Bauer Media

The Bauer network in the UK is divided into two main groups, the Hits Radio Network and Bauer National portfolios, with Hits Radio consisting of locally-focused services primarily broadcast on FM and local digital-platforms to a given coverage area, and National consisting of national and quasi-national music-genre services delivered mainly through digital platforms, with some services also offered on FM/AM.

Official website: www.bauermedia.co.uk

See: https://planetradio.co.uk

AAC – Advanced Audio Coding
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.

ADTS – Audio Data Transport Stream
A file with the ADTS file extension is an Audio Data Transport Stream file. This file format stores sections of an audio file in various frames, each of which include the audio data and header information. AAC files streamed online are often transferred in the ADTS format.

Bitrates
Data compression is also applied in ‘Internet Radio’ streaming. When audio is compressed in such a way through a streams encoder (regardless of the format the audio’s signal is coming from) the lower the stream bitrate used, the lower this will be in the occurring sound quality.

Audio codec: MPEG 1 Layer II
Better than FM quality requires 192-256 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 160-192 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 128-160 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

Audio codec: aac v2
Better than FM quality requires 56-96 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 40-64 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 24-48 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

Bauer Radio Streams
Station Bitrate
Absolute Radio 112 kbps
Absolute Radio 128 kbps aac
Absolute Radio 48 kbps aac
Absolute Classic Rock 112 kbps
Absolute Classic Rock 128 kbps aac
Absolute Classic Rock 48 kbps aac
Absolute 60s 112 kbps
Absolute 60s 128 kbps aac
Absolute 60s 48 kbps aac
Absolute 70s  112 kbps
Absolute 70s 128 kbps aac
Absolute 70s 48 kbps aac
Absolute 80s 112 kbps
Absolute 80s 128 kbps aac
Absolute 80s 48 kbps aac
Absolute 90s 112 kbps
Absolute 90s 128 kbps aac
Absolute 90s 48 kbps aac
Absolute 00s 112 kbps
Absolute 00s 128 kbps aac
Absolute 00s 48 kbps aac
Absolute 10s 112 kbps
Absolute 10s 128 kbps aac
Absolute 10s 48 kbps aac
Absolute 20s No Stream
CFM 112 kbps
Clyde 1 112 kbps
Clyde 2 112 kbps
Cool FM 48 kbps aac
Country Hits Radio 48 kbps aac
Downtown Radio 128 kbps
Downtown Radio 48 kbps aac
Downtown Country 48 kbps aac
Forth 1 112 kbps
Forth 1 48 kbps aac
Forth 2 112 kbps
Forth 2 48 kbps aac
Free Radio 128 kbps
Free Radio Birmingham 112 kbps
Free Radio Birmingham 48 kbps aac
Free Radio Black Country 128 kbps
Free Radio Black Country 48 kbps aac
Free Radio – Coventry 112 kbps
Free Radio – Coventry 48 kbps aac
Free Radio – Shropshire 112 kbps
Free Radio – Shropshire 48 kbps aac
Free Radio Herefordshire and Worc. 48 kbps aac
Gem 112 kbps
Gem 48 kbps aac
Greatest Hits Radio  112 kbps
Greatest Hits Radio 48 kbps aac
heat Radio 112 kbps
Hallam FM 112 kbps
Hallam FM 48 kbps aac
Hallam FM 48 kbps aac
heat Radio 112 kbps
heat Radio 48 kbps aac
heat Radio 48 kbps aac
Hits Radio 112 kbps
Hits Radio 112 kbps
Hits Radio 48 kbps aac
Hits Radio 48 kbps aac
Kerrang! Radio 112 kbps
Kerrang! Radio 112 kbps
Kerrang! Radio 48 kbps aac
Kerrang! Radio 48 kbps aac
Kerrang! Radio Unleashed 128 kbps aac
Klassik Kerrang! Radio 128 kbps aac
KISS 112 kbps
KISS 48 kbps aac
KISS 48 kbps aac
KISSTORY 112 kbps
KISSTORY 48 kbps aac
KISSTORY 48 kbps aac
KISS FRESH 112 kbps
KISS FRESH 48 kbps aac
KISS FRESH 48 kbps aac
KISS DANCE 128 kbps aac
KISS JAMS 128 kbps aac
KISS GARAGE 128 kbps aac
Jazz FM 128 kbps
Jazz FM 128 kbps aac
Magic 112 kbps
Magic 128 kbps aac
Magic 48 kbps aac
Magic Chilled 112 kbps
Magic Chilled 128 kbps aac
Magic Chilled 48 kbps aac
Magic Mellow 112 kbps
Magic Mellow 128 kbps aac
Magic Mellow 48 kbps aac
Magic Soul 112 kbps
Magic Soul 128 kbps aac
Magic Soul 48 kbps aac
Magic at the Musicals 112 kbps
Magic Workout 128 kbps aac
Metro Radio 112 kbps
Metro Radio 48 kbps aac
Metro Radio 48 kbps aac
MFR 112 kbps
MFR 48 kbps aac
MFR 2 112 kbps
MFR 2 48 kbps aac
Northsound 1 112 kbps
Northbound 1 48 kbps aac
Northsound 2 112 kbps
Northsound 2 48 kbps aac
Planet Rock 112 kbps
Planet Rock 48 kbps aac
Planet Rock 48 kbps aac
Radio Aire 112 kbps
Radio Aire 48 kbps aac
Radio Aire 48 kbps aac
Radio Borders 112 kbps
Radio Borders 48 kbps aac
Radio City 112 kbps
Radio City 48 kbps aac
Radio City 48 kbps aac
Radio City Talk 112 kbps
Radio City Talk 48 kbps aac
Radio City Talk 48 kbps aac
Rock FM 112 kbps
Rock FM 48 kbps aac
Rock FM 48 kbps aac
Scala Radio 112 kbps
Scala Radio 128 kbps aac
Tay FM 112 kbps
Tay FM 112 kbps
Tay FM 48 kbps aac
Tay 2 112 kbps
Tay 2 112 kbps
Tay 2 48 kbps aac
TFM 112 kbps
TFM 48 kbps aac
TFM 48 kbps aac
Viking FM 112 kbps
Viking FM 48 kbps aac
Viking FM 48 kbps aac
West FM 112 kbps
West FM 48 kbps aac
West FM 48 kbps aac

 

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