WFAE Public Radio App:

The WFAE Public Radio App allows you to listen to WFAE live, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the program schedule for all the WFAE streams at once! You can explore On Demand content, search for stories, bookmark a story for later, and wake up to WFAE 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 WFAE even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite station starts playing – no clicks to start listening.
• Integrated program schedules for every station. You can display up to three of your favorites at a time or flick once to see the schedules for all of your favorite stations.
• One click stream switching – flip over to the program you noticed on another stream with a single click.
• Listen to WFAE in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails!

On Demand
• Access public radio programs from multiple content providers (NPR, PRI, APM and WFAE) easily and quickly.
• DVR-like controls. Pause, rewind and fast forward your program with ease.
• When listening to national programs, individual story segments (when available) are listed so you can review and choose one or listen to the entire program.
• Easy to access past programs.
• The WFAE Public Radio App displays the web page associated with the program or story segment you are listening to On Demand so you can explore for more information.

Radio Bookmarks
• Save what you were listening to (Live or On Demand) so you can replay, follow-up, or share it later by simply clicking “Bookmark”.
• Compatible with the popular Radio Bookmark device (

• The unique “Search Public Radio” feature finds stories or programs across hundreds of stations and web pages and makes it easy to play instantly.

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

The WFAE Public Radio App is brought to you by the people at WFAE 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 WFAE Public Radio by becoming a member today!

What’s New

Version 4.4.68

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Daniel_99D ,

Great app!

I've always enjoyed listening to NPR in the mornings and while working in the shop. It's so great to be able to keep up on current national and local events while getting ready or working or traveling and this app allows me to do so with ease. The UI is relatively intuitive and tidy, stories are available on demand, and you can search for specific stories in any segment. The only thing I would like to see change is the amount of delay between the app and the radio broadcast. The app is only about 15-30 seconds behind the app, but when transitioning between the app and say the car, it becomes difficult to get an entire story without interruption. That minor issue aside, I greatly enjoy the app. (Perhaps you will too!)

Pratyahara ,

This app needs to be updated

UPDATE: I wrote this review a week ago. Still no response to my support request. Deleting the app and reinstalling did not help.
If you attempt to stream an archived show, and then turn off your screen, it won't advance from one story to the next. It will advance if you leave your screen on. If course that is annoying and has an impact on battery life. Fortunately my iPhone is not even a
Year old, so my battery is still robust.
The app crashes frequently when first start up to use it. After a few crashes it will stay on. This isn't every time, but more than 30% of the time.

Since about ios 12, performance has dropped. The app crashes more and sometimes gives a "No network" warning, even when there is a strong Wifi signal.
In the past couple of weeks the app has also stopped when the user locks the screen to the phone. It also doesn't advance through the stories on "All Things Considered" now, unless you leave the screen turned on.
Some time ago, an update to this app took away the ability of the user to say the amount of time for the app to go to sleep. No you just have a toogle switch to go to sleep after 30 mins.
I enjoy NPR and WFAE. I contribute monthly to help keep programming going. I've used the app for some years now, and I've found it can be slow to keep up with the times. I've also found tech support to be helpful, though it's been nearly week now since I wrote them about these issues and they have not replied.

CarlyBZender ,

Love it but...

I love listening to live and on demand shows, but recently, when I listen to an On Demand news show that happens in segments, the app won’t play continuously. I have to open my phone and hit play after each segment! Super annoying but I still love everything about NPR.

App Privacy

The developer, University Radio Foundation, 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:

  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


University Radio Foundation, Inc.
48.8 MB

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


English, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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