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Q. What format do you use to stream your channels?

A. 1940s Radio is encoded in both standard MP3 and aacPlus which is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, aacPlus generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.


Q. What is the best way to listen to Pumpkin FM on a Desktop PC?

A. The best player to use on a desktop PC or laptop is Winamp. Click Here to Download a copy for your Windows PC or Click Here to Download a copy for MAC OSx

Once installed you can launch a channel in Winamp by clicking below on the streams ‘listen.pls’ link:

Pumpkin FM 1940s Radio GB (MP3 Stream)  Listen.pls
Pumpkin FM 1940s Radio GB
(aacPlus stream)   Listen.pls

(Windows should ask the first time you click on one of the above links which program you would like to use the open it. Select Winamp and tick the box (always use this program)

Alternatively you can use Windows Media Player, Real Player, VLC, Quicktime or iTunes. Click on the player launch links below:

Winamp, iTunesWindows Media PlayerReal PlayerQuickTime


Q. What is the best way to listen to Pumpkin FM on a Mobile/ Tablet?

A. Download the Pumpkin FM – Old Time Radio Network App, available for Android mobiles, tablets, Chrome TV, Amazon Fire Phone & Amazon Fire Tablets.

Pumpkin FM App on Google Play Store



Pumpkin FM Radio App for Android




For Apple (iOS) & Windows devices, we recommend that you download the Tunein App which is available for Android, iOS & Windows Mobile devices.  Links: Android Version  Apple iOS   Windows Phone


Q. I need the stream URL / IP address and Port number for my Internet Radio

A. You can use the following to manually program your Internet Radio

Pumpkin FM 1940s Radio (MP3 64kbps)  IP: Port: 8126
Pumpkin FM 1940s Radio
(aacPlus stream 128 kbps)  IP:  Port: 8178


Q. The quality of some shows are very poor and hard to hear!

A. Many of our shows and musical recordings are 70+ years old. They just aren’t going to have the same “high fidelity” sound quality that today’s generation is used to. Most of the shows sound pretty good though, considering their age.  We do always try to use the best quality recordings we can find.