FAQs

  1. How do I listen to your radio station?
  2. What does GAIA mean?
  3. Sometimes when I am listening to GAIA Prime Radio, the station goes silent for a short time, and then starts up again. Why?
  4. Where do you get the music that you play?
  5. Why are some songs you play really loud and others difficult to hear?
  6. I listen to GAIA Prime Radio using the TuneIn Radio app on my iPhone. I have noticed that sometimes the CD cover that is displayed when a song is playing is not the correct one. Why is that?
  7. How do I get my music considered for airplay on GAIA Prime Radio?

How do I listen to your radio station?

» GAIA Prime Radio is an Internet only radio station, meaning you can only listen online. If you are using a computer, you can simply visit our website. On our home page is a Play button. If you click on it, GAIA Prime Radio will begin playing in just a few seconds. You can also listen to us on your computer in iTunes. However, this method does not work on mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or Kindle. On such mobile devices, we recommend using the TuneIn Radio app that is available for free in the iTunes app store and other app stores for various devices. Once you have that app installed and active on your device, do a search for GAIA Prime Radio from within the app. Then just click on our name, and our station should start playing for you immediately. And be sure to add us to your list of Favorite stations, so you can get back to us more easily in the future.

Gaia Prime via the TuneIn Radio app can also be accessed on Android, Windows, and Blackberry smartphones, as well as on Amazon Kindle and Android tablets, smart TVs, and even in certain models of Chevrolet, Ford, and Tesla cars.

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What does GAIA mean?

» GAIA is the ancient Greek word for Mother Earth.

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Sometimes when I am listening to GAIA Prime Radio, the station goes silent for a short time, and then starts up again. Why?

» Occasionally, because of heavier than normal internet traffic, the connection to our station may be interrupted. But in most cases, no matter how you are listening to us, the connection will be reestablished automatically, and GAIA Prime will begin playing again.

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Where do you get the music that you play?

» We have bought it, from a variety of sources: Amazon.com, iTunes Music Store, directly from musician websites, etc. Musicians also sometimes provide us with copies of their music for us to play. We never play pirated music, digital conversions of vinyl records, and so on. GAIA Prime radio plays only the HIGHEST quality digital recordings.

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Why are some songs you play really loud and others difficult to hear?

» When our station first went online, we did not yet have in place a transcoder that included volume equalization. And then after we did get it in place, we had some problems getting it to work correctly. However, all of those problems have been corrected and so now all of the music we play should play at the same volume.

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I listen to GAIA Prime Radio using the TuneIn Radio app on my iPhone. I have noticed that sometimes the CD cover that is displayed when a song is playing is not the correct one. Why is that?

» The CD covers displayed in the TuneIn app are provided by the TuneIn service and not by us. They use info about the song that is playing, e.g., the name of the artist, to pull a CD cover from some third party database, and so while they may have a CD cover that is by the same artist, it is not the correct CD. Other times, if they can't find the particular artist, they display one from an artist with a similar name, and the result is not even close to being correct. Other times, they will just display our logo if the can't find anything close. The bottom line is that at this point, we have no control over what CD covers are displayed in the TuneIn app. We hope to remedy that problem soon. The good news is that for any of the songs we play, you can find the correct information on our website, including links to where you can see the correct CD cover, and even purchase that CD.


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How do I get my music considered for airplay on GAIA Prime Radio?

» We can accept music for consideration in either of two ways. You can send us your music to us via DropBox. Just send us an email with a link to your DropBox files. Or you can send us a physical CD, which we prefer. Send via regular mail to:

GAIA Prime Radio
67 Crestwood Drive
Northborough, MA. 01532

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