Milano Lounge is back on Tunein

Dear Listeners,

I am glad to inform you that Milano Lounge is back on Tunein, with the new streaming address.

Get Tunein and listen to Milano Lounge on any devices
Get Tunein and listen to Milano Lounge on any devices

 

Tunein is one of the most important platforms for listening to radio stations from all over the world.

With Tunein you can listen to over 120,000 stations (including Milano Lounge) on different devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, Smart TVs, X Box One consoles and in-car if you have an internet connected audio system.

Tunein adds some advertising when you connect to Milano Lounge, this is not our decision, because – as you probably know – Milano Lounge is commercial-free and financed by me and donations from listeners.

 

One of our listeners' stereo
One of our listeners’ stereo

 

New server and new stream for Milano Lounge

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10 March 2021

Unfortunately, a big fire destroyed an OVH data center in Strasbourg (France), including the new server.

Milano Lounge is on fire....... Literally
Milano Lounge is on fire……. Literally

 

Luckily, nobody was injured or killed, but the station was OFF. In a hurry, I had to set up a NEW-NEW SERVER (Oh no, not again!!!) with a different company and notify all apps and platforms of our new streaming address.

The new-new server has been set up THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR LISTENERS, who made donations to help us.

I am so grateful for your donations, your words of encouragement, your worries that you couldn’t find the station anymore…..

Thank you again and keep listening to Milano Lounge to the NEW-NEW SERVER at this address:

https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream

Like a Phoenix, Milano Lounge rises again from ashes!

That means REBIRTH

With Love,

Roberto

 

If possible, please help with a donation, thank you
If possible, please help with a donation, thank you

 

P.S. If you hear my voice on the radio telling you to visit milanoloungeradio.com , it means that you are not connected to the NEW-NEW SERVER 🙂

 

Milano Lounge Radio rises from ashes : REBIRTH --- Photo: WikiMedia Commons
Milano Lounge Radio rises from ashes : REBIRTH — Photo: WikiMedia Commons

 

Milano Lounge has moved to a new SSL stream, with a new powerful server and lots of room to accommodate all of our listeners….. and you are so many!!!

Yet, I hope that the audience can still grow in the future: the new server has the capacity to accommodate 1,000 simultaneous listeners. At the moment, there are between 400-500 listeners connected, so we are only at 50% capacity……..

Imagine: It’s like having a big room with 1,000 people inside, only that this room is online, which has become even more important after the Covid-19 problems.

We can virtually meet in a safe environment together, thanks to the music!

I’m very grateful that listeners of Milano Lounge are creating a real community online: you are so attentive and I love when you send me messages, pics or videos of you or your family/friends listening to Milano Lounge.

Also, thank you for your donations via PayPal and for your suggestions, many of which I implemented on the radio channel, although I can’t not reveal my “secret formula” for obvious reasons….

Ahahaha there is no secret formula, I am only putting my heart into it, just like you!

Love,

Roberto

 

HOW TO LISTEN TO MILANO LOUNGE NEW SERVER (Short guide as at 30 Dec 20)

Last updated on: 15th March 2021

Dear listeners,

many of you have contacted me because, after I moved Milano Lounge to the new server, they couldn’t find the station anymore.

Thanks for all your enquiries.

Here you can find some easy solutions to continue to listen to Milano Lounge.

  1. DIRECT LINK TO THE NEW SERVER
  2. https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream
  3. Works with all devices

  1. TUNEIN APP
  2. Already updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)
  4. Free versions add pre-roll annoying advertising before connecting to the station

  1. ONLINERADIOBOX
  2. Already updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)

  1. FM-WORLD
  2. Already updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)

  1. RADIO.NET APP
  2. NOT Updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)

 

other radio directories have been notified and they will (hopefully) change the stream address soon.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE STILL LISTENING TO THE OLD SERVERS?

IF you hear my voice telling you to visit milanoloungeradio.com,

SWITCH TO https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream

 

Live online streaming

 

 

Situation after the fire of 10 March 2021

Dear listeners,

after the fire that destroyed a datacenter in Strasbourg and put our station OFF, the situation looks really bad. Our provider still doesn’t know if/when the service will be restored. Apparently, it will take more than 7 days.

For this reason, I have moved the station to a new server (Oh no, not again!). The new server has a capacity for 2,500 simultaneous listeners (the previous one had 1,000) so, if no accidents happen, it will be more than enough for all our listeners.

