Apps of the Week: Tuning into Boston radio via your mobile device

By Keith Spencer

While some may be tuning out to listen to their own playlist, local listeners looking to promote the changing landscape of the Boston radio market need not look any further. This week’s edition of Apps of the Week takes a look at how our readers can stay tuned into their favorite, local radio station no matter where they are.


iheartradio App LogoThe iHeartRadio App: Kiss 108, Jamn 94.5, The Evolution 101.7

Clear Channel is the clear leader when it comes to radio stations nationwide, and this includes the Boston market. Many of us have grown up listening to Kiss 108FM and Jamn 94.5FM, and they have become a part of the youth culture in the region. With the dawn and growing popularity of the EDM-only station The Evolution 101.7FM, the iHeartRadio app is a must download for any smartphone user.

Click here to download from the iTunes store. Click here to download from Google Play for your Android device.


WBUR 909 App LogoWBUR 90.9FM: Boston’s NPR News

With the recent death of WTKK Boston Talks, WBUR is one of the few remaining spots on the dial where you can get your dose of talk radio. While it may not be what conservative listeners desire, NPR offers award-winning local, national, and world news and information including great programming like On Point, Here and Now, Car Talk, and Radio Boston. Both engaging and entertaining, the WBUR app is a must-download for any Bostonian looking to stay informed.

Click here to download the free app from the iTunes store. Click here to download the free app from Google Play for the Android.


North Shore 1049 App LogoThe North Shore 104.9: Going local on your smartphone

Located in Beverly, North Shore 104.9FM is the NoBo region’s premier FM radio station featuring “Good Time Favorites” with hits from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. WBOQ 104.9FM remains one of the few independent stations in the market is spreading its influence, and has both great music and pertinent information. They offer free public service announcements while promoting local businesses and neighbors. North Shore 104.9FM represents the mission at the core of NoBo Magazine: thinking and living locally. North Shore 104.9FM is also a part of the Boston Red Sox Radio Network, airing all Red Sox games from opening day through the World Series. Now, enjoy North Shore 104.9 all over the globe.

The app is available for free only in the iTunes store. Click here to download.


Radio 929 App LogoRadio 92.9FM: Rock remains in Boston

With the loss of great rock stations like WFNX and WBCN over the last several years, there are few stations where Rockers can get their fix in Boston. Radio 92.9 is the music station if you like tons of rock music without talk and hearing local music from Boston area bands.

Click here to download the free app in the iTunes store. Click here to download the free app in Google Play for the Android.


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