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iTunes Radio Adds More Talk Radio Stations

06/11/2014

Apple has added some more talk radio stations to iTunes Radio. In addition to the recently added NPR News and Culture station, they have added ESPN News and Sports. There are also five other NPR stations that show up when you do a search when creating a new station: It seems likely that more NPR […]

Share Your iTunes Radio Stations

05/20/2014

Now that I can listen to iTunes Radio ad-free on my main Mac, I’ll be using it more often. I have mixed feelings about iTunes Radio. One the one hand, it does let you listen to a good selection of music in a specific genre (or sub-genre), or related to a specific artist, album or […]

Add iTunes Radio Featured Stations to My Stations

05/06/2014

iTunes Radio has added a Blue Note radio station, with tons of great albums covering 75 years of jazz. It shows up in the Featured Stations section of the iTunes Radio window. But you may want to have that station show up in your My Stations section, because, while it’s currently near the beginning of […]

iWant: Ad-Free Radio Even if iTunes Match is Off

04/25/2014

iTunes Radio has its good and bad points, but one thing is really annoying. If you have an iTunes Match subscription, you get ad-free iTunes Radio playback, but only if iTunes Match is activated on your device. I have two Macs, one of which has my “your music library is too large for iTunes Match” […]