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November 24, 2022 7:04 pm  #1


CFRB's Website

Has anyone experienced difficulty logging on to the iHeart Radio's website?
 

 

November 24, 2022 7:06 pm  #2


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They've all been down for Chrome users for 24+ hours now.

Last edited by RadioAaron (November 24, 2022 7:07 pm)

 

November 24, 2022 10:40 pm  #3


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Is it back up? I do not like the Canadian iHeartRadio website. It lags and it's buggy. They should use the american version. I like it better.

Last edited by haydenmatthews14 (November 24, 2022 10:40 pm)

 

November 25, 2022 6:46 am  #4


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as of 2022Nov25 5:45am, https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010 is back up .. 

Last edited by g121 (November 25, 2022 6:46 am)

 

December 2, 2022 11:21 pm  #5


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laffin wrote:

Has anyone experienced difficulty logging on to the iHeart Radio's website?
 

Something's up with Pure Country 93's website. No shows, No local contests and No local on air talent. Could this mean a format flip happening? 


97.5 Virgin Radio's site is working fine.

https://www.iheartradio.ca/purecountry/london


I contacted them them about this issue and hope to hear back from the station soon.

UPDATE: This does not happen on Windsor's Pure Country 89's website. What's happening with London's Pure Country?

Last edited by haydenmatthews14 (December 3, 2022 3:11 pm)

 

December 3, 2022 3:22 pm  #6


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That would be really surprising if CJBX FM had any dramatic change.  They have been country since signing on in March 1980.  Last spring number three for market share and seven for central market numbers.  This station will pick up audience in rural areas outside of London. Market share is strong since country listeners tend to listen for long periods of time.

Sister station CIQM (Virgin) has slightly higher share and is number one for central market. 

 

December 3, 2022 6:11 pm  #7


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paterson1 wrote:

That would be really surprising if CJBX FM had any dramatic change.  They have been country since signing on in March 1980.  Last spring number three for market share and seven for central market numbers.  This station will pick up audience in rural areas outside of London. Market share is strong since country listeners tend to listen for long periods of time.

Sister station CIQM (Virgin) has slightly higher share and is number one for central market. 

I know but how about Country 104? They have been competing against CJBX-FM since 2014. Their studios and transmitter are in Woodstock. I guess we can say that counts as a London station.

 

December 3, 2022 6:53 pm  #8


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Country 104 in Woodstock competes with both London and to a lesser extent Kitchener (106.7) country outlets.  In London's central market they have less than a quarter of the share of Pure Country and a third of the listeners.  

So while it is a possibility that something is up with CJBX FM, it would be a mystery why.  Other iheart websites had issues this week, so we will need to see if the site is down or if there is something else going on. 

 

December 3, 2022 7:47 pm  #9


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Saturday, 6:44 PM. I don't know anything about online streaming. I don't even know how to do it. But I just checked on CJBX OTA. It's just the on air staff engaged in some mondless chit chat.


You don't have to be a good sport to be a mad one.
 

December 4, 2022 11:42 am  #10


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turkeytop wrote:

Saturday, 6:44 PM. I don't know anything about online streaming. I don't even know how to do it. But I just checked on CJBX OTA. It's just the on air staff engaged in some mondless chit chat.

Still nothing from the station. No replies to any of my questions via email or Facebook. Is the site done out of Toronto now? I guess so.

 

December 4, 2022 1:06 pm  #11


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haydenmatthews14 wrote:

turkeytop wrote:

Saturday, 6:44 PM. I don't know anything about online streaming. I don't even know how to do it. But I just checked on CJBX OTA. It's just the on air staff engaged in some mondless chit chat.

Still nothing from the station. No replies to any of my questions via email or Facebook. Is the site done out of Toronto now? I guess so.

Just checked now. All cowboy music.
 


You don't have to be a good sport to be a mad one.
 

December 5, 2022 11:40 am  #12


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For months/years, i've been using an internet radio .. currently i use an Ocean Digital WR-336N. 

Starting yesterday [2022Dec04], I started having a heck of a time getting Bell stations to play consistently.  Connect, wouldn't connect, connect for 18 seconds then disconnect, connect & play,  tried with VPN, tried without VPN .. to re-emphasize, i been using my setup for months/years & the problems just started yesterday.  Any ideas what's going on?

here's the Bell URL streams i've been using for ages:

CFRB http://provisioning.streamtheworld.com/pls/CFRBAMAAC.pls 
CFRB Newstalk 1010 https://17553.live.streamtheworld.com/CFRBAM_SC

TSN 1050 Toronto http://20263.live.streamtheworld.com:3690/CHUMAM_SC

Funny 820 Hamilton http://24293.live.streamtheworld.com/CHAMAM_SC
Funny 1290 Winnipeg https://24223.live.streamtheworld.com/CFRWAM_SC
Funny 1060 Calgary https://25043.live.streamtheworld.com/CKMXAMAAC_SC
Funny 1040 Vancouver  http://25083.live.streamtheworld.com/CKSTAMAAC_SC

Other stations like the following play fine: 
The Fan 590
1.FM - Blues Radio
OUI FM Blues'N'Rock 
Bob's Southern Rock
Q107 
 

Last edited by g121 (December 5, 2022 11:46 am)

 

December 5, 2022 9:09 pm  #13


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g121 wrote:

i been using my setup for months/years & the problems just started yesterday.  Any ideas what's going on?

