VPR Replay: Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 24, 2014

VPR is pleased to present the online stream Replay, featuring My Place with Joel Najman and All The Traditions with Robert Resnik. Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) that explain how the stream works.

UPDATED

This stream was originally launched with My Place and PRX Remix. On June 24, 2014 we renamed this stream VPR Replay and we replaced PRX Remix with VPR's All The Traditions. These FAQs have been updated to reflect that change.

What is playing in the Replay stream?

This is an eight hour streaming loop containing the two most recent two episodes of My Place with Joel Najman (one hour each) and All The Traditions with Robert Resnik (three hours each).

How can I listen online?

You can listen with the VPR Audio Player or via our mobile apps and streams

How can I find out which show is playing when?

The stream starts at 8 p.m. with the most recent My Place episode from last week, followed by the most recent episode of All The Traditions at 9 p.m. At midnight it continues with the second most recent episode of My Place, from 2 weeks ago, followed by the second most recent episode of All The Traditions at 1 a.m.

This eight hour loop repeats at 4 a.m., noon and then again at 8 p.m.

This week's My Place with Joel Najman starts at: 4 a.m., 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.; this week's All The Traditions with Robert Resnik starts at: 5 a.m., 1 p.m. and 9 p.m..

Last week's My Place starts at: 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.; last week's All The Traditions starts at: 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 1 a.m..

When does the stream update with the latest shows?

The latest My Place, from Saturday night at 8 p.m., is added to the stream by noon on Sunday. If you miss the broadcast of My Place on Saturday night, the first time you can hear it is Sunday at noon and then every eight hours after that.

The latest All The Traditions, from Sunday night at 7 p.m., is added to the stream by noon on Monday. If you miss the broadcast of All The Traditions on Sunday night, the first time you can hear it is Monday at 1 p.m. and then every eight hours after that.

Why can't I start playing the latest show when I want, rather than it starting automatically at set times?

This stream was set to meet all of the streaming and reporting requirements set forth by the our music rights agreements, and those requirements limit the content and the interactivity of the stream. The playlist can not be available while a show is in the stream; episodes can not be in the stream for longer than two weeks; the stream can not be interactive, such as starting at the beginning for each listener or skipping songs; the streaming loop must contain at least three hours of programming; etc. These are just some of the requirements we must meet in order to provide this service and they limit some of the features and content we can provide.

Can I access older shows?

Unfortunately, no. The two weeks of programs playing in the stream are the most we can make available at any given time.

Why can’t I download the program as a podcast?

Music streaming rights prohibit direct downloads of music files. Since podcasts files are downloaded to your device or computer, they are prohibited. This service is set up as a stream, which doesn't download and save on your computer.

Where is the playlist?

Playlists are available at VPR.net. We can't post the playlist online until after the show broadcasts, and that applies to the online broadcast of the show in this Replay stream. Playlists are now published after the program stops running in the Replay stream, typically 2-3 weeks after the initial broadcast.

How can I figure out the song that's playing?

Usually the hosts will tell you during the show what is playing. If you have a smartphone, you can use apps like Shazam to identify the song as it plays: just install the (free) app, launch it and hold it up to the speaker. If all else fails, you can wait for the playlist at VPR.net, or just contact Joel Najman or Robert Resnik directly.

Can I get a copy of old shows on CD?

Our music rights agreements give us permission to broadcast music but not to package and distribute physically or electronically. 

Will you be making any more music programs available for streaming?

We're going to measure the response to this service and consider doing the same for other music programs. If you'd like to request it, we'd love to hear from you.