Radio Lifeline started broadcasting in the early eighties in a town called Lier, 17 km east of Antwerp. The programs were broadcasted on the fm band ( 103.3 Mhz).
In 1986 Lifeline stopped broadcasting and now in 2016 were back with a brand new internet radiostation, Radio Lifeline.
This radiostation plays all the great hits from the 60's, 70s, 80's and 90's.
All our audio source files are encoded in the AAC LC format with a variable bitrate of 300-360 kbps, then played out and streamed in the AAC+ format at 256 kbps. This AAC+ stream goes to our Linux shoutcast server for MP3 128 kbps, HE AAC+ 64 kbps and OGG/OPUS 128 kbps streams and to our Live Streamer for transmuxing to HLS and MPEG-DASH streams.
At this moment we are in a test phase, bringing you non stop hits.
Broadcasting is done in 5 formats, HE AAC+ @ 64 kbps low bitrate and MP3 @ 128 kbps. OGG/OPUS @ 128 kbps, HLS and MPEG DASH streaming is planned in the near future (summer 2018).
Audio soundprocessing is in test phase now, Stereotool is used for this with the following components:
Repair -> declipper - delossifier and multiband noise reduction.
Processing -> Natural dynamics - Phase Rotation - Multiband Dynamic Equalizer - AGC - Stereo Enhancer - True Bass - Bass EQ - Multiband Compressor (9 bands) - Absolute High Enhancer - Bandpass Filter - Bass and Advanced Clipper - De-Esser and Final Limiter. The audio level for the streaming encoder is EBU 128 standard with a integrated loudness of -10 dB and -1dB TP (True Peak).