The WBEZ app brings you radio anytime, anywhere – on your terms. With over 200,000 shows, stories and podcasts available at the tap of a finger, the best audio news and storytelling is ready and waiting whether you’re on the bus, at work or on the run. Plus you’ll never miss a minute when you rewind the radio to go back in time and listen to shows that just aired with our revolutionary rePlayer.

What's New

Version 7.2.1

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

36 Ratings

36 Ratings

This update is awful


I have Bering listening in the app for 6 months maybe longer, I have enjoyed how easy the app has been to navigate, the ease of use, and how quickly stories load and play, can be paused and picked up later for listening! With this new update, it is taking 5-10 minutes for any stories to even begin playing while I'm at home on Wifi, if I pause a show it won't playback at the pause point almost at all! I have tried closing the app and restarting and it has to be done repeatedly in order to work properly, please fix, went from my most used favorite app, to the most frustrating!



But this app is driving me crazy!!! I listen to NPR A LOT -- using it to keep up-to- date on both programs and podcasts, day and night, both live and recorded.

BUT, it is not unusual for the app to drop connection when I'm in another room listening on a remote house speaker -- not in close proximity to my computer / iPad / iPhone to reset it.

To get the signal back, I have to Reset the app by exiting it completely out, then go and "cycle back in" to the live or recorded program I'd been trying to listen to... and repeatedly hear, "Thank you for listening to WBEZ.....located at Navy Pier... become a member....." By the time it's reset, the interview or story is over. FRUSTRATING! (AND, I AM A LONGTIME MEMBER!) 😐

I know I can go backwards, each time, to find the spot where the connection dropped off to re-listen-- but how many times should I have to do that???

Again, I literally live with NPR, just asking if something can be done to fix this, it would be GREATLY appreciated!


When will I be able to hear the stories?


The updated app seems to have helpful features, but I wouldn't know because the past two times I have opened it to try to listen, the broadcast hasn't loaded--this is for retroactive (rather than live) programs. I travel and want to catch up on news when I have the chance--this is frustrating. I have no idea whether the stories would load if I waited around long enough because I don't have time for that. If the stories aren't working, I try for about 5 min then opt to just listen to music instead. So disappointing.


Chicago Public Media, Inc.
38.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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