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From all of us at SomaFM, we hope you have a great 2018, and thank you for all your support in 2017. WE LOVE YOU!!! 31-Dec-2017

Our shipping department will closed for the holiday, orders are still being accepted and we will resume shipments on January 8th, 2017. Thank you for all your support! 18-Dec-2017

We hope you have enjoyed our broadcasts of Earwaves and The Silent Channel, both of which will conclude their broadcasts on December 30th, 2017. Thanks for listening. 17-Dec-2017

We hope you have been enjoying our broadcasts of Doomed. This years broadcast will continue through December 15th. Doomed will return next October, so Stay Tuned! 1-Dec-2017

The holiday season has begun. Thank you for all your support! 27-Nov-2017

We've re-organized the front page a bit to spotlight channels which were previously "below the fold". There are over 40 channels available right now! 12-Nov-2017

Holiday channels are back (quietly on the bottom of our home page)... 1-Nov-17

Coming up this Tuesday at Noon Pacific (17:00 GMT): Drone Zone Album Premiere of Eyes Cast Down's new release, "The White Island" 1-Oct-2017

Congratulations to Indie Pop Rocks Elise and Brendan! May you have a long and wonderful life together! 16-Sep-2017

A mis-configured server was causing issues with apps connecting this morning for some people but it is now fixed. (We missed updating a SSL certificate on one of our servers and it's now updated.) 7-Sep-2017

RIP Walter Becker. Thank you for a lifetime of amazing music and touching all the lives you did. 3-Sep-2017

Our thoughts go out to our friends and listeners in the Houston area who are impacted by Harvey. 28-Aug-2017

Drone Zone will have special Eclipse programming during Monday's solar eclipse. 20-Aug-2017

This Friday: Album Premiere of Steve Roach's new release, "Long Thoughts," on Drone Zone, Aug 18th, 5pm pacific, 8pm eastern. 14-Aug-2017

This Sunday, August 13th, 2pm pacific: Drone Zone presents an Album Premiere of Steve Roach's new release, Nostalgia for the Future. 10-Aug-2017

Broadcasting Live from DEF CON 25 in Las Vegas this weekend! 28-Jul-17

New SomaFM Keychains as well as Drone Zone Tshirts are now in our store. 15-Jul-17

We now have "refrigerator" magnets available for some of our more popular channels. 6-Jun-2017

All our systems have been updated and all channels are back on the air, including Mission Control. 15-May-17

Mission Control is now back on the air. Thanks for your patience. 15-may-17

We will be broadcasting live from the How Weird Street Fair in San Francisco on May 7th. We'll be at the corner of 2nd and Tehama from Noon to 8-m. SomaFM DJs and special live performances! Please join us. 21-Apr-17

We had some issues with the streaming system that Boot Liquor runs on. It's been replaced, so no more skips and breakups in the songs. Really sorry for that! 21-Apr-17

SomaFM app for the Xbox One and Windows 10 coming soon! 15-Apr-17

SomaFM is now available for the Amazon Echo, just install the Alexa skill by saying "Install SomaFM". 22-Mar-17

We have a new app for the Amazon Fire TV. SomaFM Radio (TV Edition) is now in the Amazon App store, or search for "SomaFM" on your Fire TV. 20-Mar-17

The issue with one of our 2 streaming bandwidth providers has been resolved and all our stream servers are working properly. Thank you for your patience. 17-Mar-17 8:05am

Due to an equipment failure with one of our internet backbone providers, we have reduced streaming capacity and slow connections at the moment. This will hopefully be fixed by mid-day Friday. We'll keep you posted. 16-Mar-17

Our shipping department is now closed for the holiday, orders are still being accepted and we will resume shipments on January 9th, 2017. Thank you for all your support! 20-Dec-16

RIP John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, at age 95. As a memorial, Mission Control will be running audio from Glenn's Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 for the next few days. 8-Dec-2016

New for 2016: SomaFM Holiday greeting cards in our store. Support SomaFM and get some things to share with your friends and family. 10-Nov-16

We have (quietly) brought back our Holiday channels. 2-Nov-16

Special programming on Doomed this Monday night for Halloween. 27-Oct-16

Holiday channels will return the first week in November. 21-Ovt-16

Technical issues with Thistle Radio have been solved and it is back on the air. 10-Oct-16

Thank you for all your financial suppot in July. We love you! 2-Aug-16

SomaFM will once again be broadcasting live from the DEFCON 24 chill room in Las Vegas, August 4-7. See you there? 10-Jul-16


We're excited to premiere the new Ascendant album, "Meridian", this Tuesday at 11am pacific (2pm ET) on Deep Space One. 21-Jun-16

The outage on our Lush channel has been resolved and it's back on the air. 23-May-15

This Tuesday at 7pm PT, 10pm ET we will broadcast a live, in-studio performance of "Near the Parentheses" on Deep Space One. 20-May-16

Drone Zone is proud to premiere Steve Brand's new album, "The Path of the Heart", Wednesday, May 18th, at 6pm Pacific time (9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 01:00 GMT). We'll play the entire composition as it was meant to be heard. 12-May-16

Thanks to all our supporters who helped us meet our budget goal in April! Your support is what keeps SomaFM alive. We love you! 2-May-16

Thank you, Prince, for everything. 21-Apr-16

We're excited to have 2 album premieres next week. On Tuesday, April 26th, Noon PT, we premiere Steve Roach & Robert Logan's "Second Nature" on Drone Zone, and the next day, Wednesday we premiere the duo's Biosonic release on Deep Space One. 20-Apr-16

Last day of the month and we're behind on fundraising. Please donate something right now or buy something in our store to help keep SomaFM on the air. 31-Mar-16

Drone Zone is proud to premiere the new Relaxed Machinery album release by Kloob, "Solid Foundations" this Friday at noon Pacific. Described as a "sonic journey featuring metaphysics, attraction, emotions management, extraterrestrial life, astral projection and personal development." Please join us!. 1-Mar-16

A bug in our back-end system was causing mobile apps to play low-bitrate MP3 streams rather than High-Quality AAC+ streams for some channels. This is fixed now, but may take a few hours to propagate to all phones. 10-Feb-16

We have updated and changed our streaming servers. If you're having trouble accessing our channels, please update your links, see "Other Ways to Listen" on each channel's homepage. Official SomaFM apps and web player not affected by this change. 5-Feb-16

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