the time machine and take you back to some
down-to-earth, traditional country music the way we remember.
Because I am a radio
broadcast engineer who knows how to do more than just play music.
Programming music is as much of an art as it is a science.
some men hunt. Some men fish. This is MY hobby. My first job (in high
school) was as a DJ on a 1,000 watt AM station playing country music in
the early '70s. I know my roots — the flowers of
today come from seeds of yesterday!
there are three basic styles of current country
music: Traditional, Mainstream and Contemporary (pop-country). Try
looking at it like the American Political System—on the right are the
Conservative Republicans (Traditional) , on the left are the Liberal
Democrats (Contemporary/Pop-Country), and in the middle are the
Moderates (Mainstream). Think of Alan Jackson as the George Bush of
country music :-)
Because I own every
CD I play, and have digitized every song on my own to my very exacting
standards, ensuring consistent sound quality.
Because some other
Internet radio stations are programmed by amateur, "this would be fun"
people who, while well-meaning, end up sounding just like kids with a
Casio cassette player!!!
Because I know how to
talk into a microphone and address an audience...not like some "DJs" who
view the microphone as something that is either to be fellated or
approached like their first date - not too close!
Because I have a
S-T-U-D-I-O where I produce the programming. This studio consists of
high-quality equipment names like Mackie, BST, and MXL.
Because I know what
it's like to listen to radio that sucks.
Welcome to Super
About Oxford, Alabama
Oxford, Alabama is located in
Calhoun County, which is situated in the foothills of the
beautiful Appalachian mountain range. Located just one hour east
of Birmingham, Alabama and ninety minutes west of Atlanta,
Georgia, Oxford offers a place large enough to provide every
opportunity but small enough to know your neighbors. Known as the
"Crossroads to the Future", Oxford has several major highways
leading into it, including Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways 431,
78, and 21. The county is home to three industrial parks and more
than 150 industries, but the greatest advantage is the people.
Oxford is known throughout the county as the
retail capital center and has the Quintard Mall, with over 700,000
square feet. There is a wide variety of wonderful hotels that are
conveniently located and many excellent restaurants for your
dining pleasure. You might want to spend an afternoon browsing
through treasures of years past. Oxford is the home of three large
antique stores which are located on Highway 78 East, near the I-20
Our city offers a wide range of recreational activities for all
ages. Bring the family out to Oxford Lake Park and enjoy the
walking track around beautiful Oxford Lake while the children play
at Freedom Park, which features exciting new playground
equipment. Oxford has one of the best Park and Recreation
Departments and Senior Citizens Programs in the state. Those of
you who enjoy golf might enjoy our beautiful and challenging Cider
Ridge golf course. Cheaha Mountain State Park is just a few short
miles from Oxford, and the drive through the mountains is
Oxford is a great place to raise
a family, with many good churches, an excellent school system, and
wonderful people. We would be honored to have you visit and would
love to have you stay and make Oxford your home. We believe you
will find that Oxford offers something for everyone.
We're glad to
have you listen all day, day after day if you like. But, our
music licensing FORBIDS recording our stream. We pay to provide
this service and your IP address will be BANNED if you abuse it
by automatically re-connecting with known streamripping players
like sr-POSIX, FreeAmp or RadioTracker. THANKS for keeping SUPER
COUNTRY RADIO legal!!
FAIR USE NOTICE:
This website may contain copyrighted material whose use has not
been specifically authorized by the Copyright holder. This website
is operated under the "fair use" doctrine, sections 107 through
122 of the Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code), which allows the
reproduction of a particular work for criticism, comment,
research, news reporting, etc. Previously published materials
contained herein remain the copyrighted property of the original
owners. To contact us (supercountryradio.com) about a fair use
issue, please click
Why does it not work sometimes?
Will you play my band's music?
What is aacPlus? (AAC+)
What players are compatible with aacPlus?
I don't hear anything when I connect to your aacPlus stream.
Why am I redirected to LoudCity.com to listen to your station?
When I attempt to listen using Winamp I see the message "[ICY
400 Server Full]"
can be tricky - it can breakdown at the station hosting it,
the Internet or on your PC. It's tough to say where. Please
keep in mind sometimes reception can be tricky. Internet
congestion, server overloading or server problems can make a
signal temporarily unavailable - this is beyond Super Country
Radio's control. If problems persist, please
let us know.
Super Country Radio supports unsigned
and independent traditional country artists, as well as
artists signed to small, medium, and large labels, and
we want to help great music get heard! All that we ask is
that along with your music cd, you send a letter with your bio
(type of music, where you're from, etc.) and giving Super
Country Radio non-exclusive rights to play your music. Please
make sure that the track list is included. If you send a disc
with the songs already encoded in MP3 format, make sure that
the MP3's are done at a 320kbps bitrate and that each song is
correctly tagged with artist, album name, song title and
copyright year. Broadcast quality is considered 320 kbps -
please do not submit anything less than this as it will not
get played. 128 kbps may be O.K. for other stations and Ipods,
but not here!
