This is a company profile for US internet radio hosting provider Stream101. This company is based in the town of Grand Rapids Michigan and has been in business for 9 years.
Company name: Stream101
Network status page: www.uptimedoctor.com/publicreport/q8cmz9g8/28166
Launch date: Our company was founded in 2007 (9 years ago).
Streaming services available: Shoutcast and Icecast.
Control panel software available: Centova and cPanel.
Bit rates available: 32, 64, 96 and 128 (custom also available).
Features available: HTML5 Player and Port 80 (proxy) Streaming.
Tell us how and why your company got started?
Stream101 started off as Internet Radio Pros in 2002. In 2006, Mr. Tom Skeeters took over as owner and began working on fixing the company’s reputation. Along with Mr. Marcus Allen, Tom began reworking the whole business model. Together they moved to better facilities with dedicated bandwidth and brand-new hardware. In 2007, it was decided to lose the name Internet Radio Pros and start fresh as Stream101. With the company expanding, auxiliary staff was hired and the company grew. Stream101 has made countless improvements to it’s servers and software over the years. Stream101 began offering FREE Auto-DJ to all of it’s SHOUTcast clients, and began offering Web Hosting in June of 2008. The decision to add Icecast to the hosting lineup was made in 2010 and has been a new popular seller. In 2012, the decision to sell Stream101 was made by Mr. Skeeters. A deal was worked out and Mr. Allen was sold the company and as of January 1, 2013 has taken over all operations. Since the beginning of 2013, 3 additional streaming media servers have been added and the company continues to grow. Stream101 is determined to provide quality media services to companies & individuals looking for professional and dependable streaming services.
Why is your company passionate about streaming radio services?
I was mislead by the original Internet Radio Pros and found out through the online radio community that many people were led down the same path by it’s original owner (Bud Bell). Tom Skeeters and I wanted to restore the reputation and offer restitution to all of those customers who were wronged. We worked together to restore the reputation and offer a great service. I purchased the company from Tom and have been working very hard to continue the reputation. I also host stations on our servers personally as a hobby as well.
What do you think makes your company different from the competition?
We are customer service driven and use the best hardware available. Our prices are not rock bottom because we take pride in utilizing the highest quality servers, the best available bandwidth, and having a full staff that is knowledgable and just as invested in the company’s best interests just as I am. We have the technical skills, social skills, and the broadcasting skills to help ensure anyone’s station can be successful.