I wanted to check in with everyone. All is still going wonderfully for KXRT! We are really getting a lot of elements dialed in. With our unique set of challenges, it makes for some difficult trial and error. We had a successful vacation while we were out of town for several days and left the computer all alone. It worked like a champ with no glitches!
We continue to add music and clean up the music we have. I found a CD of great 90’s hits that was in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart for $2.50! It was perfect as I had a number of those songs at poor quality. I found, with the help of a good friend, a great CD ripping tool called Exact Audio Copy or EAC. It uses some great programming to get the most accurate data image copy from the CDs. It also does an amazing job of correcting for scratches and damaged CDs. It’s not incredibly fast, but that is the point, it’s accurate. Plus it integrates directly with LAME’s MP3 codec for high-quality MP3 files. I am slowly re-ripping all my CD collection with this tool. I did this last year with iTunes at 256KB/s. Now I will be using variable bit-rate at q=0 (or highest quality). You’ve already heard some of this as I have added new music and have gradually started this process.
Keep listening to KXRT! We have some great things in the works for 2009. Tell all your friends and relatives about the only place on the planet where you get 100% Hits and 100% Fun! We are KXRT!