I had this identical issue on the weekend as well with Bell's/iHeart's feeds directly (through website or their app). It's smooth via https://onlineradiobox.com/ or https://www.radio-canada-online.com/ which I switched to, which tells me the backend feeds those front-end sites are using (and not sure if they're the same as the streamtheworld.com ones you mentiond) are still stable, but issue may be Bell/iHeart's website/app.
 

 

December 7, 2022 9:15 am  #14


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AspectRatio wrote:

g121 wrote:

i been using my setup for months/years & the problems just started yesterday.  Any ideas what's going on?

I had this identical issue on the weekend as well with Bell's/iHeart's feeds directly (through website or their app). It's smooth via https://onlineradiobox.com/ or https://www.radio-canada-online.com/ which I switched to, which tells me the backend feeds those front-end sites are using (and not sure if they're the same as the streamtheworld.com ones you mentiond) are still stable, but issue may be Bell/iHeart's website/app.
 

Looks like at least part of the issues was due to really slow propagation of iHeart/Bell DNS changes to the DNS servers I've been using for a long time.  Today, Wednesday morning, DNS queries are much more consistently successful for the changes that started last Sunday.
ex. http://fmstream.org/index.php?s=newstalk%201010 streams much, much better now

As for the https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010 audio not working, it appears there was logic changes .. for me, i now have to turn off the Chrome AdBlock extension to get audio working.

 

December 7, 2022 6:50 pm  #15


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haydenmatthews14 wrote:

laffin wrote:

Has anyone experienced difficulty logging on to the iHeart Radio's website?
 

Something's up with Pure Country 93's website. No shows, No local contests and No local on air talent. Could this mean a format flip happening? 

I doubt this was part of whatever happened, but this was unveiled on Wednesday.

CJBX Launches New Morning Show 

 

December 7, 2022 7:32 pm  #16


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RadioActive wrote:

haydenmatthews14 wrote:

laffin wrote:

Has anyone experienced difficulty logging on to the iHeart Radio's website?
 

Something's up with Pure Country 93's website. No shows, No local contests and No local on air talent. Could this mean a format flip happening? 

I doubt this was part of whatever happened, but this was unveiled on Wednesday.

CJBX Launches New Morning Show 

I thought so too but I was wrong. I know Leeanne Whitehouse she was on CFHK 103.1 Fresh Radio CFPL-FM 95.9 FM96 and I think she was on CKDK-FM 103.9 Country 104. I wonder how this will effect the Morning show on 99.9 Virgin Radio in Toronto with the departure of T.J. O'Halloren from the morning crew.
 

 

December 10, 2022 6:23 pm  #17


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haydenmatthews14 wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

haydenmatthews14 wrote:


Something's up with Pure Country 93's website. No shows, No local contests and No local on air talent. Could this mean a format flip happening? 

I doubt this was part of whatever happened, but this was unveiled on Wednesday.

CJBX Launches New Morning Show 

I thought so too but I was wrong. I know Leeanne Whitehouse she was on CFHK 103.1 Fresh Radio CFPL-FM 95.9 FM96 and I think she was on CKDK-FM 103.9 Country 104. I wonder how this will effect the Morning show on 99.9 Virgin Radio in Toronto with the departure of T.J. O'Halloren from the morning crew.
 

*PURE SPECULATION here*.... but I have a hunch Deepa Prashad (who was scrubbed from the KiSS 92.5 website earlier this week, and her bio on socials no longer mentions KiSS 92.5) is moving to TJ's spot on Virgin Mornings. The timing of her departure and TJ's departure seem too close to say otherwise.
 

 

December 10, 2022 6:46 pm  #18


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Radio.Intern wrote:

*PURE SPECULATION here*.... but I have a hunch Deepa Prashad (who was scrubbed from the KiSS 92.5 website earlier this week, and her bio on socials no longer mentions KiSS 92.5) is moving to TJ's spot on Virgin Mornings. The timing of her departure and TJ's departure seem too close to say otherwise.
 

Oh good, so now the Virgin Toronto morning show can look Deepa into things...how nice! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/devil.png
 
Perhaps some work on CFRB also, no doubt. 
There used to be a no compete clause though...whatever happened to those days?


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.

 
 

December 10, 2022 9:56 pm  #19


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Radiowiz wrote:

Radio.Intern wrote:

*PURE SPECULATION here*.... but I have a hunch Deepa Prashad (who was scrubbed from the KiSS 92.5 website earlier this week, and her bio on socials no longer mentions KiSS 92.5) is moving to TJ's spot on Virgin Mornings. The timing of her departure and TJ's departure seem too close to say otherwise.
 

Oh good, so now the Virgin Toronto morning show can look Deepa into things...how nice! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/devil.png
 
Perhaps some work on CFRB also, no doubt. 
There used to be a no compete clause though...whatever happened to those days?

I think the no compete clause would still come into play in her case, since she did on air work with the station. I remember when Adam Wylde left his show at KiSS, there was a no compete waiting period of a few months before he could even announce he was heading to Virgin.
 

Last edited by Radio.Intern (December 10, 2022 9:58 pm)