This problem is indeed being caused by the known issue I mentioned before. One symptom of it is that channels come back to life after you restart Awasu, this appears to be another one
If anyone else is getting this, you can fix it by checking the .CHANNEL files your user's Channels sub-directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Awasu\Users\YOUR-NAME\Channels). Typically, these will be 2-3000 bytes in size. If you have any that are really small (e.g. 50-100 bytes), they can safely be deleted.
I've sent you an email listing the files that should be deleted on your installation.