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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 7:04:30 PM PST
P. A. Luecke says:
Is there a way to stream local NPR stations from their web sites? I can get to them thru TuneIn app, but it quits sometimes. I Heart Radio carries only a smal number of stations, and not the ones I want. And it quits too. My Droid can stream public radio stations, but not Kindle?? Is this an issue for the station, or Kindle??

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 8:22:25 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
Does your local NPR station have a web site with a streaming audio link? If so, you might try accessing it through the web browser and see if that works.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 9:08:41 PM PST
P. A. Luecke says:
yes, it does. And I can play that from my PC. And the station has an app on my Droid so i can listen that way. I just thought it woud be as easy with Kindle, but maybe not. I have tried accessing thru the station's site from Kindle Fire, but w/out success. It looks like it is something the radio station needs to have an app for?? At least TuneIn works mostly...thanks for the thought

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 4:00:37 AM PST
 nospin  says:
If they have an android app, you should be able to install it on the Fire by Allowing Installation of Unknown Apps under Settings.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 5:03:18 AM PST
P. A. Luecke says:
OK, thanks - I will try that

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 5:26:59 AM PST
 nospin  says:
You are welcome.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 7:01:22 AM PST
fbarich says:
Get the tunein App. Then get any Radio station you want. Allows you to record!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 8:21:19 AM PST
 nospin  says:
The Tune in app did not work for him.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 9:19:22 AM PST
fbarich says:
I stand corrected...

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 9:40:17 AM PST
kim sutton says:
I had this drop problem with my local NPR station WGCU. I sent the station manager an email detailing when the station droped on tune-in. My good luck the manager had a kindle fire and saw the problem. They fixed it. I guess what I'm saying is contact the station.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 9:58:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 9:58:38 AM PST
 nospin  says:
I just wish mine had an android app like the op's

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 10:11:19 AM PST
Stupid question that I should know the answer to, but am not really sure: Isn't most, if not all, of NPR's programming national rather than local anyway? Why do you have to listen to a local station? Unless you like local commericials, I mean. Can't you just have TuneIn tune in to another station in another city?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 10:18:30 AM PST
 nospin  says:
Some of the programming is National but not all.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 10:26:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 10:27:06 AM PST
LynnL says:
It depends where you are. In Los Angeles, we have two main NPR stations, and both of them have a lot of local programming. My understanding is that smaller markets rely more on national NPR and syndicated programming (such as Public Radio International).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 10:31:00 AM PST
Huh. Learn something new every day. I actually prefer listening to non-local stuff with TuneIn. RVL Radio Metal out of Kathmandu, Nepal kicks ass!

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 1:44:53 PM PST
Even in humble Fort Wayne, Indiana, our local NPR station carries a fair amount of original local programming as well as simple things like the weather forecast, that I don't want to stream from LynnL's LA station! Also, you tend to get used to your own schedule, e.g. I'm used to Marketplace at 5:50 and 6:50am but other stations place it at different times.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 10:45:19 AM PST
LynnL says:
Yes, our weather reports here are pretty boring. Except for when it might rain, then we are on !!STORMWATCH 2012!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:51:03 AM PST
You could come up to Seattle. We're expecting some major storms with likely flooding in the next week. ;-)
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