If you can't hear the station there could be a number of things you need to check. Below is a list of some situations and related problems that might be preventing you from hearing the station in those settings.
Listening on iPhone, iPad, and other Apple mobile devices
At the present time Apple doesn't allow playing of 'flash' files which our present radio player uses. We are in the process of developing an iPhone/iPad app that will allow you to listen on your mobile device. Until then you will either need to listen on a desktop computer or look for ways to play flash content on your device (we don't recommend this second option unless you are technically geeky :) )
Listening on Android devices
Most standard Android browsers don't allow playing of 'flash' files which our present radio player uses. We are in the process of developing an Android app that will allow you to listen on your mobile device. Until then you will either need to listen on a desktop computer or install a browser that supports flash content (Boat Browser, Puffin, Dolphin, etc.).
Listening at school (or other places with internet restrictions)
Unfortunately, many school districts (and other public institutions) must implement content restrictions on their internet connections to prevent mis-use. These restrictions can sometimes block access to our radio server (that provides the audio feed). This can happen even if your IT department has un-blocked other streaming and media resources.
You should ask your IT staff to make sure that the following IP, port, and content type are unblocked:
- IP Address: 188.8.131.52
- Port: 8534
- Content Type: Shoutcast Streaming Audio
This should resolve the issue and allow you to access our media stream. However, if your IT staff is having problems making this work, please encourage them to contact us directly so that we can work with them to allow you to access the station's audio in your office or classroom.
Problems using Internet Explorer 7 (or earlier)
Although you might be able to access the station using IE7 (or earlier), we are unable to guarantee that the station (or the web site) will work properly. IE7 is a very old browser that cannot handle current internet technologies (and isn't considered secure for web browsing).
If you are limited to IE7 at your office and can't listen to the station or use the web site, the only suggestions that we have are to talk to your IT staff about upgrading your web browser (web browsers are free, so it doesn't require additional budgets to use them) or use your own private mobile device (on your mobile network) to listen to the station. [Watch for our BandMusicRadio apps comming soon!]
Is your problem not listed here?
If you are running into a problem hearing the station that isn't listed here, PLEASE use the REPORT PROBLEM link at the top of the page to let us know so that we can provide you with a solution and so that you can start listening to BandMusicRadio.com right away.