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  1. I like more than one Program Series.  Do I have to specify a specific (or each) program series? >>>
        
  2. Do I need high speed access (like DSL, Cable Modem, T1) in order to use the Programs On-Demand or MP3 CoolStreams? >>>
      
  3. What is a "Volume" and why do you use this way of organizing programs? >>>
       
  4. I pledged to my local Public Radio Station for programs I see here.  Does this also make me a member of Coolstreams to obtain member benefits? >>>
        
  5. Is this a Subscription Service? >>>

Q: I like more than one Program Series.  Do I have to join for a specific (or each) program series?

A: Your Membership provides access to ALL Member's Options (Programs On-Demand series' on Coolstreams that have Member's Streams and ALL CoolStreams).

Q:  What is a "Volume" and why do you use this way of organizing programs?

A:  We use "Volume" (like a volume of a magazine series, etc.) as a grouping method for Programs On-Demand, usually with 5 or more total hours of program segments together.

We also learned from many listeners that they prefer these longer playing times so that they don't have to interrupt working on other things to start a new Program segment, etc.  We have set up the Volumes so that you can start from a different point when you prefer to, or start again from a point close to where you left off when you return to listen.

Q: Do I need high speed access (like DSL, Cable Modem, T1) in order to use the Member's Options?

A: You will need a Hi-Bandwidth (greater than 56k modem) connection (like Cable Modem, DSL, T1, etc.) to get the most from both our Members and Free Use Options.  If you don't have high speed internet access, you can still get some of our Programs On-Demand streams at modem rates (LO - 21 kbps) in good sounding Real Audio Stereo and completely ad-free!

Q: I pledged to my local Public Radio Station.  Does this also make me a member of Coolstreams to obtain member benefits?

A: We are glad that you support your local Public Radio station because it is a good thing to do!  But Coolstreams is not related in any way to any Public radio station or any public radio system, so no, your support of Public Radio does not enable us to be here (even if you heard a program there that we also offer here). Our membership levels are to support our streaming of our programs. We do not receive grants or any other kind of funding to do present these programs, so Memberships are the largest percentage of our income.

Tax Deduction Information: Coolstreams is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) Public Charity, and your Donations and/or Memberships to us can be tax deductible (less the value of any premiums taken). For our FAQ on Memberships, Donations and Tax Deductions, please see this page:

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Q: Is this a Subscription Service?

A: We are NOT a subscription service, so our free options are not teasers to get you to sign up for a subscription - in other words, the majority of our free options are full length listening options, but may contain ads and Membership pitches.  There is free access to our POD  programs and features on all of our Series.  Making our programming available to a wide audience is an important part of our mission.  We ask for your voluntary Donations to support all of our programming!  We offer additional Listening Options to our supporting Members which includes the same programs in higher audio quality and without ads or Membership pitches.  On a few options, Members options may contain some additional content not in free use options.  We also offer, on some, but not all series, continuous MP3 "Coolstreams" of songs that are played on these series, and these Coolstreams are usually able to contain more songs that we are able to put into the current POD Programs at one time.  The Coolstreams are currently an extra Membership Benefit.

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General Information about Coolstreams:
Without Membership support, Coolstreams will cease to exist, because Membership Support is our primary means of support!  We do NOT currently receive any kind of funding from Grants or Foundations, however, Coolstreams is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization (see more details here >>>).  We do not earn enough revenue from ads on the site over an entire year to cover the costs of the streaming and other operating costs for one month!  We keep a small number of NON-INTRUSIVE banner ads (meaning no obnoxious pop-up ads), plus affiliate links on the site to help with the costs offering our Free Use listening options.

Everyone who supports us at any level or by any method really wins because it keeps our programming available without commercial influence. We also know some folks can afford to support us more than others, so we have developed extra services and premiums to encourage your generosity!

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