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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

The sets from SomaFM's DEF CON DJs will be playing in rotation on SomaFM Live for the next few weeks. We had a great time and hope we can all be together in real life next year. 10-Aug-2020

Live from Def Con Safe Mode 2020 on Def Con Radio Thurs-Sunday this week. 6-Aug-2020

Our recent iOS app update disables Chromecast by default for privacy reasons (and to keep us from having to explain that our app isn't tracking your location; that's a Chromecast thing). You can enable Chromecast in the settings (gear menu) screen. 30-Jul-2020

Thank you so much for all your support in meeting our July budget! It's nice to not have to do a desperate end of the month "beg-a-thon". 30-Jul-2020

Join us for a Drone Zone album premiere: this Friday at Noon Pacific, 3pm ET, 1900 GMT: Steve Roach: "A Soul Ascends."

Thank you so much for all your support in June. We hit our budget goal before the end of the month. Thank you for all the support! 1-Jul-2020

Drone Zone Album Premiere Wednesday July 1st at Noon Pacific, 3pm ET, 1900 GMT: Sam Rosenthal (USA) and Jarguna (Italy) merge with the sunset on their first electronic/ambient collaboration, "Sunwashed Evening Fire". 27-Jun-2020

If you can't afford to donate, that doesn't change how we feel about you! One of the founding principles of SomaFM is access for all. We have never wanted to be an exclusive subscription service. 25-May-2020

This Friday, May 29th at Noon Pacific (3p ET, 1900 GMT): The World Premier of Nectar Meditation - a new collaboration by Steve Roach and Serena Gabriel will occur on Drone Zone. 26-May-2020

The classic Nightclub Black Tshirts in all sizes are back in stock in our merch store. Get one with your $50 donation (plus postage). 15-May-2020

We continue to get merch orders shipped once a week (usually Thursday or Friday). Thanks for your patience during the lockdown. 5-May-2020

The SomaFM office is still closed but your DJs and music directors will continue to work from home and keep the music flowing! 4-May-2020

We've increased our bandwidth capacity and now can serve 2.5 gigs/second of streaming audio. 30-Apr-2020

Rusty has been going in (alone) to the studio, and shipping out merchandise/premium orders. We're not as backlogged as we were afraid we'd be and we'll continue to fulfil orders once a week when possible. 20-Apr-2020

Thank you everyone for all your support and being there with us. We're glad we can be there with you too! 9-Apr-2020

Many people have asked that we bring back the Holiday channels, as an escape right now. So we did. 24-Mar-2020

Apologies for our 10 hour web outage today (and 4 hour stream outage). Everything is working, and the equipment that was ultimately responsible for the problem was replaced. Sorry if we added to your stress. 25-Mar-2020

Due to COVID-19 health orders in San Francsico, all store orders will be delayed until at least April 7th. SomaFM office is closed (your DJs and music directors will continue to work from home and keep the music flowing) 16-Mar-2020

Heavyweight Reggae DJ Dion will be spinning rare vinyl live at Barebottle Brewing Company, (1525 Cortland) in San Francisco, this Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2-6pm [Facebook Event Page] 20-Feb-2020

We had upgraded all our streaming servers to support and they should be working properly with the latest Chrome update now. 19-Feb-2020

The latest Chrome update breaks the type of streaming we use (Icecast/Shoutcast) and you only hear silence. The work-around is to use one of our player apps or another browser besides Chrome. 19-Feb-2020

We are excited to broadcast Steve Roach's Electro Bloom, a special event live from Solar Culture in Tucson, Arizona, this Wednesday, Feb 12 at 6:30pm Pacific, 9:30pm Eastern, and 7:30pm MT. Headlined by Steve Roach, the show will feature Serena Gabriel (electro-acoustic mantras and sacred space) and the leftfield-electronic chill of Basic Biology. The show will run about 2 hours. Tune in live on Deep Space One! 8-Feb-2020

The issue of our web player not working in Mozilla Firefox 72.0.2 (and possible a couple earlier versions) has been resolved. 2-Feb-2020

Android app beta update with Chromecast support now available on our Android App Beta page. 27-Jan-2020

Welcome to SomaFM's newest channel, Heavyweight Reggae. Reggae (Early through the 80s), Dub, Ska and Rocksteady hosted by DJ Dion "The Watts" Garcia, the genius behind 7" Soul. 17-Jan-2020

Happy 2020! Hope your new year is wonderful. 1-Jan-2020

Thank you to all our supporters who have keep SomaFM on solid financial ground again in 2019. We really appreciate your support! We couldn't do this without you! 28-Dec-2019

Android 8 and later compatible app now available! 23-Dec-19

Happy Hanukkah, Wonderful Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa Wishes and have a wonderful New Year! 20-Dec-2019

Holiday notice: Store orders placed after Dec 16th may not arrive in time for Christmas. 15-Dec-19

For December, our Specials channel is hosting a new holiday program: Department Store Christmas. Holiday music in the "elevator" or "beautiful music" style. 10-Dec-2019

We have resolved the issue with our AppleTV app, and it is working properly again. Sorry for the unavailability! 30-Nov-2019

We had an issue with the credit card donation box on our site in the last 24 hours, it should be fixed now. 25-Nov-2019

We have restocked all sizes of our shirts in the premium store, including new Long Sleeve 100% organic cotton shirt. 23-Nov-2019

The final rebroadcast of the Steve Roach concert from Tucson's Night of the Living Fest (part of the All Souls Procession weekend) will air this Wednesday, Nov 13 at 11am PT (2pm ET, 1900 GMT) on Deep Space One. 12-Nov-2019

We will be broadcasting Steve Roach's LIVE CONCERT from Tucson's All Souls Procession this Saturday at 8p PT / 11p ET (Sun 0300 GMT) on Deep Space One 30-Oct-2019

Doomed has returned on our Specials channel, and will be broadcasting for the next 2 momths. 1-Oct-19

It's a (very rare) really hot day in San Francisco, so to inspire you to ditch work and go to the beach- tune into our Specials channel which is all Surf Music today! 12-Sep-19

Our OSX App has been updated with a few fixes and usability improvements. 27-Aug-19

New SF in SF podcast available: Loren Rhoads, Nancy Etchemendy and E. M. Markoff: Tales for the Camp Fire. Recorded June 9th in front of a live audience at the American Bookbinders Museum. Listen Online or search for "SF in SF" in your favorite Podcast app. 20-Jul-19

Once again, we will be broadcasting live from DEF CON 27 in Las Vegas, August 8-11. Say Hello if you're at the conference, or tune in on DEF CON Radio 10-7pm daily (Pacific time). 10-Jul-19

Roku users: want to test our upcoming major app update? Go to and you can install the beta preview version. Feedback is welcome! 19-Jun-2019

(More old news in the news archives.)

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