The first thing I do is open the player to make sure that it is still in 'play' mode, and that that 'now playing' is showing, indicating that the stream is working. If both are positive, then I click on the 'free WMP stream' (I'm glad it loads quickly!), on all three occassions (so far) it has been advertising, so I figured we just lost the 'backup stream'.
I saw in an earlier post that Chris said they were having conflicts with the 'backup stream', so I assume it is down until the problem is resolved. Not a bid deal but, as I said, dead air makes me nervous.
So far, the commercial-free stream has been flawless, even when it is streaming dead air...