Formerly broadcast on Chicago's 101.1 FM — The Q101 brand is the Bat Signal to Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials. When Q101is seen and heard in Chicago, people recognize it. Q101 is a warm blanket, a plate of comfort food, or a phone call with a close friend. In an era of over connections, too many social networks, lots of hype, and lots more sizzle than steak…Q101 has managed to mean something to millions of Gen X, Gen Y, and Millennials who don’t believe in much, and even more who want to believe in something. Cookie cutter radio stations all but killed the sort of movement that is Q101. Throughout the various trends and fads, Q101 survived and stayed relevant to it’s core audience over two decades. Kiss, Star, Edge, Jack, Buzz, Rock…and now Pandora are all time fillers with nothing that sticks and no longer term connection. They’re great for entertainment in the moment mind you, but no one waits on hold for hours in hopes of winning a Pandora T-Shirt. Pandora like many cookie cutter radio stations is a faceless jukebox void of personal connection. Advertisers who want to sell more products need more than exposures to build businesses and brands. Advertisers want audiences who are connected. Spotify, Pandora, and all the other services are fashion. Q101 is the steward of a generation.

What’s New

Version 9.0.8

New Layout
Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

zz12-: ,

Older version was better

The app before the new layout was updated worked flawlessly. Since the new update and overhaul its sluggish, slow & just doesn’t work as well. I use to have the app streaming while at work, it doesn’t work that well anymore. Old one I can keep phone shut down aux plugged, and no issues. New one works a few minutes then crashes. If app can get rid of the bloatware & mix up the commercials so we don’t have to hear the “lose fat” commercial a millionth time then app would be perfect.

Slainte-O ,


Solid music, awful app. Constantly crashes, and literally makes my Bluetooth speaker sound broken, no foolin.

ADD1369 ,

A great app with even better music!

Do you like alternative music? Then you need this app! Playing all the songs you love. Great stream and sound quality! Take it with you


Q101, LLC
1.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Q101, LLC


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