Saturday, December 17, 2005

WTUL is resurrected

WTUL New Orleans, 91.5 FM is back on the air with live dj's. The overnight broadcast will feature pre-produced shows streamed over the internet from the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music Acoustics to the station transmitter in New Orleans. You can try to listen to the Webcast using Winamp (which accepts ogg file types), but I haven't had any luck so far. Better to just tune into your radio.

12/17/05 update: I found that I could tune in using the freeware JetAudio application, although the the audio kept dropping out while application buffered.

12/18/05 update: (Cursing) okay people -- are you having the same problem I am? You downloaded the @#$%&* Winamp Lite application and installed it, but can't get it to play Ogg files? Right! The Web site says Winamp plays Ogg files, but apparently not the Lite version (at least not on stupid Windows boxes). So, here's the fix.

1) Download the Ogg Vorbis decoder DLL from the Winamp "Most Requested Plugins" site (, or get it directly here.

2) Expand the downloaded "" to the Winamp plugins folder on your Windows computer (on my box, that's "C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins"), i.e., you want to put the "in_vorbis.dll" file in that plugins folder.

3) The next time you open Winamp, the plugin will be referenced and Ogg files will play.

More photos of the WTUL resurrection studio Rue:


At 12/17/2005 07:12:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

I have rarely ever been able to receive that station on any radio I've had even when I've been Uptown.

At 12/17/2005 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Hmm ... that doesn't seem likely -- Uptown. There is a "shadow" effect downtown where buildings block the signal from hitting points past the French Quarter (it's a line-of-sight reach from the tower on the Tulane campus). Maybe you have a large object between the antenna on Monroe Hall (at McAlister and Freret), or you might consider a better antenna? Too bad -- it's one of the best stations of its kind in the country.

At 12/17/2005 08:54:00 PM, Anonymous duncan said...

Hey Rob - if you really live where you can't get WTUL, simply move. You are missing out on an independent-spirited jewel. Not a day goes by without a gem being unearthed at 91.5 FM...

I drive all over New Orleans and Metairie with no problem at all, except tiny sections of the CBD.

At 12/19/2005 09:05:00 PM, Anonymous onezime said...

i can't get it here either... i think the rocky mountains mask the signal.


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