Listening to 90.3 the Core on the Internet
All you need is a computer with an internet
connection to hear us from anywhere in the world.
What is it? Is it easy?
Yes. On most computers it's as simple as clicking
one of the links below.
What is aacPlus?
aacPlus is a compressed audio format that sounds as good as mp3
at half the bitrate.
Problem: I'm using AOL and I can't connect to the
Solution: If you're using the browser inside AOL, try
opening another browser such as Internet Explorer and try again.
Problem: I can't connect to any of the streams when I'm
at work, but I have no problem listening at home.
Solution: First make sure your computer has one of the
supported players listed above. If you are getting an error such
as "Unable to Connect" then your workplace probably has a firewall
that is blocking your connection to our servers.
Problem: When I'm listening, the stream will suddenly go
silent for a few seconds.
Solution: Check your internet connection. If you are using
a wireless connection, try disabling it and using a wired
connection to the internet. Even fast wireless connections can
create enough delay to cause a problem. If playing does
not resume, press stop and then play. If it continues, try using
a lower bitrate stream, like one of the aacPlus streams. If that does not solve the problem, then your
internet connection may not be fast enough to support streaming
media. Keep trying. This can happen at times of the day when
internet traffic is heavy.
Problem: I have the latest version of Winamp but when I
click the link for the AAC+ stream, another program opens and
Solution: In the playlist window, click the
add button, then click add URL and paste this into the window:
Problem: I'm connected to the stream, but all I hear is
Solution: That means there's a problem with one of our
servers. Please report the problem to the email address at the
bottom of this page.
Problem: Sometimes there's an extended pause between
Solution: It happens. Just stay tuned. More great core
radio is on the way.
Problem: I still can't get any of the links to work on
Solution: Ok, don't panic. Send an email to the address
listed at the bottom of this page. Be sure to include as many
details as possible about the problem you are having.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this streaming thing? Is it like internet radio?
Yes. 90.3 the Core is a radio station based in Piscataway, New
Jersey that you can also hear on the internet.
How does it work?
Your computer talks to our state-of-the-art servers and says,
"Hello. I'd like to hear 90.3 the Core." Our servers respond by
sending a constant stream of thousands of ones and zeros per
second back to your computer at the speed of light. Your computer
then takes that stream of data and turns it back into beautiful
What do I have to give you in return for this wonderful
Nothing. It's free. Just listen and enjoy. If you like what
you hear, be sure to
send the DJ an instant message.
Can I link directly to your streams from my website/blog/profile/etc?
Please do, but if you link directly to our streams, then
please also link back to www.thecore.fm in case someone has trouble using
the link you provided and needs help connecting.
Email them to engineering (at) thecore.fm