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 7.3.1

FIXED: Issues with Universal Links have been solved by disabling them until a future release.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
51 Ratings
51 Ratings
stephen•ph ,

Great app (but needs some improvements)

Once a great app now is average. New features: stalls, hangs up, and crashes.
Worse, downloading content for offline listening is so convoluted only the app’s programmer understands how to do it. Each time he sees his mom he has to explain to her how to do it. So far the only content ever downloaded to her iPhone it that which is downloaded during his training sessions.
Just put the download button next to EVERY play button!

WBEZ, a great public radio station, offers a great listening app. Download, listen, donate.

There's no Search function. Browse tools are locked to either random order or alphabetical.
When browsing all the show artwork is downloaded fresh _every_ session.

The app's developers assume users have a constant high-speed connection (the developers must or they would have found these problems).
Sure you can download for listening but without a fast connection the process is cumbersome and even confusing.

Worse, if you need to turn off you internet connection (Airplane mode, for example) the app give incessant error messages. C’mon, the iPhone is ten years old. The programmers should know better.

Rossriow ,

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!

BulldozerShadow ,

Best NPR app

This is my favorite public radio app. I tried about 10 apps from radio stations around the US, plus the NPR app and the NPR One app, before I found this one. The interface is the most intuitive and beautifully designed. And I can listen to an entire show like “morning edition” without dealing with segments as I have to when I go to the Safari app and listen from the website. I really enjoy it.


Chicago Public Media, Inc.
50.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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