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Situation: Your on the air and your website suddenly goes offline for the rest of your shift, do you bother staying streaming for the regulars or do you go offline until your sites up?

 

I have to say websites are the backbone of the stream, they inform people and navigate people to your site. Your thoughts? (Y)

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Much will depend on whether your station is listed on iTunes or Windows Media. If it is, then the vast majority of your listeners may not necessarily access your stream via your website.

 

In any case - it is adviseable (in most instances) to continue broadcasting - as listeners will soon drift elsewhere if they try to access your station - only to find it off-air.

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I'll keep the station running. If both the site and the stream are down, the listeners might think that the radio station has closed down permanently.

 

Having the stream on while the site is down would at least let the listeners know for sure that only the site itself is having technical difficulties.

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I would definately keep the stream up because only about half of my listeners go to my website or even know about it anyways and plus I wouldn't want them to think the station closed down like the guy above me said. Just in case my webhosts ever suddenly close down for good or my site is down fir a while my station has a backup site at http://blazin97.proradioserver.com. But the backup site is now defuct for some reason & I'm too lazy to fix it :P.
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In general the content of a website runs on an other server, unless everything is managed at the same server ...

so when the website is down the stream software is still online ..

and these days there are that many 3rd party websites who distribute streams (shoutcast, RoKu and lost of others) that people very often login to a stream at a 3rd party provider of streams

Notice also that these days tons of media players are alive and kicking :-) who makes it possible to rip streams ... so if your stream is also into the playlist directory from that type of media player such as Nexus and many others .. people are always able to login.

 

Situation: Your on the air and your website suddenly goes offline for the rest of your shift, do you bother staying streaming for the regulars or do you go offline until your sites up?

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