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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Bug Fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
The app works fine, but as others have said, the station is the real star. Growing up in Palo Alto, KDFC was part of how I learned to live classical music. Another economic refugee forced out of state to an affordable town in rural Washington where there is barely a community college in the next town over and the nearest university 45 miles away (and me with no car), I now find KDFC a lifeline to the civilization I cannot attend in person. Without cable and internet, my media choices would be extremely limited, and the highbrow culture of home that I miss so much would be utterly inaccessible.
Many streaming services play only single movements of the famous canon and offer no context other than title & sometimes artist, but I can rely on KDFC to present a composer’s complete vision without interruption, and information about the history, composer, and performers. And the special seasonal programs are a treat: so nice to hear Christmas music that isn’t annoying earworms!
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.
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.