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Radio Kansas in Digital Fidelity - Worldwide!

 


We're pleased to present our full-service FM signal, our folk music channel, NewGrass Valley, and our contemporary instrumental channel The Breeze via internet streaming! 

These streams are intended as a bonus to your Radio Kansas membership, rather than our primary service to you. As we note below, we cannot warrant the quality of your experience as we can with over-the-air broadcast. Most listeners report success and appreciate the attempt, at least, at extra service.

Everyone is welcome to listen prior to contributing, but our streams are intended as additional service to our members. If you like what you hear, please consider helping us present the stations you use!

 

 

Our Streams
If you have any trouble, see instructions below!

 

 



Radio Kansas FM & HD1Our full-service FM station
Radio Kansas HD1




Radio Kansas HD2
NewGrass Valley - our roots music station, running the gamut from folk to bluegrass to modern acoustic music from traditional forms. Radio Kansas HD2





Radio Kansas HD3
The Breeze with your favorites from Nightcrossings, Tranquility Bass and Music from the Hearts of Space 24 hours per day!
Radio Kansas HD3



 


Radio Kansas HD4
Jazz 24 hours per day!
Radio Kansas HD4


 

Technical Assistance

 

We now stream in a format known as HLS (http live streaming). Our extraordinary new sound may take just a little effort the first time you tune in. This format has become one of the most common formats today. It plays natively (without extra software) in most mobile browsers, but some desktop browsers may need an extension, so see below. It's compatable with Windows machines and Apple devices. Many media players play it such as VideoLAN's VLC Player, Nullsoft's Winamp, some versions of Windows Media Player, and Mac iTunes.

 

Unlike FM, there are numerous third parties between you and our web signal - web servers that are maintained by others, and may have issues we cannot control. Please contact us if you have a problem, but understand that there are many issues we simply do not have the resources to solve. We derive no real additional income from these offerings, so the systems rely on freeware and dated hardware. There are listeners so disappointed in outages that they seem to prefer we not even try to bring you access to this extraordinary material. We hope you agree that it's worth the attempt, even without a budget! We do try to warrant the accessiblity of our signal in the NPR News smartphone app, the iHeart app, and on the Radio Kansas Mobile App Page at www.radiokansas.com/app other stream aggregators like TuneIn have little motivation to ensure that our non-profit public radio stream is treated properly, so your experience cannot be warranted, but you are free to try!

If you have questions, please contact by email station manager Ken Baker or for technical questions, Ric Jung. To speak with us by phone, we're available during business hours at 800-723-4657.

How should I listen now?

A. Listen in your browser

Browsers today, particularly Chrome, don't come with built-in players for audio streaming. They expect you to add one that you chose from a list of suppliers. We have found a free extension that works well in Chrome browsers and we much prefer this to other browser implementations.

To add an the m3u8 player extension to your Chrome browser, start by clicking on the three dots at the top right. Go down the menu to "More Tools" and choose "Extensions" from the new menu. This takes you to the extensions page. At the top left click on the three lines beside "Extensions". At the bottom, click on "Open Chrome Web Store". On the new page, find the search box at the top left labeled "search the store". Do a search for m3u8. As of April 3, 2020, the first extension labled "Play HLS m3u8" was available and works. Click "Add to Chrome" and follow the instructions. Chrome is always changing so if your browser does not match these steps, please update it to the latest Chrome browser.



B. Listen in a stand-alone Player on your computer/phone/tablet

Our recommended stand-alone player is VideoLAN's VLC. It is free, robust and can be loaded on most computers, tablets and smartphones. Here is the VLC download on the official VideoLAN web site:    VLC download here



Note on using VLC Media Player:
To play these streams above, you might wonder how to access them in your player.

Open VLC, choose "Media", then "Open Network Stream". In the box under "Please enter a network URL:", type exactly the following:

For HD1 type        http://hd1.radiokansas.net
For HD2 type        http://hd2.radiokansas.net
For HD3 type        http://hd3.radiokansas.net
For HD4 type        http://hd4.radiokansas.net

Then click the "Play" button. Your sound should start within a few seconds.