Frequently Asked Questions

Mother Earth Radio is a private project. We use Vinyl records and Hi-Res Audio files that are broadcast in 192khz/24bit. The music is tuned down to a special concert pitch. The station is financed out of my own pocket.

  • Try using another current browser, e.g. Firefox
  • Try if the mp3 stream works
  • Use an Ethernet cable connection
  • Does the stream work with VLC?

Crackling occurs with records, the dust on the record causes the needle to crackle.

Pioneering work takes its toll. Unfortunately, the FLAC format as an internet stream cannot transport metadata.
We make the metadata available via an extra API, not every platform has integrated this data so far.

The choice of pieces is based on musical quality and the lyrics, but not on musical taste or genres. See our paper for more details..

Mother Earth supports the quest for peace in the Loudness War. Therefore we broadcast at a level of
-23db LUFS
according to the European Broadcasting Union guideline EBU R 128.

Mother's Kitchen:
  • Rega TAD 20th Anniversary
  • Pro-Ject Phono Box DS 2
  • RME ADI-2 Pro FS
  • Slientwire Serie 5 Cable
  • Supra LoRad MD08DC-EU Mark 3.1
Audio Lab:
  • Linn Sondek LP-12 turntable with Kuetso Black needle
  • Hexmat "Eclipse" - DS Audio "Ionizer"
  • EAR Yoshino 868 pre-amp
  • RME ADI2-Pro FS R
  • In-Akustik Referenz Cable
  • In-Akustik AC-4500 power filter
Recording is done in SondForge Pro, editing in Samplitude

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Mother Earth pays its dues to the artists and is licensed to broadcast in:
Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, Andorra, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy (incl. Vatican City), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine Territories, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen
Russian citizens are allowed to listen to whatever they want to, if that service participates in the global music infrastructure and is licensed in it's home country.