Below are some commonly asked questions that should help you if you have any problems listening to 973FM. If you have a problem and you can't find the answer, please contact us using the details provided at the bottom of this page.
What software do I need to listen to 973FM on my computer?
Any media player that supports AAC+ streaming media (or uses the FFmpeg/FAAD2 decoder) will work. Popular media players capable of AAC+ playback include:
Can I listen to 973FM using my smartphone?
Yes. We suggest using TuneIn Radio 1 for all major mobile platforms - just search for '973FM'. 973FM has also been tested on the following radio apps as an alternative to TuneIn Radio.
- Internet Radio Box 1 (Paid)
- XiiaLive (Free)
- FStream 1 (Free)
- GuGu Radio 1 (Free)
- StreamS HiFi Radio (Paid)
- XiiaLive (Free)
- ServeStream (Free)
- Internet Radio Player (Free)
- Winamp (Free)
- BRadio 1 (Free)
- Radyo 1 (Free)
- WP8 Radio (Free)
- Moka Radio (Paid)
- HomeScreen Radio (Paid)
1 supports recording
Simply add the URL located on the home page. That's it!
Can I record 973FM's stream to listen later?
Yes. Please be considerate and don't hog the stream all-day though, bandwidth costs money. :) Here are some programs that allow you record streams:
How do I find out the title of the current song playing?
The 'Now Playing' song info is provided on the 973FM home page. For convenience, you may bookmark this link to view the title of the current song playing instantly.
How fast an internet connection do I need to listen?
973FM offers a high quality 128kbps MP3 and 48kbps AAC+ stream to listeners.
If you are listening on a smartphone, you are recommended to use a Wi-Fi connection unless you have a large data plan.
Why doesn't 973FM work when I try to listen?
Sometimes it's not possible to listen due to a number of reasons, the most common being a full server. On the home page there is a server status box, and this will tell you if 973FM is online, as well as how many slots are available.
If you cannot listen even when the server is online with free slots, ensure port 8267 is not blocked on your firewall. You may find this is an issue when online via a school or workplace connection.
If you are still unsure as to why you are having issues you can contact us for assistance using the details provided at the bottom of this page.
Why is the server sometimes full?
Server capacity costs money so we're careful not to waste money on resources we don't require. If the server is often full then we will invest extra money to increase capacity as the site grows. Please bear in mind that 973FM is supported only by user donations, if you would like to make a donation, please contact us.
How do I request music?
You can easily request music by leaving a message in the chat-box located at the extreme right of the page at any time while a DJ is on air.
How can I report a problem?
Please provide as much detail about the problem as you can including any error messages. It may also help if you tell us what your operating system is, and what software you are using.