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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

SomaFM Open studios this Thursday from 6-9pm in San Francisco, with special musical guest, Andrew St. James. Come by if you can! 14-Jun-2019

SomaFM DJ kampf (DEF CON radio, Fluid, Nerd Show) is heading to Beijing in two weeks for DEF CON China 1.0, representing SomaFM and DEF CON Radio again. We will have a limited number of special stickers at this year's event, so come say HI and grab one! 25-May-2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8pm Eastern: Live Broadcast from "Tokyo Underground Night" at Ideal Glass in NYC: Featuring: Coppé "the legendary "godmother of Japanese electronica," with special guests: Uhnellys, Takuya Nakamura, Azumi O E, and Ideal Orkestra. Tune in online or come in person! 16-May-2018

The Open Studio for May 16th has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. We'll have an updated date published soon. 9-May-2019

Fluid was off-air briefly due to a hardware failure. It's now back on the air. 1-May-19

April SF in SF Podcast Taping with Peter S. Beagle & Jaymee Goh happens this Sunday, April 28 at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. More details at 24-Apr-2019

We're having an open studio in San Francisco this Thursday, April 18, from 6-9pm. We'll have a recording station setup where you can record station IDs and get a behind-the-scenes peek in to SomaFM. 14-Apr-19

Drone Zone Album Premiere this Wednesday, April 17th, at Noon Pacific time, 3pm Eastern, 0700 GMT: Steve Brand's new album, "Graduated". 13-Apr-19

Thank you for helping us meet our March budget goal early! And thank you so much for all the love and support! You are what make SomaFM possible! - 30-March-2019

Enjoy the first day of Spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the vernal equinox! 20-Mar-2019

Alexa Skill updated with Groove Salad Classic. Just say, "Alexa, Tell SomaFM play Groove Salad Classic" or even "Alexa Tell SomaFM play Classic". 9-Mar-2019

We have launched an official Instagram channel, @SomaFM_official, so be sure and follow us. 6-Mar-2019

A big thanks to everyone who donated in our end of the month fundraising drive. Your support keeps SomaFM on the air! We love you!!! 1-Mar-2019

SomaFM is a completely independent radio network, supported entirely by you, our listeners. If you enjoy what we do, please consider making a donation today as your support is the only way we have to keep broadcasting. Thanks! 24-Feb-2019

Every Sunday from 9am-8pm Pacific time, Drone Zone features all long-form ambient pieces (40 minutes or longer). 17-Feb-2019

Congratulations to one of SomaFM's most popular ambient artists, Steve Roach, on his Grammy nomination. 9-Feb-2019.

Fuzzy Road, BaGEL Radio's psych and garage rock special, hosted live by Bagel Ted every Tuesday from 3-5pm Eastern Time, with re-runs beginning at 11pm, Tues, 5am Weds, and 11am Sun (all times ET). 29-Jan-2019

2019 marks our 19th year of broadcasting as SomaFM. The only way we have been able to do this is with your support, love and donations. Thank you! 12-Jan-2019

Announcing Groove Salad Classic, the classic (early 2000s) version of a nicely chilled plate of ambient/downtempo beats and grooves. 10-Jan-2019

Your donations make our commercial-free broadcasts possible. Thank you so much for your support. We have no big benefactors, trust funds, VC investors, Government grants, etc. Just you and that is what makes SomaFM so special. We love you! 5-Jan-2019

Happy New Year! 1-Jan-2019

Thank you for all your support and donations in 2018. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for your support. 1-Jan-2019

As we head into the new year, and our 19th year of broadcasting commercial-free music that can't be found on the mainstream radio dial, we'd like wish you all a wonderful 2019 and look forward to playing lots of great music that you won't hear anywhere else. 26-Dec-2018

Hope you are having an enjoyable Holiday season. Be sure to check out our 4 holiday channels: Christmas Rocks, the wacky and often offensive Xmas in Frisko, Christmas Lounge for fun holiday fare with a loungey, groovin' twist, and Jolly Ol' Soul which features classic soul holiday tracks. 5-Dec-2018

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-2018

Please help keep SomaFM on the air by making a donation right now. We rely totally on you to stay on the air. 10-Nov-2018

Special Halloween programming this Wednesday on Doomed: Halloween Edition. 30-Oct-2018

Lots of new goodies in the SomaFM Premium Store like new Tshirt designs, Stealth Black water bottle, a new black and red mug and more. 25-Oct-2018

Doomed is back a little early, for Halloween. 15-Sep-2018

SomaFM will be attending Knobcon Synthesizer Convention in Chicago September 7-9th. Maybe see you there? 2-Sep-2018

Fundraising was behind in August (I guess everyone was on vacation!) so we could really use your donations and financial support to catch up. 1-Sep-2018

SomaFM is broadcasting live again from DEF CON 26, August 9-12, 2018 at Caesars Palace & Flamingo in Las Vegas. 10-Aug-2018

SomaFM will be live broadcasting Steve Roach's sold-out concert series in Santa Fe, New Mexico on the weekend of August 4th and 5th on Space Station Soma as well as extended before and after coverage on SomaFM Live. 1-Aug-2018

This Saturday, June 23rd, SomaFM 7" Soul's Dion "The Watts" Garcia be DJing out at Tunnel Records on Taraval in San Francisco from 3-7pm. 20-Jun-2018

A big thanks to everyone who donated in our end of the month fundraising drive. Your support keeps SomaFM on the air! We love you!!! 31-May-2018

We are rebroadcasting the performances from the How Weird Street Faire for the next few weeks on the SomaFM Live channel. 8-May-2018

End of the month Fund Raising Drive: we are running behind! Please help keep SomaFM on the air and show us you believe in what we're doing by either making a donation right now or buying some gear in the SomaFM Premium Store. 28-May-2018

We updated our webplayer last night to improve smartphone compatibility; but we introduced some bugs for Firefox and Chrome users... so we reverted back this morning. If you were having issues with our web player, it should be back to normal now. 23-Apr-2018

Once again, SomaFM will have a "stage" at the How Weird Street Fair in San Francisco on Sunday, May 6th. Save the date and hope to see you there! 30-Mar-2018

Heading to SXSW in Austin? Keep an eye out for some of the SomaFM crew: Merin, kampf, and Rusty will all be there. 7-Mar-2018

We are re-broadcasting the Robert Rich Sleep Concert this week on SomaFM Live. If you missed the concert or live broadcast, now is your last chance to hear it! 26-Feb-2018

This Friday night (Feb 23), we're broadcasting Robert Rich's Sleep Concert, Presented by Flow Kana, live from San Francisco 11:30pm-8am Pacific Friday night / Saturday morning (2:30-11am ET). Tune in on SomaFM Live and simulcast on Drone Zone 20-Feb-2018

It was so great to meet so many SomaFM fans from all over THE WORLD at the Steve Roach concert series in Tucson, AZ this month. Hope you enjoyed the broadcast and the replays. Steve Roach and Projekt Records will be releasing CD and digital albums of the concert in the near future. 13-Feb-2018

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