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Happy Hanukkah! Plenty of fun Hanukkah-themed songs being mixed in this week on Xmas in Frisko. 29-Nov-2021

BAGeL Radio has moved to a new home at You can launch the BAGeL Radio player here. 16-Nov-2021

This concludes our Halloween special, Doomed. It will return next October. Thanks for listening! 15-Nov-2021

Department Store Christmas returns this Monday on our Specials Channel. 11-Nov-2021

Next week, Friday, November 5th, at 2pm PT (5pm ET / 2100 GMT) we will be broadcasting the premiere of Steve Roach & Michael Stearns' new release "Beyond Earth & Sky" on Deep Space One. 28-Oct-2021

Halloween is this weekend, and we've got the stuff to keep you in the mood. "Doomed" has returned on our Specials channel and has all sorts of dark goth-influenced industrial and other scary music just perfect for Halloween festivities. And on Halloween night, we'll be mixing in some Halloween-specific sound-effects and haunted ambience to make Doomed an even more non-stop soundtrack for your Halloween escapades. 27-Oct-2021

We updated our stream servers to SSL TLSv1.3 and it seems to have fixed playback issues with Winamp and our Mac/iOS apps. 17-Oct-2021

iOS 15's iCloud Private Relay beta and Tmobile have issues working with the SomaFM app (you can't connect). We believe this is an Tmobile issue and recommend disabling Tmobile users disable iCloud Private Relay until it is out of beta. 15-Oct-2021

We've enabled broader support for SSL/HTTPS and hopefully haven't broken any legacy stream players. Non-SSL streams are still supported. 13-Oct-2021

Thank you to all our September supporters! You and all of our supporters make SomaFM possible! 27-Sep-2021

The SomaFM merch store will be on vacation until September 29th. Items shipped from SomaFM (not Print-on-Demand items) will not be shipped until September 30th. We will also be slow to respond to emails. We appreciate your understanding. 15-Sep-2021

A big thank you to all our all our supporters who stepped up in August and helped us make our monthly budget! 30-Aug-2021

We've posted a few of the video performances from DEF CON 29 on the SomaFM's YouTube Channel. "Like and subscribe" as they say! 27-Aug-2021

Drone Zone Album Premiere: This Friday, August 20th, 2021, at 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern, we will be broadcasting the album premiere of Steve Roach's Live at SoundQuest Fest 2021 on Drone Zone. Please join us for this special premiere! 16-Aug-2021

Thanks to all our supporters in July! You make SomaFM possible! 1-Aug-2021

San Francisco Fourth of July: Live fireworks audio plus live police scanner on SF-1033 tonight. 4-Jul-2021

AppleMusic/iTunes having problems with independent Internet radio stations today. If you select any SomaFM channel you get BBC 2. Not just SomaFM but affecting many others. We are told the problem will be fixed later today. 22-Jun-2021

Mission Control is back on the air. Thank you for your patience! 15-Jun-2021

Mission Control will be off the air until mid-June due to hardware issues. Deep Space One has the same music minus the astronaut talk. 2-Jun-2021

Special Cinco de Mayo Programming this Wednesday (May 5th) thru Friday. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some of our favorite Latino-driven music. 4-May-2021

Sonos Users: Here's how to get our streams without the ads that TuneIn inserts: adding custom radio URLs to Sonos. 1-May-2021

Check out our Specials channel for Surf Music; Tiki Exotica; Bossa Nova, Brazilian and Beyond; and 60s/70s Hipster Euro Pop. 5-Apr-2021

Ambient fans: SoundQuest Fest: An International Gathering of Sonic Innovators and Ambient Architects happens this weekend, live March 26-28, 2021! 22-Mar-2021

Happy Vernal Equinox! Time to celebrate spring and the end of a long winter. 20-Mar-2021

Happy Saint Patricks Day. Enjoy some Thistle Radio to get in the mood. 17-March-2021

Hopefully we have made your life over the last 12 months a little better. Thanks for supporting us through all this. 12-March-2021

Thanks to all our supporters in Feburary who helped us hit our fundraising goal a day early! 1-Mar-2020

Our Alexa skill now supports n5MD Radio, Synphaera Radio (say "sin-fair-uh") and 7" Soul now responds properly to "Alexa, tell SomaFM play Seven Inch Soul." 15-Feb-2021

Our specials channel is back to featuring Surf Report, Bossa Beyond, Tiki Time, and more, 4-Feb-2021

Thank you for listening to our Holiday channels. They will return next October. 1-Feb-2021

Today we launch the newest SomaFM channel, Synphaera Radio, featuring the artists of Synphaera Records, an independent record label focused on modern electronic ambient, minimal electronica & atmospheric space music for the new age. 29-Jan-2021

Issues with the scanner feed(s) and SF-1033 have been resolved. Thanks for your patience. 23-Jan-2021

Due to many, many requests, we have extended Department Store Christmas through the end of January. Bossa Beyond, The In Sound, Surf Report, DubX, Tiki Time will return in February. 16-Jan-2021

Due to popular requests, we will continue broadcasting Christmas Lounge, Christmas Rocks, and Jolly Soul through the end of January. 7-Jan-2020

A huge thanks to all of our supporters in 2020 who really came through for us and all our listeners. 3-Jan-2021

Holiday Channels schedule: Christmas Lounge, Christmas Rocks, Jolly Soul will run through January 15th. Xmas in Frisko becomes "All Auld Lang Syne, All the Time!" at 12:01 AM Jan 1 San Francisco time. Department Store Christmas will run until January 8th at which point our previous Specials programming will return. Thanks for listening! 27-Dec-2020

We hope you can enjoy this holiday season. We're here to help keep your spirits up, and thank you for being part of the SomaFM family. 23-Dec-2020

All systems are functioning properly. We have extra bandwidth available for the holiday channels in place. Thanks for listening! 5-Dec-2020

SomaFM is grateful for our wonderful listeners and supporters, we're glad you're here with us. 26-Nov-2020

We are aware of an issue with buzzing in the SF1033 audio, but it will take a few more days to fix due to restricted physical access to our datacenter. 23-Nov-2020

Boot Liquor issues have been resolved. Thanks for your patience. 9:30AM PT 6-Nov-2020

Because some people are celebrating Halloween tonight, we will *not* be interrupting our Doomed special with station IDs, begathons, etc. Just ALL scary music. 30-Oct-2020

A lot of people have asked, so we have (quietly) resumed our holiday/Christmas programming. 22-Oct-2020

Due to electrical outages at Ted's NY studio, 480 Minutes will not be broadcast on BAGeL Radio today. 9-Oct-2020

UK Sonos users, since TuneIn is blocking non-UK stations, you can install "myTuner Radio" which includes all SomaFM channels. 28-Sep-2020

We had a server outage this morning, which is now resolved. Sorry for the downtime. 19-Sep-2020

TuneIn has removed SomaFM and other non-UK stations from their directory listings for UK listeners. This was entirely their decision. We have not blocked our streams, and you can still listen using our apps, our web player, and on Sonos by adding a custom radio URL; and on Alexa/Echo by installing our Alexa Skill. 10-Sep-2020

Thank you for all your support this August. Not only did we meet our goal, but we had some extra to add to the "emergency fund" for the future! 1-Sep-2020

iOS and Android apps have been updated this week. 19-Aug-2020

Purple Glow shirts are back in stock in all sizes. We will have more inventory of "Nightclub Black" SomaFM shirts as well of Suburbs of Goa and Groove Salad shirts in all sizes arriving in 2 weeks. 13-Aug-2020

(More old news in the news archives.)

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