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Wake mre up to a radio station.

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Wake mre up to a radio station.
« on: March 13, 2021, 08:37:48 am »
Hi. I have asked Alexa to play radio stations like BBC radio York , Leeds or Manchester. Alexa complies and plays the radio station. The problem is if I want an alarm call and ask Alexa for BBC radio York , Leeds or Manchester it tells me it can't find it. I get emials telling me of all the things I can ask for and one of them is an alarm call with Capital radio. I tried that and it could not find a station called capital radio.

How come it can find it if I just ask for it but not for an alarm call?


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Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 04:37:17 am »
If you want to have Alexa play a radio station as a morning alarm call, youíll need to create a routine for this.
https://voicebrew.com/alexa-routine-alarm/

Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2021, 05:33:37 am »
I have already got an alarm. MyAlarm
When 8:00 Everyday

I get to add action. Now I am presented with a menu Alexa says, Audable, Calendar etc
Donít know what to do here.


Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 05:42:27 am »
I found on internet to select skills.
Your skills
BBC sounds

I get "Alexa will play BBC sounds"

Wher do I pick BBC radio York?

The original choices were International space station, BBC sounds, Global playe, TVguide.

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Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2021, 05:44:56 am »
Assuming youíre creating a Routine and not an Alarm (theyíre different things), once youíve set the time and date, scroll down to Music and enter the radio station name.

Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 06:36:51 am »
When I click on Music  get a plethora of items. None I want. I have a default Greatist Hits Radio Rork. Seems to have got in their by acident. I have a welsh one and one called deepstuff radio 1. Can't delete these. Or add one.

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Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2021, 06:43:19 am »
You need to type the name of the radio station.


Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2021, 06:47:51 am »
There is no way to type anything in

Add Alarm
7:00
Device
Repeat
Date
Music

Tap on Music. Shows me a lot of crap stations I donít want and canít delete. There is no way of typing in the name of a radio station
I have a choice of My Tones (which I never created) and Premium.

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Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2021, 07:09:07 am »
At the risk of repeating myself, you need to create a ROUTINE not an ALARM. Read the link I sent you - itís all explained there. Tap on the More menu and select Routines.

Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2021, 07:10:25 am »
I have NOW tried this

Routine
Schedule
Action
Music
BBC Radio York
Provider left blank.

Sorry, we couldn't find any results. Please try another service.

However if I say Alexa play BBC Radio York I don't have a problem.

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Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2021, 07:58:16 am »
This is a Routine and it works for all BBC stations. You need to follow every step. Note that it takes around 45 seconds before the station plays.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/questions/features/alexa-alarm

Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2021, 08:20:13 am »
Hit the plus icon to create a new Routine.
Tap Schedule
Choose frequency
Tap Add action. No Customised in list. Taped Music instead

Enter  BBC Radio York
Select Tune in as provider

https://www.the-ambient.com/how-to/how-to-use-alexa-alarm-clock-bedtime-music-467
This says you must choose tunein for radio

Now to test it
When you test it Alexa says ďI could not find a station called BBC radio York on Tunein.
Leaving this blank Alexa says canít find...


However, If I simply say Alexa play BBC radio York, I donít have a problem.
And by the way, phoned amazon about this before. I was talked through the whole process. Even Amazon could not understand why this was happening.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/questions/features/alexa-alarm


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Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2021, 08:26:00 am »
This is my last attempt. You need to follow each step here, exactly. It works. Iíve just tried it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/questions/features/alexa-alarm
You need to TYPE in the station name.

Re: Wake mre up to a radio station.
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2021, 12:08:12 pm »
Question: are you actualy listening to BBC radio York (Broadcast from Botham A19) currentl on is Joanita Musisi OR are you listening to Greatest hits Radio (York and north Yorkshire) Alexa referes to this as Radio York Tune in.
This is also known as Minster FM. Curently this is Simon Mayo who used to work for radio !.

These are two totlay difrent radio stations. Having spent ages on the phone with Amazon we could not figure it out. Can you? If you try it now and hear Simon Mayo then that is not BBC radio York. I have just set an alarm for 5:05pm and I am listening to Steve wonder. Not Joanita Musisi playing inexcess.