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About this app

San Francisco, Bay Area and Northern California public radio & podcasts.

Listen to your favorite public radio programs and podcasts, all summer long!

KQED is the Bay Area and Northern California's NPR and PBS member station, and we're bringing you the best of summer listening. Whether you're looking for news, music, or something to keep the kids entertained, we've got you covered.

Here are a few of our favorite summer programs:

* Forum: Hear from Bay Area leaders and experts on the issues that matter most to our community.
* The California Report: Get the latest news and analysis on California politics and culture.
* Morning Edition: Start your day with the news you need to know.
* All Things Considered: Catch up on the day's top stories.
* Bay Curious: Explore the Bay Area's hidden gems and fascinating stories.
* The Bay: Get to know the people and places that make the Bay Area so special.
* Rightnowish: Stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends.

And that's just a taste of what we have to offer!

Download the KQED app today and start listening to your favorite summer sounds.


* Pause and rewind the live radio stream.
* Set reminders for upcoming live programs.
* Listen to KQED original podcasts on-demand.
* Read the latest Bay Area news from KQED.

About KQED:

KQED is an NPR and PBS member station serving the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We exist to inform, inspire, and involve the Bay Area community. Learn more at
Updated on
Mar 8, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

504 reviews
Tony Tam
January 10, 2024
I like this app, it has all my favorite KQED programs in one place. There is one problem with the app on Android. When I'm listening to a live stream and I receive a SMS notification on my phone that has sound, the app pauses and I have to manually restart the playback directly from the app. The media control from the KQED app has a play button, but that doesn't work.
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Jay Q
February 4, 2024
Live radio sucks. Why are you still struggling with something that was solved many years ago? The stream goes for a bit, then randomly pauses, then I press play, but the stream is at a different point from where it paused, then I go back 10 seconds and it's not even the same show anymore. I really wish you would figure this out. I'm a KQED supporter, but your app is making me question my decision.
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February 6, 2024
UPDATE: Hi Jay, Still sorry for the trouble you're experiencing. As I am unable to reproduce your issue, could you please email me at jhughes@kqed.org with your device, OS and version details so we can troubleshoot? Thanks!
Yumi L.
January 19, 2024
1/19/24 Update: still poorly engineered, nothing against KQED but the app is terrible on my Pixel 7 Pro. Constantly cutting off, disconnects from Bluetooth speaker, if I get a text message email It disrupts the stream. I've been streaming for the past hour and it's cut off almost every few minutes. I love KQED, I'm a sustaining member but I'm upset that I can't even stream it from my phone.
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January 31, 2024
We are really sorry for the trouble and we appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We will look into this further!

What's new

Minor updates and bug fixes