Restored, Upgraded and Internetrified for Your Listening Pleasure
One hundred sheets of fifty-year-old plastic spun past a tiny rock by an elaborate mechanism of steel and electricity,
translated into a chain of ones and zeros and spattered across the globe through sheer cooperation.
If none of those work, follow these directions to connect manually:
In iTunes, click on the Advanced menu, then "Open Stream ..." and put in http://www.seeburgremote.net/radio/
In VLC Media Player, click on the Media menu, then "Open Network Stream ..." and put in http://www.seeburgremote.net/radio/
Update 18 April 2013:
Troubleshooting player connection issues from the other side of the globe, I think
I've fixed the problems keeping it from playing in Safari on Mac (and probably
a bunch of other browsers I don't use at home). Also, please note that if you have
a slow machine and/or web connection, starting the first record may take a matter
of minutes, not seconds. Sorry; I'm not sure there's much I can do about this.
I'm making lots of improvements to this page, and to the software which controls the jukebox
through the Internet. If you come here and things aren't working right, please try again in a short
while; they are likely to be less (not more) broken when you return.
Also, it's worth occasionally refreshing the page to load
whatever revisions have been posted since you first got here.
In order to hear the jukebox, you need to (a) establish an audio connection, either in the browser
(start the jPlayer above, which uses HTML 5 or the Adobe Flash plugin depending on what your
browser supports) or with something that can connect
to an internet radio type of stream; and then (b) ensure that the physical machine itself is actually
turned on and playing a record. The message at the top of this page should tell you whether it's on.
If it's in standby mode and there's a white circle to the left with a red zero in it, click the circle to turn the
machine on for ten minutes. If the number is greater than zero, the machine should be playing, so check
your audio connection again. If the circle controller is missing altogether, then it means
the machine is in a mode where remote power control is not available, e.g. because I've unplugged
it for the night.
Clicking the circle controller multiple times will add play time up to a maximum of two hours.
If nobody (including you) has an audio connection to the jukebox, it will shut itself off after a minute or so.
The machine isn't playing 24/7, and is genally locked "off" at night (Pacific time zone).
If you connect and hear silence, or if you can't connect at all, that's probably why.
Ideally, the indicator at the top of the page will be accurate with regards
to whether the jukebox is on or off, but occasionally the software goofs and displays the wrong status.
I currently have limited upstream bandwidth, so if the audio goes choppy,
it could be because too many people are connected. Please let me know when you
encounter this, at the email address below.
Which records are in the machine at any given moment are purely a function
of my caprice and whimsy, and change very frequently. Some records sound trashy and some
sound very clear and clean. Such is the way of old used 45s.
On Twitter, I'm @SeeburgRemote. I tend to announce
substantial changes to the selection of records, or addition of features, thereon.
At some point in the future, I'll be sending automatic notifications out there each time the machine turns on.
Other Twitter-related plans
include the ability to reject the current playing selection and/or go to a particular slot number.
If you have a problem connecting during the time the jukebox says it's ON,
or if the audio stutters or drops out, I'd really like to know about it.
Please email me at
It would be very helpful if you could include (1) the current jukebox status, (2) the date and time,
and (3) what number of listeners, if any, it says are presently connected.
The Jukebox was rebuilt, adjusted, and stereo-upgraded in February 2011 by Mr. Warren C. Rowe of El Monte, California.
Audio and control electronics, computer networking, software, mechanical maintenance, and record selection
are the ongoing handiwork of Dave LaDelfa, a resident of the city of Los Angeles.