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Thank you David Bowie for all your inspiration and gifts of music. You will be missed. 11-Jan-15

We are honored that The Telegraph calls SomaFM one of "The best internet radio stations", "...broadcasting a range of beautifully curated channels ... and an enduringly hip presence on the web." 5-Dec-15

T-Mobile announced today that SomaFM is now included in Music Freedom(tm), so you can stream without ever using up your high-speed data for T-Mobile Simple Choice customers. 1-Dec-15

The pictures from the Photobooth at our 15th Anniversary party are up, we also published the best ones on Facebook. 18-Nov-15

Happy Holidays from SomaFM. We're thankful to have such amazing and incredible listeners. 24-Nov-15

SomaFM is celebrating its 15th Anniversary and we want to thank you for your unwavering support! Get tickets here to join us Saturday, November 7th at the Verdi Club in San Francisco to celebrate! Live performances by SomaFM favorites Halou and Artemis, plus SomaFM DJs and more. 26-Oct-15

We've quietly launched our holiday channels for 2015. 20-Oct-15

Lots of great goodies in our new SomaFM Store 5-Oct-15

We are accepting credit cards, Bitcoin, Amazon Payments, Dwolla and Square Cash now as well as Paypal 17-Sep-15

This Friday: Drone Zone presents the album premiere of Steve Brand's "Songs From Unknown Territory". We hope you'll join us for the premiere and a the live online chat with Steve Brand this Friday, October 2nd at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern. 1-Oct-15

This Sunday night, at 7pm Pacific (10pm Eastern, 0200 GMT Monday) Drone Zone will present Steve Roach's Bloodmoon Rising 4 during the total lunar eclipse that coincides with a "Supermoon." It's been 32 years since there has been a total lunar eclipse during a "Supermoon", and won't happen again for another 18 years. 22-Sep-15

This Friday: Drone Zone presents the album premiere of Massergy's "A Novel Sense of Calm". We hope you'll join us for the premiere and a the live online chat with Massergy this Friday, September 18th at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern. 14-Sep-15

This Friday, August 14th at Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, Drone Zone is proud to premiere Markus Reuter & Zero Ohms: "From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Replete" 11-Aug-15

Tune in to DEF CON Radio: Now Broadcasting live from DEF CON 23 Chill Room at Bally's in Las Vegas, Thursday thru Sunday. And come by and say hi if you're at DEF CON! - 6-Aug-15

This Friday, July 17th at Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, Drone Zone is proud to premiere Steve Roach's new ambient album, "Etheric Imprints". We hope you'll join us for the premiere and a the live online chat with Steve Roach! 15-Jul-15

SomaFM's SF-1033 has been physically moved to a more reliable location. Now in our datacenter, with emergency backup power, in a seismically-restant building, ready to keep providing audio in case of a local emergency. 11-Jul-15

SomaFM's Drone Zone will be premiering Steve Brand's new long form ambient album, "Sanctuary", this sunday at noon Pacific Time (3pm Eastern). 25-Jun-15

Fundraising for June is running behind schedule. If you haven't supported SomaFM in the last 12 months, please donate and support us today! 21-Jun-15

Every Sunday from 8am-8pm PT on Drone Zone, it's Long Form Sunday: where we feature long-form ambient pieces. We hope you'll tune it! 18-Jun-15

This Tuesday, June 9th at 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, Drone Zone is proud to premiere the new album "A Place to Belong" by Time Being, the collaborative project of Jourdan Laik and Phillip Wilkerson on Spotted Peccary Music. 5-Jun-15

We're excited to bring you a new channel, Thistle Radio, featuring music from "Celtic roots and branches." Crafted by Fiona Ritchie, award-winning host and curator of NPR's syndicated Thistle and Shamrock radio show. 30-May-15

Thanks for all the support in May, we not only hit our target but exceeded it by a small amount! 1-Jun-15

Drone Zone Album Premiere & listening party this evening, starting at 5pm pacific: Roy Mattson's new album, Mesmer. 29-May-15

