Maintenance to servers is a necessary function but sometimes this maintenance and cause a service disruption. Live 365 our service provider performs maintenance on the servers periodically. Internet radio stations using Live 365 are always notified on a timely basis.
Last night maintenance on the servers for Edgewater Gold Radio was performed by Live 365
at 5am eastern time. This morning, I noticed an unusually low listener count and my stream was cutting off several times. Things seem to have stabilized now.
Internet programmers that use a service such as Live 365 must realize that from time to time, necessary maintenance must be performed and streams will be interrupted. Fortunately this maintenance is done during non- peak hours.
It's normal to feel anxious when our stations aren't operating normally but usually issues are resolved fairly quickly if you have a good service provider.