"Indie617: Boston's Independent Music Source. Indie617 is a music-focused streaming digital radio station, that is independently owned-and-operated. The station features an eclectic mix of music from emerging and established artists from the indie/alternative genre. Live, local, independent radio, from Boston, Massachusetts."
Minor fixes for the song history.
Ratings and Reviews
I have been depending on these folks and their associates for good new music since they were at WFNX. As RadioBDC, their streaming app broke when Apple started requiring TLS on app web connections.
Now, with reorganization and rebranding to indie617, the app works great and the music stream is fresher and more varied again. Definitely worth downloading this phoenix risen from the ashes of print newspapers and broadcast radio.
Great content, mediocre app
Great music on this streaming internet radio station, but the app needs improvement. It crashes and hangs often, mostly when moving between an area with wifi coverage and 3G/4G/LTE usage. Also crashes/hangs when using certain bluetooth devices for audio (vehicle sound systems for instance). If you’re using it over wifi only with headphones you’ll probably be fine though. Another annoyance - tiny red or grey text on a black background - totally unreadable, what were you thinking?
Tradition of great Boston alternative radio continues!
If, like me, the foundation of your musical tastes was formed in the 80s & 90s by the late, great Boston radio stations of WBCN & WFNX, the this is the app you’ve been looking for! Overall, lots of great music at all times. However, “Kick out the Jams,” weekdays at noon, has a special place in my 50-something year old heart; God bless you for what you do, Julie Kramer!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.