Classical Music & Jazz WRTI 4+

Temple University

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 324 Ratings
    • Free



WRTI: Classical Music & Jazz Radio from Philadelphia

The WRTI App is the place to discover the best in classical and jazz radio. Time-honored and new recordings are meticulously selected by our staff, who create a consistently unique experience that is always a pleasure and always interesting. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging hosts deepen your connection to the music. You’ll return again and again for the rich variety of music that is impossible to find on any other App. WRTI is one of America’s leading public radio stations devoted to music, on the air in Philadelphia for more than 60 years. Member-supported WRTI is a broadcast service of Temple University.

App Features:
Live classical music stream
Live jazz stream
Real-time playlists
One-click stream switching – flip over to the other stream with a single click
On-demand arts stories
A built-in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to WRTI.
Easy access to pledge form
Listen to WRTI in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails!
Listen to live streams from WRTI even while traveling! Start the App and your favorite station starts playing.

About WRTI
Broadcasting from Philadelphia for over 60 years, WRTI is one of America’s leading public radio stations, and one of the only stations devoted exclusively to to classical music and jazz. We also bring you weekly Sunday broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert recorded live at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, Jazz Night in America from NPR, and much more.

What’s New

Version 4.6.11

Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
Your feedback helps us make our app better for everyone. Please send us your suggestions via the "Settings and Help" section of the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
324 Ratings

324 Ratings

Onomatopoette ,

Sounds wonderful in San Diego!

At first I noticed that WRTI was a classical station in HD. I’ve been in love with ever since. With good earphones or excellent speakers, the quality of sound is immediate and obvious. The nuances of expression between soloists and even the variations between different instruments, e.g., violin to violin sonorities, are accessible. That said, I’m also enjoying the diversity of classical music presented and the wide range of orchestras and instrumentalists who say things with individuality. My only wish is that more antique recordings might be added to regular programming, such as Rachmaninov playing his piano concerto, or anything performed by Reiner conducting the CSO which was composed of soloists who played their hearts out in Scheherazade. In conclusion, WRTI is my favorite for listening to classical music, and the sound is exemplary. I highly recommend it to one and All!

raybear0801 ,

A blessing for jazz & classical lovers

I moved to Philly just 5 weeks ago and was introduced to WRTI by a Lyft driver. What a blessing to have found this station. If you're in the area, you can listen on the FM dial but if not, then this app is truly terrific and definitely helps me get my jazz fix. The app streams either classical or jazz 24/7 and the sound quality is really quite good. A little hit or miss on the syncing of the Playlist not always matching the track you're actually listening to but for me that's a minor nuisance. Overall, this is a stellar app.

Wanderson5250 ,

Worst app

This may be one of the most frustrating apps that I’ve used. Particularly the playlists which do not correspond to what is being played. I wanted to find out what Had just been played as it was a wonderful guitar suit and I couldn’t find it and then I begin to look at the rest of them and only one or two of them correspond to see what was being played. I spent the better part of an hour trying to get it to work right but it never did. It’s a shame because when I hear a piece on the radio and I want to find out what it was it is practically impossible to do it. I’ve tried this several times and I’ve rarely been successful. Too bad, because I do love the programming for the most part both a classical and that you have but it is the most frustrating to try and use the app and get this aggravating result.

App Privacy

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  • Usage Data
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