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On i-tunes radio, under "electronica", Play FM Dublin station no longer connecting.  If it's not available,why is it still on list of stations??

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On i-tunes radio, under "electronica" heading, Play FM Dublin station no longer connecting.  Station had closed down temporarely about a month ago  while changing management, but is now up and running.  I checked the official Play FM Dublin website, and the station is back in service!  When I click on the station on i-tunes, I get the "getting playlist" dialoge box, and a green line as if it's trying to connect, but nothing happens.  If i-tunes is no longer offering Play FM Dublin as a choice, then why list it??  Could someone please help.  Frustated about not being able to just speek to a live person about this issue.  Thank you.--  Today is Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)

    Trying Play FM Dublin now - at Wednesday 14th November 11:42am (London - and I believe Dublin - time) the station is on-air. So problem "gone away".

     

    I can think of various reasons why the station would continue to be listed;

    1. It requires station management to notify someone that they are permanently of-air - and no one did, because they knew they were not permantly gone.
    2. The station's off-air period began between the occasions when iTunes refreshes its list of current stations, so that change had not yet been noticed.
    3. Someone knew that this was a temporary off-air transition and decided there was no point in removing the station from the list. If it was my station, and it was off-air only for a temporary period, the last thing I would want is for iTunes to remove it from their list. That says "station is gone for good". Leaving it on the list says "it's not on-air now, but it's worth checking again at another time to see if it comes back on".

     

    If you were simply seeking publicity for the station, congratulations. I quite like it (but don't tell anyone under 24 years of age!)

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