Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn



iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio Adds More Talk Radio Stations


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


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 […]

iTunes Radio Now Totally Ad-Free for iTunes Match Subscribers


When iTunes Radio was launched, one of its features was that iTunes Match subscribers wouldn’t hear ads. But this was only the case of your device had iTunes Match turned on. So if you had an iTunes Match subscription, but didn’t want iTunes Match turned on on a specific device or computer, you’d hear ads. […]

Create a Morton Feldman iTunes Radio Station; in Name, at Least


Not long ago, I wrote that I was disappointed that I couldn’t create a Morton Feldman station on iTunes Radio. I tried again today: Now, that’s progress. If you’d like to share my Morton Feldman iTunes Radio station, you can add it to your iTunes by clicking this link. Let’s show the world that there […]

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


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” […]