The WBEZ app lets you listen to the news and voices of Chicago on your schedule, wherever you are. Listen to live radio broadcasts, on-demand audio features and podcasts with the best storytelling locally and around the nation. You’ll enjoy original WBEZ Chicago programming and shows from our partners, including NPR, BBC and more.

Take your trusted news on the go. Listen to the news live wherever your day takes you. The WBEZ app delivers Chicago news, national news and international news right to your hand.

You never have to miss a minute again. You can rewind at any moment and replay any live show from the last week to catch up on anything you missed. With the WBEZ app, continue to get investigative journalism, cultural reporting, news headlines and more on your timeline.

Discover something new. Browse through the best audio stories and shows WBEZ Chicago has to offer. Each day, featured stories are curated just for you from our newsroom. Plus, you can find popular podcasts from WBEZ, NPR and other featured partners; including titles such as Curious City, Nerdette, Motive and Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! There’s something for everyone with the WBEZ app.

WBEZ Chicago is listener-supported and Chicago’s NPR news station, one of the largest and most respected public media stations in the country.

What’s New

Version 9.0.19

Fixed an audio scrubbing bug that was causing the app to crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mccatcher7 ,

Thank you for the update!

The new version is fantastic—thank you! I love being able to rewind within the hour instead of waiting until the hour is over. The featured audio stories is a great way to catch up on the day’s news. And the newscasts feature is also a wonderful addition.

Young geeky ,

Essential part to my morning routine

WBEZ’s app is how I start my mornings. Being able to listen live, skip back if I miss something, and skip back to live is something my car radio can never do.

BulldozerShadow ,

Best NPR app

This is my favorite public radio app. I tried about 10 apps from radio stations around the US, plus the NPR app and the NPR One app, before I found this one. The interface is the most intuitive and beautifully designed. And I can listen to an entire show like “morning edition” without dealing with segments as I have to when I go to the Safari app and listen from the website. I really enjoy it.

App Privacy

The developer, Chicago Public Media, Inc., 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:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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