This is the NEW STREAM ADDRESS for Milano Lounge:

https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream

If you want to listen to Milano Lounge with your favourite media player, please use these links:

Winamp, iTunes

Windows Media Player

Real Player

QuickTime

 

 

A big fire destroyed the servers of Milano Lounge Radio

Hello everybody,

unfortunately, last night a serious fire devastated the building that houses the OVH data centers in Strasbourg, on which the Milano Lounge Radio broadcast servers also depend.

last night a serious fire devastated the building that houses the OVH data centers, on which the Milano Lounge Radio broadcast servers also depend
last night a serious fire devastated the building that houses the OVH data centers, on which the Milano Lounge Radio broadcast servers also depend

For this reason, the radio is currently not reachable from any platform

I have activated a temporary link for listeners who want to continue to listen to Milano Lounge Radio: https://antares.dribbcast.com/proxy/milano?mp=/stream

If you want to make a donation to help rebuild, here’s the PayPal link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=DHFSFDPD6U56A

Support Milano Lounge, make a donation with PayPal
Support Milano Lounge, make a donation with PayPal

Thank you all for your help,

Roberto

A non-commercial radio model, against FM stations and social networks

Dear Listeners,

I can’t cope with social networks anymore. They are time consuming and I have decided to spend that time for selecting good music for you, instead of on social networks.

Plus, I do not like their commercial policy. This is completely the opposite of what I am. I think that advertising is killing also FM radios in Italy, with 20 minutes of ad every hour, not to mention that in the other 40 minutes you’ll listen only to the same songs sponsored by majors and useless blah blah blah of djs.

For me, advertising is also killing social networks, with an ad coming up every 2-3 posts, not to mention that i am now getting ads also on Whatsapp and Messenger. This is really too invasive, and this is not the way I would like the future world to be.

Milano Lounge is my personal radio station, created for the pleasure of sharing my favourite music with other people, and my idea is to do something completely different from FM radios.

At the moment, there are 1,115 tracks in the day rotation, with songs repeating every 3 days, always in a different order, plus 485 tracks in the night rotation, with songs repeating every 2 days (in different order).

It is not a financial empire or a corporation, and you donations are really helpful when I need to pay licenses and other monthly fees to keep the radio online. If you wish to make a donation, here is the link for PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=DHFSFDPD6U56A

Please let me know what you think, you can email me at musclerob@gmail.com

Thank you,

Roberto

Saturday 13 February 2021 : World Radio Day

Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD).

Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse.

At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium.

This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard.

Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.

Listen to our playlist Selezione 01 2021 on Spotify

Dear listeners,

I hope the year has started in the best way for you and your loved ones.

As for me, I am well and keeping myself busy by listening to a lot of music and choosing new songs to add to our general rotation on Milano Lounge.

If you want to have a preview of what’s coming up, listen to my playlist SELEZIONE 01 2021 on Spotify and, as usual, thank you for listening and for letting me know your thoughts..

Roberto

 

Happy New Year

Hi everyone,

I can’t find a less obvious way to wish HAPPY 2021 to all the listeners of Milano Lounge.

During this strange year, the community of listeners proved to be very attached to the station, writing to me often to report malfunctions or songs to add / remove to the programming.

You are very attentive listeners and this makes me really happy. I’d like to get to know you one by one, but there are so many of you.

Just think that Milano Lounge has closed 2020 with 747,561 unique listeners, from all over the world.

The TOP countries have been:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Italy
  4. France
  5. United States
  6. Canada
  7. Australia
  8. Sweden
  9. Russian Federation
  10. Belgium

That said, although I can claim figures that not many online station can claim, I have decided not to get trapped in the “war of numbers”.

After all, Milano Lounge is a non-profit personal web radio, which I created for the pleasure of sharing my favorite music with listeners.

It is not a commercial web radio that has to follow a different model, putting advertising to survive and choosing songs based on pressure from record companies.

In this moment, as I do radio for the sole pleasure of doing it, it makes no sense to look at the total number of listeners, I prefer to look at their quality and develop a personal relationship.

It’s also interesting for me to see if this “no advertising” model (with the station funded by me and listeners) can stand the test of time, or it is not viable in 2021.

Still happy new year and please continue to support Milano Lounge with your listening and your donations.

Roberto

Get ready for a fantastic show on 31 December 2020

Dear listeners,

I hope you are all well and ready to spend a fantastic night for New Year’s Eve, on Thursday 31st December 2020, with our New Year’s Eve Party with a great line-up of Djs on Milano Lounge.

Show starts at H 23:00 (CET) with Swamy Dj from Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria
followed by:
DJ Stefan
Francis James
DJ Kid
Michael Maretimo
Steve G
DJ Cliff West – For the last time on Milano Lounge
Paul Linney
Steve Hart – JUST JAZZ – Show Premiere on Milano Lounge

Milano Lounge
New Year’s Eve Party
Thursday 31 December 2020 H 23:00 (CET)
Live Streaming Here

 

 

New Year's Eve Party 2020
New Year’s Eve Party 2020