If you are experiencing issues listening to Colorado Public Radio programming, please read our frequently asked questions on this page, and don't hesitate to contact our engineering staff with any questions that are not answered below.
This site has a built-in streaming player, which is accessible at the bottom of your browser window (or top, if you are viewing this site on a mobile device), labelled "LISTEN NOW." To begin listening, simply click your desired service name. If the built-in streaming player is not functioning for you, CPR offers other formats on the "Streaming" page as well as a mobile app, or you can contact CPR.
Once you are listening to any content, you can use the "VOLUME" slider to control how loud the audio is played, or click the stop button to stop streaming.
To listen offline, visit our "Where to Listen" page which lists radio frequencies for our stations throughout Colorado.
Yes! The streaming audio player is a constant throughout your visit, enabling you to tune in live online to any of CPR’s three services at the bottom of the page. The player will automatically minimize while you’re listening, and continue to play when you click links. To view the full player, see what’s playing, or listen to a different service, just place your cursor over the player to expand again. Please note that if you are using a version of Internet Explorer below version 10, continuous streaming while viewing content will not work. We recommend upgrading your version of Internet Explorer or using another browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
Yes! CPR offers a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. In addition, the built-in player on our site is supported by iPhones and iPads (running at least iOS 5), in addition to Android devices (running at least Gingerbread/2.3). Blackberry & Windows Phone users can either download the TuneIn app or download a stream for use with other applications on the the Streaming page.
CPR radio stations can also be accessed by using the free NPR News app. Once you’ve downloaded the app, click the “Station” icon at the bottom of the screen. From there you can search by state. To add the station as a favorite for your next use, launch the station stream and click “Add Station to Favorites.” When using the app the next time, the station will show up under the favorites tab when you click the “Station” icon at the bottom of the screen.
The built-in streaming player at the bottom of every page will tell you what's playing, but not necessarily who is playing it or for what program. To view weekly schedules of our musical programming, please click either "Classical" or "OpenAir," then click Schedule for Classical, or Schedule for OpenAir.
Additionally, the sidebar for each section will display more detailed information about what is currently playing, including pictures of hosts.
Whether it’s a specific news story, classical composer or the latest music, the search box at the top right corner of every page will get you started. Depending on what you heard, you may also consult the list below:
- Colorado Matters: If you know the story you’re looking for aired on Colorado Matters, you can find it by visiting the News homepage and clicking on Colorado Matters at the top. All Colorado Matters stories are archived here chronologically according to their on air date.
- NPR Stories: If you know the story you heard aired on NPR, you can find it by visiting the NPR homepage – www.npr.org – and searching via the search box at the top, or by visiting NPR’s program tab at the top of the homepage.
- Music: Details about the music that Colorado Public Radio broadcasts are archived on playlists for CPR Classical and OpenAir. Visit the Classical or OpenAir homepages, find “Listen” and click Playlist for Classical or Playlist for OpenAir. Search the playlists for a specific date and time that it aired, by album, song title or by artist.
CPR News, CPR Classical and CPR's OpenAir are available to listen to on Amazon Echo or Google Home devices. To listen to CPR News, say "Alexa/Hey Google, play Colorado Public Radio News." To listen to CPR Classical, say "Alexa/OK Google, play Colorado Public Radio Classical." To listen to CPR's OpenAir, say "Alexa/Hey Google, play Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir."
If you are unable to hear audio when using our site's player at the bottom of every page, CPR offers several other formats for on-air broadcast streams. Visit the "Streaming" page to access these formats.
If these do not resolve the issue, please contact our engineering staff with a detailed explanation of the issue you're encountering.