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Hope you enjoyed our special Cinco de Mayo programming on our Specials channel, and now it returns to our regular mix of Tiki Time, Bossa Beyond, The In Sound, Surf Report, and Dub X. 7-May-2022

SomaFM would like to give a huge round of thanks to Lewis Frazee from Texas, who saw we were way short on our fundraising this month and donated $5000 to cover it! Thanks Lewis, you're awesome! 31-Mar-2022

Happy Vernal Equinox! Time to celebrate spring and the end of a long winter. (Well, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.) 20-Mar-2022

Check out Thistle Radio this week! Happy St Pats! 14-Mar-2022

There may be some short downtime this week for security upgrades. 13-Mar-2022

Holiday Channels will return next year. 1-Mar-2022

Tiki Time, Bossa Beyond, and the Surf Report are all back on our Specials channel. Department Store Christmas will return next November 15th. 3-Feb-2022

Thanks to everyone who stepped up and helped us meet our January fundraising goal, and even exceeding it by $650! Thank you for making SomaFM possible! We love you! 2-Feb-2022

A new Windows/Xbox version of the SomaFM app is now available in the Microsoft store. Bug fixes including an issue with the love/wtf buttons and navigation is working properly on the Xbox now. 21-Dec-2021

An outage with our anti-spam provider (which apparently runs on Amazon cloud) has caused incoming email delivery issues for us since Sunday night into mid-day today (Monday). We've routed around the problem now; please resend if you didn't receive a reply to your questions. 20-Dec-2021

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 bagelradio.com. 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

(More old news in the news archives.)





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