Written by upfm-admin on March 28, 2020
Why does UP FM not have a traditional radio frequency?
It’s not really worth it.. and we have more control being online.
Being online-only lets us have a unique business model while kicking ass and chewing bubble gum. Being on an FM or AM frequency also subjects us to submitting to a one size fits all radio broadcasting standard.
In a study we conducted, we found 27.3% of people preferred listening to radio online. With mobile data becoming faster and more affordable each year, it won’t be long until it becomes the standard way to tune in.
If there is no FM frequency why is it called UP – FM?
FM = For Music 😉
I want to play UP FM on my media player.
How much data does streaming UP FM use?
The default UP FM cast streams 128kb OCC this equates to roughly 60 megabytes per hour. Watching YouTube in the lowest possible quality (240p) uses approximately 150 megabytes per hour. There are many variables and these are very rough estimates.
When it comes to broadcasting music, most FM Radio is the equivalent of about 96kbps mp3. With our basic stream running 128kb OCC format, the sound quality you get is almost 3x higher.
Is there an UP FM app?
No, currently we do not have any plans for a standalone app. We’re trying to ‘do it all’ with the UPFM website. We recommend getting the Discord app and joining the UPFM chat though!
Why are some users chat messages written in different colors?
Admins, moderators, show hosts and verified users are all colored differently. Just makes things easy 🙂
How can I get verified?
The UP FM chat is powered by Discord, the worlds biggest all-in-one voice and text chat for gamers. The Discord app is available on all platforms. Simply make an official Discord account, log in, introduce yourself and you’ll shortly thereafter be verified by one of our administrators.
Are you going to be doing events?
For now our core focus is the on-air aspect of the station. But…
Where can I find some photos of the oldschool UP FM?
There is a Facebook group run by Nick Collings, ‘UP FM Memories 2002-2013‘ with lots of photos you can check out.