We're glad you found this page! As mentioned in the message you heard, there are several listeners out there which are using our old, original, legacy streams. These will all go away soon, so we want to steer you to the replacements before you're left in silence.
Why is this happening? We've added redundancy and dependability to our infrastructure, as well as added more streaming options for our listeners. The breadth of devices has expanded greatly over the years and our legacy streaming configuration needed updating. We believe we're now going to be able to serve more people in better ways with an improved service. But with change, sometimes there are bumps. Now we're trying to reach listeners who've been using our streams in non-obvious ways -- like connecting to the legacy stream URLs through bookmarks, programmed into an internet radio, perhaps even software on a TV or stereo system, or maybe just a link you've saved within iTunes or some other software. We need you to update your link(s) to keep hearing our stations.
STREAMS -- The OLD Ones
To try to avoid confusion by listing the full URLs for the old streams, please just look at your stream URL. If it has a kut1, kut2 or kut3 in it, then it's old. (The domain of streamguys1.com is current and valid.)
Any stream that has a number (kut#) within the URL will be turned off soon and will no longer work. You will have to replace them with the following stream URLs ...
STREAMS -- The NEW Ones
You can replace the legacy URL with any of these:
Not knowing how you're using the legacy URL, you're going to have to manually type, enter, search or maybe copy/paste the desired station(s) into your device(s) to get them to work again.
The difference between AAC and MP3 streams is the method used to encode them, called the codec. The modern codec is AAC. It's more efficient and to many people just sounds better even though it doesn't use the same amount of bandwidth.
You can find additional direct URLs to all our streams under the Links to All Our Stream Types section on our How To Listen page. It also further explains the differences.
Thanks for listening to KUT on whichever digital platform you prefer. And thank you for making this change the old school way. Feel free to send along your suggestions or questions as well.