[accesscomp] Re: Please read and forward this letter if you know someone who can help dan.

  • From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:42:51 -0400

The post fails to indicate whether we are talking about the AM or FM WSM.
In either case, the solution is an easy one, use an alternate url
principally designed for mobile applications which works nicely in players
such as RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, and Winamp.

For WSM-AM, use this link:


And for FM 95.5, use this one:


Note that the 2 stations, while sharing call letters, are now owned by
different companies; hence, the differing root urls.  Note also that you
can modify the link for the FM stream, by changing the call letters and
band designator, to stream any other Cumulus operated station which also
happens to stream.
Hope that this solves the problem.

Incidentally, a handy source for these alternate urls is


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> Jo Anne Stombaugh sent a message using the contact form at
> http://www.accessibleworld.org/contact.
> I am forwarding an email, which I received from Dan Dillon, the
> President
> of the Mid Tennessee Council of the Blind. It is from a media consultant
> at
> WSM Radio here in Nashville regarding the inaccessibility of their
> flash-based media player and the high cost of a solution. Could you please
> forward this to anyone you know who might have expertise in this sort of
> field. We are looking for either funding for this project or for a less
> expensive accessibility solution. Thanks for any help you could provide by
> forwarding this email.
> Jo Anne Stombaugh
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Franke, Chris
> To: brenda.dan@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 2:14 PM
> Subject: WSM AM Digital
> Hey Dan,
>    My name is Chris Franke and I am the Digital Media Consultant for 650Am
> WSM.  We have had multiple requests from our listeners to make our archive
> audio and video players more accessible for the visually impaired.
> Currently they can listen to the archives however they can't access the
> various playlists and adjust audio settings because the player is based in
> a Flash based platform.  I have contacted Kaltura our streaming player
> provider and they have come back with a solution that works with various
> screen readers to help the visually impaired have the same access as the
> non visually impaired listener.  However the cost is something we had not
> planned on spending for 2010 or 2011.  I was wandering if you knew of any
> businesses that would be interested in partnering with us to provide this
> service to our listeners all across the US?  This is roughly a $5000-$7000
> annual cost, and I believe would could break this down monthly.  I have
> started to research some companies but figured I would check with you to
> see if there are any companies you knew of who may be interested in
> sponsoring this feature.  We would of course be willing to put together
> some sort of marketing/advertising package for them with this to help
> promote them as the Company that helped make this possible!
> Thank you for your help,
> Chris Franke
> 650AM WSM
> Digital Media Consultant
> (615) 962-1344
> Robert Acosta, President
> Helping Hands for the Blind
> Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org
> You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers
> to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at
> the above address.

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