Commercial-free Classical KDFC. And Then Some. San Francisco Bay Area.
Out of the concert hall… from the Silver screen… off the beaten path… for the next generation of music lovers.
That’s "KDFC, Classical. And then some." And, that’s what makes KDFC different from other radio stations – our casual, comfortable approach to classical, with the unique variety of your favorites mixed with regular surprises that make your workday interesting.
KDFC is proud to offer our new iPhone/iPad app to expand our popular World Service. We’re the radio home to the Bay Area’s wonderful arts community, and air special programming you won’t hear on any other station. Tune in!
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- App performance improvements
- Enhancements to the user interface to make it easier to donate
Ratings and Reviews
A big piece of my childhood updated
I grew up visiting my grandparents in Belmont. They always had KDFC playing on the radio - 24/7. We would also listen in the car. For whatever reason, the area where they lived did not have the best reception, so there was always a slight amount of static. I actually went many years listening to classical music with static. The great thing about the app is that you can take the station with you anywhere and there is no static. I also like that you can see what song is playing. It’s a great way to learn what you are listening to. I don’t have it on 24/7, but I do frequently start my mornings and my weekends by listening to KDFC. It takes me back to my childhood and I love learning new things from the listening.
A great classical music source for the Bay Areas
I rely on KDFC for classical music and appreciate the improvements since going listener supported: more complete compositions (though single movements are sneaking in more with the associated pros and cons）and more representation of good-to-great less well known music. (I keep hoping I will hear a particular Prokofiev flute or piano sonata over the air, but I appreciate nearly all the pieces KDFC plays!) The classical favorites poll is good, but it is like committing to your favorite child, and other favorites could get left behind because Beethoven’s Ninth is such an extraordinary work. I wonder what might show up if people could vote for their 5, 10, or 20 favorites! Whatever you do, KDFC, keep it coming, and all of us should keep on supporting you!
KDFC in Paris
It is a delight to take KDFC, which we listen to every day in San Francisco, to Paris in June. Last year, we used the Listen Live feature on a Windows/Chrome platform with extension speakers. This year, plugging those into an iPhone/Safari, the interface was not as simple or pleasing, so I downloaded this app. Just lovely: we get our clear and reliable sound 25 hours (perhaps the person who complained about signal drops had poor Internet connectivity and blamed the wrong link in the chain) plus one sees what piece is playing in the dimmed iPhone screen as it plays, something I hadn't realized how much I'd enjoy. This app is a very clean and thoughtful added service from our home public radio allowing us to bring our KDFC friends into our Paris pied à terre of the year.
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- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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- iPod touch
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- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.