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    I have several internet stations that I listen to daily or often. On KNX this morning there was a very subtle announcement to the effect that “the stream will not be available anymore in the ‘near future’. “

    Over the years I have been able to hunt and peck around until I found the ‘new’ stream as these formerly CBS stations changed from owner to owner, changing the steams several times.
    Neither the CBS nor the Radio.com apps work anymore on LMS, so unless (Michael??) some excellent programmer could write an Audacy app for LMS, or some other talented LMS user can decode the Audacy app url streams, I will be out of luck with easy access to these stations by just clicking ‘1’ or ‘3’ on my Boom remote control.

    I know that there are work arounds using at least one more device to get the Audacy app to my players, such as Line In, Air Play, etc. but I really just want to press ‘1’ and then plug in the coffee maker.

    Any advice or guidance? Thanks in advance!

    Additional info -- currently these are what I use:

    On LMS:



    On mysqueezebox:

    phb (3 Booms, 2 SB3, 1 Rec'vr, 2 Controllers, 2xTouch, 2 Radios (1UE), iPeng &UE: itouch & iPad, Squeezepad, 2 SoundBridge R1000s, NEW pCP Server + pCP Player)

    #2
    You will need help from someone not in EU (or at least appearing to be not in EU) as they have blocked access to their sites from EU.
    Paul Webster
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
    and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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      #3
      From the Audacy website - trying to play the live stream for KNX News 97.1 - I get silence.

      The URL being played is below, streams data and headers say it is
      Code:
      Input #0, aac, from 'https://prod-44-204-19-131.wostreaming.net/audacy-knxamaac-imc':
        Metadata:
          icy-br          : 128
          icy-name        : KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
        Duration: N/A, bitrate: 127 kb/s
        Stream #0:0: Audio: aac (LC), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp, 127 kb/s


      I get the same silence with "ffplay", so stream is !playing" but not sure if is off-air or blocked in a weird way.

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        #4
        Audacy radio Stations

        Thank you both for taking the time to research and comment.

        As of now I am using a retired iPhone to Shair Tunes2 (thank you, Philippe !!) from the Audacy app to the relevant sb receivers. This works fine, except that the Audacy app is really poorly done – too busy and quite flakey, even when I save the four stations I use as ‘favorites’.

        Intertingly, the announcements on the radio station sites, using the URLs, have changed to a more dire warning and encouraging listeners to ‘download the free Audacy App!” – as I have, and I got what I paid for.

        Thanks again.
        phil
        phb (3 Booms, 2 SB3, 1 Rec'vr, 2 Controllers, 2xTouch, 2 Radios (1UE), iPeng &UE: itouch & iPad, Squeezepad, 2 SoundBridge R1000s, NEW pCP Server + pCP Player)

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          #5
          Audacy Stations URLs -- update

          BPA had it almost correct. Thanks for the lead.


          I found that Audacy has purchased streaming rights from WideOrbit Digital Audio Streaming.

          I also learned that the new URLs for the several stations I listen to are as follows:






          It appears that the actual station call letters are combined with a verbal branding phrase that you would hear during a broadcast and/or some branding words or phrases you could see on the Audacy web site for the station.

          For example, Kool’s brand ‘saying’ is now "KOOL HD3" -- this distinguishes it from the other KOOL iterations. Same with KFRC-HD2. In the case of KNX, for example, for decades it was an AM station branded with the phrase, "KNX AM 1070". (Now, it is also FM).

          So, if you have a station you want to use as a favorite, you’ll have to play around a little with the letters that follow the station call letters to get your URL. If you have listened to the station for a long time, you might have it in your memory from hearing it so often. Or, not!!

          Interesting that they are not https. And look a little odd. They do work fine and even on the old tech SoundBridge R-1000 radio which can only use URLs to play the internet radio without using SlimServer.

          phil
          phb (3 Booms, 2 SB3, 1 Rec'vr, 2 Controllers, 2xTouch, 2 Radios (1UE), iPeng &UE: itouch & iPad, Squeezepad, 2 SoundBridge R1000s, NEW pCP Server + pCP Player)

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            #6
            pbroughton, Thank you so much!
            Today I went to tune in KCBS and I got nada. But with the URL you supplied, I can once again listen to them. Thank you!!

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              #7
              Thank you! Got my favorite station back into LMS and Home Assistant.

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                #8
                Originally posted by pbroughton View Post
                BPA had it almost correct. Thanks for the lead.


                I found that Audacy has purchased streaming rights from WideOrbit Digital Audio Streaming.

                I also learned that the new URLs for the several stations I listen to are as follows:






                It appears that the actual station call letters are combined with a verbal branding phrase that you would hear during a broadcast and/or some branding words or phrases you could see on the Audacy web site for the station.

                For example, Kool’s brand ‘saying’ is now "KOOL HD3" -- this distinguishes it from the other KOOL iterations. Same with KFRC-HD2. In the case of KNX, for example, for decades it was an AM station branded with the phrase, "KNX AM 1070". (Now, it is also FM).

                So, if you have a station you want to use as a favorite, you’ll have to play around a little with the letters that follow the station call letters to get your URL. If you have listened to the station for a long time, you might have it in your memory from hearing it so often. Or, not!!

                Interesting that they are not https. And look a little odd. They do work fine and even on the old tech SoundBridge R-1000 radio which can only use URLs to play the internet radio without using SlimServer.

                phil
                Thank you!

                BTW In Chicago 670 The Score is

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                  #9
                  slight update/info

                  I am glad that this info helped someone else. Thanks for the ‘thanks’.

                  I am so thrilled to have ‘air play’ working on all of my squeezeboxes. This also allows me to get Sirius XM back playing on them, also.

                  There is one other method to get Audacy stations onto some of your devices: Bluetooth. If you use your browser to find the individual stations (instead of using the app) you can use Bluetooth to broadcast it to speakers or other devices.

                  When I tried this for KOOL (Phoenix) I found that there happens to be numerous stations with that name; so, searching for ‘KOOL audacy’ found it at the top of the list, of course.

                  For example, I mostly read books using the Kindle or Libby app on my iPads; so using Google to search, get the station playing, going to Bluetooth on the iPad, connecting to my receiver, it plays fine. Double click, back to the book.
                  phb (3 Booms, 2 SB3, 1 Rec'vr, 2 Controllers, 2xTouch, 2 Radios (1UE), iPeng &UE: itouch & iPad, Squeezepad, 2 SoundBridge R1000s, NEW pCP Server + pCP Player)

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