We tried to launch it last month but it wasn't quite ready for active duty. In the interim, we fixed the original issues, found a new bug and fixed that, and tested everything thoroughly. So we will be very surprised if there are any problems with this build.
To verify your player version: right click on the large banner to see the version number.
If you see anything lower than v2.9.5, your browser is stubbornly holding on to the old version. Please click the "Reset" link at the upper left corner of the site to reload the newest version. In the few cases where this doesn't work ("sticky" browsers) you can clear your browser "cache" by following the instructions in our Help! section. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.Among the changes:
 BANNER OPERATION: Now when you first arrive at HOS.com, the player displays our banner image full strength for 10 seconds, then changes to the "interactive" view (banner dimmed, controls visible) for another 10 seconds. If you don't interact with the player it then reverts to the full strength view (minimum text and controls).
Anytime you move the cursor over the player, it immediately reveals the interactive view. After 10 seconds of inactivity, it will fade back to the full strength view again while you are playing music and show you only the Now Playing information. If you don't want this, just leave your cursor over the player.
 VOICEOVER ON/OFF (microphone) button: now works anytime. Previously you had to make your choice while a program was actually running. Now you can press it anytime and it will toggle between on and off. As before, the player will save your choice when you log out and log back in.
 IMAGE GALLERY LINK: We've added a visible text link for the new program's "Image Gallery." It's visible when the player is in the interactive view. The gallery is a collection of 18 Flickr.com images that relate to the current week's program. There are thousands of awesome photographers posting millions of great images on Flickr. If you enjoy our banners, please take a moment to view the entire gallery. Click on any image to view the "photostreams" of the source artist photographers.
 SCROLLWHEEL SUPPORT: We've Improved support for scrollwheel operation on Macs. This was not working on some combinations of the Mac OS and browser, should be much improved now.
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