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
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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!
Best music and more!
I have been listening for 50 years (KKHI & KDFC). It’s the best select of music and I especially enjoy the music history and education! The app is great also and a tip for “spazz dad” who was unhappy with the occasional poor performance of the app. The performance of the app is totally dependent upon your internet data signal. Weather you are using wifi or cell phone data. The signal is just a radio signal from a transmitter (your wifi router or your cell phone’s transmitter tower). Check the number of bars at the top of the cell phone screen to see the strength of your data signal. If you only have 1 or 2 bars you have a weak signal and the quality of the sound may suffer. Try moving to a different location or switching to wifi, or turning off wifi to change your signal source. Good luck.
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.