Listen to the best in hosted folk, Americana and roots music with the Folk Alley App. The completely new version allows you to listen to great music live, pause and rewind the live audio, and explore a variety of other great content from Now, wake up to Folk Alley with an alarm clock feature! is the “coffee house that never closes,” offering fans music from their favorite artists while helping them discover new music that fits their tastes. Professional DJs Elena See, Barb Heller, Matt Reilly and Cindy Howes host the Folk Alley stream.

• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off! Or rewind to catch that great part again!
• Listen to streaming music from even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite stream starts playing.
• One click stream switching – flip from the main stream to Fresh Cuts or a seasonal stream with a single click.
• Enjoy the Folk Alley stream in the background while browsing the web, using your workout app or catching up on your emails!
• Access additional great content like videos, blogs, performance interviews or purchase music you hear through iTunes.
• Easily share music and videos with family and friends via the “Share” button.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to streaming music from Folk Alley.

Since September 2003, Folk Alley has brought the best of folk, Americana, and roots music to an international audience – listeners excited to finally find “their” music available 24 hours a day online. Listener-supported Folk Alley is dedicated to a beloved musical genre that is often overlooked by commercial radio networks. is a non-profit Internet venture produced by WKSU-FM, an award-winning public radio station with more than 60 years of broadcasting history. A service of Kent State University in Northeast Ohio, you can hear the two-hour Folk Alley Radio Show weekly on WKSU and other public radio stations across the United States.

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What's New

Version 3.9.7

Performance enhancements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Constant companion


Folk Alley is my go-to companion all day long. There are really no other as-effective ways to get old and new folk music streaming all day. Plus Fresh Cuts keeps you current on new artists and releases and the Irish stream is also a fun option. Keep it up!

Feature wishlist


First off... Folk Alley you are the only music radio for me. Thanks! I use the app every day for most of the day. I wish the app would allow a like/unlike option to give Folk Alley our feedback on songs as we hear them. It would help hosts build even better playlists.

Great App!!


I carry my phone around, and this has become the soundtrack of my life in my pocket. I really like learning about new, or new to me, artists. Plus I can tap and go right to iTunes if I want to purchase. ❤️❤️❤️


WKSU Radio, Kent State University
56 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© WKSU-FM, Folk Alley 2017


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