• Our Promise

    Just Listen...
    Radio is often ruined by presenters talking nonsense, phone-ins, commercials, poor audio processing and too much music repetition. CruiseOne was setup to change this norm.

    Music
    Music variety is paramount. Expect the unexpected.

    Adverts
    Simple. No adverts. We are not in this to make money.

    Reliability
    Dedicated hardware means excellent network reliability.

    Quality
    We want to sound our best. Audio quality is vital.

    Partners

    RapidSwitch

    Rapidswitch
    Dedicated server provider. Based in London, UK.

    Orban

    Orban Broadcast
    Our audio processing hardware provider.

    SAM Broadcaster

    SAM Broadcaster
    Our automation playout software.

    Zen Internet

    Zen Internet
    Our studio leased line provider.

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    Other Ways to Listen

    TuneIn

    TuneIn Radio
    This service provides a simple way to listen on a desktop or on their app on your phone.

    AudioRealm

    AudioRealm
    A little dated now but a reliable service giving access to many internet stations.

    Direct Link

    Direct Link
    Use the domain cruiseoneradio.net with port 8000 (256kbps) and 8002 (96kbps).

  • Music & Bands

    Electronic

    Electronic
    Since the synths of the 80's, electronic music has always been important to us. Bands include Purity Shrine, Ford Lopatin, James Blake, Kimbra, Air, M83, New Look and The Pet Shop Boys.

    Indie & Alternative

    Indie & Alternative
    Indie and Alternative music makes up about a quarter of our entire playlist. Bands include Kids In Glass Houses, The Shins, The Vaccines, Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Silversun Pickups, Arcade Fire, Panic At The Disco, Foster The People and Beach House.

    Rock

    Rock
    There are many types of rock music from soft rock from the 80's to current alternative rock. Bands include The Gaslight Anthem, Coldplay, Queen, Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Keane, Elbow, Def Leppard and Athlete.

    Top 40 & Current

    Top 40 & Current
    We believe it's important to always embrace and try new music. This may be from any genre but we will always have a good number of current chart songs on the playlist.

    Folk & Country Rock

    Folk & Country Rock
    Including bands such as The Decemberists or Band Of Horses and artists like Seth Lakeman, Isle Delange the country & folk feel is something we love so we've pulled this category out from Rock as it's becoming increasingly popular.

    Pop

    Pop
    Pop music overlaps so many genres and everything from the 70's to today on CruiseOne. Bands include The Script, Jessie J, Michael Jackson, Starship, A-Ha, Britney Spears, Phil Collins, Marco Borsato, Lady Gaga, Roxette and Avril Lavigne.

  • Featured Story

    Featured Story

    Studio Time in August 2014

    We'll be getting some studio time in August to create some new IDs and jingles.

    We add all new jingles to our Soundcloud account so you can take a listen and download in original WAV format if you wish.

    If you are in radio or the voice-over industry and have time to send us a few simple dry ids, we'll do the rest and would love to get them onto CruiseOne radio.

    What's New?

    Quick Questionnaire

    We're still running our short simple questionnaire. It's always great to hear from radio professionals, bands and listeners alike. Just visit http://cruiseoneradio.net/survey and complete the anonymous survey. You don't have to tell us about you but feel free to add some info if you'd like us to get back to you.

    Posted on 30 Jul 2014
    Music Submissions

    Thank you for the numerous music submissions into CruiseOne during July. We've seen a lot of great new music released this summer. We'll be spending some time over the next few days to add them to the playlist as appropriate. Keep sending them in to music@cruiseoneradio.net.

    Posted on 30 Jul 2014
    Backup Website

    After a server problem a few weeks ago, we had to bring a backup of the website up. It's full of old news and information. A bit annoying but we'll add more soon!

    Posted on 16 May 2014
    Bauer - Sleeping Giant CD

    Congrats to Bauer who have grown through a combination of good publicity but also a superb album. We began playing Bauer back in 2012. In fact, Change Forever featured on the CruiseOne Top40 for 2012. Sleeping Giant is now finally available in CD format to buy from here. It's great to hear that sales are going well.

    Posted on 02 Jun 2013

  • how to find us

    CruiseOne Radio
    Bristol
    BS8 2NQ
    UK

    Twitter:@cruiseoneradio
    Fbook:cruiseoneradio
    Mail:info@cruiseoneradio.net Music:music@cruiseoneradio.net

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  • THE CRUISE NETWORK

    History
    CruiseOne is part of the CruiseNetwork which dates back to 1992. It all started as an FM station on 101.2 broadcasting across the Wirral in the UK. Classic FM launched that year (those old enough will remember the bird song playing on the FM band for months across the entire UK) which meant that we had to change frequency to 100.5. Broadcasting Wednesday and Sunday evening as well as whenever we felt like it during some evenings when there was nothing going on, it became a well known station.

    In 1994 other commitments saw FM transmissions become less regular with occasional high power tests from 'favourable' locations. The biggest of these was a 1kW test from Hope Mountain in North Wales. This successfully covered the entire North-West of England and down to the Midlands. Fun times!

    CruiseOne Online
    CruiseOne was a name chosen back in 1998 when it became clear that the future of radio would not be FM only. The first internet broadcast was actually in 1999 streaming a 32kbps RealMedia stream. Bandwidth just wasn't available then.

    These days we stream a continuous c.400kbps and could do that 50 times over on our current leased line. It's amazing how things have changed. Before beginning a full-time station, we spend months investigating the best options to get the best audio quality on an internet stream. We tested 4 broadcast processors as well as software alternatives. There is more information on our streams and audio setup here.

    Finally in September 2008 we began a full time 128kbps stream using Shoutcast. Since then we have focused our sound to create a 'CruiseOne' sound while remaining as diverse and openminded as possible. We currently have about 11,000 songs in the playlist and a strict head of music ensuring the sound stays fresh and new. We hope you like what you hear.

    Thanks to Will, Kate, Paul, Rachel, Alex and all those involved since 1992.

    Please get in touch if you would like any more information.

  • OUR PRODUCTION TEAM

    CruiseOne Online

    Thanks to Will, Kate, Paul, Rachel, Alex and all those involved since 1992.

    Please get in touch if you would like any more information.

  • ABOUT OUR SETUP

    Equipment

    Tech & Equipment
    As mentioned in our promise, reliability is key in running an internet radio station. Equipment needs to be well made, software well tested, networks solid and capacity has to be available. No-one wants to listen to a station that buffers every other minute.

    Network Connectivity
    We currently connect to the net via a dedicated 100mbps link. This allows us to support in excess of 200 listeners at 256kbps. We have tested at maximum capacity without any network buffering issues.

    256kbps MP3 Stream
    We encode our MP3 stream using the LAME codec. The version we choose to use is 3.93 which, after comparing directly to the newest version of LAME sounds a lot better. You can download it here. As an MP3 stream, it is compatible with pretty much every player and system. You will need a connection of about 300kbps to stream this reliably.

    96kbps AAC+ Stream
    To facilitate the increased use of mobile devices, the 96kbps stream keeps data costs down but audio quality is still high. You will need a 3G or 4G network to listen.

    Contact Us with any Questions