Topic: 3.5" infocast audio drops out - during app load

I'm attempting to use a 3.5" infocast primarily for the audio alarm function (fm or streaming) under both of these situations when the alarms sounds and starts if the channels are pulling in information (facebook stream, etc) the audio drops out for about 1/2 - almost a full second near or seemingly related to the information retrieval / this happens with both streaming and FM sources.   has anyone else experienced this?   

I tried making a channel that had a clock only and this seems to reduce the audio drops. 

Other than this audio problem / that is at its worst when listening to NPR news (due to audio dips in spoken audio being really annoying), I'm very happy with the device otherwise and really did purchase it just to tinker with.