We are accepting credit cards now as well as Paypal. 11-May-15

The issues with one of our network providers is resolved. We had loss of connectivity to parts of the net from 10am-11:50am PDT. 12-May-15

Steve Roach's new all-analog synth album "Skeleton Keys" premiere: Tuesday, May 5th, 1pm pacific time on Space Station Soma. Please tune in! 3-May-15

Drone Zone will be playing three new releases: SiJ: Plaentagose; Steve Brand: Second Spring, and an EP from Steve Brand and Ran Kirlian: The Uncarved Block. Tune in to Drone Zone starting at 5pm PDT Friday. 30-Apr-15

Ascendant, who played How Weird yesterday, do a live in-studio performance on Space Station Soma at 1pm PDT today. 27-Apr-15

SomaFM will be at the How Weird Street Faire in San Francisco this Sunday, Noon-8pm. Come say hi, and if you can't make it, tune into our live broadcast! 22-Apr-15

Details later today: The premiere of Steve Roach's "Bloodmoon Rising 3" piece will be broadcast on Drone Zone early Saturday morning during the "Bloodmoon" eclipse. 3-Apr-15

Thanks for your support in March! SomaFM stays on the air through the donations from our supporters! 1-Apr-15

Please, help us meet this month's budget and make a small donation to SomaFM! We're running behind and could use your help. 28-Mar-15

Our "Mission Control" channel is back on the air after a hardware failure. 24-Mar-15

Steve Brand's new album, "Into the Current" album premiere on Drone Zone, this Friday at 4pm Pacific. Posted 3-Mar-15

The Trip is now back online. Sorry about the downtime! 2-Mar-15

All streams are back up and functioning fully, except for The Trip, which should return within 24 hours. 28-Feb-15 11:40pm

We are currently experience network outages that is affecting our streams. We are working with our multiple network proviers to resolve the issue. Sorry! 28-Feb-15 11:00am

Once again, SomaFM will have a "stage" at the How Weird Street Fair in San Francisco on Sunday, April 26th. Hope to see you there! 18-Feb-15

Mac Users: iTunes 12.1 has been released which fixes the problem with streaming 128k AAC streams. I you're running 12.0.1, make sure to update to 12.1. 31-Jan-15

Thanks to everyone for their support in January! First time in many years where we've hit our January budget goal! 1-Feb-15

Drone Zone is proud to premiere Blake Gibson & Robert Davies - Quiraing, this Friday, January 30, at 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern, 1am London). We'll play the entire album exactly as it was meant to be heard. 26-Jan-15

Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and love in 2014, and here's to a great 2015! 1-Jan-2015

We did a small update to the website. Let us know if you find any issues or problems. 27-Dec-14

Tune in to DEFCON Radio on New Years Eve for: kampf presents: The Nerd New Year (6pm-2am pacific NYE). 29-Dec-14

Happy Solstice! 21-Dec-14

Our shipping department is going to take a break for the next 2 weeks, so premiums ordered in December won't begin shipping until January 7th, 2015. Thanks for your understanding! 20-Dec-14

iTunes Users: To work around the iTunes 12.0.1 bug with 128k AAC streams, we're serving 128k MP3 streams to iTunes 12.0.1 clients until Apple fixes things 1-Nov-14

Domestic orders for shirts, mugs and CDs should arrive before Christmas if ordered by Wednesday, December 17th. International orders are not likely to arrive in time for Christmas if ordered after December 12th. 12-Dec-14

Our friends at Tech Shop are having a holiday "Maker Market" this Saturday, December 13th from 2-6pm at the TechShop Gallery, 910 Howard Steet, San Francisco. Rusty will be providing Christmas Lounge music and Merin's original art holiday items will be on sale. We'll also have SomaFM stickers to hand out. If you're in San Francisco on Saturday, we hope you'll pop by! 10-Dec-14

We're excited to premiere Chris Russell and Eyes Cast Down's new groove-driven, age-spanning musical journey, Memory Palace. Tune in to Deep Space One on Monday, Dec. 8th, at 2PM Pacific time (4PM Central, 5PM Eastern) to hear the album in its entirety. 2-Dec-14

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