97.1 The Fan 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 1.8 • 147 Ratings
    • Free



For over 25 years, The Fan has dominated Ohio sports conversation. We’re your flagship home for Ohio State athletics, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Crew SC.

What’s New

Version 7.1.0

Improvements and Bugfixes build #957

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Bentzie99 ,

Broken Record

I came to leave a review on how terrible this streaming app is, but a simple search shows that many people have already stated the obvious. A review from TWO YEARS AGO states the same issues that are STILL currently happening. I try to enjoy listening while doing yard work or other misc. tasks but become too frustrated with how often the service is dropped. In comparison, I have not had this issue with any other podcast or listening service. Only this one. Mowing the yard? How about listening to the same ads over and over and over again. Receive a phone call, even if you don’t answer it? Congrats, you get to listen to more ads before you get to listen to any content. Accidentally tap on something that has sound? More ads for you. Hit pause briefly to answer someone? Ads, ads, and more ads. Ironically here in central Ohio you’ll get to listen to many ads from… Michigan? If I could I would rate this with a -1 star. Going on 2 years of a pandemic where many people work from home and this app has consistently been terrible. The hosts have mentioned that the app has been updated multiple times to fix issues, yet none of the issues have been fixed. This is utterly pathetic and sad that a radio station takes such little pride in what they put out to their listeners. Do better!

ashesandfire ,

Amateur hour in Columbus

I listened to the 97.1 stream directly from their webpage for months with the stream constantly dropping. If you get 30 minutes of uninterrupted content it’s been a great day of using their stream. I tried using TuneIn but the results were the same. So I decided to try this app thinking surely they wouldn’t create an app that doesn’t work. But alas I was wrong. This station’s streaming service is quite an embarrassment especially given the size of the company. This isn’t some startup. This is the largest station in central Ohio. “The Home of the Buckeyes”. I can’t imagine that the people in charge of the station would be ok with their over the air signal constantly being turned off, then restarting and playing ads over and over with little or no actual content being delivered. However, for whatever reason, this seems to be perfectly acceptable for their streaming services. From what I can gather from the comment section here and from the app ratings this has been an ongoing thing, not something new. Until the station takes more pride in the product it is providing, this issue will never be fixed. They really should be embarrassed.

Big Al 81 ,

Poor quality app

I like these apps designed for particular radio stations, but whoever created this one for 97.1 The Fan, is either not checking for errors or doesn’t care. The app freezes for no apparent reason, when you take it off pause you hear the “brought to you by” Commercial again, this happens when you pause it as well, I may just start listening to the podcast a day late to avoid the problems, but would prefer to listen live. This could be a real problem come Football season, as well as a current issue for people listening to Jackets or Crew games

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