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Ways to Listen to WKAR

Radio, HD Radio, WKAR and NPR mobile apps, smart speakers — and right here at wkar.org!

In your kitchen, in your garage, in your car, on the beach—it’s the original way to listen to anything, anywhere!

  • 90.5 WKAR. On your radio tuner at 90.5 FM. NPR News and classical music. Featuring Morning Edition and All Things Considered and more than 110 hours each week of classical music, plus jazz and folk on weekend evenings.
  • WKAR NewsTalk. On your radio tuner at 102.3 FM (24/7) and AM 870 (daylight hours). Local news and a world view for Michigan’s capital region, featuring NPR, BBC World, and WKAR News and Sports. News and information in Spanish weekday afternoons and weekend mornings.

HD Radio
HD Radio is a digital technology that produces the highest quality audio available. With HD Radio, you’ll hear crystal clear reception and CD-quality sound. If you’ve experienced static on a standard radio at home, or while driving around town or waiting at a red light, you’ll appreciate the clear, consistent sound HD Radio delivers.

  • 90.5 WKAR-FM. On your HD Radio tuner at 90.5-HD1.
  • WKAR NewsTalk. On your HD Radio tuner at 90.5-HD2.

Web Browser on Desktop or Mobile
All WKAR listening streams are available via the player at the top of any wkar.org web page. Click All Streams to see all options.

  • 90.5 WKAR. Live audio stream of the 90.5 FM radio broadcast
  • WKAR NewsTalk 24/7. Live audio stream of the 102.3 FM radio broadcast
  • WKAR Classical 24/7. Classical music around the clock, with just the right amount of news and weather.
  • WKAR Jazz 24/7. Jazz around the clock.
  • WKAR Radio Reading Service. Timely and useful information for those who are print handicapped or otherwise have difficulty reading the printed page. Intended for exclusive use by subscribers to the free Radio Reading Service.

Mobile Apps

WKAR Listen. A sleek and simple mobile app offering easy, anywhere access to 90.5, NewsTalk, Classical, and Jazz live audio streams. Download on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

NPR App. Listen to shows from NPR, your community, and across public radio. Learn more at npr.org/app.

Smart Speakers. WKAR is just one voice command away. Ask Alexa to “Play WKAR." To your Google Home assistant, say "Hey Google, play WKAR FM."

updated 3/29/24