Looking for us on iTunes?

Don’t worry — KEXP’s live internet stream is still available from the Radio selection in your iTunes Library. We are now located under the category “Eclectic“:


As iTunes has restructured its categories to more accurately reflect the content of the stations available for you to hear online, the category of “Public”, which once hosted the KEXP Live stream, now no longer exists. For a short while, you may have found us under the “Alternative” category, but now we’re more properly located under “Eclectic” to better represent the diverse programming you’ll hear on KEXP, which includes not only our daytime variety shows throughout the week but also our selection of specialty shows like the hip-hop beats of Street Sounds, the roots rumblings of The Roadhouse, the late night Jazz Theatre, the NW music spotlight Audioasis, the wide array of African music on The Best Ambiance, and all of the others. Check our Programming guide for more information about our shows.

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    Posted September 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    whoa dude, you had me panicked for a sec.

  2. Posted October 1, 2009 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    we should have our own app !

  3. Eddie Floyd II
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I went to ITunes radio, checked under ‘Eclectic’ and was wondering if the songs were under different categories, or what’s the best way to find KEXP in ‘Eclectic’?

  4. West Seattle Girl
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t find it under Eclectic, but luckily found it under Alternative. Does it differ between users? If not, you may need to change your message.

  5. Posted October 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the comment. We’re under “Eclectic” if you have updated your version of iTunes. If not, we may still be listed under “Alternative” or even “Public” (which does not exist anymore). The listing will not change if you have not updated iTunes… but as soon as you do, you’ll see us under “Eclectic.”

  6. Posted October 25, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Eddie, you may need to update your iTunes first. If you haven’t updated, you still may see us under “Alternative”.

  7. Jared
    Posted October 28, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    For some reason, every time I try to listen through iTunes, it just stalls on “Getting Playlist”. Most other stations function fine. I am at work; could it be a firewall? I don’t think so since I am able to listen to other iTunes radio stations…

  8. Posted October 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    It very well could be a firewall. Please email streamingsupport@kexp.org for help.

  9. josh
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Stoked I just found you guys on AppleTV’s new “radio” tab under internet. Love how easy you guys make it & how you embrace all the distribution the web offers.

  10. Bryan K
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Any chance of an App for the Blackberry?

  11. Michael Olsen
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Phew, that was a close one! Thought the station had been taken off for some reason! Ok…morning back on track…

  12. Eddie Floyd II
    Posted December 18, 2009 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Found it! I have a new laptop now so I’m able to update my ITunes. Thanks!

  13. jwhlkl
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    yay! Morning benders!

  14. West Seattle Steve
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I have KEXP saved in my music library.

    Right-click on the Listen Now or Listen Live link in the header.
    Save the file titled listen.pls to your desktop.
    Drag the file into iTunes.
    KEXP is now in your music library.

  15. Matt
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I listen to you guys nearly everyday from iTunes!
    KEXP rocks!

  16. Brian
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I am so glad we found you again! You really had us scared. We have been out of the loop down here in Portland. We are back to a pleasant workday groove.

    – gonz.

  17. Paul
    Posted October 10, 2010 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    We have just moved to Edinburgh and are going through some SERIOUS withdrawals. For us, KEXP is under “Alternative”, not “Eclectic”.

  18. Anne SOTELO
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    ON the website I can see the podcasts for 2/3 and 2/4 but for some reason I can’t get them from the ITunes subscription….is this a glich that can get fixed at your end?

  19. Posted February 4, 2011 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    It is, and it will be fixed momentarily. Thanks, Anne.

  20. Tom
    Posted May 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    I just did that right click thing on the listen live link and added it to my liberry. Thanks a million. It worked perfectly.

  21. The Ebb
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the help on finding the stream.

  22. Vaughn
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    It looks like it is no longer under the “eclectic” tag. Unless something is wrong with my iTunes. Closed it and reopened and it was gone!

  23. John
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Is it just my Itunes or did KEXP disappear off Eclectic today? Not in “Alternative” or anywhere else. Help! Need my morning show fix! I’m freaking out!

  24. Barry Rahmy
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Has Apple taken you out of iTunes? I just checked Eclectic, College, and Alternative and can’t find KEXP anywhere. It’s the only way I can listen at work and I hope you are still there. Thanks

  25. Posted August 9, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Hi everyone, we are trying to figure out what happened. For now, try the direct link to our stream here (should open in iTunes):


    or select one of the links to our 32k and 128k streams at the top left corner of the KEXP homepage:


    Thanks for listening! We hope to get this sorted soon!

  26. meligrosa
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    thanks! i had panicked for a sec ;)))
    xxo much love from SF xxom

  27. Posted August 10, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    It was a mistake from Apple. Should be fixed soon if not now!

  28. Brian Kennedy
    Posted August 11, 2012 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Jim, KEXP is missing from the AppleTV options also.

  29. Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Must get fixed before the Friday song!

  30. Barry Rahmy
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Jim. Still missing on iTunes, but the direct link works well.

  31. O
    Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Hey KEXP, the station is still missing from ATV and iTunes Radio. We live on Alki and our radio reception sucks. The only saving grace was the ability to stream the station through the ATV Radio channel. Please bring is back!

  32. Posted August 20, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Hi, O, we are unfortunately at the mercy of Apple to add us back to the list. We are waiting on them. But for now, you can go to KEXP.ORG and select the MP3 stream at the top left of the page. That should open right up in iTunes. Thanks for listening!

  33. Barry Rahmy
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    It’s baaaaack. At least on iTunes, as of yesterday. Thansk again Jim.

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