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Replay Stream: Frequently Asked Questions

Clockwise from top left: 'Safe and Sound' Host Mary Engisch, 'My Place' host Joel Najman, 'All The Traditions' host Robert Resnik and 'Friday Night Jazz' host Ray Vega.
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Clockwise from top left: 'Safe and Sound' Host Mary Engisch, 'My Place' host Joel Najman, 'All The Traditions' host Robert Resnik and 'Friday Night Jazz' host Ray Vega.

Vermont Public is pleased to offer the online stream Replay, featuring Safe & Sound with Mary Engisch, My Place with Joel Najman, All The Traditions with Robert Resnik, and Friday Night Jazz with Ray Vega. Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) that explain how the stream works.

What is playing in the Replay stream?

This is a streaming loop containing the two most recent episodes of Safe & Sound with Mary Engisch (one hour each), My Place with Joel Najman (one hour each),  All The Traditions with Robert Resnik (three hours each) and Friday Night Jazz with Ray Vega (three hours each).

How can I listen?

You can stream Replay on vermontpublic.org, the Vermont Public app, or by asking your smart speaker.

  • vermontpublic.org: Atop this page (bottom of screen on mobile), look for the green play button. Click or tap the waveform on the right of this player (says All Streams on desktop) to select Replay.
  • Apps: Open the Vermont Public app and tap the listen tab on the top of the screen then tap Replay.
  • Amazon Alexa smart speakers: Enable the VPR skill on your and say, "Alexa, open Vermont Public Radio and play VPR Replay."
  • Google Home smart speakers: Say, "Okay Google, play WVPS Replay on TuneIn."

How can I find out which show is playing when?

12:00 AM - Safe & Sound (This Week)
1:00 AM - All the Traditions (This Week)
4:00 AM - Friday Night Jazz (This Week)
7:00 AM - My Place (This Week)
8:00 AM - Safe & Sound (This Week)
9:00 AM - All the Traditions (Last Week)
12:00 PM - Friday Night Jazz (Last Week)
3:00 PM - My Place (Last Week)
4:00 PM - Safe & Sound (Last Week)
5:00 PM - All the Traditions (This Week)
8:00 PM - Friday Night Jazz (This Week)
11:00 PM - My Place (This Week)

When does the stream update with the latest shows?

  • The latest My Place, from Saturday night at 7 p.m., is added to the stream by 11 p.m. on Saturday.
  • The latest All The Traditions, from Sunday night at 7 p.m., is added to the stream by 1 a.m. on Monday.
  • The latest Friday Night Jazz, from Friday night at 8 p.m., is added to the stream by 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Why can't I start playing the latest show when I want, rather than it starting automatically at set times?

This stream was set to meet all of the streaming and reporting requirements set forth by our music rights agreements, and those requirements limit the content and the interactivity of the stream. The playlist can not be available while a show is in the stream; episodes can not be in the stream for longer than two weeks; the stream can not be interactive, such as starting at the beginning for each listener or skipping songs; the streaming loop must contain at least three hours of programming; etc. These are just some of the requirements we must meet in order to provide this service and they limit some of the features and content we can provide.

Can I access older shows?

Unfortunately, no. The two weeks of programs playing in the stream are the most we can make available at any given time.

Why can’t I download these programs as a podcast?

Music streaming rights prohibit direct downloads of music files. Since podcasts files are downloaded to your device or computer, they are prohibited. This service is set up as a stream, which doesn't download and save on your device.

Where is the playlist?

My Place playlists | All The Traditions playlists | Friday Night Jazz playlists

We can't post the playlist online until after the show broadcasts, and that applies to the online broadcast of the show in this Replay stream. Playlists are now published after the program stops running in the Replay stream, typically 2 weeks after the initial broadcast.

How can I figure out the song that's playing?

Usually the hosts will tell you during the show what is playing. If you have a smartphone, you can use apps like Shazam to identify the song as it plays: just install the (free) app, launch it and hold it up to the speaker. If all else fails, you can wait for the playlist at vermontpublic.org, or just contact us.

Can I get a copy of old shows on CD?

Our music rights agreements give us permission to broadcast music but not to package and distribute physically or electronically. 

Will you be making any more music programs available for streaming?

We're going to measure the response to this service and consider doing the same for other music programs. If you'd like to request it, we'd love to hear from you.

Mary Williams Engisch is a local host on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday.
Joel has been a part of Vermont's radio scene since 1964. He began his career at WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York. In 1965, he moved to WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont, where he attended Middlebury College. Over the years, Joel worked at radio stations WJOY, WQCR, WDOT, WDEV and WVAA where he served at various times as Morning Announcer, Program Director and News Director.
Robert Resnik has been the host of All the Traditions, Vermont Public's folk and world music show, since 1996. He is the winner of the 2019 Herb Lockwood Prize In the Arts, an honor that rewards the pinnacle of arts leadership in Vermont and is the recipient of the 2022 Margaret L Kannenstine Award for Arts Advocacy from the Vermont Council of the Arts.
Ray is Vermont Public's host for Friday Night Jazz! A native of the South Bronx, Vega has established himself as an innovator in the international jazz and Latin music scenes. In addition to several of his own albums, he is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, and Mario Bauza, to name a few. Vega is also a senior lecturer at The University of Vermont where he teaches Jazz History, directs three jazz combos and heads the Jazz Trumpet Studio. In 2015, UVM honored him with the distinguished title of University Scholar for 2015-2016, making him the first creative artist in the university's history to receive this high honor.