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What’s New

Version 1.4.8

Updated for optimization with the latest version of iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

mjcLrnd1 ,

Needs a couple fixes

Play back stops for no reason about every 10 minutes. Also all of the headings and summaries of the suggested articles are cut off so you can read them

Runner5 + Pet ,

Smooth & Fast

For quick live listening this app is the best! I love that my station is just two taps away! One to open the app one to press play! I have not had the issue others had with the audio stopping. This app is a great escape from the tap trap other apps will get you sucked into.

CJK3001 ,

APP is Dysfunctional

I should have read the signs before downloading this app. A few reviews stated the same or similar issues of dysfunction. They were also posted reviews from at least 1 or 2 years ago, too.

The issue for me is having news feeds appear, disappear, then reappear, just to disappear again, just to reappear, and on and on. I am deleting this app. WHYY is a great station, with excellent staff. It is perplexing to experience their app being antithetical to their actual local station.


42.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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