I’ve gotten a smattering of reports of problems with Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio player to make me think there is a frequent issue with it.
One of the more experienced testers has noticed that if you have two Clear Channel players open at the same time, they have the ability to turn off each other’s streams. So if you “multitask” and are testing multiple clear channel stations (they should have a green cc by the station call sign), then you may have problems unless you only do one at a time.
The player itself seems to sometimes launch the wrong station. That may be my fault, but I’m not sure. The iHeartRadio player is violating the “Keep it Simple” rule big time.
Also, the player seems to not always start the stream. I suspect they are preparing to bring back those video pre stream advertisements. Up at the top, there are a set of player controls in white, and further down the page (you may have to scroll to see it) there is a red Listen Now button. They don’t always seem to be playing the same thing. If the stream isn’t working, look for the red button and try that.
If all else fails and you really just wanted to listen, you always have the option of clicking on the Call Sign and going to the station’s own web site to find the stream.