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    Default NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    The Mandolin Cafe has posted the following news release:
    NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    NewFolkRadio.com is a new composite Internet radio station that has just announced its online launch. The station, based in Portland, Oregon, plays roots, traditional folk, new folk, and bluegrass 24/7 without subscription fees.



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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    I felt it necessary to point out a few things and possibly ask for confirmation of my experience by others.

    1) You need Shockwave installed, a free plug-in from Adobe that not necessarily everyone might have.
    2) The Widgets which provide the functionality can be very slow to load.
    3) I never could get some functions to work properly such as the streaming of 10 random songs.
    4) Experienced considerable delays getting single songs to play.

    Experienced these on a very fast connection on both Macintosh and PC and at different times of the day. I love the concept behind the site and am totally supportive of this kind of use of the web but usability issues make it a non-starter for me. Possibly it's a growing pain or heavy traffic from launch. I'm hoping this was just my experience.

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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    After installing Shockwave and having the widgets finally load, I was unable to play any song at all with Chrome on Vista.

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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    Firefox 10 on Win7 64 BUT slow internet connection (the wonders of rural living) - it works, after about 25 minutes of dinking around with it, but it's too bandwidth intensive for me and the buffering gets very old very fast. Back to Pandora I go.
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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    thanks to Scott for raising awareness. I went to the site and of course my expectations dropped when I saw the shock wave requirement. But to my delight in the lower right hand corner was a link to a tablet/smart phone micro site. May not have the custom playlist functionality but it works like a charm on my iPad. Finally an alternative to Sirius xm!
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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    The shockwave interface didn't work for me either. However, the mobile streaming link works just fine on my PC running firefox.
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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    I had a bit of a glitch first installing the shockwave but since have been just loading it random 10 tunes to jam with. way too much fun. I have no idea what songs these are but I like it. I am a newgrass newb

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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    Initial load up of widgets and shockwave player install aside, the 10 random songs played fine for me but when I tried to click on artis name it was supposed to take me to their website. What really happened is the sound stopped and that was all. I had to reload the songs and start over. Hitting the next button on the playlist worked but sometimes it didn't highlight the correct song. A little glitchy but love the idea. WinXP & Chrome.
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    I spoke too soon. I have to refresh the page every so often to keep things going. It's been stuck on picking my 10 songs for 45 minutes.
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    Default Re: NewFolkRadio.com Online Folk and Bluegrass Radio Station

    Weird, worked fine for me on Win 7 and chrome... pretty decent 10 song selection, too...
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