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Live Radio Streaming Help

How to Use the KPBS Player

The KPBS Player will not auto-start on its own. To play, pause or change volume, use your mouse or keyboard on the corresponding controls for either the Radio or Classical player.

Browser Problems

Even though the KPBS Player has been extensively tested, some users may experience difficulties due to 1) network-connectivity issues, 2) anti-virus software, or 3) possibly from using an outdated browser

If you are having difficulties listening to the KPBS Livestream for these or other reasons, KPBS offers alternate ways of consuming the stream, which are described below.

KPBS streams can also be accessed at

Smartphone and Tablet Access

For tablet or smartphone users, apps are available:

For TuneIn applications, you will need to search for "KPBS" or enter our station id: 34633.

Media Player Access

A variety of desktop media players, including iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp and others, can utilize the files included below to access our live radio stream.

These files will not play directly in your web browser, but will need to be opened by your media application. Click on the link to download a small file, and then open that file with your desktop media application. File types are listed next to each link.

Internet Radio

If you use an Internet radio, enter the following address as the streaming source:

  • KPBS Radio:
  • Classical San Diego:

Smart Speakers

KPBS streaming and programs are available through most smart speaker devices.

If you use an Alexa product, you can enable the following skills to access KPBS:

Still Having Problems Listening to our stream?

If none of these options are working for you, please send us an email describing the issue you are having.

Please note the time the interruption occurred and how long you had been listening when the stream was interrupted.

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