Great American Songbook Radio
A Non-Commercial Station
Vocal Jazz,
Easy Listening,
Adult Contemporary.
On Line: 24/7
Free Of Charge
The
Real
American
Ambassadors
American Music
From The Fourties
Through Today!

OUR GOAL!

WELCOME! This is all about American Music from the forties through today. Also known as Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening or Adult Contemporary!

"It’s not what you have; it’s what you do with it!” Rene Dussen: “It started as a hobby, became a passion and is today’s dedication. In the 70’s I started doing local radio with my lifelong music friend.
A 20-hour Sinatra music/docu series on public radio gave us national recognition later on. After that, we made American Songbook radio shows every Sunday throughout the 80’s and 90’s. 24/7 continuous broadcasting is not only time-consuming, but expensive, as well. So, receiving an occasional donation is wonderful thing.

It's strictly used to reduce our monthly broadcast license bills, nothing more. Our goal is to pay tribute to this type of original American music since it's also the cradle of all today's popular music genres. To me its songwriters and performers are the real American Ambassadors!"


René Dussen, on behalf of our group of volunteers.

MP3 versus AAC!

Which codec is better for the both of us?

The player on this website uses the AAC codec. AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) and MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) are lossy formats for audio files. MP3, an audio-specific format, was the de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on digital audio players.

But today, designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. This difference in quality is more obvious at lower bitrates. AAC is also Apple's alternative to MP3. It's lossy and compressed too, but sounds generally better. AAC uses only half the bandwith compared to mp3 reaching the same audio quality. So using AAC on your and our side makes streaming an easier connection listening in your car or using WIFI with low bitrates. Plus all current devices, Androids too, can handle AAC.


LATEST NEWS

September 7, 2022

Today we proudly introduce our new, pretty fast loading, website with a so-called 'bootstrap' functionality. It makes it good scrollable/readable on your tablet or smarphone too. That was a long awaited function for you and us.

You can listen to our stream directly by clicking on the 'listen live' butten. We combined a simple audio player and our playlist on one page to make it handier and good readable on your Iphone or Android too. Other website items like our guestbook, song databases are good viewable/readable too. Don't hesistate to send us your remarks. We're not made from sugar.

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