Formerly broadcast on Chicago's 101.1 FM — The Q101 brand is the Bat Signal to Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials. When Q101 is seen and heard in Chicago, people recognize it. Q101 is a warm blanket, a plate of comfort food, or a phone call with a close friend. In an era of over connections, too many social networks, lots of hype, and lots more sizzle than steak…Q101 has managed to mean something to millions of Gen X, Gen Y, and Millennials who don’t believe in much, and even more who want to believe in something. Cookie cutter radio stations all but killed the sort of movement that is Q101. Throughout the various trends and fads, Q101 survived and stayed relevant to it’s core audience over two decades. Kiss, Star, Edge, Jack, Buzz, Rock…and now Pandora are all time fillers with nothing that sticks and no longer term connection. They’re great for entertainment in the moment mind you, but no one waits on hold for hours in hopes of winning a Pandora T-Shirt. Pandora like many cookie cutter radio stations is a faceless jukebox void of personal connection. Advertisers who want to sell more products need more than exposures to build businesses and brands. Advertisers want audiences who are connected. Spotify, Pandora, and all the other services are fashion. Q101 is the steward of a generation.

What’s New

Version 10.1.26

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Quite Manly Whovian ,

Good App

Good app; allows me to enjoy the Q101 music & the hilarious promos on the go or at home. User friendly & no crashes. I like the ability to rate a song(s) & it is on point in letting you know what song(s) are playing. Really enjoying it so far, if you are a fan of Alternative music or want to relive the Q101 glory days then this is the app for you.

zz12-: ,

Older version was better

The app before the new layout was updated worked flawlessly. Since the new update and overhaul its sluggish, slow & just doesn’t work as well. I use to have the app streaming while at work, it doesn’t work that well anymore. Old one I can keep phone shut down aux plugged, and no issues. New one works a few minutes then crashes. If app can get rid of the bloatware & mix up the commercials so we don’t have to hear the “lose fat” commercial a millionth time then app would be perfect.

OhhSuzyQ ,

Q101 rocks!

Sick of bubblegum pop music that keeps playing the same songs over and over???Take great Alternative music with you everywhere using this app! Only thing is I can't figure out yet how to Bluetooth to my speaker or car speakers instead of phone?

App Privacy

The developer, Q101, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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