Blue Ridge Public Radio App:

The BPR App allows you to listen to BPR News and WCQS, pause and rewind the live audio and view the program schedules all at once. You can explore On Demand content and wake up to Blue Ridge Public Radio with the alarm clock.

Live Streaming
• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off. Or rewind to catch a comment you just missed.
• Listen to live streams from Blue Ridge Public Radio even while traveling.
• Listen to Blue Ridge Public Radio in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails.

On Demand
• Access BPR News and WCQS programs easily and quickly.
• DVR-like controls. Pause, rewind and fast forward your program with ease.
• When listening to programs, individual segments (when available) are listed so you can review and choose one or listen to the entire program.
• Easy to access past programs. The Blue Ridge Public Radio App displays the web page associated with the program or program segment you are listening to On Demand so you can explore for more information.

Additional features
• Easily share stories and programs with family and friends.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to your favorite station.

The Blue Ridge Public Radio App is brought to you by the people at Blue Ridge Public Radio and Public Media Apps. We work to provide our valued listeners with great solutions to find what you want, when you want it, and where you want it.

Please support Blue Ridge Public Radio by becoming a member today!

What’s New

Version 4.4.8

Improvements based on user feedback
Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

DevinTMurphy ,

My favorite station

I listen to BPR on the road all the time. Haven’t changed the dial since I found it a year ago. When I’m in the office I listen through the app on my phone and love it. Excellent, objective journalism. Multiple views and original sources are voiced. In a time where there is so much bias it’s refreshing to hear good journalism from a community funded radio station. Very pleased with this station!

JL Ewing Jr ,

Stay Connected

We live in WNC but travel quite a bit. Even so, BPR is the only station we listen to because of this app. Even at home we stream the station(s) through the app so we always remain connected with news we can trust and our friends at BPR. Thank you!

Robert Tilling ,

Finally local news on the move

So glad to have local npr news on my phone again. (Recently moved here from another state)
The only problem that I have is the little message that plays every time the app connects. Really gets annoying when you are experiencing connection issues with WiFi or network which often happens living in WNC.


Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc.
57 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

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

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