How to Listen

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KMUW App

KMUW's free app is available for download on Android and Apple devices. It features live streaming, your favorite shows on demand, and two-way radio where you can share your thoughts with KMUW. 

Features

  • Listen on your schedule. If you missed your favorite program, just listen through the app any time you want.
  • Hear the latest local newscast on demand — at the touch of a button.
  • Pause the live stream for up to 10 minutes and resume listening right where you left off.
  • Use the alarm clock feature to wake up to KMUW.
  • Connect with KMUW in a variety of ways: social media, the community calendar, and the two-way radio. You can even donate through the app!  

FAQ

  • Share your thoughts via the Two-Way Radio feature. Record and send up to a minute of audio.
    How do I download the app? Click here for Apple devices, or here for Android devices. It will install just like any other app on your device.
  • How much does it cost? It's free to download!
  • Can I share stories from the app? Start by playing the segment (press "Play" at the bottom of the screen). Click the ^ to the right of the segment title to bring up the share screen, then select your preferred method of sharing.
  • Do I have to live in the KMUW listening area to use the app? Nope! Listen out of state or even out of the country. All you need is a mobile device with an internet connection.
  • How do I use the live stream? Push the "Play" button on the bottom of the screen to join the current live broadcast. You can listen even while using other apps on your device.
  • What's this two-way radio all about? We want to hear from you. Really hear from you. Just go to the menu in the upper left corner of the app, select "Send Message" and record up to a minute of audio.

Podcasts

If you have a smartphone, the most conveneint way to listen to podcasts is on an app, like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher. These and other podcast players allow you to "subscribe" to different podcasts so that you will be notified every time a new episode is released.

The majority of podcasts are free to listen. Subscribing to a podcast simply means that you will be notifed about new episodes. You can also choose for new episodes to download automatically to your phone.

Search for our podcasts by name in your app:

How to Subscribe

Apple Podcasts

  • Search for one of our podcasts by name in your Apple Podcasts app. Tap the link to open the podcast you'd like to hear.
  • Once you have the podcast open, tap the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes delivered to your device as soon as they’re available. Subscribing to KMUW's content is totally free.
  • If you'd prefer not to receive every new episode automatically, simply tap the name of an episode you'd like to hear to play it. You will stream the episode using your wifi/data, or tap the plus sign and then the download icon to save the episode to your device for offline listening.
  • Check out this post from Apple for more guidance.

Google Play Music

  • Search for one of our podcasts by name in your Google Play Music app. Tap the link to open the podcast you'd like to hear.
  • Once you have the podcast open, tap the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes delivered to your device as soon as they’re available. Subscribing KMUW's content is totally free.
  • In the dialog box that opens, you can also check a box to receive a notification whenever a new episode downloads to your device.
  • Check out this post from Google for more guidance.

NPR One

The NPR One app connects you to a stream of public radio news, stories and podcasts from around the world and your own backyard.

  • Search for one of our podcasts by name in your NPR One app by tapping the magnifying glass in the top  corner.
  • Once you have the podcast open, tap the plus sign and enable "follow this show" and "new episode notications." You'll know they are enabled when both scroll bars are blue in color.

Stitcher

Thre's a Stitcher app available for iOS, Android, desktop, auto, and smart speakrs Amazon Echo and Sonos. Click here to learn more and download Stitcher. Tap on any of these links to open the podcast in your Stitcher app:


Alexa-Enabled Smart Speakers

Your smart speaker just got smarter. You can now live stream KMUW with your Amazon Alexa-enabled device. All you have to do is enable the KMUW skill, and then ask Alexa to "play KMUW."

There are lots of possibilities:

  • "Alexa, play KMUW."
  • "Alexa, play NPR."
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW what’s on.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play the news.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Richard Crowson.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Movie Review.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Musical Space.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play New American Songbook.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Cooking with Fire.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play An Artist’s Perspective.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Marginalia.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play A Musical Life.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Past and Present.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Your Move.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Book Review.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play Audio Postcard.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play OnWords.”
  • “Alexa, ask KMUW to play On Stage.”