If you did not
write the songs, please get permission from the songwriter's
and have them sign the letter too.
CDs can be sent
3522 Rocky Ridge Road
Oxford, Alabama 36203
Submission of CDs (or any music material) does not guarantee
that your material will be aired, however you give Super
Country Radio the non-exclusive right to air any material that
you send. (Back
development in audio streaming, aacPlus is an Internet audio
format that provides near CD-quality using very little
bandwidth. aacPlus is the combination of MPEG AAC and Coding
Technologies' SBR (Spectral Band Replication) technology. This
combination increases the efficiency of MPEG AAC resulting in
superior fidelity over MP3, Windows Media, and Real Audio at
equivalent low bitrates. As the most efficient audio codec
worldwide, aacPlus enables Internet radio to be competitive
with terrestrial digital and satellite radio.
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there are three that I know of.
VLC Media Player, and
Mac OS X or Linux:
VLC Media Player
All three players are free! There is also a free aacPlus
plugin for Windows Media Player now available!
Download it here.
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listening with Winamp you must disable or uninstall the mp3Pro
plugin if installed. The two codecs apparently don't like each
LoudCity provides an
affordable blanket-licensing alternative for individual
internet broadcasters. Licensing agreements require that
licensed broadcasts launch only from a registered website.
Therefore, listeners must be directed to LoudCity.com. As a
LoudCity member the
US Copyright Office,
SESAC will legally recognize our broadcast.
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means we have reached our maximum bandwidth limit. Bandwidth
is very expensive so we currently limit the number of
simultaneous listeners. If you see this message please try
again in a minute or two.
If you have
other questions, please contact us.
All music streaming on SUPERCOUNTRYRADIO.COM is licensed with
BMI-ASCAP-SESAC and SoundExhange through
LoudCity.net. We respect the rights of all artists. Super Country
with the rules for streaming established in the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA), the United States Copyright Act, and the Small
Webcasters Settlement Act.
Recording, ripping, and/or
reproducing our stream in any way is a violation of copyright law and
On Air Now!
Mr. McCain is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Alabama,
and a 1978 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Electrical
Engineering degree. He was employed by the Department of Defense
as an electronics engineer for 31 years. He holds the FCC General
Radiotelephone License, and has served as a contract engineer of a
100,000 watt class C FM radio station and a 50,000 watt directional AM
radio station. His many years of broadcast engineering experience
include maintenance and alignment of satellite dishes, studio
automation installation, studio-transmitter link (STL) maintenance,
directional AM antenna maintenance, and high-powered transmitter
maintenance. Mr. McCain currently serves as the Local Area Chair for
the Emergency Alert System (EAS) - Alabama Area 6, comprising a five
county area in East Central Alabama. He is a member of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Society of
Professional Engineers, and a member of the Society of
Broadcast Engineers. Paul is also a licensed Professional
Engineer in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee..
Our music scheduler is SAM Broadcaster
Spacial Audio Systems LLC. The music
you hear was ripped direct from CD by Exact Audio Copy v0.95, and
encoded into mp3 format at 320 kBit/s by LAME v3.97.
All our mp3 files have been adjusted by
MP3Gain v1.2.5 so that they all have the same loudness without any
quality loss. This way, you don't have to keep reaching for the
volume dial on your audio player every time it switches to a new song.
We have chosen an
ASI5111 sound card built for broadcast.
We have selected a DSP/Effect
plugin for Winamp called ‘Sound
Solution v1.31’, written by Alessandro
Tomessini. The plugin is used to make the playback volume and sound of
different recordings more equal, and definitely improves our on-air
sound! Now, Internet radio stations don't have to sound like they're
underwater and phasey......
performs dynamic range compression to adapt the audio to typical
listening environments like work, homes, and public places, and it
ensures a consistent presentation. In radio, program material from
different producers and different decades is constantly juxtaposed. Yet
most successful broadcasters agree that achieving a "major market" sonic
image requires an overall consistency of sound texture and spectral
balance from source to source.
We also use an output plugin for Winamp
called ‘Advanced Crossfading v1.75’, by
SqrSoft. This crossfader engine can
analyze the sound level of our tracks and completely remove the gaps
between tracks in SAM Broadcaster for a perfect mix!
Many of our promos, sweepers and
liners were produced with
and using sound effects from
SAM Broadcaster runs on a Windows 2000
Pro computer with a genuine Intel motherboard….an S845WD, with an Intel
P4 2.4 Ghz processor (no AMD or Celeron for me!) and 1GB of ram. DSP
(digital signal processing) is resource intensive and this is no place
to cheap out :-)
We truly hope you enjoy your listening
experience and come back often!