|MikeLive! uses Windows Media streaming. You will need to have Windows Media Player installed on your PC.
It is possible, if you have broadband and wi-fi, to buy an internet radio to enable you to listen to internet radio stations without running a PC. See www.Reciva.com for details.
The main page for MikeLive! is at www.mikelive.co.uk. Normally the station will start playing automatically when you visit the site - you have to do nothing further!
MikeLive! now streams on the internet at two data rates, at 96kb/ stereo, this is a higher quality signal for broadband connections, and 32kb/s mono lower quality enables dial-up users to listen.
Occasionally, if there is an issue with congestion on the network, you may find that your player switches to 32kb/s, even if you are listening via broadband, in this case the player will automatically switch back to 96 kb/s for improved sound quality once the congestion clears.
Depending on your browser and security settings, you may receive an ActiveX or Windows security warning message in place of the on page (known as embedded) Windows Media player, you will need to accept this message in order for the embedded player to run. You will normally only have to do this once from your PC, on subsequent visits it will not be necessary.
If you cannot get the embedded player in the MikeLive! page to work, then click on the "Open with Media Player" which should open Windows Media player and start the station stream.
At the start of each track, the name of the artist and of the track will appear in the display of the embedded Windows Media player. To enable this feature on a separate Windows Media Player, in tools/option, select captions and subtitles to 'on if possible', this will then enable the artist and track name to be displayed.
Attention AUDIOREALM listeners - the station is not listed on the Audiorealm website 24/7, best to bookmark the main station page in order to be able to return at any time.