Listener-Supported Classical Music in 5 Channels – Listen to the Northwest’s classical music station.
Founded in 1948, Classical KING FM ranks as one of the top 5 American classical radio stations. The listener-supported public radio station serves the Pacific Northwest community and a global audience with on-air and online programs that enrich, enlighten, and showcase the Pacific Northwest arts community to the world.
KING FM continues to be at the forefront of technology, reaching a global audience with five online channels:
KING FM 98.1 – Seattle’s classical choice online.
KING FM Evergreen Channel – Relaxing classical favorites 24/7.
KING FM Symphonic Channel – Your online concert hall featuring full-length symphonies.
KING FM Opera Channel – Full-length recordings hosted by the experts at Seattle Opera.
Second Inversion – Rethink classical.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good clear sound
I don't care for streaming apps or services, but I like this one (and one other). I like the separate channels idea- the symphonic channel is a favorite. Just after Halloween, they run the classical Christmas channel for a short amount of time, as well. Still works well on my iPod touch running 7.1.2. Great app.
Second-to-none classical music selection
I've been listening to KING-FM since their station began webcasting (to my recollection) more than ten years ago, and to have discovered their app -- which not only plays one but four styles of classical music -- proves to me KING-FM is second-to-none in classical music radio stations. That said, the only shortcoming I can report is you're unable to simply exit out of the app and expect the music to continue playing; instead you have to wait for the app to reload via Safari. Most other radio apps have long moved beyond this method, which does leave KING's app slightly dated in comparison. Nevertheless, to have KING's app offer not just one but four still ranks it the gold standard amongst classical radio apps.
Not much to complain about with this great App... except:
--the Alarm doesn't work. It says to leave the App open and in the alarm mode; but this leaves the music streaming. If you tap Stop Streaming, the music stops but alarm still doesn't work. I have yet to get it to function, but haven't given up trying yet.
--music pours forth as soon as the App is opened, before I've decided which channel to choose, or whether to play music at all. The default should be silence until a channel is chosen.
Gripe gripe gripe. No, this is really a fine App.
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